BELRAG (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group) invites everyone in District 7070's Rotary family to a Webinar: Building Resilience in Times of Stress and Change. The title: Trauma Informed Communities: Building Resilience in Times of Stress and Change. Friday, May 6,  2021 at 10:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time). You can Register at this link:  ........

In the last year, the pandemic has impacted so many parts of our lives: disrupting daily activities, limiting time with loved ones, changing how we socialize with friends, and adjustments to our work schedules. These challenges for adults have been acutely felt by children, from toddlers to teens. Stress factors for children have increased in so many areas of their lives: social isolation, break down of routines, learning interruptions, and challenges due to family illness or economics have been integral to recent childhood experience.

BELRAG invites teachers, parents, Rotarians -anyone with a young person in their life to this interactive and engaging webinar to explore how we can pro-actively support children and build their resilience. Emily Santiago, Founder/Director of the Center for Cognitive Diversity will guide us to better understand the toll on children from being isolated from peers and out of school during the pandemic - and how Rotarians can take action to support their own family, young people in their communities, and educators welcoming students to their classrooms.

Friday, May 6 2021

10:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Register at this link:

Emily Santiago, LEP, is an educational psychologist and founder/director of the Center for Cognitive Diversity ( see: ) . She leads national Trauma Informed specialist programs that transform schools and organizations and has presented at SXSWedu, UC Berkeley and various national and international conferences on burnout, mental health and trauma informed education. Emily's experience with effectively transforming school climate and responding to the needs of families in crisis set the groundwork for becoming a leader in the Trauma Informed Education movement.

Emily is passionate about ensuring all children have the support and opportunities to be successful. She has been a speaker at national and international conferences focusing on the topics of differentiation, mental health, mindfulness and trauma.

For more information on BELRAG, here is a link to their website.