Skip to Main Content
Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog

Resources for supporting children and youth mental health

panelists for February 11 panel at Saint Rose: Elizabeth Power, Catie Magil, Jaymes White, Esma Simohamed, and Claudia Lingertat-Putnam


On February 11, the Thelma P. Lally School of Education held a panel discussion titled “Supporting Youth Mental Health in Challenging Times.” We’re happy to say that we recorded the session and you can view it here. We’re so grateful to Dr. Claudia Lingertat-Putnam, Saint Rose professor of counseling, as well as our panelists Dr. Elizabeth Power, Saint Rose assistant professor of school psychology; Catie Magil, CAS, G’07, G’16, assistant director of special education, City School District of Albany; Esma Simohamed G’13, school counselor, Shatekon Elementary School, Shenendehowa Central Schools; and Jaymes White, secondary assistant principal at Brunswick Central School District, Region 4 Governor of NYSSCA, and a former school counselor, for sharing their wisdom.

They also shared a list of resources that we believe you will find helpful in your own work and life:
Web resources

Pandemic Parenting:
Mental Health Association of New York School Mental Health Resource & Training Center:

Resources for Families:

Mental Health First Aid:



Rita Pierson:


“The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices” by Casper ter Kuile

“Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom” by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall

“Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners” by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall

“The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook — What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing” by Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz


“Learning to Challenge Racial “Colorblindness” by Vernita Mayfield

“Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators” from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

What do you think?

Comments posted on this site are held in moderation until approved by a site administrator. Vulgar, profane, obscene, offensive terms or personal attacks will not be tolerated.