Upcoming/Archived Webcasts, Podcasts,
and Virtual Conferences of Interest

If your organization is planning a webcast related to mental health in schools, please let us know so we can include it here

See the following re. the Coronavirus Crisis

(1) Throughout April and May Kaiser Permanente will offer a Thriving Schools series of webinars on caring for the education community during COVID-19. Each webinar will offer insights and ideas for educators, family caregivers, and school staff to care for themselves and others during this time. If you miss a webinar, be sure to check out the recordings that will be posted to this page once the webinar event has completed.


(2) AIR explores ways the pandemic is affecting lives and how to address the challenges. https://www.air.org/resource/air-s-covid-19-response-and-resources

> Opportunities for Learning and Development in Out-of-School Time

>Safe, Supportive Learning at Home

>Communities of Practice During COVID-19

(3) From the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) https://www.nassp.org/news-and-resources/covid-19/

“Leading Through Crisis”  a six-part virtual town hall series to connect colleagues to discuss new reality during this critical situation.

>Leading Through Crisis: Supporting Students, Families, and Staff
Leading Through Crisis: Leading Remote Learning
>Leading Through Crisis: Sustaining School Life
>Staying True to IEPs During the COVID-19 Closure
>State and Federal Policy Response to COVID-19

(4) From the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) https://www.naesp.org/content/coronavirus-resources

Motivate, Energize and Appreciate Your Staff Through COVID-19
Watch Video Recording | Download Slides | Resource List

>Parenting Through a Pandemic
>Tales From a Leader: Ways to Infuse Literacy Into Your Virtual Leading
>PPE: Parental Participation and Engagement
>Connecting in Isolation: Ways to Build Your PLN
>Springing Into Fall: Building a Better Next Year

(5) From WestEd https://www.wested.org/webinars-home/

Resource Planning for Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

>Blending and Braiding Funds to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on the Most Vulnerable Students

>Strategies for Districts to Support Self-care for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(6) A comprehensive listing of all California Department of Ed webinars related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/covid19webinars.asp

(7) Complimentary webinars, virtual multi-day events, blog posts, downloadable guides, and even 1:1 office hours and coffee chats for K-12 leaders to “talk it out” if needed. Organized in the following focus areas: Leadership, Culture,Virtual Learning + Virtual Work, and Communication. https://www.edelements.com/covid19-school-districts

Previously listed

>Communities Respond to COVID-19 with Innovative High-impact Strategies


>Peer, Friend and Self Support in the COVID-19 Crisis: How to Provide Support for Ourselves and Others Through Times of Fear and Isolation,

>COVID-19 Podcasts and Webinars, University of MN

>COVID-19 Webinar Video for Clinicians, Johns Hopkins

>Mental Health Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

>New strategies to support educator's response to COVID-19

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oEE22CSyQZG83pHHiF2dtw#SchoolEveryDay #COVID19 

>Upcoming and Recorded Coronavirus Converations and access to resources

>Upcoming and Recorded Coronavirus Webinars from Child Care







  • For webinars related to social emotional learning (SEL), click here

  • AASA's Leadership Network cohorts and thought partners are providing FREE webinars where you'll gain advice and strategies on the most critical issues leaders are facing https://www.aasa.org/AASA-LeadershipNetwork-Webinars.aspx

  • the National Child Traumatic Stress Network address questions mental health providers are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic -- see recorded webinars and related resources at https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/global-mhttc/products-resources-catalog

  • National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) offers its own webinars and lists others at http://www.schoolmentalhealth.org/Connect/Webinars/ 

  •  Some other upcoming webinars

    10/26 Findings and Lessons from the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative https://hatcherhub.webex.com/ 

    10/27 Wait! Did I Sign up for This? Tips for Leading Your School Through COVID-19 https://www.naesp.org/career/webinars

    10/27 Prevention Education in the New Normal https://www.schoolcounselor.org/

    10/28 The Role of Principal Supervisors Amidst a Pandemic https://www.nassp.org/professional-learning/online-professional-development/webinars/ 

    10/29 Education next: The post covid 19 challenge https://dropoutprevention.org/conferences/education-next-the-post-covid-19-challenge/

    10/30 Who Gets to Thrive? The Science of Learning and Development as a Tool for Anti-Racism https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqkNybryIWNsnsvEx4jo9nOGmQAcpn51FQ0YYm8SmfEK2YqQ/viewform 

    10/30 Strategic school models in the year of covid https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html 

    11/2 Social emotional learning in a virtual space https://www.mobilize.us/nea/event/314697/ 

    11/2 Educating Your Child with Mental Health Needs: Special Education and Distance Learning https://www.pacer.org/workshops/

    11/4 Building an effective team https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/events 

    11/10 Equitable and Engaging Concurrent Virtual Learning https://www.edelements.com/equitable-and-engaging-concurrent-virtual-learning-111020

    11/11 Flexible learning models for a resilient district https://www.edelements.com/flexible-learning-models-for-a-resilient-district-111120 

    11/12 Building virtual student connections to enhance assessment https://www.sswaa.org/

    12/9 Planning to Pivot: Creating Schedules to Enhance Teaming (K-8) in the Era of Covid-19 https://www.naesp.org/career/webinars 

    12/9 Stressed Out https://www.nasponline.org/professional-development 

    12/11 Build Educator Resilience Through Self-Compassion and Gratitude https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/northwest-mhttc/event/webinar-3-build-educator-resilience-through-self-compassion-and

  • Ensuring All Students Succeed

    (1) A transformation blueprint for student/learning supports

    30 minute introductory webinar from the

    Center for MH in Schools & Student/Learning Supports

    (2) The Imperative for a Learning Supports Framework

    Webinar Presentation now on YOUTUBE/span>

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYDg4alT1Dk ,

    Rhonda Neal Waltman, EdD, is the senior director of Consultancy Services—Learning Supports for Scholastic, Inc. She has more than 30 years of experience in education reform using a learning supports model and has served as a teacher, counselor, principal, and assistant superintendent. Dr. Waltman first joined Scholastic as a consultant for Learning Supports and led the action research partnership. 

     As the Carnegie Council Task Force on Education of Young Adolescents (1989) stressed, “While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge.”

    For all students to have the opportunity to succeed, what has to be done in schools to reduce student barriers to learning and to reengage them in the learning process? The Learning Supports Framework demonstrates how the provision of a wide range of learning supports, coupled with effective instruction, is the recipe for ensuring all students succeed.

    Informed by the research of Drs. Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor from the UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools, this webcast will feature Scholastic Education’s Learning Supports staff who will share the school improvement model that has significant results in schools and districts across the nation.

    This Solutions to the Dropout Crisis webcast looks at

    • Why a system of learning supports is an imperative for advancing school improvement and reengaging students.
    • What are learning supports and how are they typically deployed in school?
    • How can learning supports be delivered in an organized comprehensive manner?
    • The importance of building a school improvement plan that includes learning supports, along with instruction and management.
    • Key results that indicate a systems approach can directly impact positive outcomes for students.


    PreventConnect webinar series explores links among various forms of violence, multi-sector prevention efforts, and social inclusion strategies.