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#NESAWEBINAR

Advancing Child Protection & Safeguarding Across Our NESA Family of Schools

With BOB CUNNINGHAM, PERY AWAD, JAKE DIBBERT & CINDY WARNER-DOBROWSKI

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STRAND

STRANDS: Wellness / SEL • Deep Learning • Leadership Learning

DATE

Sep 8 / 15 / 22, 2021

TIME

3:00-4:00 PM (GMT+3)

ELIGIBILITY

OPEN TO NESA MEM/AFF

COST

NO COST

AUDIENCE

FOR ALL EDUCATORS

EVENT TYPE

ZOOM WEBINAR


ABOUT THE WEBINARS

WEBINAR 1: Child Protection: Trends, Updates and Best Practices for Educators

SEPT 8, 3:00-4:00pm (Athens GMT+3)

Presenter: BOB CUNNINGHAM

Join us to explore the most recent child protection trends and updates. We will examine the challenges imposed by the pandemic as well as tools and strategies to help us cope and continue working to keep children safe in our schools. No matter where you are in the cycle of school or home-based learning, this webinar will help you identify the most challenging issues that you should be aware of and tools to help you.


WEBINAR 2: Protecting Our Vulnerable Groups

SEPT 15, 3:00-4:00pm (Athens GMT+3)

Presenters: PERY AWAD & JAKE DIBBERT

Addressing vulnerable groups is a shared responsibility. In this session, we will discuss issues pertaining to students within vulnerable groups, the compounded impact the pandemic has had on these groups and general barriers to reporting abuse for those groups. Our discussions will boost participant awareness and help us support children who are particularly vulnerable to abuse, identify common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, and offer guidance in best practice concerning vulnerable groups.

This session will be co-presented by an experienced child protection designate from the region and a former regional MS Principal. Time for discussion and reflection will be allowed.


WEBINAR 3: Handling Allegations: Challenges for Educators

SEPT 22, 3:00-4:00pm (Athens GMT+3)

Presenters: PERY AWAD & CINDY WARNER-DOBROWSKI

This webinar will review our role in cultivating an ethos of safety and prevention in our schools. We will highlight our collective reporting responsibility and through an interactive, progressive case study, guide your reflection on the complexities and sensitivity required when allegations are made, especially considering the dual roles we hold as educators.

This session will be co-presented by an experienced child protection designate from the region and a regional Administrator and child protection lead for a NESA school. Time for discussion and reflection will be allowed.


Ellen Mahoney

CEO & FOUNDER, SEA CHANGE MENTORING

Ellen Mahoney is an alumna of international schools and the founder of Sea Change Mentoring, created in 2013 to promote relationship-based learning and wellbeing within international educational settings. As a Third Culture Kid and a former high school teacher and counselor, Ellen applies her cultural fluency and professional experience to cultivate trust and drive in school communities around the world. She serves as a Council of International Schools (CIS) Affiliated Consultant, supporting schools in their wellbeing and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) efforts. Ellen has contributed significantly to youth development literature, co-authoring works on university transitions, suicide prevention, and international school transitions. 

Ellen has extensive experience at the intersection of child development and digital life, having served as the former Director of Program Quality at the blended learning and mentoring organization, iMentor. She was invited by the National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) to contribute her expertise to the national guide on evidence-based practices for digital mentoring, part of the national standards for youth mentoring organizations across the United States. Ellen also played a crucial role in helping international schools worldwide ensure that students, parents, and faculty remained connected and well-supported as schools rapidly transitioned online at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ellen is based in Hong Kong but works across all regions. 


Ellen Mahoney

CEO & FOUNDER, SEA CHANGE MENTORING

Ellen Mahoney is an alumna of international schools and the founder of Sea Change Mentoring, created in 2013 to promote relationship-based learning and wellbeing within international educational settings. As a Third Culture Kid and a former high school teacher and counselor, Ellen applies her cultural fluency and professional experience to cultivate trust and drive in school communities around the world. She serves as a Council of International Schools (CIS) Affiliated Consultant, supporting schools in their wellbeing and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) efforts. Ellen has contributed significantly to youth development literature, co-authoring works on university transitions, suicide prevention, and international school transitions. 

Ellen has extensive experience at the intersection of child development and digital life, having served as the former Director of Program Quality at the blended learning and mentoring organization, iMentor. She was invited by the National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) to contribute her expertise to the national guide on evidence-based practices for digital mentoring, part of the national standards for youth mentoring organizations across the United States. Ellen also played a crucial role in helping international schools worldwide ensure that students, parents, and faculty remained connected and well-supported as schools rapidly transitioned online at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ellen is based in Hong Kong but works across all regions. 


Ellen Mahoney

CEO & FOUNDER, SEA CHANGE MENTORING

Ellen Mahoney is an alumna of international schools and the founder of Sea Change Mentoring, created in 2013 to promote relationship-based learning and wellbeing within international educational settings. As a Third Culture Kid and a former high school teacher and counselor, Ellen applies her cultural fluency and professional experience to cultivate trust and drive in school communities around the world. She serves as a Council of International Schools (CIS) Affiliated Consultant, supporting schools in their wellbeing and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) efforts. Ellen has contributed significantly to youth development literature, co-authoring works on university transitions, suicide prevention, and international school transitions. 

Ellen has extensive experience at the intersection of child development and digital life, having served as the former Director of Program Quality at the blended learning and mentoring organization, iMentor. She was invited by the National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) to contribute her expertise to the national guide on evidence-based practices for digital mentoring, part of the national standards for youth mentoring organizations across the United States. Ellen also played a crucial role in helping international schools worldwide ensure that students, parents, and faculty remained connected and well-supported as schools rapidly transitioned online at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ellen is based in Hong Kong but works across all regions. 


Ellen Mahoney

CEO & FOUNDER, SEA CHANGE MENTORING

Ellen Mahoney is an alumna of international schools and the founder of Sea Change Mentoring, created in 2013 to promote relationship-based learning and wellbeing within international educational settings. As a Third Culture Kid and a former high school teacher and counselor, Ellen applies her cultural fluency and professional experience to cultivate trust and drive in school communities around the world. She serves as a Council of International Schools (CIS) Affiliated Consultant, supporting schools in their wellbeing and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) efforts. Ellen has contributed significantly to youth development literature, co-authoring works on university transitions, suicide prevention, and international school transitions. 

Ellen has extensive experience at the intersection of child development and digital life, having served as the former Director of Program Quality at the blended learning and mentoring organization, iMentor. She was invited by the National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) to contribute her expertise to the national guide on evidence-based practices for digital mentoring, part of the national standards for youth mentoring organizations across the United States. Ellen also played a crucial role in helping international schools worldwide ensure that students, parents, and faculty remained connected and well-supported as schools rapidly transitioned online at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ellen is based in Hong Kong but works across all regions. 


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Offered at no cost to NESA Member & Affiliate Schools.

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