Now more than ever, school leaders are acutely aware of the mental health challenges facing students and their families, teachers and administrators, and themselves.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has said, “Our efforts as educators must go beyond literacy, math, history, science, and other core subjects to include helping students to build the social, emotional, and behavioral skills they will need to fully access and participate in learning and make the most of their potential and future opportunities. Amid the pandemic, we know that our students have experienced so much. We can’t unlock students’ potential unless we also address the needs they bring with them to the classroom each day. As educators, it’s our responsibility to ensure that we are helping to provide students with a strong social and emotional foundation so that they also can excel academically.”
It is particularly important to acknowledge the pandemic’s impact on mental health at home and in the community, and to present an opportunity for meaningful conversations about mental health in both, to learn how we may better understand and support those around us.
Mental Health and Leadership Webinar
Amid what is being called a mental health crisis in schools, watch on-demand webinar Mental Health and Leadership – Grow Schools with Caroline Poland, MA, LMHC, LCAC, CCTP, CCFP, NCC.
Support Mental Health and Well-being Guide
This guide shares the expertise of Caroline Poland, Founder and CEO of Poland and Associates Consulting, MA, LMHC, LCAC, CCTP, CCFP, NCC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Learn how to build a firm foundation of mental health and well-being in the classroom and make an Emotional Regulation Plan.