Children, COVID-19 & Mental Health
Presented by Mental Health America of SETX
In light of the COVID pandemic, the 2nd Annual Mental Health Summit will be hosted virtually. Our Summit will provide a bank of pre-recorded webinars designed for educators and professionals working with school-age children and youth.
In addition to the webinars, registration will give you access to a live session with our presenters from Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for dialogue and questions.
Social Emotional Learning Competencies
How will we care for our children's social and emotional health through a screen? The session offers a thorough understanding of The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learnings five core competencies and how to build these in ourselves and our youth. The session will also specifically highlight how our brain states impact the ability to apply these core competencies.
Trauma Informed Care: Pre- and Post- COVID-19
A session on creating safe, predictable, and consistent environments for our youth in light of the traumatic impact of a global pandemic. Participants will develop an operational definition of trauma, recognize the developmental impacts of trauma, and identify resources and strategies for supporting students.
Self Care: It All Begins With Me
Self care is a priority and a necessity, not a luxury. The session highlights self-care as stress management and it's impact on your personal and professional life. Engage in the session to acquire new tools for caring for your self.
Meditation & Yoga
Join yoga instructor and Spanish teacher, Juliana Davila, in guided breathing practices and yoga that everyone can participate in. She will also be sharing techniques and tools that she uses in the classroom.
Live Session with Linda Rodriguez, Ed. D. & Marcellina Melvin, MA, LPC
Interested in discussing the webinars or have questions for our presenters?
Send questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org and mark your calendar for one of the dates below.
February 3, 2021 3pm - 4pm
February 5, 2021 11am - 12pm
About our Presenters
Linda Rodriguez, ED. D.
Prior to joining Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Linda worked as a District Coordinator of PBIS Multi-Tiered System of Behavioral Support/School Behavioral Health for Pasadena ISD. She has built her career in education working with at risk children and youth for over 30 years. Linda is a former bilingual elementary teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal, Director of Education for a career and vocational training school, and district coordinator for PISD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless program. She has worked at all school levels – elementary, middle and high school as well as in traditional, charter and alternative school settings. Linda has also written and coordinated several awarded grants that total over 4 million dollars.
Linda received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, her first master’s in counseling from the University of Houston, a second master’s in educational leadership from University of St. Thomas, and her doctorate in administrative leadership and supervision from the University of Houston. Linda is also an adjunct professor for the University of St. Thomas where she teaches graduate coursework in counseling and is a certified youth mental health first aid instructor.
Marcellina Melvin, MA, LPC
Marcellina joined Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute in April 2018. Before joining the Institute, Ms. Melvin had over 18 years of experience in developing and implementing mental health programs, systems, and procedures in primary, secondary, and post-secondary educational settings. She is a child, adolescent, and family-trained Licensed Professional Counselor. She has over 25 years of experience in providing direct clinical and supervisory services to children, adolescents, parents, and young adults in a variety of clinical settings: residential, in-home, outpatient, private practice, primary, secondary, and post-secondary locations.
While at MMHPI, Marcellina was the project lead on the American Red Cross Texas CARES grant and supported the Texas CARES-Training grant. These grants helped to support the mental and behavioral health needs of teachers, students, and their families along the Gulf Coast that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. She assisted in leading a comprehensive environmental scan of the child welfare services in Harris county as well as assisted in the financial analysis of the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department MST program. In addition to these projects, Ms. Melvin helped in the development of a Mental Health Strategic Framework for Region 4 ESC. She also co-lead the Rebuild Texas Dickinson Independent School District project, where she was instrumental in the development and delivery of curriculum for early childhood teachers, local early childcare center/daycare center staff, and parents in Dickinson ISD. The trainings were intended to improve the social-emotional health of young children.
Marcellina has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Fisk University.
Juliana has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and has been teaching since 2012. She teaches and owns LoveYoga studio in Beaumont, TX. Juliana is an ERYT- 200 and YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) and will be finishing her RYT-500 at the end of October. Juliana specializes in trauma-informed yoga for at risk populations. She teaches yoga each Saturday at Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center and believes that yoga is for every person. Juliana has completed Level 1 and Level 2 in trauma-informed yoga therapy. She is also a certified space holder for Y12SR (yoga and 12-step recovery) meetings.
Juliana works with Garth House Children Advocacy Center, teaching calming techniques, yoga, and restorative practices to children and families. She believes that yoga can provide tools for healing and self-regulation. Juliana likes to find the humor in daily life and brings that into her personal practice.
Live Sessions THIS WEEK February 01, 2021
Check your inbox for information regarding signing into the live sessions with Marci & Linda! You'll have an opportunity to ask questions about the presentations to better implement strategies and perspectives in your own community. Looking forward to seeing you all!
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