Oral Session: Integrating Social Emotional Learning and School Health Education: How Can We Stop "Competing" and Start Collaborating?

Recorded On: 03/20/2020

March 20, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am ET

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Moderator: Joanne Chopak-Foss, PhD, FASHA 

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources for School Health: Results from an Environmental Resource Scan
Speakers: 
Adina C. Cooper, PhD, MEd
Leigh Szucs, PhD, CHES®
Sarah Lee, PhD

Joining Forces: Connecting Health Education and Social-emotional Learning
Speakers: 
Eko Natividad Canillas-Myles, MAEd, EdD,
Lisa Walker, MSEd
Angela Glymph, MS, PhD

Learning Objectives: 

1) Describe how communities with disadvantaged populations can engage in and take ownership of strategies for lead poisoning prevention in at-risk children. 

2) Identify two to three ways social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies align with health education standards. 

3) Identify two to three ways social and emotional learning competencies can be evaluated in health education programming.

Eko Natividad Canillas-Myles, MAEd, EdD

Peer Health Exchange

Eko Canillas-Myles, M.A.Ed., Ed.D. is the Director of Program Design and Development for at Peer Health Exchange. In her role, Eko is responsible for building and maintaining Peer Health Exchange's high impact program to that meet the needs of the communities Peer Health Exchange serves and to meet its vision of advancing health equity and improving health outcomes for young people. Eko's professional portfolio includes developing out-of-school time programming, providing capacity-building support to neighborhood and professional communities across LA County and directing programming which addresses access and equity gaps. Eko completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California-Los Angeles, her graduate studies from Pepperdine University, and her doctoral studies at the University of Southern California. Eko's pronouns are her, she and hers.

Lisa Walker, MSEd

Peer Health Exchange

Lisa Walker is the Assistant Vice President of Programs and Strategic Learning at Peer Health Exchange. In her role, Lisa drives Peer Health Exchange’s national vision and strategy for program impact and leads the program design and evaluation team in developing, evaluating, and continuously improving our program model. Lisa has worked at Peer Health Exchange since 2011, serving in a variety of program and partnership-focused roles on the national team, always in service of our vision to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for young people. Prior to her work at Peer Health Exchange, Lisa’s experience was in schools, where she taught 3rd grade at a bilingual school New York, and then coached new teachers and led recruitment campaigns as a Teach For America staff member. Lisa graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Government, and from Pace University with an M.S. in Teaching. Lisa’s pronouns are she, her, and hers.

Angela Glymph, MS, PhD

Peer Health Exchange

Adina C. Cooper, PhD, MEd

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) School Health Branch

Adina C. Cooper, PhD, MEd is an ORISE Evaluation Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) School Health Branch. She delivers technical assistance to federally funded state agencies and conducts research and translation to enhance school health policies and practices. Currently, she leads efforts to address school-based social and emotional learning at CDC School Health Branch and supports federal grantees in promoting student social and emotional wellness. Prior to joining CDC in 2015, she applied research and evaluation methods to inform school-based prevention programs to promote health and academic achievement for diverse youth. Dr. Cooper earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Hampton University, her Master of Education degree in Professional Counseling at The University of Georgia, and her doctoral degree in Community Psychology at DePaul University.

Leigh Szucs, PhD, CHES®

U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Leigh Szucs, PhD, CHES is a Health Scientist in the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) at the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her research focuses on implementation and evaluation of school-based health education programs, specifically sexuality education to prevent STIs, including HIV, and unintended pregnancy among adolescents. Through this portfolio of work, Leigh also provides technical and capacity building assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) using evidence-informed strategies that address adolescent sexual health outcomes, but also protective factors to support the social, emotional, and learning needs of youth. Leigh earned a Master of Education in Health Education at Texas State University and PhD in Health Education at Texas A&M University. For more information about CDC DASH’s work to equip adolescents with the functional knowledge and skills to promote healthy behaviors -- check out the website: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyou...    

Joanne Chopak-Foss, PhD, FASHA

Moderator

Sarah Lee

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