Transitioning Our Students Back
Youth as young as six to young adults are experiencing significant increases in behavioral health concerns from the effects of isolation and diminished social and educational interactions since the onset of COVID-19. During this workshop, participants will identify safe, inclusive and supportive approaches that destigmatize mental health challenges, improving the learning environment for students and staff. Discussion and examination of social and emotional learning practices to promote students’ sense of belonging, create predictable routines, and foster connection, will provide participants with strategies to implement in schools and youth-serving agencies.
Stephanie Colvin-Roy, Training and Organizational Development Associate, Center for Schools and Communities, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Understanding Safety and Security Assessments and What Climate Has to Do with It
Are you curious about what a safety and security assessment for your school entails? Join us to discuss the different aspects of Act 44 assessments. As approved assessors with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), this presentation will give a unique look into what a comprehensive safety and security assessment should look like and how to interpret the final recommendations. We will explore common pitfalls and how you can prepare for your upcoming assessment. When ready, the Center for Safe Schools can help you schedule your next assessment.
Leah Harry Galkowski, Safe Schools Coordinator, Center for Safe Schools, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Tom Ryan, Consultant, Center for Safe Schools, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Where Everyone Knows Your Name: The Importance of Partnerships Before, During and After a Disaster
This presentation will highlight how the Phoenixville community came together in March 2020 and successfully built on existing relationships to find creative solutions to navigate the challenges of the pandemic, storms and power outages, an apartment building fire, and a hazardous materials incident through cross-sector partnerships. The session will identify how collaboration, cooperation and coordination were key factors in understanding the issues facing us and moving forward to develop solutions and practices.
Rafael Henin, Emergency Management Coordinator, Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Karin Williams, Director, Phoenixville Office of Emergency Management, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Janet Zeis, Director of Agency Relations and Distribution, Chester County Food Bank, Exton, Pennsylvania