Strengthening Mental Health Supports
Is your school trauma-informed? Are you/your colleagues looking for mental health resources to better support your students? Join the Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) for a series of online events hosted by the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (New England MHTTC).
This complimentary webinar series is designed to strengthen mental health supports that address the needs of children who have experienced/art at risk of experiencing significant trauma.
A Districtwide Approach to Coordinating Mindfulness Implementation: Spotlight on Montgomery County Public Schools
Date/Time: February 4, 2020, 4:00 pm
Presenter: Jeff Donald
Join us for a webinar with Jeff Donald, Mindfulness Coordinator, Montgomery County Public Schools—the largest school district in Maryland—focused on the county’s intentional turn to infusing mindfulness and implementing trauma-informed school based mental health programs. Jeff will share how within a short period of time his yoga/meditation practices have expanded from serving one school to requests for services for over 50% of Montgomery County Schools. He will also describe the program he is spearheading to train teachers to implement yoga/meditation in classrooms, as well as the impact on students. Attendees will experience guided meditations and learn pointers for implementation of yoga and mindfulness practices, with a focus on secondary schools.
This microsimulation of our transformative visioning work will discuss the successes of the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative and what we have learned about best practices to support student and teacher mental health and well-being by working directly with school leaders. We will guide educators in starting their own journey of becoming a compassionate school community starting with the implementation of the S-CCATE.
Psychosocial Deprivation & Neurocognitive Functioning: Long-term effects on cognition, the brain, and mental health
Date/Time: January 14, 2020, 4:00 pm
Presenter: Sonya Troller-Renfree, Ph.D.
This webinar will examine how early life deprivation impacts brain activity, executive functioning, and attention across development (toddlerhood to adolescence). Participants will learn how adversity-related deficits in neurocognitive functioning relate to peer relationships, mental health, and academic achievement.
Mindfulness Practices Book Study, Special Session
Date/Time: January 7, 2020, 4:00 pm
Presenters: Christine Mason, Ph.D., Michele Rivers Murphy, Ed.D., and Martha Staeheli, Ph.D.
For more information on the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative, contact CEI’s Executive Director Dr. Christine Mason.
The Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative is funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is part of the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network.