Elaine Mulligan


Elaine Mulligan is a career special educator and dissemination specialist. Her previous work included serving as Director of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY).

NCSMH Newsletter

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This is not “one more newsletter.” The National Center for School Mental Health listserv newsletters  include timely information on upcoming conferences, events, and webinars, grants and research opportunities, news reports and resources, policy updates, and issues in the popular media related to school mental health. The newsletter comes out every other month, with occasional bonus announcements … Continue reading NCSMH Newsletter

Classroom Well-being Information and Strategies for Educators (WISE)

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network, in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has developed a FREE self-guided online course, video library + resource collection, and a website focused on educator mental health literacy. The 3-part training package, Classroom WISE (Well-Being Information … Continue reading Classroom Well-being Information and Strategies for Educators (WISE)

Free professional development opportunity: how to support students and educators dealing with trauma

Authors : Elaine Mulligan , Maddie Cincebeaux

Join us and REL Appalachia on August 16-17, 11:00am – 4:00pm EDT. Between the ongoing opioid crisis and all of the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted students and families, educators’ number one learning need for the 2021-2022 school year is supporting students experiencing trauma

Check out our new Research page!

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Wondering what kinds of projects we’ve been funded to examine over the years? Check out our Research page!

Webinar: Supporting Students Impacted by Racial Stress and Trauma

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Join our friends at the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) on Wednesday, June 2nd for a free webinar on supporting students impacted by racial stress and trauma. Don’t miss this timely and important information! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hOboJ3L4Q2qm5X5NUYBl_A

New resources for educators on dealing with racism and trauma

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

We’ve recently added several timely resources for classroom teachers on having difficult conversations with students around racism and police violence. Check out our Resources page: https://studentbehaviorblog.org/resources/ 

16 resources on talking to students about police killings and racism

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

To help educators think about how to discuss these cases and other race-related violence and how to support Black students and other students of color who may be distraught by what they read and see in the media, Education Week has compiled some resources from its archives and elsewhere. They include news articles, opinion essays, … Continue reading 16 resources on talking to students about police killings and racism

Toolkit for talking about racism and police violence with students

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

What strategies can educators use to facilitate safe and meaningful discussions on race, racial (in)justice and racism? This toolkit from Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) offers specific strategies, as well as tips for managing student responses, in order to create a safe environment for difficult conversations. https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/spring-2015/toolkit-for-talking-about-racism-and-police-violence-with-students

Discussing the Derek Chauvin trial in class: How teachers are doing it and why

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This recent article from EdWeek describes efforts by teachers of color to address police violence against citizens of color, as well as the pushback received. The teachers interviewed shared their own experiences, concerns for students of color, and desire to help white students participate in systemic change. https://www.edweek.org/leadership/discussing-the-derek-chauvin-trial-in-class-how-teachers-are-doing-it-and-why/2021/04?

What white colleagues need to understand

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This article from Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) addresses the burden placed on teachers of color to support students and lead anti-racist efforts. It also offers suggestions for white educators, stories of white educators who are doing the work, and helpful tips (that white teachers and allies may want to print and post for … Continue reading What white colleagues need to understand