• Back-to-School: Supporting Students in their Return to School

    Students’ return to school this fall will be particularly important; many students will be returning to school buildings full time for the first time in more than a year. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, adolescent mental health was moving in the wrong direction, with many experiencing stress, anxiety and depression. The pandemic added even more stressors for youth and families, with the potential to further erode adolescent mental health, making it more important than ever to support them in the ways they need. Please click here for the handout.

    Schools play a critical role in promoting adolescent health and well-being. Discuss the protective impact of safe, supportive learning environments and connectedness, and identify strategies schools can implement to support students.


    Earn 0.1 CEUs/1 contact hours for this webinar by purchasing and passing the corresponding quiz found in the Specialists and Exams section of the Online Store. Search by keyword of the webinar title to find the exam in the online store. CEU exams are available for three years following the live webinar.

    Learning objectives:

    After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

    1. Summarize data highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health
    2. Discuss the role and impact of safe, supportive learning environments on buffering negative experiences and risk behaviors
    3. Identify strategies and resources schools can use to support students


    Kathleen Ethier, Ph.D., Director, CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) in the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention

    Original air date: Aug. 4, 2021

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