What Is CARE?

 

 

Informational Videos

The CARE professional development program was specifically designed to help teachers cultivate a positive classroom climate and positive relationships with students and employ effective stress management skills for the classroom. CARE has demonstrated effectiveness with general education teachers across multiple studies. This current research project hopes to investigate a feasible way to support special educators.

Teacher Application Form

Teachers in the Active Training group will participate in the 3-day CARE Workshop and receive emails and monthly virtual sessions about CARE program content and skills for the remainder of the school year. Teachers in the Waitlist Comparison group will be able to participate in the CARE workshop next year. CARE is a comprehensive manualized intervention designed to promote and support teachers’ social-emotional flexibility and wellbeing with workshops and coaching in: (a) Emotion Skills Instruction, (b) Mindfulness/ Stress Management, and (c) Caring & Listening Practices. Following best practices in adult learning, CARE introduces material sequentially, utilizing a blend of didactic, experiential and interactive learning processes.

CARE Application for Teachers: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCsVfMjmuZGgBzE

 

Info Video for Teachers and Administrators

https://youtu.be/ItyeJ6a_AbM

 

Teacher Question & Answer Drop-in Sessions are offered these Tuesdays on Zoom:

3:00 - 4:00 PM on 8/15, 8/22, and 8/29

4:00 - 4:30 PM on 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, and 9/26

on the CARE for Special Ed Zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/99504530085?pwd=NldJdzNGdGw2VTFMRno3MG1lQVd4Zz09

You're invited to drop in with any questions you might have!

 

Parents' and Guardians' Video

CARE helps teachers make the most of every school day. Over 220 special educators from the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area are participating in the CARE for Special Educators research study. Your child's teacher might be taking part in this study. Click here to learn more. 

 

Parents' and Guardians' Drop-in Sessions

Your questions can be answered live during drop-in Question and Answer sessions or you may email CARE@psu.edu or call the CARE project manager anytime at 404-954-2821.

Parent Q&A Sessions on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 5:00 pm on August 29 and September 5, 12, 19, and 26.

You're invited to drop in with any questions you may have on the CARE for Special Ed Zoom link:  

https://zoom.us/j/99504530085?pwd=NldJdzNGdGw2VTFMRno3MG1lQVd4Zz09

  

"Why CARE for Teachers Matters" Video

“CARE for Teachers was a profound experience…I deepened my listening skills, which has allowed me to be less reactive both personally and professionally. I also came to know myself better through this program…I wish all teachers would consider CARE for their personal well-being in these stressful times and to help the children they inspire. It was a life changing experience.”