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Returning to School: Mitigation and Mental Health Strategies
Please join the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST for a presentation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to optimize mitigation strategies and mental health to facilitate a safe return to schools in the new year. The presentation will include 1) user-friendly tools and information for schools to inform the selection and implementation of COVID-19 mitigation strategies; and 2) information about how to support and promote mental health for students and school staff, both in-person and virtually.

Cria Perrine, PhD, is a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and an epidemiologist in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Dr. Perrine joined CDC in 2008 as part of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, CDC’s front-line training program of “disease detectives.” She is currently serving as the Task Force Lead for the Community Interventions and Critical Populations Task Force in CDC’s COVID-19 response.

Marci Hertz, M.S. Ed., Senior Behavioral Scientist, Division of Adolescent and School Health, CDC. Since 2003 Ms. Hertz has worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Lead Behavioral Scientist in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and in the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). She is currently a Senior Behavioral Scientist in DASH focusing on promoting mental health and preventing substance use and violence in school settings.

Please contact NCSSLE at NCSSLE@air.org if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing from you about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities.

For information related to COVID-19 in schools, paste the following link:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

Jan 13, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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