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AISGW Well-Being Series: Using Data to Prioritize Student Well-Being Initiatives
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
Category: AISGW Events

Spotlight on Student Well-Being

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Using Data to Prioritize Well-Being Initiatives in Independent Schools

with Authentic Connections

Since the start of the COVID pandemic in April 2020, measures of student mental health symptoms (i.e., anxiety, depression) have fluctuated dramatically. While there are common factors contributing to these changes across schools, it is critical that every institution understand the unique factors most impacting their own students’ well-being. A data-driven approach is the only way to ensure that time and resources are directed to addressing the challenges and opportunities with the greatest chance of making a meaningful impact.
In this session, Dr. Suniya Luthar and Nina Kumar will present data on over 20,000 students assessed at nearly 70 schools since the beginning of the pandemic. They will share important trends that have emerged across schools and describe best practices that resilient communities have used to promote well-being.

About the Speakers

Suniya Luthar is professor emerita at Columbia University’s Teachers College and co-founder and chief research officer of Authentic Connections, a science-based organization committed to maximizing well-being in school communities. Her research involves vulnerability and resilience among various populations including youth in poverty, teens in upper-middle class families, and parents (especially mothers) in high-achieving, stressful communities.

Nina completed her undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Psychology at Williams College. Prior to co- founding Authentic Connections, Nina worked in user experience and product management at IBM Watson Health. At AC, Nina steers the organization’s data science and analytics efforts. She has published several peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals, as well as chapters for scholarly audiences and the general public.

This session is especially appropriate for AISGW Heads of School, division leaders, school counselors, nurses, and anyone who oversees well-being initiatives in your community.

Cost: $45 per person,* to be invoiced after the AISGW Well-Being Series concludes. 

* $50 discount for schools with 5 or more participants in the series.

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