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Supporting Students and Educators Experiencing Trauma

Our speakers shared ideas and best practices for engaging children impacted by stress and anxiety while building resiliency for students and educators.

Key topics included:

  • Unpacking the traumatic impact of COVID-19 on school communities and the role educators play in building resilience in themselves and their students
  • Seeking to understand students’ experiences and what they need as they face real-time trauma
  • Real-time actions to care for individuals experiencing trauma in communities and districts


  • Dr. Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, Chief of Psychiatry and Vice-Chair at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF
  • Tiawana Perez, Principal of PS 6/ West Farms School, NYCDOE
  • Dr. Barbara Sorrels, Executive Director of The Institute for Childhood Education and CEO of Connected Kid
  • Michelle Valbrun-Pope, Senior Advisor, Whole-Child Development, New Teacher Center
  • Atyani Howard, Chief Program Officer, New Teacher Center
  • Erika Reese, Senior Director, Internal Learning, New Teacher Center

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