Diversity And Mental Health For Educators


Introductory | Mental Health Literacy | 1 Hour 5 Minutes

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About the Course


Although many people feel like they understand the concept of diversity, it is a very nuanced topic. This course on Diversity and Mental Health for Educators is tailored to provide a detailed description of the different types of diversity, how negative reactions to diversity at work affect many people’s mental health, and how to promote inclusion in the educators’ community instead.

After finishing this course, you will be able to describe both diversity and intersectionality, as well as ways in which inequality and discrimination manifest at school. This course is based on current research and utilizes online learning techniques to provide valuable information on diversity and its relationship with mental health. Completing the Diversity and Mental Health for Educators course will take approximately 60-80 minutes of continuous learning time.

NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators before taking any other Mental Health Ally for Educators Series courses.

Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour 5 Mins.

Course Includes: 10 sections with components in each section (components consist of a mixed media approach with lived experience testimonials, animation explainer videos, and a knowledge game)

Companion Videos: 7 companion videos created for enhanced learning on key course topics in Diversity and Mental Health for Educators; over 120 mental health literacy videos on a host of mental health topics

Target Audience: Educators

Level of Instruction: Introductory

Prerequisite: None

Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks

Accessibility Accommodations: Color contrast; transcripts of video components; closed captioning of audio and video components.

After completing this course, you will be able to describe and employ the following:

  1. Describe different types of diversity, intersectionality, and ways in which inequality and discrimination manifest.

  2. Critically appraise the relationship between diversity and mental health.

  3. List 3 or more ways to promote inclusion and equity among school staff.

  • Course Overview & Introduction (4+ minutes)

  • Course Overview & Introduction (3+ minutes)

  • What is Diversity and Why Does it Matter? (9+ minutes)

  • Types of Diversity (14+ minutes)

  • Intersectionality (5+ minutes)

  • Benefits of Diversity (2+ minutes)

  • Mechanisms of Marginalization (4+ minutes)

  • Diversity and Mental Health (8+ minutes)

  • Fostering Inclusion and Promoting Equity (7+ minutes)

  • Knowledge Check (1+ minute)

  • Discussion Summary & Course Outro (2+ minutes)

  • References

  • Post-Course Assessment (6+ minutes)
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