Comprehensive School Safety: Connecting Programs and Initiatives
February 7, 2024
1 hour CTLE
Facilitator: Heather M. Reynolds, Ed.M., Ph.D. is a Professor of Teacher Education at SUNY Empire State University and consultant for SEL-solutions
Over the past several years, the availability of pandemic-related funding has resulted in the rapid growth of school-based programs that address social and emotional health and safety. What does this look like in practice? Facilitator Dr. Heather Reynolds' work with school districts shows that a range of programming and supports have been adopted that focus on connection, caring, and social and emotional supports (e.g., social and emotional learning, restorative practices, trauma informed approaches, positive behavior supports, etc.). This growth is certainly positive, but some districts are struggling to determine the impact of a wide range of programs that exist in some of their schools and classrooms, but not others.
Are you using programs and resources in ways that maximize the potential to impact all students and staff? How can you better connect a range of programming to increase the impact of what you already have in place over time? This one-hour conversation will introduce you to a process for examining your school safety programming through the lens of best practices and multi-tiered systems of support.
Please join us for an initial one-hour conversation about how you can begin this work in your schools and districts.