We Won’t Go Back: Maintaining and Integrating Educational Innovations Beyond COVID-19
The past 18 months have strengthened our resilience and deepened our appreciation for relationships and community. However, there remains much work ahead to support the integration of our experience in a healthy manner, support the adults in maintaining wellness through continued adversity, and address the anticipated mental health and academic needs of our students.
This series supports school professionals and leaders in navigating unfolding challenges and emergent issues of the 2021-2022 school year. Gillian and Joelle interweave core concepts of trauma-responsive schools with innovations learned through the pandemic. The presenters offer their unique perspectives and experiences as clinical consultants, therapists, and evaluators in many school settings. Participants will gain resources and key strategies to take back to their school communities to support the gradual move from surviving to thriving.
Session 1: Slowing Down to Sustain Well-Being in Schools
What do I do if this school year feels even harder than last year? This first webinar focuses on school professionals who feel pulled in multiple directions at an unsustainable pace.
Participants will feel empowered to set a course that supports the healthy development of their students and themselves as school professionals. Gillian and Joelle anchor us in the significance of a slower pace as being developmentally appropriate to foster social emotional functioning, academic gains, and the well-being of the school community.