Rising incidence of student mental health challenges was already a big issue for educators before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now, research shows that the physical, economic, and emotional impacts of COVID-19 are taking a striking toll on children’s mental health—and the effects are likely to last for years to come.
This online summit will explore what the data tell us about the worsening state of kids’ mental health, what schools can do now to address those issues, and best practices for ensuring students get the supports and services they need going forward. Participants will discuss the specific challenges LGBTQ students and students of color face, and examine the ways school counselors have adapted during the pandemic.
The summit will feature exclusive EdWeek Research Center survey data on these topics as well as insights from mental health, trauma, and education experts.
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How to Support LGBTQ Students During—and After—School Closures
Supporting Students’ Mental Health Needs Over the Long Haul
School Counseling in a Virtual Space
Student Mental Health During the Pandemic: Minding the Gaps
Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Students of Color
How Education Leaders Are Saving Student Lives
Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.