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July 14, 2020

The Garrison Institute Forum: Education – Dr. Mark Greenberg, Christa Turksma & Tish Jennings

On Tuesday, July 14 at 4:00pm EDT, we continue The Garrison Institute Forum on Education with “Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education”  – a conversation between Child Psychologist and Director of Training for CARE, Christa Turksma, Drs. and Professor of Education and CARE co-developer Tish Jennings, Ph.D. in conversation with Mark Greenberg, Ph.D.

This live webinar will be conducted on Zoom at 4pm EDT on Tuesday July 14th. The webinar link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Registration for this live webinar closes at 3pm EDT on July 14th. Please note that participation in the live webinar on Zoom is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. We will also be live-streaming this program on our Youtube.

Your support matters. Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the opportunity to create a virtual sanctuary during this time of physical distancing. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution toward our efforts. If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at events@garrisoninstitute.org.

If you are interested in deepening your understanding of the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) curriculum, join us August 3-5 for a Virtual Retreat.  Register here.


Mark Greenberg, Ph.D. is the Emeritus holder of The Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development (he retired in 2019). He is the Founding Director of the Edna Bennett-Pierce Prevention Research Center . He is one of the primary authors of The PATHS® curriculum and has conducted research on its impact since 1981. Through his work with SEL Worldwide he has supported the training and quality implementation of the PATHS® curriculum in the US and over 20 countries. He is a senior investigator on national and international research projects including Fast Track, PROSPER, and CARE. He is the author of more than 300 journal articles and book chapters on well-being, and the effects of prevention efforts on children and families. He received the SRCD Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children Award in 2009, and the Presidential Award from the Society for Prevention Research in 2013. He is one of the Founders on CASEL (www.casel.org).

Patricia (Tish) Jennings, M.Ed., Ph.D. is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education and Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. Her research places a specific emphasis on teacher stress and how it impacts the social and emotional context of the classroom, as articulated in her highly cited article “The Prosocial Classroom.” Jennings led the team that developed CARE, a mindfulness-based professional development that significantly improves teacher well-being, classroom interactions and student engagement. She is the author numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters, and books including: Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom, The Trauma-Sensitive School: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching, and Teacher Burnout Turnaround: Strategies for Empowered Educators.

Christa Turksma, Drs. is a child-clinical psychologist who received her training in The Netherlands. Before becoming a psychologist, she was a Kindergarten teacher and principal. Christa has worked on various research and intervention projects in the US and abroad. Christa began providing training in the PATHS® curriculum in 1988, and has trained thousands of teachers across the US, and in Canada, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, England and Australia. 
Christa is a co-developer of the CARE for Teachers program. She is the Director of Training for CARE and coordinates all workshops and the certification of new facilitators. Christa has adapted the CARE program to fit the needs of administrators and principals.


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