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/at risk of experiencing significant trauma.
The Future of Education: Equity, Justice, and Racial Justice
Date/Time: Wednesday November 18th, 2020 @ 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Description: During the pandemic, educators have faced innumerable challenges. Lack of access to technology, families living in poverty, and families with parents who are “essential workers” and more vulnerable to COVID-19 all contribute to ongoing inequities. Join Dr. Yvette Jackson, Dr. Rachel Santa, Ann R. Smith, JD, MBA, and Dr. Christine Mason as they share their insights, discuss innovative programs and recommendations, and vision for equity and inclusion in schools in 2021. You will leave with practical ideas and resources to help alleviate stress and create a brighter future, even in the midst of all we are handling today.
Register for the event here
Compassionate School Practices: A Cumberland School Department Professional Development Session
Date/Time: October 19 @ 8:00 a.m.
Description: Dr. Christine Mason, Dr. Martha Staeheli, and Dana Asby, MA, MEd, will train Cumberland School Department staff on their Compassionate School Mental Health Model; the neurobiology of trauma, stress, and mindfulness; equity in education; and how to interpret S-CCATE results to cultivate compassionate school communities.
An Inclusive Introduction to S-CCATE: Three Part Webinar Series
Dates: August 27, September 8 and September 17
Description: Join us for a three part series that introduces and explores S-CCATE (the School Compassionate Culture Analytical Tool for Educators). This series consists of the following webinars:
In this series, first learn how our tool can help your school/district measure growth toward compassionate trauma-skilled practices. Then join us for a simulation that will help you to understand how to use our online tool to address trauma, alleviate stress, and uplift staff and students. Finally, learn how S-CCATE can help your school community identify areas to build a compassionate response to address trauma and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on student, staff, families, and communities.
View an archived playlist of these webinars.
School and Community-based Trauma-skilled Practices Supporting Youth: The Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative’s Compassionate School Mental Health Model
A virtual workshop for educators and youth service providers in Maine
Date/Time: August 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Description: Join us for a one-day virtual workshop to help your community to alleviate trauma, toxic stress, and mental health challenges for youth and those who work with them. Understanding how to cultivate a compassionate school community, using mindfulness practices and community-based visioning to address trauma, will help schools and their communities return to school this fall with tools to overcome the mental health challenges presented by COVID-19 and amid widespread collaborative support to end racial inequity and injustice across the globe.
Back to School: Opening Up with Optimism and Connection
Date/Time: July 16 @ 4:00 pm
Description: As schools prepare to return to learning—in the classroom and virtually, they can help create a sense of safety that supports staff and student mental health by cultivating a culture of joy and forming positive connections in the school community. Join leaders from the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center’s Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC), Dr. Christine Mason, Dr. Martha Staeheli, and Life is Good Playmakers Founder and Chief Playmaker Steve Gross for this conversation as they share how their work in the fields of education, recovery-oriented care, and trauma recovery overlap to provide practical strategies to school staff and community members who care deeply about addressing the trauma that will be prevalent this fall.
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.