When Tragedy Strikes: How School Staff can Support Children in Their Care

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We never know when a school or community tragedy may strike. School staff are not always trained to provide support for students that have been exposed to such events. This webinar will review common symptoms in children with trauma exposure, their effects on their social-emotional state, and how we can support them once they return to school. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the symptoms of trauma in students.
  • Describe how tragic events affect the mental health of students.
  • Identify and describe support for students affected by traumatic school events.
  • Describe reintegration strategies for students returning to school post-tragedy.
  • Identify resources available for students that have been exposed to traumatic events.  

Dr. Pedro Olvera, Psy.D., L.E.P., Clinical Manager

Dr. Olvera is a published writer and teaches coursework at California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif., in assessing ELLs, cognitive assessment, and enhancing collaboration with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families.

In addition, he provides clinical support and professional development support with Soliant Health for clinicians in tele-practice. Dr. Olvera has been a bilingual school psychologist in public and private settings for over 21 years.

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Pedro Olvera is a Clinical Manager with Soliant Health and has been authorized to conduct this workshop and will be reimbursed as part of his regular job duties.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Dr. Olvera has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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