Schools That Heal & Social Workers as Leaders in the Process

June 4 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

About the Event

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) are examples of educational reforms that aim to ensure that every child succeeds; yet such policies fail to address the imbedded inequities that create barriers to student success. In this workshop, Ana Marsh (bio), LCSW, will share her experiences serving as the principal of the Brooklyn School for Social Justice: what steps has she taken to develop an educational model that holistically addresses every aspect of a child’s well-being? She will focus on the role that social workers and counselors can play in developing this model and will also address the way COVID-19 has brought to light the need for meaningful social-emotional practices in schools.