Occupational therapy's role in mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention when working with all children and youth -those with and without disabilities and/or mental illness- in schools and community settings will be explored. It will include Every Moment Counts’ initiatives and opportunities with ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act. This is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.
Course created on October 4, 2022
Course Type: Audio, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 05449; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-951190; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Pediatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to examine what a tiered, public health approach to mental health means and how it guides Every Moment Counts’ initiatives, and how OT practitioners can promote participation in occupations to promote health (mental and physical) throughout the school day (classroom, lunch, recess, and extra-curricular leisure) reflecting OT’s full scope of practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to evaluate opportunities that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides OT practitioners for addressing health at the universal and targeted levels.
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze how OT practitioners can build capacity of OTPs and school personnel to address the mental health needs of children and youth in schools.
|5-15 Minutes||Public Health Framework|
|15-25 Minutes||Every Moment Counts|
|45-55 Minutes||Promoting Participation|
PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor Emerita of the Occupational Therapy Program at Cleveland State University where she taught for 34 years. She is the founding director of Every Moment Counts, launched in 2012. This multi-pronged mental health promotion initiative focuses on helping all children and youth participate successfully throughout the day in academic and non-academic settings. Her current efforts focus on building capacity of OT practitioners and interdisciplinary teams to do this work. From 2018-2020, Dr. Bazyk served as a content expert for a large, SAMHSA-funded initiative in collaboration with Dr. Sarah Nielsen (University of North Dakota). In this capacity, Susan developed a virtual, 5-month building capacity initiative that is housed on SAMHSA’s Healtheknowledge platform. See https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/mountain-plains-mhttc/product/building-capacity-school-personnel-promote-positive-mental In August 2019, Dr. Bazyk was awarded a Fulbright Specialist position for her work related to Every Moment Counts. In January-February 2020, Susan was hosted by OT colleagues in New Zealand to present on Every Moment Counts in five regions throughout the country. Dr. Bazyk has given over 100 state, national, and international presentations since 2010. Recent awards include the 2016 Crain’s Cleveland Business Health Care Hero Award, the 2017 Outstanding Research Award for the College of Sciences and Health Professions at CSU, and the 2018 Award for Innovative and Emerging Practice from the American Occupational Therapy Association.
MS, OTD, OTR/L
Dr. Dennis Cleary has over 25 years of experience as an occupational therapist. Dennis’ clinical practice has been primarily with children and adults with intellectual disabilities to encourage their full participation in all aspects of life at home, work, and in the community. He has had faculty positions at The Ohio State University and Indiana University. As a researcher, he has been on teams that have received over seven million dollars in grants from state and federal agencies, including a National Institutes of Health multisite trial of the Vocational Fit Assessment, an age-appropriate transition assessment, which he co-created. He has numerous publications and national and international presentations. Dennis is passionate about increasing the role of Occupational Therapy in transition-age service with the goal of improving outcomes and quality of life for all.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This course will focus on Every Moment Counts' initiatives.
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