Why DE Professional Development?
Our professional development sessions are not intended to supplant any existing mental health services currently being offered by organization’s Employee Assistance Programs. We are advocates for mental healthcare and strongly encourage employees to seek counseling from a licensed mental health expert whenever needed; however, we also recognize that mental healthcare is still relatively new, especially in communities of color. The issues facing students and their families are often systemic. COVID-19 has left an overwhelming need for social-emotional supports to help educators and other professionals serving children and families effectively respond to and deal with mental health related issues.
Whole group professional development sessions remove the stigma often associated with counseling; it also allows us to address issues and problems that are happening on a larger scale and equip staff with a group-think approach and perspective from which to respond to issues they may face with their students.
The 4 C’s of Social-Emotional Resilience
We help create a vision to guide educators to success.
We help educators create and cast a vision, not only for their classroom, but for their career and their life. Have a vision for life helps to build resiliency when traumatic events occur. Vision provides a point of reference that allows us to get back on track and push forward.
We pride ourselves in delivering the best education possible to our students.
What knowledge, skills or abilities do you need to develop and deploy in order to maximize your potential? We help participants identify and explore the areas of their lives where they may need to build capacity in order to overcome past trauma and pain.
We help participants identify the relationships in their lives that need to be nurtured.
We touch on the seven major relationships of our lives—our relationship with our faith, our reflection, our future, our finances, our family, our friends, and our frenemies. By identifying the key people within each of these relationships, we help participants create a framework for healthy relationship building.
You will be welcomed into a thriving student-led learning environment.
Effective communication is critical if we are to accomplish any of the other C’s of social-emotional resilience. We walk participants through the five steps of communication and help them remove barriers that prevent us from effectively hearing what others are saying to us and responding in a manner that cultivates relationships, builds our emotional capacity and effectively casts vision for their future.