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Classroom Mental Health Strategies for Students and Teachers

Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Classroom Mental Health Strategies for Students and Teachers

Presented by Erin McClintock, Senior Director of Impact and Education, EVERFI; Lauren Pingul, Senior Manager of K-12 Implementation,  EVERFI; Kimberly Palocsay, Middle School Math and CTE Educator, Ohio Virtual Academy

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Mental wellness is a key element of a healthy lifestyle. Research shows that equipping students with cognitive-behavioral skills can improve their ability to deal with stress and help to prevent significant mental health issues in the future.

We know that teachers and schools are increasingly asked to take on challenges that exceed far beyond the bounds of the classroom, often with insufficient and outdated resources. This edWebinar introduces educators to the Mental Wellness Impact Framework, a public-health developed framework for supporting student well-being.

Speakers offer a breakdown of the current research on student mental health, strategies for supporting student and one’s own well-being, and offer practical ways to put it to use. In addition, viewers will receive access to free blended-learning lessons focused on social-emotional learning and mental health that provide population-level primary intervention for your students.

This recorded edWebinar will be of particular benefit to teachers, librarians, and school leaders of elementary through high school grade levels.


Erin McClintockAbout the Presenters

Erin McClintock is a strength-based mental health practitioner with a passion for prevention, social-emotional learning, and digital wellness. In her role as Senior Director of Impact and Education and EVERFI’s resident mental health subject matter expert, Erin critically explores the ways in which technology can play a part in supporting the emotional well-being of learners across the lifespan, and how to best utilize technology to make an impact on the collective mental health of our world. Erin holds a graduate degree in counseling psychology, completed her post-master’s studies in trauma and addiction counseling, and has extensive experience in community, school, and collegiate mental health.


Lauren PingulLauren Pingul has been in education for the past ten years, as both a teacher and administrator. She now works as Senior Implementation Manager for EVERFI K-12 in Illinois, where she helps districts, schools, and teachers implement no-cost digital resources in their classrooms. Lauren used EVERFI’s resources in her own classroom and now gets to help students across the state of Illinois to gain access to engaging digital content.


Kimberly PalocsayKimberly Palocsay has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Education K-8 with a concentration in mathematics. This is her third year teaching middle school at Ohio Virtual Academy, where she created a career exploration course, while also teaching math and CTE. She has five boys, two grandsons, and four cats.


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EVERFIFrom grade school through retirement, EVERFI’s free digital education curriculums empower learners of all ages to make safe, smart and informed decisions. We bring together the public and private sectors so K-12 teachers can equip today’s learners with the skills they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.


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Thursday, December 5, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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