School-Wide Strategies for Supporting Students with School Phobia, Avoidance, and Chronic Absenteeism
About the Course
School-Wide Strategies for Supporting Students with School Phobia, Avoidance, and Chronic Absenteeism for Education, School/Attendance Counselors, and Mental Health Professionals
School phobia, avoidance, and absence are one of the most pressing issues in youth mental health and suicide prevention.
With the YMHC School Phobia Training Course, you gain the knowledge and skills needed to support students who are struggling with chronic school absenteeism. Register now and become a part of the solution.
Drawing on a wide evidence base, the course provides participants with a range of school-wide strategies for positively impacting the lives, health, education, and future potential of students.
The trainer draws on her 20 years of experience working on school phobia issues, in addition to the coordination of Stay-in-School programs, plus years of experience as an educator with elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and adult education students in Canada and Africa, and her membership and involvement in international organizations focused on youth mental health, suicide prevention, and school attendance.
About YMHC’s Executive Director and Education Director
Sheryl is a passionate educator known for inspiring change with her engaging, inspiring style and practical ideas and strategies. As well as drawing on a wide evidence base, Sheryl’s presentations, workshops, and courses consolidate her background in education, mental health and wellness, human rights and equity, and disability awareness and support.
Sheryl started her teaching career as a Special Education teacher in Zimbabwe, Africa, where she lived for three years. As a teenager, she worked with young people with disabilities and decided to go to university to study education and disability issues. Sheryl brings broad teaching knowledge from working with elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and adult education students in a variety of educational institutions and facilities.
She is the author of five mental wellness journal workbooks and a guidebook on supporting students, a member of the International Association of Youth Mental Health, International Network for School Attendance, International Association for Suicide Prevention, and other organizations focused on youth mental health, suicide prevention, and school attendance.
Sheryl has had the privilege of working with and learning from hundreds of schools, community organizations, professionals, and settings across Canada and around the world.
What to Expect
Your needs and ideas are woven into a tailored presentation or workshop.
Increased reach and impact for your event via YMHC’s huge online reach of millions of followers
Guiding principles and new ways of thinking to inspire change.
Practical, high-impact ideas and strategies
An evidence-inspired presentation
Recommended resources to support your work.
Date and Time
January 24, 2024 to February 28, 2024