A growing body of research points to the importance that educators play in cultivating students’ personal and interpersonal readiness. Edmond Public Schools uses several evidence-based programs with a proven track record of sustainable results. These programs equip our educators to integrate social-emotional learning, discipline, and self-regulation in the classroom, helping to enhance students’ inner strength and resilience. Additionally, these programs help inform and empower students and faculty to speak up and get help for students who may be showing signs of extreme stress, anxiety or depression. We hope you will view the videos below to learn more about these programs.
Additionally, we have added resources that you may find helpful on topics that are trending among youth, both locally and nationwide. The resources are by no means complete and comprehensive.
The district has revamped its Parent University. Instead of a one-night event, the district now holds multiple workshops all year long on important, timely topics of interest to you. Titled Family Matters, these workshops will give you helpful tips and tricks for raising children in an increasingly complex world.
District Programs in Use:
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
The district offers TBRI through a substantial grant from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma TBRI Collaborative for Children which is sponsored by HALO. https://haloprojectokc.com/programs/oklahoma-tbri-collabortive-for-children/
Conscious Discipline is a leader in classroom management and provides a transformational, whole-school solution for social-emotional learning, discipline, and self-regulation.
Signs of Suicide
Designed for students in grades 6-12, SOS Signs of Suicide for middle school teaches students how to identify the signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their peers. Through a video, guided discussion, and brief screening for depression, students are encouraged to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) when worried about themselves or a friend. SOS’s evidence-based student training takes just one class period. The program also includes training materials for faculty and school staff as well as in-person and online educational materials for parents. (From Mindwise Innovations 2020)
Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Suicide Prevention:
Call SAM (Student Assistance by Mercy) is a 24-hour helpline operated by Mercy which allows our students and their families to get assistance any time day or night. All calls are anonymous. Specifically, Mercy and its caring staff members have allowed us to better meet the needs of students who experience anxiety, depression, drug addiction or suicidal ideation. 1-855-225-2SAM (2726)
Drugs, Alcohol, Vaping:
NetSmartz is the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s online safety education program. It provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children how to be safer online with the goal of helping them to become more aware of potential online risks and empowering them to help prevent victimization by making safer choices on- and offline.
KidSmartz is a child safety program that educates families about preventing abduction and empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors.