Championing Students Through Change Series, Session 2: Facilitating Successful Returns to School Following Hospitalization

Session 2 of 3 in the "Championing Students Through Change: Welcoming Youth Transitioning To and From School" Series (view series page for full details)


In this second session, Amanda Lipp will focus on trauma-sensitive and culturally responsive strategies for welcoming students back to school from hospitalization. This session will equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to create nurturing environments that uplift students and foster their resilience as they navigate these significant transitions.

We'll explore practical strategies for supporting students transitioning to and from programs and institutions, and provide participants with the skills to promote a sense of belonging and resilience among students during these pivotal times. Key questions we'll address include:

  • How can school staff prepare themselves and students to welcome youth back from institutional settings?
  • What unique challenges do students face when returning to school?
  • What unique strengths do students bring to us as school leaders when returning to their school?

Join us to build your capacity to champion students through times of transition. Whether you're an educator, administrator, school mental health professional, or youth advocate, you'll walk away with deepened empathy, practical tools, and a network of support. 


Meet the Faculty 


Amanda LippAmanda Lipp (she/they)

Amanda Lipp serves as a Training & Technical Assistance Specialist with the Center for Applied Research Solutions and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC and is a filmmaker, multimedia artist, and speaker working at the intersection of mental health care, storytelling, and technology. Ms. Lipp has created over 100 short documentary films and educational comic books elevating complex mental health and social impact topics like youth psychosis, mass trauma, recreation therapy, and alternative living. As a passionate advocate, Ms. Lipp has delivered over 150 workshops and keynotes sharing mental health resources, films, and her own personal story. She currently serves on the Mental Health Advisory Panel at Google, and the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Committee (ISMICC) created by Congress to advise on federal policy. Ms. Lipp formerly served as the youngest board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Amanda graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Human Development. Ms. Lipp identifies with the LGBTQ community, and has passion for social awareness, and systems access for this population. 

Starts: Aug 21, 2024 2:30 pm
Ends: Aug 21, 2024 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
August 20, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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