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Thursday, August 25, 2022
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT

Back to School: Building Social Emotional Learning Opportunities

With children going back to school, it is crucial we continue to support their mental and emotional well-being as they continue to grow and learn. In this webinar we will discuss the importance social- emotional learning (SEL) has on the mental health of school-aged children. Throughout this webinar we will review relevant statistics, discuss opportunities for creative SEL partnerships, look at current programs and partnerships used by Mental Health America of Hawai’i, and discuss how your communities can provide similar opportunities.

Join Mental Health America and MHA of Hawai’i for this free, 60-minute webinar where we will:

  • Review statistics on SEL and mental health for school-aged children.
  • Discuss building SEL opportunities in school systems.
  • Identify possible partnerships for creating more SEL in the community.
  • Provide resources for SEL, including book recommendations.

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available upon request after the event.

Meet the Speaker

Mestisa C. Gass, PsyD, is the program director for MHA of Hawaii. She is co-chair for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention-Hawaii chapter, a member of the Mental Health Task Force and Statewide Suicide Prevention Task Force, and an advisory board member for the Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse. Originally from the Appalachian Mountains, she has been working in Hawai’i since 2006. She is passionate about bringing education, support, and resources to all communities, especially rural areas like those in which she grew up.