Complicated Grief-Identifying Depression, Anxiety, and Other Risks in the Classroom

Danielson Components:
1a : Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
1c :  Setting Instructional Outcomes

Course Summary:
This course is designed to offer educators insight into identifying those students as young as elementary age who suffer from depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and tendencies. The class will discuss the differences between having a bad day and depression, the difference between being anxious and having anxiety disorder and why so many kids are suffering with these disorders. Unfortunately, untreated or undiagnosed depression and anxiety can often lead to suicidal thoughts and tendencies. This course will take a look at why people commit suicide, the warning signs of suicide and how we can help loved ones, friends, students when they are in fact depressed and suicidal. 

What You Need To Know

  1. This course will provide you with 3 P-Credits through NYC DOE’s After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP).
  2. P-Credit courses can be applied to the BA+30, BA+60, and MA+30 differentials and NYS PD requirements.
  3. Spring 2017 registrations run from January 3rd, 2017 to April 17th, 2017.
  4. Spring 2017 semester starts on February 13th, 2017 and ends on June 23rd, 2017.

Don’t forget to register with NYC DOE's After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) in order to earn P-Credits. Failure to register with NYC DOE before the registration deadline will disqualify participants from earning P-Credits.

*Please keep in mind there is a non-refundable, non-transferrable policy for credit fees paid to NYC DOE. Because of this, we ask that you complete your course(s) on time. If you want more information regarding credit fees please email ASPDP at