Mitigating the Psychological Effects of Lockdowns: Interventions for Schools
January 24, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trainer: Ashley Morolla, LPC
Lockdowns are an important part of school safety and crisis preparedness. However, it is imperative that school leaders understand that the perception of safety or risk, even absent a real threat, can have a very real effect on students and staff. This workshop will teach strategies for attending to the developmental and psychological well-being of students and staff before, during, and after lockdowns. These strategies can help minimize the potential for unintended harm.
For questions about registration and continuing education, please contact Kyla Smith at KylaS@CarePlusNJ.org or (201) 265-8200 ext. 5228.
Ashley Elizabeth Morolla is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has been working in the field of mental health since 2007. Ashley is the Program Manager of the STOP School Violence Program, that provides mental health and threat assessment training to all Bergen County Schools in collaboration with the Prosecutor’s Office under the STOP (Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence) Grant, a federally funded grant with the goal of providing Bergen County Schools education on safety, security, and mental health. Ashley has been training school administration and staff since December 2018 on a threat assessment model recommended by the US Secret Service NTAC (National Threat Assessment Center) and has also been educating schools on risk factors and warning signs of mental health issues in their students. Ashley also completes school clearance assessments through Care Plus for students of Bergen County schools and provides outpatient counseling for youth and their families. She has experience working with individuals exhibiting symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicide, as well as disorders of psychosis. Ashley specializes in the field of crisis and trauma and has been trained in Complex Trauma, Child and Adolescent Trauma and modalities such as CBT, TF-CBT, and EMDR. Recently she has been approved as a Clinical Supervisor and is able to monitor clinicians working in the field. Ashley is dedicated to educating our school systems on how to decrease stigma related to mental health and implement early interventions as opposed to reactions to crisis events that may have been prevented. She is here to better school communities.