Tuesday, May 18, 2021   11:00 am PDT

The CharacterStrong Approach to Mental Health and Well-Being

CharacterStrong knows the best way to support mental health for all students is to promote well-being, and has been working hard to synthesize the latest research on mental health into out SEL curriculum. Join Dr. Brian Smith, Director of Research, and Houston Kraft, CharacterStrong Co-Founder to talk about 5 specific ways CharacterStrong supports positive mental health and thriving for all students.

Presenters

Dr. Brian Smith

Dr. Smith was an elementary school counselor, and middle and high school social worker before getting his PhD at the University of Washington. His studies focused on the science behind school-based Social Emotional Learning programs.

Houston Kraft

Houston Kraft is a professional speaker, leadership consultant, and kindness advocate who speaks to middle schools, high schools, colleges, and businesses nationally. He has spoken at over 500 events and counting.