Lunch, Listen, and Learn: COVID-19 Back-to-Classroom THINK Toolbox and New Resources
What to expect from our time together:
1. Dr. Kira Mauseth, from the Washington DOH Behavioral Health Strike Team, will share current youth behavioral health symptoms and how those correspond with the phases of disaster, as well as, the newly released COVID-19 Back-to-Classroom THINK Toolbox.
The COVID-19 Back-to-Classroom THINK Toolbox includes:
- Impact of Disasters on Children and Teens
- The Importance of Resilience
- Impact of COVID-19 on School Staff and Mentors: How to Effectively Practice Self-Care
- Tools for Teachers – Interventions for the Classroom
- Tools for Coaches, Mentors, and Other School Staff
- Tools for Parents and Caregivers
2. NW MHTTC School Mental Health Team members and partners will share other new resources including:
- Korbett Mosesly will tell you about a statewide mental health and wellbeing prevention campaign - A Mindful State.
- Katrice Thabet-Chapin will be discussing a new series for BIPOC School Mental Health Providers - Anchored in Our Roots.
- Kelcey Schmitz and Rayann Silva will be sharing new resources from the MHTTC Network and from our NW MHTTC team including Classroom WISE - a new mental health literacy online course for teachers and school staff, the new Interconnected Systems Framework Series Resource, the National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules for States, Districts, and Schools and MORE!
3. Q&A with panelists
4. An opportunity for you to share helpful resources and let us know what School Mental Health and MTSS topics and formats you'd be interested in this school year!
- Participants will understand the mental health impact of COVID-19 on youth, the importance of resilience, and an awareness of what to expect as we return to the classroom.
- Participants will understand the value of and how to effectively practice self-care.
- Participants will receive tools and resources for teachers, school-wide staff, and families that mitigate the effects of trauma.
NOTE: Washington Clock Hours & Certificates of Attendance available for attendees in the live session.
- COVID-19 Back-to-Classroom THINK Toolbox
- The ISF West Coast Party Webinars: Enhancing MTSS - Integrating Student Mental Health and Wellness through Systems, Data, and Practices - Series Resource Guide
- National School Mental Health Implementation Guidance Modules and Related Projects
Clinical Psychologist @WA State Department of Health
Dr. Kira Mauseth is a practicing clinical psychologist who sees patients at Snohomish Psychology Associates, teaches as a Senior Instructor at Seattle University and serves as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health. Her work and research interests focus on resilience, trauma and disaster behavioral health. She has worked extensively in Haiti with earthquake survivors, in Jordan with Syrian refugees and with first responders and health care workers throughout Puget Sound the United States. Dr. Mauseth also conducts trainings with organizations and educational groups about disaster preparedness and resilience building within local communities.
Senior Associate Director @Pac Mountain Workforce Development Council
Korbett Mosesly has more than a decade of experience working in both the non-profit and government sectors on a broad range of issues including education, housing, and workforce development. He currently works as Senior Associate Director of Pac Mountain Workforce Development Council and consults on community impact projects. Korbett has a Master's degree in Public Administration from Evergreen State College. Most recently, he led a community engagement team to help launch a mental wellness campaign, called A Mindful State that responds to the emotional and social needs of individuals through a people-powered experience. The campaign shares a rich tapestry of personal stories and expert advice that shows each of us that we are not only not alone, but are connected in ways we never realized.
School Psychologist @Vancouver Public Schools, Washington
Katrice Thabet-Chapin, MEd, EdS, NCSP, is a multi-racial educator who has served in the non-profit sector for over 27 years. She comes from four generations of educators who dedicated their life to educational social justice. Katrice has a strong theoretical background in child development and psychology; B.A. in Child Development, M.Ed. in Elementary Education, and Ed.S. in School Psychology. She works diligently to ensure that everyone who wishes to have a seat at the table has one, feels safe there, and can voice their opinions without retribution. As a practicing school psychologist, she has a special interest in researching and applying best practices in consultation, intervention, and assessment implementation when supporting students and families who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Katrice is an active member of Washington State Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologist, and is a member of OSPI’s School-Based Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention Subcommittee.
School Mental Health Director @Northwest MHTTC
Kelcey Schmitz, MSEd, is the Assistant Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the University of Washington School Mental Health, Assessment, Research and Training (SMART) Center. Kelcey has been involved in many Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) efforts providing training, coaching, and evaluation to schools, districts, families and community organizations to support the social, emotional, and behavioral strengths and needs of students within an MTSS framework. She brings extensive experience leading state-wide MTSS efforts. Kelcey has a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Kansas.
School Mental Health Training and TA Specialist @Northwest MHTTC
Rayann Silva, MEd, supports program development, and training and technical assistance for the SAMHSA-funded School Mental Health supplement that is part of the Northwest Mental Heath Technology Transfer Center covering the Region 10 states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. In addition, she supports the Technical Assistance Core at the UW SMART Center providing systems-change training and technical assistance to state, local agencies, and districts across the Northwest. While Rayann began her professional journey as an ABA Therapist for children with Autism, she eventually grew an interest in prevention and became a teacher. In her previous role, she served as a district administrator in Tacoma Public Schools leading the development and implementation of district-wide social emotional learning for in and out of school time. She has also supported district MTSS implementation through professional development, coaching, and program evaluation across many districts in Washington state.
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