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Let’s Connect is a new mental health and well-being virtual series that allows us to come together to share ideas and resources. The Let’s Connect series will respond to questions and discuss wellness for parents, caregivers, guardians and students at various times throughout the school year. These conversations will be led by our TDSB Professional Support Services staff and Mental Health and Well-Being Leads.
 

We acknowledge parents & caregivers as important partners with TDSB. We recognize the connection between equity, mental health and well-being for all.  We prioritize equity and inclusion for all students and families from an anti-oppressive and anti-racist stance. 

See below for more details about each session including speakers. Access information will be added to this page closer to the date of each session.

 


Let’s Connect About Being Back in School
Thursday, September 30
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Now that school has been back in for a couple of weeks, let’s connect about how it’s going, what questions you may have, what support you or child might find helpful. Join us for some small group conversations, led by our Professional Support Services staff, to help support you and your child as you return to school. Conversation rooms include:

  • Transitions in Elementary (JK to Grade 3)
  • Transitions in Elementary (Grade 4 to 8)
  • Transition to High School
  • Transitions for Students with Complex Needs
  • Transition Impact of COVID on Mental Health and Well-Being of Racialized and Marginalized Communities
  • Mental Health Challenges and Resources
  • Coping with Loss due to COVID
  • Crisis Response

*individual room links to be posted here in advance of the session


Did you miss the Back to School Supporting Transitions and Re-Engagement?
Watch it online here and view the presentation slide deck.

The start of a new school year is always filled with anticipation, but this year, we recognize especially the anxiety, fear and uncertainty that comes with returning to learning. Let’s connect about some areas we can help support students with coming back to school, including routines, separation anxiety, and the social and emotional challenges of this new school year. Join us in our welcoming community circle as we connect, heal and hear diverse perspectives and experiences that allow us all to find new ways of moving forward.  

 

This session will include a panel discussion on navigating the re-engagement to school in September, followed by breakout rooms with Professional Support Services staff. Participants can select from any one of these breakout rooms:

  • Transitions JK to Grade 3
  • Transitions Grade 4 to Grade 8
  • Transition to High School
  • Transitions for DD/MID/Physical Challenges/Complex Needs
  • Transitions for ASD/Complex Needs
  • Transition Impact of COVID on Mental Health and Well-Being of Racialized and Marginalized Communities
  • Mental Health Challenges & Resources
  • Coping with Losses Related to COVID
  • Crisis Response
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