DESE COVID-19 SEL Initiative - REACH
As schools begin the 2020-21 school year, they are welcoming back students and staff members who have experienced unprecedented trauma, lost loved ones, experienced economic insecurity and missed crucial socialization opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To address these needs, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has partnered with Alive and Well Communities- (Admin Memo CCR-20-002) to provide additional guidance documents, training sessions and engagement strategies for educators regarding social-emotional learning and development.
Educating schools and communities
Adapting to a "new normal"
Connecting to resources
Helping build SEL capacity
Social Emotional Upcoming Trainings
- Training on Implementing the Missouri Model for Trauma-Informed Schools: Coaching on creating and implementing action plans to advance on key indicators
- Trauma-Informed Leadership Development Program: Training, coaching, and peer support Opportunities for Building and district leaders
- Social Emotional Crisis Response Task Force: Educator task force plus student and family task force, developing guidance, recommendations, and accountability for this project, and identifying unmet needs and driving responsive supports
- Trauma-Informed Crisis Plans (coming soon)
Educator Well-Being- central to healthy and successful schools, learn about self-care, community-care, and the role of leaders in creating cultures of well-being
|September||Navigating the New Normal - Supporting educators and students through grief and loss|
|August||Social-Emotional Reentry Considerations|