Addressing the Mental Health Impacts of COVID19 on Students and Educators
2021 Engage & Excel
- Date: September 30, 2021
- Moderator: Shari Albright, EdD
- Speakers: Charles R. Martinez Jr., PhD, Kelvey Oeser, MPAff, Angélica Ramsey, EdD, and Dewitt Smith, EdD
Even as we move into recovery, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to magnify the mental health needs of students and educators. Policymakers and practitioners understand the critical link between mental health and learning and the role schools can play in supporting social and emotional wellness as keys to academic success. Students and educators alike are struggling with pandemic-related social isolation, anxiety, trauma, and grief. Session attendees will learn how Texas is responding to these challenges and how the Texas Education Agency, higher education, and PreK-12 schools are working to ensure Texas communities have what they need to support student and educator emotional wellness in the months and years to come.