Supporting a Positive Transition Back to School: Strategies for Students, Teachers, and Families

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The meeting objectives are:

  • Introduce the key components for a positive transition back to school (e.g., relationship building, predictability, regulation).
  • Discuss evidence-based and best practices related to regulation strategies that can be applied by school teams.
  • Share engagement building strategies between students, families, schools, and the community through youth developed wellness tools (e.g., Virtual Wellness Centers).



  • Ronald LaFleur, MSW, LICSW, Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)
  • Monique Leopold, MEd., EdS, Trauma-informed Practices in Schools Practice Group
  • Danielle Palmer, Ph.D., Trauma-informed Practices in Schools Practice Group
  • Simone Sawyer, MSPH, GWU, Youth-Adult Partnerships Workgroup
  • Youth from The Young Women’s Project