Research Findings - The Impact of Mental Health Simulations on 18,000 Elementary School Teachers
September 25, 2018 @ 11:00 AM ET

Thursday, May 17th

1:00 - 1:45 PM EST

Educators are in a unique position to identify, approach, and connect students experiencing psychological distress to the appropriate support services. Yet, 78% of elementary school teachers agree or strongly agree that a lack of adequate training is a barrier to addressing student mental health concerns.

Join us for a webinar presentation to discuss research results published in the Journal of School Health about the impact of role-play simulations on training over 18,000 elementary school teachers. Presenters will discuss how role-play simulations are an effective training tool to prepare teachers and school staff to support students who are struggling.

Suggested Audiences:

  • Superintendents
  • Pupil Services Staff
  • Directors of Student Services
  • Prevention and Safe Schools Staff


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About Our Presenters

Dr. Michael Long, Assistant Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University

Dr. Glenn Albright, Co-Founder and Director of Research, Kognito

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Michael Long is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. Dr. Long conducts research at the intersection of epidemiology and quantitative policy analysis with the goal of identifying cost-effective and politically feasible policy solutions to promote community health. He has over a decade of experience evaluating school health promotion efforts, including an ongoing mental health intervention in elementary schools. He earned his Doctor of Science degree in 2013 from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a Master of Public Health degree from the Yale School of Public Health.
Dr. Albright’s passion for learning and its application in the fields of health and behavioral health fuel his research activities at Kognito. Dr. Albright leads a team of researchers at Kognito in evaluating the efficacy of its immersive learning and assessment role-play simulations to bring about sustained behavior changes in the areas of social, emotional, and physical health. His research involves integrating empirically-based findings drawn from neuroscience such as emotional regulation, mentalizing, and empathy, as well as components of social cognitive learning models including motivational interviewing and adult learning theory. He is a clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from The City University of New York in the area of experimental cognition with concentrations in neuropsychology and applied psychophysiology. Dr. Albright is the former Chair of the Department of Psychology at Baruch College of the City University of New York and has received distinguished teaching awards at both Baruch and New York University. He is actively involved in publishing and presents at numerous conferences addressing how game-based role-play simulations can cost-effectively support public health initiatives. These initiatives are focused on bringing about positive changes in behavior and are designed to impact large numbers of geographically dispersed people comprised of vulnerable populations.

Conversations that change lives.

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