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Archived Webinar

Strategies for Districts to Support Self-Care for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recorded on April 29, 2020

Many lives are significantly disrupted with millions of students now at home, thousands of educators teaching from home, and entire families and communities on lockdown. In order to support others, however, we must support ourselves first.

This archived webinar, hosted by REL West, the Region 15 Comprehensive Center, and the National Center to Improve Social & Emotional Learning and School Safety, offers practical information and guidance backed by research to help school staff cope with the stresses of school closures, service provision, and quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who Should Watch

District-level educators who support the social and emotional development and well-being of teachers and students.

What You Will Learn 

Presenters define the concept of self-care as well as discuss the importance of self-care for educators to address their own needs, so they are better able to support the needs of students and their school community. Strategies address:

  • Healthy mindsets
  • Connectedness and belonging
  • Healthy, realistic boundaries and interactions

This 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.

Resources from the Webinar

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Webinar Presenter(s):

Kaylene Case School Psychologist, Douglas County School District (Colorado)