Free Virtual Seminar On June 5: Evidence-Based Guidance for How Schools Can Respond to A National Mental Health Crisis in the Wake of COVID-19

The TREP Project, in collaboration with researchers and educators, invites you to join us for a virtual conference:
Evidence-Based Guidance for How Schools Can Respond to A National Mental Health Crisis in the Wake of COVID-19.
Please go to the following website for more information and to register for the conference:

A tumultuous academic year is quickly coming to a close, but the educational challenge is just beginning. It is likely that, as with Hurricane Katrina, there will be a continuing rise in the prevalence of mental health challenges for at least two years after the health crisis is brought under control. This is because families directly and indirectly affected by COVID-19 will likely experience multiple years of increasing personal and economic losses and instability.

This virtual conference brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to provide evidence-based guidance for the role that schools can play as the primary social institution responsible for influencing the well-being of children and youth during this national crisis.

Attention to the role of schools in stemming the coming rise in educational inequality will be threaded through from the opening to the closing session. Schools are facing the layering of three racial and ethnic inequalities in children’s exposure to traumatic stress:

Before the traumatic event, racial and ethnic minority children were already coping with higher levels of toxic stress and trauma.
The traumatic event has disproportionately harmed racial and ethnic minority children.
After the traumatic event, racial and ethnic minority children will exhibit higher levels of dysregulation and receive fewer coping supports.
The conference will focus on high-frequency questions for which existing research and effective practices can provide evidence-based guidance. Each panelist will be providing a brief, which summarizes their guidance so that conference participants will have a resource to keep with them as they go into the summer planning months.

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5 replies

    • Hi Deborah,

      Hope you are well. You can register by going to the link provided in the blog post. There is no cost associated with this virtual conference but you must register.

      Thank you for viewing our blog. We are going to be expanding it this summer.



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