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Office of Health and Wellness

Resources in Response to COVID-19 

The Office of Health and Wellness has contributed to resources that support educators during these unprecedented times. The following are the most requested areas regarding practices and the COVID-19 guidelines.

About Health and Wellness

The Office of Health & Wellness and CDE provide state and federal funding, training, and technical assistance to schools to prevent risk behavior, serve at-risk students and their families, and promote positive health and behavior. 

News and Announcements

Students have faced changes, challenges and loss during the pandemic, and the stress may be impacting their ability to succeed in school. The following professional development opportunities are designed to help teachers expand their capacity to support students through these difficult times. Some of the sessions started last month, but teachers can still join into these virtual sessions hosted by national experts.

Webinars and Trainings:

Connecting Social-Emotional Learning with Culturally Responsive Teaching

  • Join the Speaker Series, including  Monica Washington, “Connecting Social-Emotional Learning with Culturally Responsive Teaching,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14; and Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa, “Social Emotional Learning for RurALL from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28. Sign up here.  

School Culture and Climate: 

  • “Integrating Trauma-Informed Promising Practices” This interactive professional development series focuses on increasing capacity and sustainability for integrating trauma-informed, culturally-responsive (TICR) best practices, in ways that meet the needs of all students.The training series will be divided into 3 trainings for Elementary staff and 3 trainings for Secondary staff starting on October 2nd and going through November 6th, 2020. All trainings will be from 12-2pm. Registration can be found here. Questions, please contact Andrea Pulskamp.

School Health Professional Grant (SHPG):

  • “Student Case Presentation and Book Study” will take participants into a “deeper dive into neurobiological principles.”  Participants will read “The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog” by Dr. Bruce Perry. Virtual meeting dates are: Friday, Oct. 30; Friday, Nov. 13; Friday, Dec. 11; and Friday, Dec. 18. The sessions will be noon to 4 p.m. Registration can be found here.
  • “The Impact of Stress on Learning and Behavior and Creating Developmentally Relevant Strategies” has sessions on Friday, Oct. 9, and Friday, Oct. 16, at noon to 4 p.m. If you are interested in registering, please contact Pam Hitt at


CDE Student Wellness Grant Applications Coming in the Fall 2020!