Mapping a Path Forward: Cross-Sector Approaches to Strengthen Community & Individual Resilience
Produced by National Center to Improve Social & Emotional Learning and School Safety
As the new school year gets underway, education leaders are tasked with keeping students physically and emotionally safe amidst political, economic, and social turmoil related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a national reckoning with overt and systemic racism, and multiple environmental disasters.
In a video interview produced by The Center for Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety (CISELSS), school climate specialist Jenny Betz spoke with Pia Escudero, the Executive Director of the Student Health and Human Services Division in the Los Angeles Unified School District, about how she was approaching the school year with a focus on resilience and collective care. Their discussion touched on what we can learn from disaster response research to foster individual and community resilience, the role of social and emotional learning and strengths-based approaches in schools and classrooms, the need for cross-sector collaboration to enact systems change, and the opportunities that can be found in this uniquely challenging time. Escudero shares how she and her district have looked beyond playbooks and checklists to create a model for psychological safety that takes a whole person and whole community approach.
Product InformationCopyright: 2020
Community-Care Strategies for Schools During the Coronavirus Crisis
This brief offers practical guidance for educators and school leaders designed to help them care for their school communities and maintain a sense of connectedness and well-being while coping with the stresses of social isolation, school closures, and changes to how services are provided.
Strategies for Districts to Support Self-Care for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This archived webinar is the first in a three-part series on supporting the social and emotional needs of educators and students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Self-Care Strategies for Educators During the Coronavirus Crisis: Supporting Personal Social and Emotional Well-Being
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