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 workshop 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: Cultivating Mindful Habits: What does it really mean to be a mindful person and how can mindfulness support school communities?
Date/Time: July 25, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Presenter: Dana Asby, M.A., M.Ed.
Dana Asby, M.A., M.Ed., CEI’s Director of Innovation and Research Support, will share mindfulness habits that can be modeled and cultivated in students. The webinar will focus on the benefits of intentionally adopting mindful habits as a school/classroom community with a focus on early childhood settings.
Join us and go beyond the buzz of the recent mindfulness headlines and discover the impactful strategies that can serve as an antidote to stress and burnout, technology addiction, and other digital distractions. Learn more about effective interventions for a wide range of mental health and trauma-related issues that plague school communities.
Topic: Mindfulness Practices in Schools
Date/Time: June 5 (Archived)
Presenter: Michele Rivers Murphy, Ed.D.
Dr. Rivers Murphy, with Kate Retzel, Principal, Lee Elementary School (Lee, MA), will share strategies and activities used during the implementation of a year-long mindfulness program in a pre-K-6 school. They will also share strategies for introducing mindfulness in high schools, including some of the unique opportunities and challenges associated with this work at the secondary level.
Topic: Parents and Compassion
Date/Time: May 23 (Archived)
Presented: Suzan Mullane, MS, Ed.
Based on her work with trauma in West Virginia, Suzan Mullane will explain how schools can be engaged with families that are steeped in trauma. This will include, 1) helping families understand how trauma impacts children and how families, including extended families, can help alleviate this trauma, and 2) how to increase compassionate interactions between schools and families.
Topic: Neurobiology and Executive Functioning
Date/Time: May 16 (Archived)
Presenter: Hilary Hodgdon, Ph.D.
Dr. Hilary Hodgdon, Director of Research Operations at the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute, will talk about how the neurobiology of trauma impacts cognition, judgment, and academic learning.
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.
For more information, contact CEI’s Executive Director Dr. Christine Mason.