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U.S. Department of Education: Recommendations for Addressing Student Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs
Effectively addressing social emotional and mental health needs of students was a crisis prior to the pandemic. Now that students have fully returned to in-person learning, schools and programs need to be prepared to better address these needs, which for many children is more significant based on exposure to trauma and social isolation during the Covid 19 pandemic. This session shares information from the new ED resource and highlights additional federal technical assistance resources that can be used to enhance and support State, district and school efforts.
This talk was presented at:
2022 National ESEA Conference
February 2022 in New Orleans, LA
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Charles "Bryan" Jenkins

Dr. Charles “Bryan” Jenkins is a Management Analyst at the U.S. Department of Education, in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Bryan previously worked in the Office of Postsecondary Education as a Program Officer for the National Resource Centers program, Foreign Language and Areas Studies Program, and the International Research and Studies program, overseeing the Africa, Canada, International, and Western Europe portfolios. Prior to that, he served as a Management and Program Analyst in the Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid, where he conducted assessments of the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of financial aid programs. Bryan is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, licensed in Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, where he has served large metropolitan area school districts and rural school districts. Prior to that, as a graduate research assistant, Bryan developed data collection protocols to analyze large student datasets for accountability, research evaluation, and performance management projects. Bryan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University, an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from the University of Tennessee, and a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from George Washington University.

Priscilla Irvine

Priscilla Irvine is a project officer at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), where she monitors and provides technical assistance for several state special education systems including Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, and Oklahoma. As the Collaboration Facilitator in the Office of Special Education Programs, Priscilla works across the Department of Education as well as other federal government agencies, and partners with multiple organizations on behalf of students with disabilities. Priscilla’s passion is, driving excellent outcomes for children with disabilities through effective collaboration. Born in St. John, Antigua, she is an avid reader who enjoys spending time with her four-year-old twin daughters.

Susan Barrett

Susan Barrett, MA, serves as a Director for the Center for Social Behavior Support (CSBS) at Old Dominion University and a Technical Assistance Director with the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). She assists with large-scale implementation of PBIS; partners with researchers to evaluate the impact of PBIS on students, school staff, and school communities; and serves on the Association of Positive Behavior Supports Board of Directors. She also co-leads the development of the Interconnected Systems Framework, a mental health and PBIS expansion effort. Susan has been published in the areas of large-scale adoption of PBIS, mental health, cost-benefit analysis, advanced tier system development, and adoption of evidence-based practices in schools.