COVID-19 Disparities Webinar: How to Support Racial & Ethnic Minority Students

Dear School-Based Mental Health Leaders,

We would like to share an upcoming webinar opportunity on August 4th from 12 – 1:00 PM ET. This webinar, COVID-19 Disparities Webinar: How to Support Racial & Ethnic Minority Studentswill be presented by Dr. Briana Woods-Jaeger and will be at no cost to participants.

This webinar will examine the various adversities experienced by racial and ethnic minority students as a result of the outbreak COVID-19. Additionally, this webinar will highlight how teachers and school staff can provide support to students disproportionately affected by incorporating cultural humility practices in a school/classroom setting.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority students
  2. Learn how cultural humility can support addressing COVID-19 disparities
  3. Describe how to incorporate cultural humility into preparations for returning to school in the fall

Key take-home skills that participants can apply in their work:

  1. Describe how and why COVID-19 has impacted minority students
  2. Apply cultural humility practices in classroom settings
  3. How to provide support to minority student populations

Dr. Woods-Jaeger’s research examines social and structural processes that link the experience of child trauma and adversity to mental and physical health disparities. Her work focuses on identifying ways to prevent adverse childhood experiences, supporting different systems (e.g., education, juvenile justice, social services, health care) in understanding and responding to the needs of trauma-exposed youth, and improving access to culturally responsive, evidence-based psychological interventions for youth exposed to trauma and chronic stress. She has developed and implemented child toxic stress prevention programs in early education settings and is currently implementing and evaluating a trauma-informed violence prevention program in middle and high schools.

Please register for this event here.