The pandemic-fueled rise in trauma, depression, and anxiety among students and school staff, combined with a lack of mental health supports, means schools will be dealing with COVID-19’s fallout for years to come. Education Week staff and guest experts examine how schools are turning their attention and resources to the challenge and what the research says about what they’re up against in getting students and staff the help they need.
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Welcome and Introduction
Industry Perspective: Social-emotional check-ins as a key to safe and supportive learning environments
The pandemic has brought to the forefront how student mental and social-emotional health can impact their learning, behavior, and attitude toward school. Join this presentation by Takeru “TK” Nagayoshi, 2020 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, on how social-emotional check-ins with students can help build safe and supportive learning environments that nurture growth for all.
Panel Discussion: Recognizing and Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Young Children
Industry Perspective: How might building student agency support the well-being of our schools' students and staff?
Students and educators are facing similar mental health challenges that manifest in different ways. How might building student agency support the well-being of our schools' students and staff? During the presentation, we''ll hear how a student-teacher team is using Wayfinder to support well-being on their campus.
Research Presentation: Where Are the School Counselors and Psychologists?
Industry Perspective: Making Educator Wellness a Priority
In this short presentation, you will learn research-based strategies that can help increase well-being. The presenter will also share information about Committee for Children’s Second Step® SEL for Adults program that you can use in your school or district to support teachers and school staff.