Mental Health Literacy for Adolescents

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

  • Helps Students Navigate The Difficult Transitions They Will Face in School and Life

  • Provides a Framework for Building Resilience and Fostering Long-Term Mental Health

  • Creates Skills for Empathetic Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Leadership

Course Outline

Adolescent Student Lessons (3 Hours)

The four modules are comprised of short video lessons followed by workbook activities to reinforce learning and promote deeper reflection on the subjects covered.

Foundations of Health and Wellness

  1. Health and Wellness Models 
  2. Nature, Nurture and Epigenetics 
  3. Resilience
  4. Growth Mindset 

Brain Science 101

  1. About Brain Development
  2. Brain Pathways
  3. Pruning and Paving
  4. Neurotransmitters and Hormones
  5. The Four R's 

The Resilient Mindset Model

  1. The Two Brain Systems
  2. About The Resilient Mindset Model
  3. Dan Siegel’s Brain Model
  4. Resilience and the Four S’s
  5. R.E.A.C.T.S.
    1. Respect
    2. Equity
    3. Alliances
    4. Control
    5. Territory
    6. Similarity

  6. Mindful Practice & Mindful Choices

Mental Health Literacy

  1. The Importance of Mental Health Literacy
  2. Prevention
  3. Risk Factors
  4. Protective Factors
  5. The Three Types of Trauma
  6. Positive Coping
  7. Negative Coping
  8. Violence, Anxiety, and Depression
  9. Getting Help

Free Webinar with Purchase

As a parent purchasing the course, you will get immediate access to Dr. Donna Volpitta's acclaimed 1-Hour parenting webinar. The information within will help you get ahead of the many struggle we may be facing this upcoming school year.

  • Learn about your adolescent's brain, how and why they react, and how you can use challenges to help them grow

  • Get real-world strategies for proactive parenting and resolving common conflicts that arise in families

  • Build a framework for fostering mental health that you will use today and throughout the adolescent stage of your child's development

Parent Webinar Outline (1 Hour)

  1. Brain Science 101
  2. The Resilient Mindset Model
  3. Proactive Parenting & Conflict Resolution
  4. Fostering Mental Health



Jason Schofield

With a strong background in coaching, management, entrepreneurial consulting, and developing products and services in the technology space, Jason brings his creative spirit and forward-thinking mindset to the Pathways products. Jason feels incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to unite his three main passions, education, health, and entrepreneurship, through Pathways to Empower.

Founder of Pathways to Empower

Dr. Donna Volpitta

Always an educator, Dr. Volpitta loves finding ways to translate neuroscience so that people can apply it to their own lives. Her work is grounded in the latest research in neurology, psychology, and education. She is the co-author of The Resilience Formula, author of Neuroworld, co-creator of the Nametags Education Program, and is a sought-after speaker. A former classroom teacher (and mother of 4 adolescents!) with experience in both general and special education, Donna holds a doctoral degree in Learning Dis/Abilities from Teachers College, Columbia University.