Join us on Wed., Oct. 14 for a free webinar about preventing trauma and suicide through in-school and out-of-school supports
As the school year gets underway, local governments and community-based partners across the country are seeking to increase support for young people and prevent adverse childhood experiences and youth suicide. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of children across the US. The education system has pivoted toward online learning and hybrid models in a way it has never done before, out-of-school activities have been suspended, and families are facing increased stressors. This means young people need alternative opportunities for social connection.
Preventing Trauma and Youth Suicide During COVID-19 and Beyond:
Promoting Mental Wellbeing Through In-School and Out-of-School Supports
Wednesday, October 14
11:30am - 1pm Pacific Time/2:30 - 4pm Eastern Time
This Prevention Institute webinar will explore how agencies and organizations that support the wellbeing of youth both in school and out of school have adapted to the current context. Groups are finding new opportunities to authentically engage with youth in ways that elevate strengths, connect to culture and are trauma-informed.
Watch the webinar recording here.
Download the presentation slides here.
Download the list of resources here.
- Sharifa J Charles, Professional Development Specialist, Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America – Greater Houston
- Nicole Dolan, Youth Projects Coordinator at Communities That Care, Public Health and Environment / City and County of Broomfield
- Arya Nandyal, Teen Advisor from Broomfield Youth For Youth
- Giana Rocha, Youth Council Representative for Brighton, Colorado and YEF Council Representative, National League of Cities
Elizabeth Stranzl, Director of Policy, Division of School Climate & Wellness, NYC Department of Education
Dr. Nia West-Bey, Senior Policy Analyst, Youth at Center for Law and Social Policy
- Identify the impact of COVID-19 on school-aged youth and arising needs for this population.
- Explore how agencies and organizations that support the wellbeing of youth have adapted to the current context.
- Identify roles for local leaders, including local government and youth, in supporting wellbeing.
- Discuss opportunities for long-term recovery and systems change that supports wellbeing among youth of all backgrounds.
This webinar is part of PI’s Adverse Childhood Experiences and Suicide Prevention Rapid Response Training & Tools. Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevention Institute has partnered with the National League of Cities and Dr. Howard Pinderhughes, Director of the Sociology Doctoral Program at the University of California, San Francisco, to offer training and tools to local government and their partners in supporting their communities.
This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 6 NU38OT000305-02-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the CDC.
*Photo credit: Broomfield Youth for Youth.