Coping Schools

Overview

Coping Schools is a whole-of-community approach to developing and supporting health and wellbeing.  It involves staff, students, and parents creating a culture of coping and supporting others. Coping schools does this by building on existing strengths, rather than focusing on deficits.

Components of Coping Schools

  • All teaching and administrative staff are trained in Care · Collaborate · Connect: Psychological First Aid to be able to promote coping and be able to support students and staff who when they are upset.
  • School counsellors, psychologists and social workers trained in Care · Collaborate · Connect: Suicide Prevention to be able to support students and staff who when they are upset.
  • Teachers of children in grades 5-12 deliver Coping Schools curriculum
  • Parents complete the Coping Kids program to support their children to develop healthy coping strategies.
  • The annual Student Wellbeing Survey provides a metric of overall wellbeing of the school and changes over time.

Cost AND Duration

Care · Collaborate · Connect: Suicide Prevention 
Duration: 8-10 hours
Cost: $154 (GST inclusive) 

Care · Collaborate · Connect: Psychological First Aid
Duration: 1-2 hours
Cost: $66 (GST inclusive) 

Care · Collaborate · Connect: Coping Schools curriculum
Included in the full program for teachers trained in Care · Collaborate · Connect
Duration: 3 weekly 45-min class lessons

Group discounts are available for organisational licences. Email contact@carecollaborateconnect.org to discuss your training needs. 

Background

Coping Schools was developed to help schools promote health and wellbeing.  It normalises unpleasant emotions and coping and promotes coping self-efficacy. Coping Schools situates coping within a biopsychosocial framework of health and wellbeing for individuals and communities.

Enrol

To implement the full Coping Schools program, contact the USC Thompson Institute at hstallman@usc.edu.au