June 25, 2020 — 3:00pm EST
As school closures due to the Coronavirus continue, students and families are facing pandemic-induced trauma that will have long-lasting impacts on students’ emotional, mental, and academic well-being. It is important that school communities begin to implement trauma-informed responses, including Social Emotional Learning, into remote learning settings and have a plan to continue this work in the fall. To do this, educators must understand and develop instructional practices that support students’ social-emotional competencies and provide coping mechanisms to deal with their trauma. In this session, educators will explore strategies to help students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, behaviors, and skills necessary to manage emotions, set and achieve goals, demonstrate empathy, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.