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Thursday, March 30 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Trauma, Mental Health, DBT, and UDL: Universally-Designed Mental Health Programming for the K-12 Classroom

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This session is intended as either a stand-alone or follow-up to the proposed Ted Talk on mental health. Following a double suicide at a local high school, I facilitated a team of psychiatrists, SEL experts, counselors, teachers, and school leaders in a discussion about processes for healing, and preventive future programming to build resiliency and distress tolerance in students. In this session, the program developed in collaboration with the team as a result of this discussion and which is just now beginning to be implemented in schools, will be shared.

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Jennifer Katz

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Dr. Katz received her PhD in 2008 from the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Teaching to Diversity: The Three Block Model of UDL and Resource Teacher: A Changing Role in the Three-Block Model of UDL. Dr. Katz taught in inclusive classrooms from K-12 for 16 years. Her work as an advocate of inclusive education has spanned several provinces and territories, and multiple audiences. She is currently an assistant professor in the... Read More →

Thursday March 30, 2017 2:15pm - 3:30pm
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