SEL in Action: Proven Solutions to Improve Student Mental Health

Date of broadcast: Thu, 08/22/19

With 7 in 10 teens reporting that anxiety and depression are major problems*, students and educators seek support and resources to address mental health and wellness. Administrators who focus on social emotional learning (SEL) observe students performing better academically with improved behavior, creating an overall positive school environment. SEL also fosters self-confidence and well-being among children and teens and builds their resilience to stress.

Attend this web seminar to learn how to integrate SEL programs and digital resources into everyday instruction and make a lasting impact on youth mental health and school safety. Panelists will share their experiences and discuss how to effectively help students facing anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, by implementing real-world, actionable best practices and strategies. 

Key points:

  • Securing funding to acquire practical SEL resources
  • Improving truancy and reducing chronic absenteeism with SEL interventions
  • Empowering classroom teachers to adopt tools and address mental health
  • Reducing schoolwide anxiety and depression, a top concern acknowledged by teens

*Pew Research Center, Survey of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 conducted Sept. 17 – Nov. 25, 2018. 

 Scheduled speakers:

Grace Gallagher
Executive Director
Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation (VA)

Shericka D. Smith, MSSW, CSW
Coordinator of Extended School Services, Social Work, & School Mental Health Services
Fayette County Public Schools (KY)

Andrea Drouillard
Education Consultant
Gale, a Cengage Company (MI)

Who will benefit: Administrators interested in social emotional learning, mental health and wellness, school climate and school safety. Anyone may attend.