Building a Culture of Compassion and Creating Supportive and Safe School Environments – September 22, 2021

Building a Culture of Compassion and Creating Supportive and Safe School Environments – September 22, 2021

 

DC School Behavioral Health Community of Practice meeting “Building a Culture of Compassion and Creating Supportive and Safe School Environments” shared evidence-based practices and other resources that can be applied by school teams to promote supportive and safe school environments.  

 

Presenters:

  • Monique Leopold, Ed.S, Trauma-informed Practices in School Practice Group
  • Danielle Palmer, Ph.D., Trauma-informed Practices in School Practice Group
  • Alex Vann, MA, Building Capacity, LLC
  • Jennifer Fechter, MA, Mind. Inc.
  • Ina M. Slaughter, M. S., School Psychologist, DCPS
  • Crystal Dorn, Med, School Psychologist, DCPS
  • Andre F. Edwards, LICSW, DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)

 

The meeting objectives are to:

  • Introduce the key elements of safe school environments (4R’s: Relationships, Routines, Resilience, and Reinforcement).
  • Share evidence-based and best practices related to self-care and wellness (e.g., mindful self-compassions) that can be applied by school teams to build resiliency and address anxiety, grief, loss, and trauma in schools.
  • Showcase examples of building a culture of compassion in schools.
  • Reflect on key elements of safe school environments and resilience building strategies to integrate them into the School Strengthening Work Plans.

 

Padlet for September 22, 2021 DC CoP meeting: DC CoP Meeting – September 22, 2021  (padlet.org)

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