September 8, 2011


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.

Featured Event

Poverty, Brain Development, & Early Interventions
Location: Archived Webinar
Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Noble

Poverty has a direct impact on brain development that affects children’s academic performance. Learn more about socioeconomic disparities in both structural and functional brain development across infancy, childhood, and adolescence. We will discuss plasticity and resilience, and the ways we might harness this research to inform the design of interventions.

View our archived webinar with Kimberly Noble, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, for a discussion focused on various forms that interventions aiming to mitigate the effects of poverty, including school-based interventions, parenting interventions, and, notably, direct anti-poverty interventions.

Upcoming Events

Learning Forward Annual Conference
December 7-11, 2019
Location: St. Louis, MO
Presenter: Dr. Christine Mason, Dr. Michele Rivers Murphyand Principal Kate Retzel

In this microsimulation, Dr. Rivers Murphy and Principal Retzel will discuss the piloting of using the S-CCATE to guide one elementary school in visioning the process of using neuroscience and mindfulness to create a compassionate school community that responds to trauma with healing practices. Dr. Mason will lead participants through the application of S-CCATE for their own school communities.

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference
February 16-18, 2020
Location: Atlanta, GA
Presenter: Dr. Christine Mason and Dana Asby, M.A., M.Ed.

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.

Book Study Series: Mindfulness Practices: Cultivating Heart Centered Communities where Students Focus and Flourish

We are conducting a discussion series with two of the book’s authors, Christine Mason, Ph.D. and Michele Rivers Murphy, Ed.D., as they share the importance of mindfulness practice as a school leader. Mindfulness Practices explains, through research, the influential power mindfulness can have on reducing trauma and how this can positively affect a school’s culture, staff morale, instruction, and learning.

NOTE: Registration for this event has closed. Online log-in information has been shared with confirmed guests. If you are a confirmed guest and have questions, or if you were unable to register for this event and are interested in learning more about upcoming book study opportunities, contact us at

Click here to review the full calendar of upcoming webinar and book study opportunities offered as a part of the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative.

View archived webinars and subscribe to CEI’s YouTube Channel.

For more information on the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative, contact CEI’s Executive Director Dr. Christine Mason.

The Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative Project is funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is part of the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network.