Coming February 8: Healing School Communities: Shifting the Dominant Paradigm to Center Student Wellness
About our Programming:
The MHTTC Network's Healing School Communities Group was formed with the goal to help students, families, educators, and school mental health professionals navigate the ongoing impact of racial violence in all forms on student mental health.
In early 2022, the group led a Community of Practice, Healing School Communities: Shifting the Dominant Paradigm to Center Student Wellness, to explore the roles and responsibilities of school staff and systems in supporting a school’s healing ecosystem within the context of racial violence. Case studies from members of the school mental health workforce were utilized to create solutions to dilemmas around racial violence.
The Community of Practice Sessions offered opportunities for participants to:
- Name and examine the organizational structures that lead to Racial Violence within School Communities.
- Explore the various mental health implications of racial violence on school ecosystems.
- Identify and elevate community strengths, wisdom and voice as effective strategies for healing and place them at the center in supporting mental health.
- Become familiar with resources and tools to address the detrimental effects of racial violence in schools, that further build protective factors, power and agency.
Live sessions were 90 minutes and took place on Tuesdays @ 12:30pm PT / 2:30pm CT / 3:30pm ET from February 8 through March 22. Certificates of completion were made available to viewers of 50% (45 minutes) or more of the live sessions. CEUs are not available for these sessions. If you have not received a certificate of completion by May 15, 2022, please email Ricardo Canelo at [email protected]. Certificates will not be distributed after September 22, 2022.
A summary report of this Community of Practice is also available for download here.
Kickoff Session for Healing School Communities - Shifting the Dominant Paradigm to Center Student Wellness: A Community of Practice
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | Watch the recording and download the slides here.
Beyond Schooling: Toward Models of Education & Youth Protection
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | Watch the recording and download the slides here.
Developing and Implementing Culturally Responsive Curricula
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | Watch the recording and download the slides here.
Cultivating Joy and Healing Through Pedagogy and Practice
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 | Watch the recording and download the slides here.
Interrupting/Examining the Impact of Oppression and Resistance on Student Wellness
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | Watch the recording and download the slides here.
From Coping to Hoping: Teaching Students to Thrive Through Social Trauma
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | Watch the recording and download the slides here.
Towards Implementation and Action
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | Watch the recording and download the slides here.
Special Closing Resource
This summary graphic reflects the last session of our Community of Practice, as well as impactful learnings throughout the series.
Graphic illustration by Valdez Bradley
Previously the Healing Racial Violence Group also hosted two learning series centered on the topic of racial violence and student mental health needs. Access to these learning series is available below.
Taking place at the height of nationwide protests against racial injustice, Supporting School Mental Health in the Context of Racial Violence is a two-part learning series intended for students, families, educators and school mental health professionals who are navigating the impact of racial violence on student mental health.
Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence: Where do we go from here? is intended for students, families, educators and school mental health professionals who are navigating the ongoing impact of racial violence in all forms on student mental health. This forum was a continuation from a two-part learning series above.