Now more than ever, school leaders are acutely aware of the mental health challenges facing students and their families, teachers and administrators, and themselves.

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has said, “Our efforts as educators must go beyond literacy, math, history, science, and other core subjects to include helping students to build the social, emotional, and behavioral skills they will need to fully access and participate in learning and make the most of their potential and future opportunities. Amid the pandemic, we know that our students have experienced so much. We can’t unlock students’ potential unless we also address the needs they bring with them to the classroom each day. As educators, it’s our responsibility to ensure that we are helping to provide students with a strong social and emotional foundation so that they also can excel academically.”

It is particularly important to acknowledge the pandemic’s impact on mental health at home and in the community, and to present an opportunity for meaningful conversations about mental health in both, to learn how we may better understand and support those around us.

With that in mind, Charter School Capital welcomes Caroline Poland for a discussion on mental health and school leadership Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET.

Caroline is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is also trained in EMDR therapy, a form of therapy designed for those who experience distress around traumatic memories and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Over the last several years, Caroline developed a series of mental health talks geared toward school leaders and educators. In this discussion, she’ll cover the biology of trauma, how this impacts learning in the classroom, the principles of a Trauma-Informed Classroom, and Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators.

We are so grateful to her for sharing her expertise with the charter school community.

Register for this webinar to hear Caroline Poland discuss the following:

  • Articulate the neurobiology of trauma and survival (and how this impacts each individual in educational settings)
  • Discuss leadership (and how we engage with work) through a lens of mental health
  • Describe how those in leadership and educational positions can serve as healthy co-regulators for your team members and students
  • Strategies that will allow you to better engage in work from a healthy place, as well as to help students regulate in healthy ways in educational settings

Mental Health and Leadership: What Can We Offer to Our Students?

Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET.


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