San Bernardino City Unified School District Superintendent Doc Ervin will join Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona on Friday, November 12, 2–3:30 p.m. ET, for a webinar about student mental health hosted by The Kennedy Forum.
The webinar, titled School-Based Mental Health: A National Priority, will explore how education systems across the country can address the immediate mental health needs of students and integrate mental health instruction long-term. Topics of discussion will include innovative approaches to engage youth, best practices for program development and assessment, strategies for addressing common challenges, and more. Ervin will join U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, Ed.D., who served as the Commissioner of Education in Connecticut during COVID, and other panelists.
Founded in 2013 by former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), The Kennedy Forum leads a national dialogue on mental health by uniting advocates, policymakers, educators, and others around a common set of principles. The organization is dedicated to advancing quality mental health programming in schools that benefits students, families, and educators.
Ervin, a strong advocate of student mental health, will share his expertise and insights about the role that mental health literacy and social-emotional learning play in student success.
“The social and emotional well-being of our students has always been important. Now more than ever, social-emotional learning needs to be an integral part of our education system,” Ervin said. “That’s why I am proud of the work we are doing in San Bernardino City Unified to help our teachers, school leaders, and families develop the skills they need to support our kids in reaching their full potential.”
For more information and to register for the free webinar, visit The Kennedy Forum.