ATPE News

Fall 2016

ATPE News is the official publication of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, the largest educator association in Texas. The magazine addresses the most important issues affecting public education in the state. Learn more at ATPE.org.

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40 ATPE NEWS continued from page 27 A Complicated Profession ATPE: Is there anything else you want our members to know? Morath: The single most important thing I want to say is thank you. I am tremendously grateful for your work, both in terms of the position that I have now and because I would not be the man that I am today with- out the great teachers I had growing up in this state. continued from page 16 What You Need To Know about Districts of Innovation As always, ATPE is committed to protecting your rights and advocating on your behalf. We will do our best to provide you with devel- opments and updates regarding this important issue. Learn more at atpe.org/doi. continued from page 15 How to Spot a Mental Health Crisis with your school administration for the rules on reporting. 4. Once you have an idea of what might be going on, let the student know that you'd like to tell their counselor and/or the nurse so they can follow up with the student's family or legal guardians. Want more information or support? Attend a Youth Mental Health First Aid training, an eight-hour interactive course about how to help someone who may be in crisis or showing signs of mental illness. Ask your principal to offer it as part of your school's professional development. Trainings are free for all district employees and school resource officers, with continuing education units and continuing professional education hours available. Learn more at www.mentalhealth- firstaid.org/cs/take-a-course/find-a-course/. Sherry Blyth, LCSW, is the director of crisis services, and Laura Hernandez Gold, LCSW-S, is the prevention services program manager at Austin Travis County Integral Care. continued from page 19 Our Culture's Brightest Gift to the World and specific from your own experience. Together we can spread the good news about what is happening in our public schools—"our culture's brightest gift to the world." SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING ATPE EVENTS! LOBBY DAY & POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT TRAINING March 5-6, 2017, in Austin, Texas 2017 ATPE SUMMIT July 10-12, 2017, at the Austin Convention Center

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