Empathy Matters: SEL After Trauma
Instructor Deborah Merriam
Course Number TBA
This course is designed to help teachers, administrators, school counselors, and additional support professionals to recover from the challenges of the pandemic and better understand the needs of both educators and students with regard to social and emotional needs after trauma such as Covid-19. Through active discussions, exploration of current research, and reflective practice, participants will deepen their understanding of incorporating strategies supporting social/emotional health through self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. The work of Emotional Intelligence and the further development of empathy will support better mental health following the trauma of the pandemic. Diverse learning needs, multicultural factors, current research, and best practices in educational settings PK – 12 will be explored.
This course meets for a total of 45 hours instructional contact hours with a minimum of 20 hours
focusing on instruction, best practices, and current research with regard to strategies for
effective inclusive practice for students with disabilities/diverse learning needs.
Framingham State University - 3 graduate credits
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