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​​​​​​​​​COVID-19 Webinars​

​​The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left students and staff facing many challenges. How do we help students and staff recover from the effects of the pandemic and support families during these uncertain times? Listen to the webinar series from Dr. David Schonfeld, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician and Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement​ at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, to gain insight on supporting students and staff during a pandemic.​


Dr. David Schonfeld - When School Starts Back​: Supporting Grieving Students During a Pandemic (Part 2)

Presented on May 19, 2020

This session, intended for school mental health professionals but appropriate as well for those without formal mental health training, will provide practical advice on how to support grieving students in any context. A wide range of topics will be covered, including what not to stay, considerations related to grief across different cultures, how to initiate conversations with grieving students, identifying and addressing guilt, appropriate academic accommodations, and managing grief triggers.​

Webinar Recording​* | PowerPoint Presentation​

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Dr. David Schonfeld - When School Starts Back​: Helping Students and Yourself Cope with Crisis During a Pandemic (Part 1)

Presented on May 18, 2020

This session, intended for school mental health professionals, is an expanded session of the webinar presented by Dr. Schonfeld on May 5, 2020. It summarizes the principles of psychological first aid and common reactions that may be seen in any crisis event, including the current pandemic. It provides practical advice on how to help students and staff understand and cope with the current pandemic and begin to prepare for what may be needed to offer support to students when schools re-open.

Webinar Recording* | PowerPoint Presentation

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Dr. David Schonfeld - When School Starts Back: Helping Students and Yourself Cope with Crisis and Loss During a Pandemic​

Presented on May 5, 2020​​​​​

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Dr. David Schonfeld - Talking to and Supporting our Children During the Pandemic

Presented on April 2, 2020

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Dr. David Schonfeld - Supporting Students and Ourselves During a Pandemic

Presented on March 23, 2020

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COVID-19 Updates

Presented on March 11, 2020​

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Suicide Prevention​

Training Video: Making Educators Partners in Suicide Prevention

​Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) ​Online Training Courses​

Mental Health​

Signals: Social-Emotional and Mental Health Development for Children and Teens - Interactive Webinar Series ​

​Through a series of five interactive webinars, educators and caregivers explore in-depth strategies to support the language development of young children. Risk factors and their impacts on mental health and social-emotional well-being were explored in detail including the critical role of language as an indicator of children’s needs and a key component in understanding behavior.​



 Contact Information

Cheryl Benefield
Program Manager
Safe and Supportive Schools
Phone: (404) 651-7179
Email: cbenefield@doe.k12.ga.us​
 
Jeff Hodges
Program Specialist
Safe and Supportive Schools
Phone: (404) 463-7891
Email: jhodges@doe.k12.ga.us​

Contact us at schoolsafety@doe.k12.ga.us​​​

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