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Every Moment Counts: A Mental Health Initiative

- OT, PT, Intervention Specialists, SLP, School Psychologists, Related Service Providers

  • Apply a multi-tiered, public health approach to mental health with children and youth by embedding strategies at Tier 1 (universal mental health promotion), Tier 2 (targeted prevention), and Tier 3 (individualized).
  • Describe the dimensions of positive mental health and apply evidence-based mental health promotion strategies grounded in positive psychology research.
  • Describe and implement embedded strategies and model programs emphasizing mental health promotion, prevention and intervention throughout the school day in natural settings including classroom, recess, cafeteria and after school (Comfortable Cafeteria, Refreshing Recess, Calm Moments Cards).
  • Describe strategies for how to strategically promote leisure participation for youth with and without disabilities and/or mental health challenges in school and community-based settings.
  • Describe what comprehensive mental health literacy entails and how to interact with and make accommodations for children/youth with identified mental disorders and/or who are struggling emotionally.
  • Complete a gap analysis of needs and brief strategic plan for implementation of Every Moment Counts model programs and embedded strategies.
  • Describe how to build capacity of school personnel to apply a multi-tiered approach to mental health involving Communities of Practice (CoP) and online discussions.

Important Session Information:

This 1-day conference provides foundation knowledge about Every Moment Counts - a multi-pronged mental health promotion initiative that focuses on helping all children and youth participate in and enjoy activities throughout the day in a variety of school and community-based settings. You will learn about how to apply a multi-tiered public health approach to mental health involving universal promotion, targeted prevention, and individualized intervention. Learn how to implement activity-based programs and embedded strategies: Comfortable Cafeteria, Refreshing Recess, Calm Moments Cards, and Making Leisure Matter. Practical examples of how to implement these model programs and embedded strategies will be provided. Innovative strategies for building capacity of interdisciplinary teams will be shared. Please check our website to become familiar with our evidence based programs and strategies -
Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Saturday, January 18, 2020
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(6) Contact Hours
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Contact Person:
Rita Bushelman, M.Ed., OTR/L
Dr. Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Date Time Location
1/17/2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Crossroads - Mason - Room A
990 Reading Road, Mason, 45040

11083 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45231