Session #1: Anxiety, School-based Learning, and COVID-19: Maintaining Well-being During a Pandemic
Presented by Ellen Flannery-Schroeder, Ph.D., ABPP
The presentation will present information on anxiety, it's identification and management in schools, as well as evidence-based approaches to treatment. Methods to support students to use coping skills to help them to face their fears and reduce anxious distress, managing parental concerns, and tips for supporting youth and their families through the anxiety related to COVID and the return to school will also be discussed.
Break Out Workshops
From ACES to Resiliency
Presented by Lisa Parker, LICSW
ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events) are common, yet impactful, experiences that shape the lives of our students and ourselves. The current pandemic has the potential of triggering the trauma response for all of us. Learn what ACEs mean for us and our work with children in the classroom, and how to build resiliency.
Resilience for Educators Returning to School During COVID-19 Challenges
Presented by Glenn A. Miller
Increasing resilience pro-actively and saving strength for the complex challenges of the COVID-19 era tap resources many already have in place. Self-care is not selfishness- it is essential to maintaining health and capacity to help others in every role in school communities. This training includes practical approaches to building resilience for school staff and coping with related COVID-19’s unprecedented challenges and other community and individual trauma.
- Identify personal factors that foster resiliency
- Learn 12 habits that help build resilience
- Identify coping strategies to ease trauma reactions
Using the Philosophy of Kingian Nonviolence to Create Classroom Communities that Encourage Trusting and Compassionate Relationships
Presented by Stephanie Acosta Griffin, Robin Wildman
This engaging workshop will delve into the idea of creating peaceful classroom communities through interactive activities and lessons such as Shared Agreements, Community Building Circles, Dr. King’s 6 Principles, and more. We will also discuss the importance of strengthening the classroom community throughout the school year.
Increasing Family Engagement During COVID-19 and/or Distance Learning ( Grades K-5)
Presented by Karen Buetens
Increasing Family Engagement During COVID-19 and/or Distance Learning (Grades 6-12)
Presented by Kelsey Trubia
This workshop will define and explain Authentic Family Engagement, and share practical strategies for increasing student and family collaboration. Teachers and Staff will be provided with strategies that can help address important basic needs, increase support and communication, and improve student learning during this stressful and unusual time.
Family Engagement strategies vary depending on the student’s age, thus, there will be separate workshops designed for elementary and secondary students (grades 6-12).
Covid's Impact on Youth Mental Health
Presented by Jennifer Brown, LMHC
We are living in unprecedented times. World events have impacted us all with no "normal" way of living, and no "going back to normal" is on the horizon. As adults we have the responsibility of assisting children as they navigate through their emotional responses while at the same time managing our own. The purpose of this training is to identify how the 2020 pandemic is likely to impact the youths in our lives. What emotional and behavioral responses are you likely to see and how can you help support our children by managing our own response to these events.