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What to Say When Tragedy Strikes

Authors : Kirby Chow

Our team at SRI Education is deeply saddened and concerned about the wars, violence, and climate destruction sweeping the world. Adults and children may be grappling with feelings of fear, worry, anxiety, anger, and confusion in response to what they are seeing and hearing in the news and social media about displaced families and loss of life.

Supporting Transgender Staff and Students

Authors : Patti Schank

The National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) compiled the following list of websites and free resources to help support transgender youth and adults.

Teacher Support: Restart, Renew | Free Webinar November 10th at 3 ET

Authors : Editorial Team

This school mental health webinar series focuses on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support, trauma sensitive, and culturally responsive and equitable lens.

Selecting the Right Interventions to Support Students’ Mental Health Needs

Authors : Editorial Team

This handout covers questions to consider when choosing school-based interventions Assess current needs Examine current efforts and resources Select interventions that fit your needs & context https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/appalachia/events/materials/04-8-20-Handout1_selecting-right-interventions-to-support-students-mental-health-needs.pdf

Menu of Trauma-Informed Programs for Schools

Authors : Editorial Team

Many educators are seeking guidance to support students who have experienced trauma, particularly related to the opioid crisis. This resource was co-developed by the REL AP team and the Cross-State Collaborative to Support Schools in the Opioid Crisis (CCSSOC) and provides a list of interventions developed to address this specific need.

Common Trauma Symptoms in Students and Helpful Strategies for Educators

Authors : Editorial Team

Trauma can have a detrimental impact on students’ functioning in the school setting.1 Educators need tools to identify and support students who may have experienced or are currently experiencing traumatic stress. The front of this handout lists common trauma symptoms grouped into the following categories: physical, cognitive, social and emotional, language and communication, and learning. … Continue reading Common Trauma Symptoms in Students and Helpful Strategies for Educators

Virtual Summit Resources: How to Support Students and Educators Dealing with Trauma

Authors : Editorial Team

In August 2021, the Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia (REL AP) at SRI Education and the Cross-State Collaborative to Support Schools in the Opioid Crisis hosted a 2-day Virtual Summit: How to Support Students and Educators Dealing with Trauma. This summit was for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who support preK-12 educators and students experiencing trauma. Resources compiled for the summit are available online at this website: https://traumasupportforschools.org/.

Identifying and supporting students who have experienced trauma: Strategies for educators

Authors : Jennifer Nakamura

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful and even traumatic time for many students. Educators need to be equipped with tools to identify and support students who have experienced trauma. This video provides an overview of common trauma symptoms that students may exhibit and identifies preventative strategies to support all students and targeted strategies to support students in crisis. It also highlights other resources to support a school-wide trauma-informed approach.

Conference Session: Cross-State Partnership on Using Data and Evidence to Facilitate Action  

Authors : Editorial Team

Thursday, October 14 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET : Is your school, district, or organization looking to improve support for students experiencing trauma, increase use of data-driven decisionmaking for program improvement, and integrate continuous improvement into your culture?

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