Interview with Laurie Rich-Levinson, #MKPS2019, Day 5
Day 5 of the #MindfulKidsPeaceSummit is here! The theme today is Social Emotional Learning, Interacting with Others, and Positive Psychology: More Mindfulness and how Teachers and Parents Can Help.
The online international Mindful Kids Peace Summit was created by teen, Adam Avin, for other teens, to be shown in schools across the world as part of the annual curriculum. It focuses on mental health & stopping violence. 50+ experts speak about diversity, inclusion, communication, kindness, anti bullying, peace, mindfulness, positivity, social emotional learning, emotional intelligence, coping with stress, coping with emotions, coping with trauma, self-awareness, self-regulation, self-compassion, positive psychology, interaction with others, & so much more. For more information about the #MindfulKidsPeaceSummit, Wuf Shanti, Kids Association for Mindfulness in Education and/or MindBe-Education, please visit https://www.mindfulkidspeacesummit.com/first-page, www.facebook.com/wufshanti, http://www.mindfuleducation.org/kame/ and www.facebook.com/mindbe-education.
On Day 5 of the peace summit, I spoke with Laurie Rich-Levinson. She’s on the Broward County School Board (this is the county that Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland is in), and she knows first hand about dealing with the terrible tragedy that happened at MSD. She was a really big supporter of our peace summit for teens, and was so nice to speak with me about our education system.
“We’re dealing with the traumatic effects [of MSD at Parkland] & have worked really hard to establish resiliency centers for our students & mindfulness. Students can learn how to be compassionate & help others who have been affected.”
“With all the focus on #academics, we’ve gotten away from the #relationship piece, the most important piece for #mentalhealth. We have to change the mindset of people that mental health is as important as academic.”
To hear what else she has to say and register for the summit: https://www.mindfulkidspeacesummit.com/first-page