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.
Topic: Mental Health Supports for Children: Issues with Rural Delivery
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 10, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Presenter: Suzan Mullane, MS, Ed.
Research has shown that children with mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders and their families face personal, financial, and neighborhood challenges more often than families of children without these disorders. These challenges may make it harder for some parents to give their child the resources they need to thrive. The type of community that families live in, urban versus rural, may increase these challenges.
Join us for a discussion about better access to mental health care for children and parents in rural areas.
NOTE: Highlighted segments from this discussion-style presentation will be available on CEI’s YouTube Channel. Stay posted for updates.
Book Study: Mindfulness Practices: Cultivating Heart Centered Communities where Students Focus and Flourish
Date/Time: Thursday, September 19, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for a discussion 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 and the planned agenda for the book study. 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.
We encourage schools to register teams of participants! A limited number of books will be available, at no charge, to registrants. Book request forms will be emailed to prospective attendees within 48 hours of registration.
CEI will consider book requests on a first come, first served basis. Approved requests will be fulfilled no later than September 12.
NOTE: To ensure continuity of attendees, as a part of session one of this six part series, attendees will determine the best dates/times for subsequent sessions. Those attendees will be invited, by the Center for Educational Improvement (CEI), to participate in the remaining five sessions.
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.