Heath Research Team StressOFF Strategies for Teens Program
Professor Nancy Heath’s research team is delivering a face-to-face training of high school teachers and technicians using a manualized program (StressOFF Strategies for Teens; SOS4Teens) which they developed. StressOFF uses mindfulness-based stress management techniques. The training starts next week with a two-day session as part of a Ministère de l'éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) Action Research Grant in partnership with the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB). 22 teachers from a number of different LBPSB high schools will start the program on January 13th and 14th and will continue to learn and practice with their students in schools, with ongoing support, feedback and booster sessions from Heath’s team over the course of the next three months. The goal is train the educators to provide the StressOFF for teens in their own schools with their students on an ongoing basis. For more information, contact the Heath Research Team at stressofftrainingprogram [at] gmail.com (subject: Inquiry%20about%20StressOFF%20Program) .