Elaine Mulligan

Bio:

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).

Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This new online learning module from the IRIS Center offers tips to support your child’s learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and located at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, the IRIS Center creates high-quality, online open educational resources (OERs) about evidence-based instructional … Continue reading Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NCSMH’s COVID-19 page

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

The National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) offers a collection of resources for schools dealing with COVID-19. There are specific planning resources for school administrators and staff, several wellness resources, technology tools to support mental health, and data collection resources for researchers assessing COVID-19-related behavioral health. http://www.schoolmentalhealth.org/COVID-19/

Student access to mental health information on California college campuses

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Two surveys of California public college students provide insight into the preliminary impact of the California Mental Health Services Authority’s activities on college students’ receipt of information about mental health issues and support services. The research described in this report was funded by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and conducted by RAND Health. … Continue reading Student access to mental health information on California college campuses

Why we stay home

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

The uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic has upended the daily lives of children across the globe, and parents and caregivers have struggled to explain the changes brought by COVID-19. Two medical students in California wanted to help bridge that gap inspired them to write a free children’s book called “Why We Stay Home” and offer … Continue reading Why we stay home

Positive Behavior Support at home

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This award-winning 5 minute video from the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) offers a clear explanation of Positive Behavior Supports as well as ways that families can use them at home. Positive Behavior Support at Home from Association for PBS on Vimeo.

Using culturally responsive practices to foster learning during school closures: Challenges and opportunities for equity

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This recent blog post by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) explores the potential of remote learning to increase the connection between schools and families, which could in turn help teachers employ innovative culturally responsive practices, addressing social and institutional barriers that contribute to disparities in students’ outcomes. https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midatlantic/app/Blog/Post/1031

Fun & games to improve mental health

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

The Texas Institute for Mental Health in the University of Texas at Austin launched an interactive, online set of resources to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Their Fun and Games features offers activities from different school districts, sortable by type of activity (brain games, up & active, creativity & art, learning & development, mental health … Continue reading Fun & games to improve mental health

How to help a friend

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This infographic/flyer from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Central Texas offers warning signs for mental illness, tips for starting a conversation with a friend, and ways to support, all in a simple and engaging format. It’s part of the new interactive, online set of resources created by the Texas Institute for Mental … Continue reading How to help a friend

Teen testimonial on dealing with anxiety & depression

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This 3 minute video features a young man describing his own struggles with anxiety and depression, as well as the power of reaching out for help. It’s part of the new interactive, online set of resources created by the Texas Institute for Mental Health in the University of Texas at Austin to celebrate Mental Health … Continue reading Teen testimonial on dealing with anxiety & depression

Children’s Mental Health FAQs

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

The Texas Institute for Mental Health in the University of Texas at Austin launched an interactive, online set of resources to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) feature addresses a variety of mental health needs, including where to find children’s mental health resources related to the COVID-19 virus. There’s even an … Continue reading Children’s Mental Health FAQs