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Understanding the Social-Emotional Needs and Helping Students in COVID-19

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Online Self-Study
Downloadable e-book of course slides, a downloadable certificate of completion, and course video(s).



Supportive adults are vital to the social-emotional health of students now more than ever. We must continue to create and develop restorative strategies to assist students through the loss and transition within their academic and social spheres. COVID-19 has challenged students and families in balancing health, academics, and mental and emotional wellbeing. This session will discuss practical ways in which counselors, faculty and staff can best support students and families through COVID-19.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify opportunities and events to engage students in while adhering to governance and guidelines presented by your school district and other governmental officials.
  • Recognize your students’ needs for more intensive or individualized counseling.
  • Recognize the need to expand your resources and partner with additional school and agency staff.

This non-interactive self-study is the recording of a live webinar presented by Dr. Christine Brown Richards on November 19, 2020.

Instruction consists of 1 hour of video instruction and a post-test.

Course Availability

From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.


We are pleased to welcome Dr. Christine Brown Richards
Educator, Counselor, Facilitator, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur and much more is what you get with Dr. Christine Brown Richards.

Lifelong Learner: Dr. Richards is a Rochester native and a graduate of the Wilson Magnet High School in Rochester, NY. She attended Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice; her Master of Education and Human Development was earned at the University of Rochester; her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration at the State University of New York at Brockport; and her Education Doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College.

Professional Leadership: Dr. Richards serves as Assistant Principal with Wayne Finger-Lakes BOCES. She is the Vice President of the Gates Chili Central School District Board of Education and a newly minted Adjunct professor for Monroe Community College. Dr. Richards is a member of various professional organizations including: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Black Women’s Leadership Forum, and the Greater Rochester MLK Commission. She has been a facilitator/speaker for workshops and trainings on the local and national level. She also volunteers her time with various other community organizations.

Business Sense: She is the co-founder of BSB: Beautiful Shades of Brown, a mentoring and social skills enhancement organization for (youth and young adult) women and the Chief Operating Officer of China Eyes Productions. She is also a Co-Founder of GirlTrek ROC!, a women’s health focused organization based in Rochester, NY.

Among her many accolades, Dr. Richards is passionate around her work with youth/young adults, families. She enjoys bringing people together for friendship, fun and fellowship. Her hobbies include: reading, shopping, dancing and being with family/friends. She is a proud daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend who believes in the philosophy “you’re never too old to learn”.

CE Credits

Credit Hours: This course consists of 1 continuing education hour of credit.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0048.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if your licensing board would accept this course.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2024 – 05/02/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0435.

Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits, effective 2/23/2021. NAADAC Provider #193104, Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Psychologists #PSY-0128.

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0093.

Other Professionals: This course qualifies for 60 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

How to Complete the Course and Earn Your Certificate

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.

A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.

Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Course Policies

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed. There is a 10% service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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Who should attend

Any healthcare provider

Teaching methods

This is a non-interactive self-study course consisting of video instruction, post-test, evaluation and certificate of completion.

This course was recorded 11/19/2020

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