SEBW Monthly February 2021
Indiana Department of Education
SEBW Team Virtual Office Hours
The Indiana Department of Education is excited to announce virtual, monthly office hours in 2021. The Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness (SEBW) team will be hosting two monthly sessions. The first session of the month will cover a specific topic, while the second session, will be audience-driven.
The first session will occur on February 10, 2021 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST. This session will address ESSER II Funds (COVID funds) and provide ideas on how to spend the funds. Click here to register.
The second session will occur on February 17, 2021 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST. This session will allow educators and administrators to ask the SEBW team questions directly. Click here to register.
Coming in March:
Department of Child Services Decision Tree, Community Partners and Educational Neglect
4 to 5 p.m. EST
Indiana's 3rd Annual Educating the Whole Child Summit: "Equity and Social Emotional Learning: Fostering a Safe Environment for All"
Christy Berger and Lisa Truitt will be presenting on Indiana's SEL Competencies: Revised to Address Inequities and Empower ALL
Jess Yoder and Penelope Friday will be presenting on Educator Wellness Toolkit: Inspiring A Culture of Wellness Specific to Our Educators
The IDOE team is continuing to grow around educational equity. Come learn with us as we read through Coaching For Equity by Elena Aguilar. More information to come.
Creative Approaches to Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Staff
Three strategies school leaders can implement to help ensure that all staff members manage the stresses of this year.
A New Way to Think About Work-Life Balance
As part of their Project AWARE activities, South Bend School Corporation is hosting a virtual series titled "Timeout Tuesdays." These webinars offer South Bend school community members a virtual option for exploring self-care and mental wellness in partnership with local Community Mental Health Center Oaklawn Psychiatric Center. Click here to view Deslynne Roberts, MSW, LSW, discussing stress and its effects on the brain, and to learn tools for mitigating stress and dealing with mental health challenges.
School Social Work
Important Update Regarding Crisis Numbers
Who helps the helpers? SEL for School Counselors’ Mental health
Click here to access this article.
February Indiana School Nurse Webinar: Scope of Practice and the School Nurse
Indiana Radon Poster Contest Sponsored by the American Lung Association and the Indiana Department of Health
- Poster contest, offering cash rewards for students ages 9-14
- Purpose is to increase public awareness of radon gas and encourage people to test their homes
- Posters due before March 5, 2021
- Click here to see the flyer
Antibiotic Resistance Education from the Indiana Department of Health
The Indiana Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) is working to reduce antibiotic resistant bacteria in Indiana. Training materials were created by Oregon AWARE, and updated by the Indiana AWARE Team to provide educators tools to inform students about antibiotic resistance.
- Link to website – https://www.in.gov/isdh/28509.htm
- Presentation – “Bacteria, Antibiotics, and Resistance” – designed for ninth and tenth grade students, 60-minute video, available for free download
- If you would like a presenter to come to your facility and train the trainer, or if you have any questions, please contact Tina Feaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Safety and SEL
New! Reducing Exclusionary Discipline Resource
To ensure our education environments are providing equitable teaching and learning environments for all children, it is crucial all schools examine their current policies and procedures for discipline. Please see this resource as a tool to support. Please contact Lisa Truitt or Steve Balko with any questions or concerns.
Title IV: Funding Options for Reducing Exclusionary Discipline
Click here for more information.
Reducing exclusionary discipline is key in supporting safe and healthy schools as well as providing well rounded educational opportunities to all students. Therefore almost all initiatives aimed at reducing exclusionary discipline are considered allowable expenses through Title IV funding
Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism
New! Educational Neglect Resource
The Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) have had conversation regarding educational neglect and how to better provide supports to educators on this topic due to an abundance of calls to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. This resource is meant to provide additional insight.
Columbia- Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) Training
Stop Suicide Northeast Indiana Coalition is working with its partners to establish a common language to help those thinking of suicide get the appropriate help. One way to have a common language is for all agencies, service providers, educators, churches, etc. to use the same standardized suicide screening tool. Having a common tool can:
- Remove individual interpretation and improve consistency.
- Provide proper identification and accurate level of risk leading to sound decisions about care.
- Ensure a smoother transition/continuity of care between organizations and/or systems because they’re using the same language.
The C-SSRS is a quick & easy tool to screen for suicide risk - click here to register for one of two (not both) options:
Regular C-SSRS Training (for individuals interested in using the tool themselves) - March 2, 2020
C-SSRS Train-the-Trainer (for individuals wanting to train staff/volunteers at their organization or others in the community) - Feb 15, 2020
Winter Edcamp for Indiana Public and Charter School Educators
When: February 9, 2021
What: Grab your hot chocolate, put on your winter gear and cozy up for PATINS Winter Edcamp 2021! On February 9, we are pairing our weekly #PatinsIcam Twitter chat with a live ski lodge feel in Zoom for conversation surrounding specific education topics.
What is an Edcamp? An Edcamp is a form of "unconference" designed specifically for educators and their needs. There will be two, 20 minute sessions of your choice to attend and actively engage in the conversation. Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance, PATINS Edcamp has an agenda that is created by you at the time of registration. All of the space and time are reserved for the topics you want to talk about; your interests, passions and questions.
Register today for the free PATINS Winter Edcamp 2021!
Lead4Change Student Leadership Program Grant Opportunity
What do you need to know to be prepared for the Lead4Change Challenge 2021?
- Deadlines to enter are February 12 and May 14
- Entries are welcome for either round, or both, if your students are doing multiple projects
- An entry must clearly show that the students completed the lessons and a service project
- Tips for submitting a successful Challenge entry can be found in our short Instructional Video or in the Assessment Tool
- No project is too small. Take time to share your students’ work so they can receive Certificates of Completion and Graduation Honor Cords
- Direct Questions to Stephanie Morell at 317-443-2954 or email@example.com