AKD school PDC Program Developer Amy Rankin Visit SCCSH
SCCSH pays great attention to the mental health of the teachers and students; Therefore, it has set up PDC(Personal Development Center)since last year to reduce prejudice against mental health through prevention and education and cultivate the positive attitude of students. In the routine work， PDC is devoted to provide counselling and courses for students, and sustainable and comprehensive programming that meets students’immediate needs while fostering growth and competencies that leads to each students’ ability to maximize their potential and sets them up with tools for lifelong success，such as Bullying Awareness Week, The Global Mental Health Day and the Life Skills Club, etc. , which has received the consistent high praise from parents, students and teachers. In order to make the work of the Personal Development Center perfect, Amy Rankin, the Program Developer of PDC, visited our school from December 3-4 to give specific professional guidance.
我校个人发展中心负责人孙老师接待并陪同Amy Rankin一行参观了个人发展中心，Amy Rankin认真听取了各位校长和学部主任等学校领导的工作汇报，收集和交流了对心理健康工作在学校的开展情况和看法，对我校心理健康工作给予了肯定，并针对存在的问题给予了中肯的建议。周校长也表示，学校下一步一定会优化整合教育资源，将心理健康工作进一步融入到学校文化中，关注教师群体的心理健康，将工作覆盖学生、 教师和家长，形成良性的家校联动氛围。
Amy Rankin and her team visited the Personal Development Center with the accompany of Teacher Sun. Amy Rankin carefully listened to the work reports of school principals and directors, collected and exchanged opinions on the development of mental health work, affirmed our school's mental health work, and gave relevant suggestions for existing problems. Principal Zhou said that the next step of the school will be to optimize and integrate educational resources, further integrate mental health work into the school culture, pay attention to the mental health care of the teacher group, and cover the work with students, teachers and parents to form a healthy home-school linkage atmosphere.
Later, Amy Rankin and her team observed the mental health class and conducted detailed after-class feedback with the teacher. With the collision and exchange of ideas, they discovered problems in time, analyzed the reasons, combed their experiences, and summarized them to reach a new consensus.
Each time Amy Rakin brings a wonderful workshop lecture to students, the theme of this time is: effective communication. In the lecture, Amy clearly delivered the information about misunderstandings in communication and the effective communication methods in a relaxed and joyful style. The students actively participated, enthusiastically spoke, and learned the correct communication methods in rich interaction. The atmosphere at the scene was very good.
The Personal Development Center attaches great importance to students' feedback on the school's mental health work. Therefore, Amy Rankin and her team met with members of the Life Skill Club and non-Life Skill Club students, and randomly sampled the students to fill in the anonymous assessment questionnaire to penetrate the student group to listen to their needs and ideas.
Amy Rankin's evaluation visit is a full affirmation and great encouragement for the mental health work of SCCSH, and at the meanwhile, provides new ideas, strategies and methods for our school to explore a perfect and more effective mental health system. The teachers of the PDC have gained more confidence in their work and determination to implement new projects. We will make improvements and measures that can really solve problems according to specific problems, pay attention to every detail in education, and reflect and improve in time, as The words of Maya Angelo quoted in the Amy lecture : Do your best before you know the better way, and do better after you know the better way. The school will take this supervision and evaluation as an opportunity to continue to forge ahead, and will do our best to continuously explore new ways to implement characteristic quality education!