Coping with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Supporting the Mental Health of International Communities Affected by the Outbreak
March 17, 2020 7:00-8:00am U.S. Central Standard Time
People living in international communities are disproportionately affected by the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The risk to public health has resulted in the separation of families, emergency evacuations, quarantine, restrictions of travel and the closure of schools. This emergency is extraordinarily stressful, particularly for people who have a previous history of problems related to managing anxiety and other mood disorders. School counselors are being called upon to support communities affected by the virus, and students, faculty and administration are relying on their expertise to respond to the mental health needs of the community.
This webinar will address the mental health problems associated with the outbreak. We will talk about ways to respond to community needs in ways that are measured, thoughtful and stabilizing. Additionally, we will talk about the effect that this emergency has on caregivers themselves, and ways that counselors can work to ensure their own emotional wellbeing.
When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 7:00am - 8:00am U.S. Central Time (Convert to your time zone here)
Who: Dr. Sean Truman, this year's ISCA Conference Keynote Speaker, is a graduate of Reed College where he majored in Psychology, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and was a National Institute of Mental Health Fellow at the Yale University School of Medicine where he worked both at the Child Study Center and in the Department of Psychiatry. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Truman has worked as both a researcher and a professor of undergraduates and graduate students in Psychology.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Truman is the founder of the Truman Group, a practice that provides mental health care to English speaking expatriates living overseas.
If you are not able to attend the webinar at the scheduled time, we will be recording the presentation. To receive a link to the recorded webinar after March 17th, you will need to register at the link below. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
With growing concerns related to Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus), schools around the world are facing long and short term closures and have opened online learning environments, which can cause stress and anxiety for our students, parents and fellow staff members. We also understand there are many schools that remain open, but are preparing plans should they need to close. With our focus on student mental health and well-being, especially during this difficult time, the need to proactively communicate with parents and to provide strategies and suggestions to our families and community remain a top priority.
The International School Counselor Association (ISCA) Task Force has compiled the following resources which we hope will be useful to you and your school during this challenging and stressful time.
Please let us know how we can support you during these times. If you have other resources that would like for us to post please email us at email@example.com.
Here you will find two new versions of the ISCA Scope and Sequence. A full article on the Scope and Sequence can be read here.
February 3-8th, 2019 we are celebrating the 1st International School Counseling Week.
How can you celebrate?
Here is a list of the primary concerns from Dr. Poland regarding 13 Reasons Why. Please review this list especially as Season 2 is set to launch May 18, 2018. Updated: May 9, 2018.
Go here for the 1-hour recording of the 2017 webinar. Here is the presentation by Dr. Poland from the webinar.
Join ISCA today to continue to be apart of these conversations and have access to more resources, as well as stay up-to-date about the 2019 ISCA Conference, March 14-16, 2018, in Brussels, Belgium.
Dr. Poland will be presenting as part of the ISCA-AAIE Summer Institute at Nova Southeastern University, June 25-28, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Register is still open: click here for more information.