Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, School Nurses, Parents, and Education Stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to support educational settings in safely sustaining in-person instruction. The series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, and other places of educational instruction describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar, Addressing Student Behavioral Needs & Supporting Their Mental Health.
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm EST
Please join us for important information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Education addressing student behavioral and mental health issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Strategies for supporting students as they return to or sustain in-person instruction were addressed. A panel discussion with practitioners from the field followed information shared by federal agency staff members.
- Kabrillen Jones: Special Assistant, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
- Renee Bradley: Education Program Specialist, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education
- Marci Hertz: Senior Behavioral Scientist, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Jennifer Kubista: Superintendent, Central School District 13J,Monmouth and Independence, OR
- Lisa Spears: SBT Clinical Supervisor & Program Coordinator, James F. Reames Center, Florence 1 Schools, Florence, SC
This event will reference the following resources, which we encourage you to access in advance of the webinar to inform participation:
U.S. Department of Education Resources
- Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health during COVID-19 Era
- Return to School Roadmap: A Guide For K-12 Schools and Communities for the 2021-2022 School Year
- Return to School Roadmap: How to Prioritize the Health and Safety of Students, School Personnel, and Families
- Return to School Roadmap: A Resource for Parents on Returning to In-Person Learning
- ED COVID-19 Handbook Volume 1: Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools (PDF)
- ED COVID-19 Handbook Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs (PDF)
- Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- CDC Mental Health webpage
- What Works in Schools: Research and Results
- Mental and Emotional Health Curriculum (HECAT)
- YRBSS | Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System | Data | Adolescent and School Health | CDC
- Classroom Management | Adolescent and School Health | CDC
- Mental Health Among Adolescents Fact Sheet
- American Academy of Pediatrics School Health webpage
- The National Academies of Sciences’ Tools for Supporting Emotional Wellbeing in Children and Youth
- Schools | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (nctsn.org)
More on the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series
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Upcoming Webinars: Stay tuned for additional details on upcoming webinars in the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series.