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Tuesday, September 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mindfulness in the Classroom - For Students by Students

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How to create a program whereby students receive Mindfulness lessons in their classrooms presented by trained students. Students will acquire the ability to understand the history, science, and growing benefit of a mindful practice. Those participating will be able to track their progress toward living a mindful lifestyle. Tier II and Tier III students will be able to self-identify triggers and initiate methods to mitigate the effects of trauma. Valley High school's campus has experienced a drop in suspension rates with violence at a near all time low as the Mindfulness program expands.

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Gregory Ortiz, MA, PPS

Wellness Counselor, Elk Grove Unified School District/Valley High School
Greg Ortiz has been a counselor at Valley High School, a Title 1/100% free or reduced lunch high school, for the last 25 years. Last year, in response to our growing social-emotional needs, Ortiz was tasked with creating and overseeing "The Wellness Center" on campus providing a variety... Read More →

Tuesday September 8, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
  Intervention Strategies
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