This webinar provides an understanding of the issues students face in a peri-post pandemic period. The facilitator shares a foundation of terms and topics that assist educators at all levels create a welcoming and safe classroom for students to help promote attendance, learning, and self-awareness. The facilitator provides a list of ways in which the participants can create a safe space and where or how they can intervene in difficult situations.
Learners will have the option to earn a certificate of attendance or a certificate with CEUs upon completion of the webinar. To earn a certificate with CEUs, the learner must successfully pass the learning assessment with a score of 80% or higher. All learners must complete the webinar evaluation to earn credentials.
The duration of this webinar is one hour, which equates to 0.1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
Christian Salas, LMSW, is an assistant professor of social work at El Paso Community College (EPCC) and an adjunct faculty member at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). After completing his BSW and MSW, both at UTEP, Mr. Salas was a psychotherapist treating mental health and substance use disorders in Southern New Mexico and El Paso. He has worked with children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, and the US Probation Office treating individuals awaiting sentencing or coming out of federal prison. In addition to academia, Mr. Salas enjoys staying involved with his community and helping his fellow social workers by being part of various boards and committees. He is currently the region ten board representative for NASW-TX, chair of the UTEP Social Work Advisory Council, and parliamentarian for the Family Services of El Paso Board of Directors. At EPCC, Mr. Salas is the chair of the Mental Health Committee which is tasked with bringing awareness to and ensuring the mental health of faculty, staff, and students in the EPCC District. He also serves as the advisor for the EPCC Social Work Club and EPCC Texas Rise Chapter. Mr. Salas is a native El Pasoan with Mexican roots. He is bilingual in Spanish and English. He is a husband and proud father of two handsome boys, ages ten and one. His dream is to ensure that his beloved city has the accessible services and resources that is desperately needs.