28 Mar, 2024

Education Development Center Webinar| Climate Anxiety and SEL


Join a panel of experts as they discuss the mental health impacts of climate change on youth, exploring the role of schools and community-based agencies in fostering resilience through social emotional learning to address eco-anxiety.

EDC’s Rachel Pascale and Richard Fournier will facilitate the panel, joined by:

• Dr. Larissa Dooley, a science advisor and researcher at Climate Mental Health Network and first author of a report on climate anxiety in young people commissioned by Blue Shield of California

• Angelou Ezeilo, JD, the esteemed founder of the Greening Youth Foundation, a pioneering organization devoted to involving young individuals from underrepresented communities in the realm of conservation.

• Carolyn McGrath, a visual arts teacher at Hopewell Valley Central High School and co-author of An Educator’s Guide to Climate Emotions, a report from the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America

• Dr. Britt Wray, the Director of CIRCLE (Community-minded Interventions for Resilience, Climate Leadership and Emotional wellbeing) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Stanford Medicine.

This webinar is designed for educators, policy-makers, and anyone interested in how to protect our planet and the health of the future generations who will live in it. For more on this topic, EDC’s Shai Fuxman and Chelsey Goddard address climate anxiety in The Hechinger Report: “Helping Children Cope with Climate Anxiety.” (https://go.edc.org/climate324)

The webinar will take place Thursday, March 28th at 3:00-4:00 pm ET.