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Webinar: Trauma Informed Practices in Schools: Understanding Racial Trauma and Cultivating Wellness

Trauma Informed Practices in Schools: Understanding Racial Trauma and Cultivating Wellness 
Thursday, July 22, 2021
 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT

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A SAMHSA-sponsored webinar presented on behalf of Mental Health America Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2:30 pm Eastern Time called Trauma Informed Practices in Schools: Understanding Racial Trauma and Cultivating Wellness.  
Trauma can lead to a variety of negative cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes that affect student learning and performance. Educational environments that lack racial and ethnic diversity (among students, teachers, and/or administrators) are often unaware of the impact of racial trauma and how different cultures respond to trauma. When administrators and school staff understand the role of systemic oppression in and out of schools, they can create an environment that is healthier for the whole community.  
This webinar will explore: 
  • The importance and benefits of racial trauma-informed classrooms, schools, and districts; 
  • The core components of a trauma-informed professional development curriculum that has race equity embedded into each module; 
  • Best practices in cultivating healing and wellness in schools;  
  • And how to get started on making your own school or district more trauma-informed, equitable, and wellness-centered.  
  • Dr. Jamie Freeny – Director, Center for School Behavioral Health, Mental Health America of Greater Houston 
  • Dr. Art McCoy – Jennings School District Superintendent Emeritus & Saint Louis University Distinguished Fellow 
When in the seminar room, the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest," enter the name and state of the participant in the "Name" field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on "Enter Room."  For attendees, this is a “listen only” webinar.  Should they need to dial in, the instructions are on the note pad in the seminar room.   
If you dial in, please ensure that your computer speakers are turned off so that there is no audio feedback.
 Note: If you are only able to join the audio portion, then you will not be able to see the webinar presentation.  
 We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. You may need to work with your state’s IT Department to resolve any firewall issues. To test your connection, please go to: http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680
Please contact Kelle Masten with questions at [email protected]
**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.   
***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar. 

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