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WEBINAR WITH DR. CHRIS LIANG
ISCA Member Webinar Event
School Counselors as Leaders in Supporting Youth, Families, and Educators through Collective Complex Trauma
Thursday, September 24, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
With Covid-19 and the racial trauma caused by the violence toward people of color in the United States, youth and adults alike are experiencing Collective Complex Trauma (CCT). The levels of stress from CCT, coupled with normal academic and social stressors, likely will exacerbate existing mental health problems experienced by youth. The problems in the Fall, as schools reopen remotely or for face-to-face operations, likely will be significant. School counselors, who typically play critical leadership roles within schools, will need to translate their understanding of trauma, stress and mental health to systems-level change to co-create new post-Covid-19 environments that promote social-emotional well-being from an anti-racist trauma-responsive perspective.
This session by Dr. Christopher Liang, Chairperson of the Department of Education and Human Services, and Professor of Counseling Psychology and International School Counseling at Lehigh University, will focus on providing a frame by which school counselors can advocate for and strengthen school-wide practices to mitigate the effects of stress and promote racial understanding and wellness.