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Many of us wonder how to engage children affected by stress and anxiety while building resiliency for both children and adults, or students and teachers. During this webinar, In Conversation: Supporting Students & Educators Experiencing Trauma, we learned about:

  • Understanding the potentially traumatic impact of COVID-19 on school communities and the role educators play in building resilience in themselves and their students.
  • Deeply comprehending students’ experiences and what they need while they face real-time trauma. 
  • Learned about real-time actions and activities that are taking place to care for individuals experiencing trauma in communities and districts.


  • Dr. Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, Chief of Psychiatry and Vice-Chair at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF

  • Tiawana Perez, Principal of PS 6/ West Farms School, NYCDOE 

  • Dr. Barbara Sorrels, Executive Director of The Institute for Childhood Education and CEO of Connected Kid

  • Michelle (Mickey) Valbrun-Pope, Senior Advisor, Whole-Child Development, New Teacher Center (NTC)


    • Atyani Howard, Chief Program Officer, New Teacher Center (NTC)
    • Erika Reese, Senior Director, Internal Learning, New Teacher Center (NTC)

    What we do

    We believe that every student, from preschool through high school, deserves an excellent and equitable education that empowers them to reach their full potential in classrooms, communities, and beyond. 

    We work to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness.