Discussion Groups: Behavioral Health

This conference will explore several topics related to behavioral health and school return.

Following Dr. Christopher Bellonci’s presentation, a key topic will be: How to help children come to grips with the emotional impacts of the pandemic: fear, loss and isolation.

Following Ms. Danna's presentation, the group will discuss the question: How can we apply what we have learned about trauma-informed school to help children with the emotional impacts of the pandemic?

School refusal will also be explored as a topic. School leaders will likely be dealing with a much greater instance of school refusal (due to underlying anxiety) when the option to learn remotely eventually ends. School refusal is particularly difficult to remediate the longer it's left unaddressed.