|Course Title||"Professional Development Programme for Mental Health: In-depth Course on Mental Health Promotion at Schools and Supporting Students with Mental Health Needs” for the 2018/19 School Year (PRIMARY)|
|Organising Division||Special Education Division|
|First Issue Date and Time||2018/07/27 17:55|
|Latest Issue Date and Time||2019/01/07 17:10|
|Participant Group||In-service teachers of primary and special schools (primary section). Teachers who are tasked with the responsibilities related to Mental Health are in priority.|
|Background||The Education Bureau (EDB) has always attached great importance to enhancing students' competency to cope with adversity, and is committed to nurturing students' positive attitude towards life, as well as supporting students with mental health needs. EDB conducts professional development programmes for teachers to raise their awareness on mental health and help them early detect and support students with mental health needs. The courses will be conducted in a full-time block-release mode. Regular teachers of government and aided primary as well as special schools will be granted paid study leave for attending the course and supply teacher grant will be provided for the schools accordingly.|
|Objective(s)||The In-depth Course aims at providing an advanced training to serving Student Guidance Teachers/ Student Guidance Officers/ teacher assigned with guidance duties in primary schools, serving Guidance Team masters/ mistresses / teachers or teacher assigned with guidance duties in special schools (primary section) or serving teachers including principals and vice-principals in primary schools (including special schools) who are tasked with the responsibilities of assessing the needs of and supporting students with mental health needs, including those at risk of suicide in collaboration with other teachers in schools. The course consists of not only a framework with substantiation of sound educational theories, practicable strategies and skills, and ample examples of good overseas and local practices, but also comes with the application of skills and knowledge in real life situation. On completion of the Course, participants will be able to assess the needs of and support students with mental health needs.|
|Programme Description||1. This Course will include advanced knowledge and skills in supporting students with mental health needs including students with suicidal risk and coordinating the deploying of manpower and resources in school. 2. The Course will last for 30 contact hours in total. The Course Time is 0915-1215 & 1330 -1630. Participants should submit the written assignment tasks required by the Course before the submission deadline.|
|Language Medium||Cantonese Supplemented with English|
|CPD Elements for Principal||
|CPD Elements for Teacher||
|Content Area||Other theme (Special Education)|
|Attendance required for successful completion||90 % Training & development data will be revealed in Teacher's Personal Profile in e-Services Portal upon successful completion.|
1. Target participants are in-service teachers who are tasked with the responsibilities of assessing the needs of and supporting students with mental health needs, including those at risk of suicide in collaboration with other teachers in schools.
2. Priority will be given to those applicants who have fulfilled the selection criteria.
3. Information submitted by the applicants will be transferred to relevant institution(s) for processing application for the course.
4. Regular teachers of government, aided primary and special schools (primary section) will be granted paid study leave for attending this course, and supply teacher grant will be provided to schools accordingly. In this regard, the schools concerned, irrespective of having an Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) or not, may apply for reimbursement of the salaries of the supply teachers. The EDB Form No.123 for aided schools with an IMC is attached herewith or can be downloaded from the website (www.edb.gov.hk> Education System and Policy > Special Education > Teacher Training)
5. Successful applicants will be notified via the e-Services Portal Account.
6. In view of the number of applications, the Education Bureau reserves the right for class cancellation.
7. Special Arrangements for Bad Weather
a. Course/Activity in the morning session will be cancelled when Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is issued or stays in effect at or after 6:00 am.
b. Course/ Activity in the afternoon session will be resumed when Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is cancelled at or before 11:00 am. Otherwise, the Course / Activity is declared to be cancelled.
c. Participants will be notified of further arrangement in due course.
8. Car Park Arrangement : No car parks will be provided at venue.
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