Virtual Coffee Chat: Columbia Alums On School-Based Mental Health Programs
TOPIC: Evaluating social and emotional learning and the intersection of trauma in a school-based mental health program: A mixed methods study
Please join a half-hour informal conversation with Johanna Creswell Baez, PhD, LCSW (’06) and Kristen Renshaw, LCSW (’06), two alumni who met at Columbia School of Social Work and went on to open Wediko New York in 2011 as co-directors. Their program started with one school and three staff, and is now in 20 NYC public schools with 35 staff.
Baez and Renshaw will talk about their experience starting and growing this program, and share the methods they use to evaluate the program’s impact on students’ social and emotional learning, as well as the effectiveness of the program’s trauma-informed care framework in public school programs.