Educational Consulting

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Gamification of Learning Series

Trauma-Informed Learning Series

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Gamification of Learning Series

The engaging power of games has been no secret for centuries, but our ability to harness that power in our everyday lives is a new frontier. The STEM Shack builds in gamification research from game design experts like Jane McGonigal and Yukai Chou into lessons and learning goals to keep learner success a the forefront of our efforts.

In this series, learn how the research and application of game mechanics and design can build potent and memorable learning experiences for learners. This series is scheduled to begin June 1st, 2021 and is free to attend, although we are asking for donations. 

Trauma-Informed Learning Series

Traumatic stress is the most terrible and fatal plague on our society; especially for our youth. With too many youth afflicted by traumatic stress, learning, memory, and concentration become a challenge too great. School can then become an immense source of stress, and without proper support and treatments, can become one of the contributing factors for youth PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is vital that schools and teachers address the need for additional knowledge and strategies for improving student well-being while at school. 

Join the Trauma-Informed Learning Series beginning in June, 2021. The series’ are free to attend, although we request donations when attendees are able.