Special Event Seminar Presented By Dr. Kira Mauseth

Behavioral Health Impacts of COVID-19 for Educators &
The Back to Classroom THINK Toolbox

Monday, December 6, 2021
4:00pm to 5:30 pm

Dr. Kira Mauseth, from the Washington Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Strike Team, will share current youth behavioral health symptoms and how those correspond with the phases of disaster, as well as, the newly released COVID-19 Back-to-Classroom THINK Toolbox.

Dr. Kira Mauseth is a practicing clinical psychologist who splits her professional time between seeing patients at Snohomish Psychology Associates, teaching as a Senior Instructor at Seattle University and serving as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health. She also serves on the state’s Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC). Her work and research interests focus on resilience and recovery from trauma as well as disaster behavioral health. She has worked abroad extensively in disaster response and with first responders and health care workers throughout United States. Dr. Mauseth also conducts trainings and provides presentations to organizations and educational groups about disaster preparedness and resilience building within local communities. 

The COVID-19 Back-to-Classroom THINK Toolbox includes:  

  • Impact of Disasters on Children and Teens  
  • The Importance of Resilience  
  • Impact of COVID-19 on School Staff and Mentors: How to Effectively Practice Self-Care  
  • Tools for Teachers – Interventions for the Classroom  
  • Tools for Coaches, Mentors, and Other School Staff  
  • Tools for Parents and Caregivers  

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the mental health impact of COVID-19 on youth, the importance of resilience, and an awareness of what to expect as we return to the classroom.
  • Participants will understand the value of and how to effectively practice self-care.
  • Participants will receive tools and resources for teachers, school-wide staff, and families that mitigate the effects of trauma.

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