School Mental Health Part One: District and School-Wide Social Emotional Learning Implementation Strategies
Friday, February 05, 2021, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM
School Mental Health Part One:
District and School-Wide Social Emotional Learning Implementation Strategies
Fran Kuehn, LICSW
SEL is widely recognized as a core set of skills necessary to navigate the 21st century world of work and education. As reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression are on the rise, school districts are facing the mandate to incorporate SEL skills into curricula and school-wide practices. Many schools are identifying areas of strength and opportunity to enhance SEL practices and this workshop will further that process through lecture, case studies, group practice and learning.
SEL skills are applicable to and part of treating a wide array of psychological disorders and enhance skills related to frustration tolerance, communication, self-awareness and self-regulation, impulse control and help seeking.
Following this training the participants will be able to:
- Describe the core concepts related to SEL and how their own school as a system is faring regarding SEL implementation.
- List and describe community, district, school and classroom SEL implementation strategies.
- Describe educator well-being, stress and burnout through SEL practices, creating effective implentation teams.
Fran Kuehn, LICSW earned his MSW and M.Ed. from Boston University in 2001 and has spent 18 years as a School Social Worker at Brookline High School before accepting a position on the faculty of the School of Social Work at Salem State University. Fran has designed and implemented school and classroom SEL curricula and has led teams implementing whole-school climate and culture change to support SEL skills for Students and Educators. Fran is a Diplomate in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has a therapy practice in Newton, MA. Fran presents on a wide variety of topics regarding schools and mental health.