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Friday, December 2 • 10:15am - 11:15am
MasterMind Session: Why Students’ Mental Health Matters: Live Podcast Interview

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How can adults connect with students facing emotional trauma and understand their needs in times of crisis? What can we do to help high-achieving students feel safe enough to be vulnerable and honest with the adult educators? Join Emily Kircher-Morris, host of the Neurodiversity Podcast, for a live, guest-hosted podcast interview with Heather Lambert, a former G/T educator and counselor specializing in student trauma, and Martha and Chris Thomas, co-founders of The Defensive Line organization, which focuses on suicide prevention in young people of color. Walk away with a deeper understanding of how neurodiversity and achievement impact students’ mental health and how educators can provide resources and support for students in their schools and classrooms.

You can learn more about The Defensive Line by viewing this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZYjQVIQSX8

You can learn more about Clearhope Counseling's work by downloading the files attached to this session.

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Emily Kircher-Morris

Licensed Professional Counselor/Podcast Host, The Neurodiversity Podcast
Emily Kircher-Morris, LPC, is the host of The Neurodiversity Podcast. She has written two books related to the development of twice-exceptional students. “Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today's Classroom" (Free Spirit Publishing, 2021) focuses on supporting 2e learners in... Read More →
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Heather Lambert

LPC, Founding Director, Clearhope Counseling and Wellness Center, PC
In the summer of 2017, in response to the urgent need for mental health services in her community, Heather Lambert left her 17-year career in education and founded Clearhope Counseling. Clearhope began with the simple mission to remove access barriers to high-quality mental health... Read More →
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Martha Thomas

CoFounder|Chief Education Officer, The Defensive Line
Martha draws young people like a magnet. She exudes warmth and welcome to everyone she meets. As a teacher and educator for 30 years, Martha brings authenticity and an open heart to her work with students. Nominated by her school district as Teacher of the Year, Martha prioritizes... Read More →
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Chris Thomas

CoFounder, The Defensive Line
Chris has yet to meet a stranger. During his 30-plus years in corporate management of consumer goods and products, both domestically and internationally, Chris has literally made thousands of friends through his innate ability to connect with and care for other people.A gifted college... Read More →

Friday December 2, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am CST
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