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Webinar: Supporting students’ SEL & mental health during COVID-19: Best practices

This webinar will explore strategies for supporting the social and emotional needs of students amidst COVID-19 school closure/re-opening.
About this Event

The spread of COVID-19 and related school closures have created unprecedented levels of stress, anxiety, and sadness among students, their families, and school staff. In the past two months, school personnel have gone to extraordinary lengths to support the social and emotional needs of their students in compassionate and creative ways. This webinar will highlight some of lessons learned and best practices from these experiences, with an eye toward the long-term supports that students may need throughout the summer and into the fall. This webinar will provide an interactive forum for participants to share challenges, opportunities, and ideas with one other. Content will be informed by the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework, designed to help districts establish comprehensive social and emotional learning and mental health approaches for all students, families, and teachers.

Price: FREE!

Audience: School district leaders, school administrators, and school mental health support staff


Shai Fuxman, Ed.D., Co-Director, SEL & Mental Health Academy, Education Development Center

Jennifer Myers, MA, LPC, Violence and Trauma Training Development Manager, Education Development Center

Richard Fournier, M.Ed, Co-Director, SEL & Mental Health Academy, Transforming Education

Rebecca Shor, MBA/MSW, Director, Systems for Student Success Office MA Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education

Shawn Bush, Ed.S., Director of Student Services, Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis, IN

Nicole (Kee) Fricke-Pothier, MA, Supervisor, Special Education Services, San Francisco Unified School District, CA

Date and Time: 
June 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm