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Pathways for Prevention Mental Health Training: Emotional Awareness and Management and Positive Behavior Supports Virtual Training

Pathways for Prevention Mental Health Training: Emotional Awareness and Management and Positive Behavior Supports Virtual Training

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Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), in collaboration with Safe and Sound Schools, is pleased to announce the following Pathways for Prevention Mental Health Training.

Emotional Awareness and Management 

Emotional awareness and management are critical social-emotional competencies that support student growth and can help prevent emotional, behavioral, and mental health crises. Through scenario-based examples and activities, these concepts will be defined, and participants will learn how schools can support their students’ growth in these areas in a multi-tiered system of support that focuses on social-emotional learning.


  • Explore how the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework supports and promotes emotional awareness and management for students.

  • Identify and apply SEL and MTSS interventions to support positive school climate.  

  • Identify specific strategies to support emotional awareness and management skills in the school community. 

Positive Behavior Supports

The second half of this session highlights the power of a positive approach to fostering a safe and welcoming school environment with positive behavioral supports. Examining best practices in proactive, response, and management strategies across a multi-tiered systems approach, participants will gain practical tools and strategies for building a positive climate and supportive culture to increase positive student engagement, interaction, and growth, decreasing negative, harmful, and potentially violent behaviors in school.


  • Explore the underlying causes of negative student behaviors. 

  • Identify supportive strategies for fostering positive student behavior.  

  • Identify and apply interventions for addressing and managing negative student behavior.  

Intended Audience

This training is intended for K-12 and IHE educators, school mental health personnel, school and campus security personnel, prevention providers, law enforcement, probation officers, school and campus administration, treatment professionals, counselors, student conduct professionals, prosecutors, residence life staff, and other interested school, campus or community personnel. 

Partial In-service Credit

Partial In-service Credit (PIC) for law enforcement will NOT be offered. Credit for school and campus security officers WILL be available. 


There is no fee to attend this training.

Training Details

This training is virtual.


Pre-registration is required.

Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration. 

For More Information, Contact:

Betsy Bell
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