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Skills for Psychological Recovery for Youth in Schools (SPR-S)
Facilitator: Doug Walker
The Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an evidence-informed intervention that is intended to foster long-term adaptive coping in persons who are exhibiting moderate levels of distress, through the use of psycho-educational skills that are commonly related to improved recovery after man-made and natural disasters, including pandemics.

Skills for Psychological Recovery for Youth in Schools (SPR-S)

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Designed to be provided by non-mental health personnel, The Skills for Psychological Recovery for Children and Youth in Schools (SPR-S) adaptation is a customisable psycho-educational curriculum was created to reinforce resiliency in students, staff, and the larger school community. Research of the impact of SPR-S on children and youth has shown a decrease in depression and anxiety levels and an increase in the implementation of positive coping methods after successful completion of the programming. More recently, SPR-S is being adapted for virtual implementation to support schools who conduct online learning programmes for their students due to the coronavirus and COVID-19.

Session Aim

To improve and maintain mental health and wellness in the face of adversities associated with the coronavirus and COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

  • Be provided with the standard SPR manual and SPR-S adaptation materials.
  • Be able to teach the rationale and psycho-educational curriculum of Skills for Psychological Recovery for Children and Youth in Schools (SPR-S).
  • Leave the training with the materials, training and confidence to initiate SPR-S in their schools to support intermediate and long-term resiliency in their schools and larger school communities.
  • Receive a Skills for Psychological Recovery for Children and Youth in Schools (SPR-S) educational certificate.

Synchronous Workshops: Dates & Times

Session Date Time (GMT)
Initial Meeting (60 Mins) 27 Oct 3:00 PM
Workshop (90 Mins) 10 Nov 3:00 PM
Workshop (90 Mins) 12 Nov 3:00 PM
Summative Meeting (60 Mins) 24 Nov 3:00 PM
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