Head Start of Vermont


Thu, 08/24/2023    
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Event Type

1.5-hour virtual training with Q&A.

Title: The Emotionally Naked Truth About Youth Mental Health: Birth to 5 Years


It was a teacher who first told AnneMoss Rogers that her son, Charles, might be suffering from depression. And it was a teacher who wrote the most heartfelt note after her son died by suicide.

Schools and pre-schools have something few other environments have and that’s an opportunity for early intervention and genuine human connection. These are the most valuable aspects of the education system today. How can we leverage those opportunities to bolster a culture of student wellness, build resilience, and give kids the tools they need to manage life going forward?

Learning Outcomes:

  • What are the risk factors and how can preschool educators strengthen the protective factors
  • How to spot kids early who might need extra support
  • Age-appropriate ways to have challenging conversations (talk bubbles or scripted role-play conversations)
  • The single most important skill to teach preschoolers for emotional regulation.
  • Effective early interventions for building resilience and emotional regulation
  • Early intervention case study that started with a pediatrician saying, “He’ll grow out of it,” and a mom who didn’t accept that answer.
  • A case study of how a pre-k-and third-grade educator builds emotional awareness and coping skills into her classroom.

Downloads with resources created for the group.

Published by

Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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