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Kaela Farrise - Guest Author

Kaela Farrise is a child and adolescent therapist, researcher, and consultant on issues related to mental health in schools, impacts of trauma on development, and support for families of color. Kaela holds a B.A. from Stanford University in urban studies with a focus on urban education, and African and African American studies, and has an M.A. in clinical psychology. She currently practices therapy in Oakland, California and is the lab manager for a lab at Stanford University studying the impacts of trauma and adversity on children and families. Learn more at kaelafarrise.com and connect on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Classrooms  |  Return Planning  |  Social and Emotional Learning

How Can Teachers Support Student Mental Health During COVID-19?

As teachers everywhere gear up to go back to school in various settings this Fall, one thing is for certain: they need to be prepared to deal with a number of issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, chief among them being impacts to student mental health. If they’re lucky, teachers have a team of support staff in the form of school counselors and psychologists to help assist students, but even so, much of the work will fall to teachers to help keep students in a headspace where they are able to learn. As the people who spend the most time with students, teachers must incorporate support for mental health into their classrooms.

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