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Healthy Minds for Healthy Students, at Home and for the Fall

Thursday, June 4, 2020
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Denise Pope, '88, PhD '99
Denise Pope, '88, PhD '99
Shashank Joshi
Shashank Joshi

Physical distancing from friends and classmates, the abrupt changes in schedule and routine, and a general loss of certainty contribute to an incredible amount of pandemic-related stress for students. Join GSE senior lecturer Denise Pope and School of Medicine professor Shashank Joshi for a discussion and Q&A on how educators and caregivers can support their students’ mental health and well-being while at home this summer - and for the upcoming academic year.

Registration required. Event password will be emailed to all registered guests at 3:00 PM Pacific (one hour before the event) on Thursday, June 4.

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Denise Pope, '88, PhD '99 is a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention project that provides schools and families the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated students. Dr. Pope lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity. She is the author of, "Doing School": How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students (Yale University Press, 2001), which was awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, 2001, and lead author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids (Jossey-Bass, 2015). She also co-hosts the Stanford University SiriusXM radio show called “School’s In.”

Dr. Shashank Joshi's teaching and research focuses on increasing knowledge and effectiveness of school mental health, youth well being, positive psychology, pediatric psychotherapy and medication interventions. Areas of study include: the therapeutic alliance in medical care, structured psychotherapy interventions, cultural issues in pediatrics, well being promotion and suicide prevention in schools settings, and faculty development in graduate medical education. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and Co-Chair of the AACAP Committee on Schools. He has been the recipient of numerous awards in teaching and public service, including an Unsung Hero Award for his work in suicide prevention from the Santa Clara County Mental Health Board in May 2012.

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