Responding to student mental health challenges during COVID-19. (Public lecture)

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Brenda Morris's sabbatical visit to CSU and the associated public lecture. Due to COVID-19, this morphed into an online presentation.

Educators around the globe seek to understand how best to support students who report that mental health challenges underlie their difficulty in meeting program requirements, including those of workplace learning. In 2019, a team of researchers from Carleton University informed by critical theory explored general policy trends in social work education internationally. They considered the complexities of creating responses that attend to student realities, concerns for student rights and privacy, the potential for discrimination against students, and the necessity of attending to the specificities of practicums, particular institutional policies, the mandates of relevant professional bodies, and the precise local legislative framework that shapes these situations. Educators struggle to juggle these multiple accountabilities and find ‘good enough’ responses to navigate complex student scenarios. In this interactive presentation, Brenda will share strategies to support students with mental health challenges so that they can succeed with their studies.

Order Of Events
10.00 Welcome everyone and Acknowledgement of Country – Assoc. Prof. Karen Bell
10.05 Research in Humanities and Social Science at Charles Sturt University – Prof. Manohar Pawar
10.10 Welcome Brenda to Charles Sturt University – Prof. Wendy Bowles
10.15 Introduce INCInq – International Network of Co-operative Inquirers (currently focusing on innovation and connectivity crossing distance, within the human services) – Monica Short
10.20 The significance of the topic – Dr Merrilyn Crichton
10.30 Interview Brenda – Dr Emma Rush
10.40 Brenda Morris – webinar talk – Juggling Accountabilities: Responding to student mental health challenges during COVID 19
11.00 Response – Dr Fredrik Velander
11.10 Brenda Morris – guiding Zoom small group break out for dialogue circles
11.40 Q and A with the audience – chaired by Rohena Duncombe
11.50 Final comments – Assoc. Prof. Susan Mlcek

Also thank you to the following for your support of this event.
Dr Donna Bridges – promotions, general support;
Benjamin Iffland – Zoom and meeting support;
Dr Emma Rush, Rohena Duncombe and Monica Short – running the Zoom chatbox
Ms Sarah Boothey – invitation creation.
Monica Short - coordinator and contact person.

Period14 Jul 2020
Event typeConference