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    As we face the social emotional fallout of Covid-19, looking after oneself AND after each other is important for wellbeing. CreatePositive discusses three aspects of community wellbeing critical for coping in times of uncertainty. Nourishing psychological safety, care and belonging. Navigating difficult emotions Using personal character strength to drive hope and a positive outlook. Elke Paul (PhD) and Tamara Lechner from CreatePositive will share insights to guide International Schools through these challenging times. Please REGISTER HERE Bios: Elke Paul (PhD) Elke Paul is an international wellbeing education expert. She holds a PhD in Comparative Education, a Master in Education & Social Anthropology, a university degree (Diplom) in Social Pedagogy, a Certification in Positive Psychology, she is a Senior Yoga and Meditation instructor and previous studio owner. Dr. Paul specializes in mental health education, offering school consultancy and Professional Development. She has done research on and worked for more that 30 years with schools in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. She is on the Board of the Spirituality and Meaning Division at IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association). She Is Co-Founder of CreatePositive, an international EdTech Startup to realize her vision of compassionate wellbeing education at scale. Tamara Lechner Tamara Lechner is a Global Positive Education Business Developer with more than 30 years of experience. She has worked for educational wellbeing industry leaders like The Institute of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School in Australia, and the Centre of Positive Education in the US. as the Canadian representative or lead sales developer. She has written numerous wellbeing curricular for wellbeing companies, NGO’s and school organisations. She is a mental health education book author, blog writer and a serial entrepreneur for flourishing businesses. Tamara holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with marketing, psychology and global business focus. She is Co-Founder of CreatePositive to scale wellbeing and spread her contagious happiness. Meredith Herold Meredith has extensive experience in both the private and public sector including Hospitals, community and in particular international school setting. She is a registered nurse specialised in paediatrics, midwife and maternal and child health nurse. In addition, she has qualifications in Health and Safety. Meredith has worked in Australia, and across Asia. She has developed process and strategies to support schools in ensuring staff are competent and students are safe. In addition, provided onsite competency reviews, audits, mentoring and training to assist moving schools forward in a competitive international market. School_Collaborative_Mental_Health (1).mp4
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    This is the third of a 4-part series of webinars addressing the need to return schools to normal during COVID times. Moving forward and out of the global pandemic it remains uncertain if or when COVID-19 will cease to be an issue. COVID-19 impacts international schools in a variety of ways and one that should not be overlooked is the impact this continues to take on students. Our panel will address a variety of scenarios along with insights on how to support your students in these difficult times. Panelists: Meredith Herold - Penbrae Consulting Dr. Elke Paul - CreatePositive Dr. Doug Walker - Chief Programs Director of Mercy Family Center Register Here for this Webinar Panelist Bio's Dr. Elke Paul Elke is an international wellbeing education expert. She holds a PhD in Comparative Education, a university degree (Diplom) in Social Pedagogy, a certification in Positive Psychology and she is an experienced Yoga and Mediation instructor. Dr. Paul has lived and worked in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia and has gained deep insight into international wellbeing school transformation. Committed to human skills learning, Dr. Paul is currently launching the startup CreatePositive with an interdisciplinary team, to realize the vision of wellbeing in education at scale. Dr. Doug Walker Doug is a Clinical Psychologist and Chief Programs Director of Mercy Family Center, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA In response to Hurricane Katrina in September of 2005, Dr. Walker created Project Fleur-de-lis, New Orleans’s largest school-based mental health program devoted to students struggling emotionally and academically in the years following the storm and destruction. Since the creation of Project Fleur-de-lis, his experience and expertise in assisting individuals and communities exposed to man-made and natural disasters has grown to include training and consultation in twenty-five countries. He has been particularly active within the international school community having served as technical advisor to the US State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools and Guyana’s Ministry of Health to assist in the dissemination of trauma-focused, evidence-based practices. In 2016, Dr. Walker completed a Fulbright Specialist Scholarship in Fukushima City, Japan where he conducted lectures in disaster mental health, and collaborative research into peer-to-peer support post-2011 Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami, and level 7 meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. He functions as an Afflicted Consultant for the Council of International Schools (CIS), is a member of the International Child Protection Task Force, and contributes to the efforts of The Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) as a member of their Rapid Response Team.
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