Author Type

Graduate Student

Location

U-Hall 3-087

Start Date

28-3-2018 4:10 PM

End Date

28-3-2018 5:00 PM

Presentation Type

Paper

Abstract

Given our current cultural and sociopolitical climate, it is highly imperative that first generation, black and brown students are positioned to live sustainable lives of choice. Traditional and non-traditional post-secondary opportunities will afford them the ability to have the skills and the knowledge they need as advocates for unheard voices and to challenge equitably unjust institutional systems. However, these leaders of our future will not be able to fully access such success if their general wellness and mental health is not intact. It has been my personal mission for the last 7 years, developing myself as a leader for a charter network, to build systems and develop best fit practice in direct service of socio-emotional learning and clinical mental health counseling. With identified passion and connection to the broader scope of education reform, I have placed value and priority on creating an innovative and inclusive approach to threading socio-emotional content throughout the KIPP Through College department of KIPP:MA as Co-Founder, Assistant Director, and Director of Counseling and Program Management. I also currently lead socio-emotionally focused professional development for practitioners of college access and career development on a regional and national level as the KIPP Foundation Community of Practice Leader for Socio-Emotional Coaching. Through sharing my developments, readers with interest and/or expertise in school counseling, teaching, social work, mental health counseling, and leadership will glean insightful takeaways and engage in thought provoking exploration that may help shift mindset—leaning toward new opportunity to impact the systems within which they work.

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Wellness & Psychoeducational Empowerment: An Innovative Approach to Mental Health & Education

U-Hall 3-087

Given our current cultural and sociopolitical climate, it is highly imperative that first generation, black and brown students are positioned to live sustainable lives of choice. Traditional and non-traditional post-secondary opportunities will afford them the ability to have the skills and the knowledge they need as advocates for unheard voices and to challenge equitably unjust institutional systems. However, these leaders of our future will not be able to fully access such success if their general wellness and mental health is not intact. It has been my personal mission for the last 7 years, developing myself as a leader for a charter network, to build systems and develop best fit practice in direct service of socio-emotional learning and clinical mental health counseling. With identified passion and connection to the broader scope of education reform, I have placed value and priority on creating an innovative and inclusive approach to threading socio-emotional content throughout the KIPP Through College department of KIPP:MA as Co-Founder, Assistant Director, and Director of Counseling and Program Management. I also currently lead socio-emotionally focused professional development for practitioners of college access and career development on a regional and national level as the KIPP Foundation Community of Practice Leader for Socio-Emotional Coaching. Through sharing my developments, readers with interest and/or expertise in school counseling, teaching, social work, mental health counseling, and leadership will glean insightful takeaways and engage in thought provoking exploration that may help shift mindset—leaning toward new opportunity to impact the systems within which they work.