presented by Ben Court, Director, Strategic Research and Carolyn Lang, Director of Partner Development; EAB
Schools across the country must prepare for an unprecedented surge in mental health concerns among students and staff as a result of COVID-19. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide among children and teens were rising at alarming rates before the coronavirus outbreak, but reports indicate that the trauma associated with a global pandemic and a sharp economic downturn have rapidly worsened those trends. This summer, districts must quickly establish systems for identifying those in need of support, providing scalable access to care, supporting students all the way through crises, and reducing the stigma around mental health to increase engagement in preventative practices. Join this session to discover a multi-stage strategy that will improve outcomes for students and reduce strain on your support staff in the challenging months ahead.
Ben Court is a Director with EAB’s K-12 practice, helping school and district executive teams to implement evidence-based strategies for improving student success and optimizing mental health supports. Ben also leads the development of strategy workshops to support K-12 executive teams as they reimagine the future of their institutions. Prior to joining EAB, Ben worked in multiple roles across both public and independent schools in the US and UK, gaining experience in educational leadership, communications, and program management, alongside several happy years in the classroom.
As the Director of Partner Development, Carolyn Lang partners closely with school district leaders across the country to identify how EAB can support them in addressing their most pressing challenges. Carolyn is responsible for introducing Superintendents and their teams to EAB’s District Leadership Forum and onboarding new partners. Prior to joining EAB, Carolyn spent more than six years working in education technology.