Mental Health Literacy

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...

  • Navigate Difficult Transitions of School and Life

  • Communicate empathetically about emotionally charged topics

  • Foster Mental Health and Create Positive Outcomes

Reviews from Elementary Educators

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Amanda Hilton

This course was jam-packed with incredible valuable information for educators to understand. Working WITH the way the brain is set up (both my own and my stu...

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This course was jam-packed with incredible valuable information for educators to understand. Working WITH the way the brain is set up (both my own and my students') will be a central part of my teaching moving forward.

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Elementary Educator Guide for Teaching Mental Health Lite...

Kathryn Strong

I am so thankful for the opportunity to be able to experience this course. I have worked as a residential counselor, lead residential counselor in shelter ca...

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I am so thankful for the opportunity to be able to experience this course. I have worked as a residential counselor, lead residential counselor in shelter care for children ages 1 to 17 yrs old, residential care for ages 6 to 11 yrs old, instructional aide, elementary, currently I am a My Social Edge Instructor, advanced coaching student, mom and grandmother and wife. I'm looking forward to introducing these terms to people in my life whether it's my grandchildren, adult kiddos, friends, family and coworkers. It was so well done! There are some complex ideas presented and taught in a way that can be immediately put into practice. Taking important, relevant brain science and making it accessible to everyone is a powerful, effective, exciting opportunity to promote growth for individuals, families and communities. I would recommend this to everyone I know , especially if they have children in any capacity in their lives. Adults own "inner kiddo" can get some healing too. PTE is supporting mental health for all ages during a challenging time! Thank you.

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Course Outline

Brain Science 101


Understanding mental health starts with understanding the brain. This module teaches you some simple brain science and activities that help you and your students understand the way their brains grow and develop. 


The Resilient Mindset Model


A model the helps you understand how the brain naturally responds to challenges. There are three parts to model with activities that reinforce each.


Brain-Based Leadership


This module covers how students learn from leadership styles, a formula for using challenges as an opportunity to build resilience, and ways to prevent & resolve conflicts


Mental Health Literacy


Develop an understanding of how to foster mental health. The more students and teachers know about the brain, the better they are at maintaining it in themselves and their communities. 


You're 90 min away

from understanding how to foster mental health and prepare your students for the challenges ahead.

About the Instructor

Founder of Pathways to Empower

Dr. Donna Volpitta

Always an educator, Dr. Volpitta loves finding ways to translate neuroscience so that people can apply it to their own lives. Her work is grounded in the latest research in neurology, psychology, and education. She is the co-author of The Resilience Formula, author of Neuroworld, co-creator of the Nametags Education Program, and is a sought-after speaker. A former classroom teacher (and mother of 4 adolescents!) with experience in both general and special education, Donna holds a doctoral degree in Learning Dis/Abilities from Teachers College, Columbia University.