Returning to School: Mitigation and Mental Health Strategies

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Add to Calendar 2021-01-13 15:00:00 2021-01-13 15:00:00 Returning to School: Mitigation and Mental Health Strategies Description On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS), the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) hosted a presentation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to optimize mitigation strategies and mental health to facilitate a safe return to schools in the new year.   The presentation included 1) user-friendly tools and information for schools to inform the selection and implementation of COVID-19 mitigation strategies; and 2) information about how to support and promote mental health for students and school staff, both in-person and virtually. Speakers Cria Perrine, PhD, is a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and an epidemiologist in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Dr. Perrine joined CDC in 2008 as part of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, CDC’s front-line training program of “disease detectives.” She is currently serving as the Task Force Lead for the Community Interventions and Critical Populations Task Force in CDC’s COVID-19 response.   Marci Hertz, M.S. Ed., Senior Behavioral Scientist, Division of Adolescent and School Health, CDC. Since 2003 Ms. Hertz has worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Lead Behavioral Scientist in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and in the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). She is currently a Senior Behavioral Scientist in DASH focusing on promoting mental health and preventing substance use and violence in school settings. Webinar Materials Archived Materials Slides (PDF) Recording (Coming Soon!) Transcript (Coming Soon!) Resources Shared Overall Schools and Childcare programs (CDC's full suite of materiels and resources for K-12 settings) Background and Indicators Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): COVID-19 Trends Among School-Aged Children — United States, March 1–September 19, 2020,  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): Transmission of SARS-COV-2 Infections in Households — Tennessee and Wisconsin, April–September 2020 Updated CDC Tools and Resources for K-12 Schools  K-12 Schools COVID-19 Mitigation Toolkit How to Plan and Execute a COVID-19 Mitigation Walkthrough "What Do I Do?" Poster Series Cleaning and Disinfection in Schools: K-12 Toolkit Information for Schools Nurses and Other Healthcase Personnel (HCP) Working in Schools and Child Care Settings Considerations for Wearing Masks: Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 When to Quarantine: Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19 ​Mental Health, Trauma, COVID-19, and the Value of Schools Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC) Five essential elements of immediate and mid–term mass trauma intervention Distance Check-In (AMLE) Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental and Relational Health in a Statewide Sample Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health: Guidance From the Field (NCSMH) Refocus on the SEL Roadmap (CASEL) Mental Health Toolkit for School Districts (Los Angeles County Office of Education) School Reentry Consideration: Support in Student Social and Emotional Learning and Mental and Behavioral Health Amidst COVID-19  Back to School 2020 - Coping During COVID (Mental Health America | B4Stage4) How to Talk to Children About COVID 19 School Connectedness Social Emotional Climate How to Cope with Stress and Anxiety National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) Social Emotional Learning During COVID (CASEL) Facing History & Ourselves How Teachers Can Manage Difficult Emotions During COVID 19     Virtual Virtual noreply@air.org America/New_York public

Description

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS), the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) hosted a presentation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to optimize mitigation strategies and mental health to facilitate a safe return to schools in the new year.
 

The presentation included 1) user-friendly tools and information for schools to inform the selection and implementation of COVID-19 mitigation strategies; and 2) information about how to support and promote mental health for students and school staff, both in-person and virtually.

Speakers

Cria Perrine, PhD, is a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and an epidemiologist in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Dr. Perrine joined CDC in 2008 as part of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, CDC’s front-line training program of “disease detectives.” She is currently serving as the Task Force Lead for the Community Interventions and Critical Populations Task Force in CDC’s COVID-19 response.
 
Marci Hertz, M.S. Ed., Senior Behavioral Scientist, Division of Adolescent and School Health, CDC. Since 2003 Ms. Hertz has worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Lead Behavioral Scientist in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and in the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). She is currently a Senior Behavioral Scientist in DASH focusing on promoting mental health and preventing substance use and violence in school settings.

Webinar Materials

Archived Materials

Resources Shared

Overall

Background and Indicators

Updated CDC Tools and Resources for K-12 Schools 

Mental Health, Trauma, COVID-19, and the Value of Schools


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