This is the sixth session for Healing School Communities: Shifting the Dominant Paradigm to Center Student Wellness, a Community of Practice 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. In this session, we attempt to better understand the underlying roots of oppression within schooling spaces (i.e. anti-blackness, colonization, etc.) and identify impactful strategies for countering, refusing, and moving away from these different manifestations of violence. This Community of Practice session also offers 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.
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NOTE: This session is part of a Community of Practice running from February 8, 2022 to March 22, 2022. For more information about the other sessions in this Community of Practice, please click here.
- Central East MHTTC - Reimagining Wellness: Preventing Suicide Among Black Boys
- Central East MHTTC - Saving Young Black Lives: Reversing Suicide Trends
- Racial Equity and Cultural Diversity Resource Collection
- Responding to COVID-19 - Mental Health Disparities
- Responding to COVID-19 - School Mental Health
- Pedagogy of the Oppressed
- Social and Emotional Learning is Hegemonic Miseducation: Students Deserve Humanization Instead
- Starting with Self: Teaching Autoethnography to Foster Critically Caring Literacies
Patrick Camangian is an associate professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco. He has been an English teacher since 1999, beginning in the Los Angeles Unified School District where he was awarded "Most Inspirational Teacher" by former mayor Richard Riordan and the school's student body. Patrick currently volunteers in the Oakland Unified School District teaching English. He has collaborated with groups such as California's People’s Education Movement, the Education for Liberation national network, and San Francisco's Teachers 4 Social Justice.
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