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Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog

Author: Jenn GIsh

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In an age of disagreement, how to de-escalate conflict

Nationally, we’ve seen a waning ability to handle conflict and disagreement in a civil way. At The College of Saint Rose, our community values guide us to treat each other with respect. Recently, Dr. Shantel Powell, director of counseling services, and Steve Stella, director of safety and security, provided 10 tips for de-escalating conflict. In moments of crisis, our mental…

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Resources for mental health in the schools

  Dr. Steve Hoff, licensed therapist and associate professor of school psychology at The College of Saint Rose, presented the first in a series of free professional development webinars for educators on February 7, 2023, called “Surviving the Mental Health Crisis: A Toolkit for Teachers.” Hoff is a licensed psychologist in New York and Massachusetts, and a licensed school psychologist…

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Meet the new director of career services: Sharon Edwards-Grant G’21

  When she enrolled in a Saint Rose graduate program, Sharon Edwards-Grant wasn’t just aware of the value of combining academics and work. She had lived it. Edwards-Grant had visited colleges and universities nationwide to recruit students for highly-specialized positions – while earning her undergraduate degree at Northeastern University. She pursued her Saint Rose master’s degree in higher education leadership…

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Resources for helping students to manage anxiety

Dr. Steven Hoff, licensed psychologist and associate professor of school psychology, recently held a virtual workshop for school counselors and other education professionals where he shared strategies for helping students to manage anxiety. Watch the recording of the virtual session here. The PowerPoint presentation used during the session can be found here. Here are some of the resources Dr. Hoff…

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David Newell: A remembrance for a member of our College community

David Newell had a robust career in real estate and civic leadership. Matt Latiolais was a woodworker preparing to start a Christmas tree farm. Newell was Albany born and raised; Latiolais, 26 years younger, a Louisiana native. Their paths crossed at Saint Rose, where for the better part of a decade they worked side by side, and alongside others, to…