Nassau BOCES Mental Health Consortium
The Nassau BOCES Mental Health Consortium is a collective of school districts (2021-2022 list of members here) convened to address the prevalent issue of mental health and wellness within the realm of education. The consortium is designed to offer practical skills and background knowledge that will assist it's component districts in the implementation of plans to address the new and any future regulations or recommendations associated with Mental Health education as issued by NYSED.
The consortium provides district members with access to curriclum, materials, trainings, professional development and numerous collegial groups. Groups include (Social Workers, School Psychologists, Elementary Counslelors, Restorative Pracice Pratcitioners, Behaviorists, Eirn's Law Collegial Group, and more) Meetings are virtual and are moderated by Nassau BOCES staff or Mental Health Professionals.
Our next meeting....
June 21st, 2022 9:30AM- register here on MLP
Rebecca Rolland - The Art of Talking with Children: The Simple keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity and Confidence in Kids
The importance of child:adult relationships has never been more important. Students who have at least one relationship with a school staff member are less likely to commit acts of violence against themselves or others; feel connected to school; have greater academic achievement; have positive peer relations; and stay engaged in school. Please join us on June 21st at 9:30 AM when we have Dr. Rebecca Rolland speak about "The Art of Talking with Children: The Simple keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity and Confidence in Kids." She will present a brief overview of a full-day workshop she is conducing on September 20th. This is an excellent workshop for your new teachers, those struggling to make child connections or looking to build capacity and/or teacher mentors.