Thursday Mar 23, 2023

Using schools as good protective factors

Matt DuBois, PhD., NCSP is a licensed school psychologist and clinical psychologist currently working in the Public Schools of Brookline (MA) as the Assistant Director of Guidance, Clinical Services, and Social-Emotional Learning. In addition to his role in Brookline, Dr. DuBois is the President of Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA) and is currently an SEL Fellow with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Dr. DuBois has published works in the Journal of School Psychology, School Psychology Review, and the School Psychology Communiqué. What is the most challenging mental health issue in school right now? This is a big question! Students are struggling to consistently attend and engage in school. We are addressing the mental health needs of students with a variety of prevention-based supports (e.g., explicit SEL instruction in the classroom) and small-group and individualized mental health interventions. We are continuing to help support staff without clinical training to support the mental health needs of students. The impact of belonging on student well-being; the role of school as a protective factor for students, Helping students, staff, and guardians understand the difference between experiencing normative levels of unpleasant feelings versus presenting with a mental health diagnosis; accurately understanding what positive , mental health means, the role that schools and guardians have in the development of strong social-emotional skills.

Dr. Matthew DuBois's publication "Facilitating Student Reentry Following Psychiatric Hospitalization " (2020) NASP National Association of School Psychologists, file:///C:/Users/charl/Downloads/Facilitating%20Student%20Reentry%20Following%20Psychiatric%20Hospitalization%20(2).pdf

HOST: Charle Peck, M.Ed., MSW SPEAKER PROFILE: COMPANY PROFILE: KEYNOTE ONE PAGER: FACILITATOR ONE PAGER: EMAIL: BIO: Charle Peck is the co-creator of Thriving School Community, a revolutionary program designed for schools to improve mental health. With over 20 years of education and mental health leadership experience, she has the unique lens of both a certified teacher and a licensed clinical therapist specializing in trauma. Charle holds an MS in Education and an MS in Social Work. Her role as a high school teacher coupled with her work with children and families in crisis gives her incredible insight into solving youth mental health problems stemming from our schools. She is the co-author of Improving School Mental Health: The Thriving School Community Solution and a global keynote speaker delivering powerful messages of hope to educators. Connect with Charle at: and on Twitter at: @CharlePeck Twitter Youtube Book: LinkedIN: Instagram: Website: Clubhouse: @charlepeck Twitter LinkedIN: Instagram: LinkTree:

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