In this hour we discussed what principals need to do for their schools right now to address the trauma of the last year and looking ahead.
We focused on the preparation, planning, and practice needed to ensure teachers and principals are better prepared to address and advocate for the social-emotional and mental health needs of everyone in the school community.
We started the healing by decoding what we've learned about the power and drawbacks of remote learning, the resources needed to improve school leadership, and how to mitigate the impact of the past year with appropriate social-emotional and mental health supports. We looked at how school staff at the Pre-K-12 grade levels can embed interventions to prioritize mental health support. And most importantly, how this prioritization might impact educational and leadership preparation programs.
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Facilitator: Martha Staehli, PhD, Director, New England MHTTC, School Mental Health Initiative, Instructor, Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Jill Flanders, Consultant, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
Kathleen Sciarappa, EdD, Board of Directors, International Mentoring Association Member, New England MHTTC Advisory Team