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Social-Emotional Needs of Students Self-Study

Supportive adults are vital to the social-emotional health of students now more than ever. We must continue to create and develop restorative strategies to assist students through the loss and transition within their academic and social spheres. COVID-19 has challenged students and families in balancing health, academics, and mental and emotional wellbeing. This presentation discusses practical ways in which counselors, faculty and staff can best support students and families through and beyond COVID-19.

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Supportive adults are vital to the social-emotional health of students now more than ever. We must continue to create and develop restorative strategies to assist students through the loss and transition within their academic and social spheres. COVID-19 has challenged students and families in balancing health, academics, and mental and emotional wellbeing. This session will discuss practical ways in which counselors, faculty and staff can best support students and families through COVID-19.

This course was recorded 11/19/2020

Upon completion of this training professionals will be able to do the following:

  • Identify opportunities and events to engage students in while adhering to governance and guidelines presented by your school district and other governmental officials.
  • Recognize your students’ needs for more intensive or individualized counseling.
  • Recognize the need to expand your resources and partner with additional school and agency staff.

Dr. Christine Brown Richards, Educator, Counselor, Facilitator, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur and much more is what you get with Dr. Christine Brown Richards.

Lifelong Learner: Dr. Richards is a Rochester native and a graduate of the Wilson Magnet High School in Rochester, NY. She attended Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice; her Master of Education and Human Development was earned at the University of Rochester; her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration at the State University of New York at Brockport; and her Education Doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College.

Professional Leadership: Dr. Richards serves as Assistant Principal with Wayne Finger-Lakes BOCES. She is the Vice President of the Gates Chili Central School District Board of Education and a newly minted Adjunct professor for Monroe Community College. Dr. Richards is a member of various professional organizations including: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Black Women’s Leadership Forum, and the Greater Rochester MLK Commission. She has been a facilitator/speaker for workshops and trainings on the local and national level. She also volunteers her time with various other community organizations.

Business Sense: She is the co-founder of BSB: Beautiful Shades of Brown, a mentoring and social skills enhancement organization for (youth and young adult) women and the Chief Operating Officer of China Eyes Productions. She is also a Co-Founder of GirlTrek ROC!, a women’s health focused organization based in Rochester, NY.

Among her many accolades, Dr. Richards is passionate around her work with youth/young adults, families. She enjoys bringing people together for friendship, fun and fellowship. Her hobbies include: reading, shopping, dancing and being with family/friends. She is a proud daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend who believes in the philosophy “you’re never too old to learn”.

Credit Hours: This course consists of 1 credit hour.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 1 continuing education hour.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023 

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

Addiction Professionals: Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #193104, effective 02/23/2021. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 60 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, submitting your attendance, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a $25 service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The course may include required reading.

This program was recorded on November 19, 2020

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

Dr. Christine Richards

Dr. Christine Brown Richards

Educator, Counselor, Facilitator, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur and much more is what you get with Dr. Christine Brown Richards.


     Lifelong Learner: Dr. Richards is a Rochester native and a graduate of the Wilson Magnet High School in Rochester, NY. She attended Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice; her Master of Education and Human Development was earned at the University of Rochester; her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration at the State University of New York at Brockport; and her Education Doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College.
     Professional Leadership: Dr. Richards serves as Assistant Principal with Wayne Finger-Lakes BOCES. She is the Vice President of the Gates Chili Central School District Board of Education and a newly minted Adjunct professor for Monroe Community College. Dr. Richards is a member of various professional organizations including: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Black Women’s Leadership Forum, and the Greater Rochester MLK Commission. She has been a facilitator/speaker for workshops and trainings on the local and national level. She also volunteers her time with various other community organizations.
     Business Sense: She is the co-founder of BSB: Beautiful Shades of Brown, a mentoring and social skills enhancement organization for (youth and young adult) women and the Chief Operating Officer of China Eyes Productions. She is also a Co-Founder of GirlTrek ROC!, a women’s health focused organization based in Rochester, NY.
     Among her many accolades, Dr. Richards is passionate around her work with youth/young adults, families. She enjoys bringing people together for friendship, fun and fellowship. Her hobbies include: reading, shopping, dancing and being with family/friends. She is a proud daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend who believes in the philosophy “you’re never too old to learn”.

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