S.D. High School Counselor Visit Day
Dakota Wesleyan University will host a South Dakota High School counselor event on Friday, February 8th in Mitchell. The event is meant to be informational with regards to program updates affecting all colleges, DWU programs, and a 2-hour CE opportunity covering “Your Role in the Mental Health of your Students.” by our Criminal Justice and Psychology professors. Continuing education credits approved by the South Dakota Board of Examiners.
The event is free to all and includes lunch and goodies.
9:00 am — Tour at Mitchell Tech (optional)
10:00 am — Registration
10:15 am — Welcome and What’s new at DWU?
10:45 am — Tour
11:30 am — Lunch/Student Panel
- Hear directly from students who have been through the college search process.
12:30 pm — Mental Health and Your Students (Joel Reinesch and Dr. Anne Kelley)
- 2-hour CE opportunity that will help you recognize signs of distress, mental health issues, and suicide ideation. Professors will share footage of what mental illness looks like and how to respond, including conflict escalation and de-escalation techniques. The session will also cover mandatory reporting and the law.
2:30 pm — Wrap-up