The 2021 eLumaNation Summit is happening virtually September 30 – October 1, and we want you to join us! We have an impressive lineup of guest speakers who will be presenting on some of the most important topics facing special educators, administrators, and students in K-12 schools.
This week, one of our highlighted speakers is Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach.
Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and is currently the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the National Association of School Psychologists.
“I am so looking forward to joining eLumaNation to discuss how we can best support student and educator wellness this school year and beyond.”Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach
We look forward to hosting Dr. Strobach at this year’s event! Here are a few key points she will be addressing:
- Schools must prioritize students’ social emotional learning and mental and behavioral health to provide a strong foundation for academic success.
- Schools should strive to have a full complement of school employed mental health professionals (e.g. school psychologists) and collaborative relationships with community agencies and providers.
- You can’t pour from an empty cup. In order to best support students, it is imperative that staff wellness and self-care be emphasized and included in any school wellness plan.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought to the forefront the importance of prioritizing students’ social emotional learning and mental and behavioral health. It has also raised the importance of supporting educator wellness. This session will highlight key components of a comprehensive mental and behavioral health service delivery system; describe the elements of an effective school community partnership, and highlight key practices schools can implement on day one that promote student and staff wellness.
About Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach
Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and is currently the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Strobach consults with, advises, and collaborates with members of Congress, the Department of Education, and other key federal partners and national organizations to advance the availability of comprehensive school psychological services, promote safe schools, promote comprehensive school mental and behavioral health services, address the shortages in school psychology, and other education related issues. Dr. Strobach has developed, authored, and coauthored numerous articles and resources, including NASP’s Framework for Safe and Successful Schools and has presented nationally on issues related to school safety, school mental health, effective discipline policies, and the relationship between education policy and school practices.