Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 24, 2021

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(StatePoint) When it comes to the emotional well-being of students post-pandemic, a new 
study reveals that teachers expect significant challenges when schools make a full return 
to in-person learning. 

The study, commissioned by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the world leader in deescalation 
training, shows that 84% of teachers say student trauma, mental health issues 
and increased anxiety are their biggest concerns with full classroom re-entry. 

“Many of those in school communities have faced adversity and trauma, ranging from 
upended routines to home isolation and loss of family members. Simply restarting school 
won’t erase the aftereffects,” says Susan Driscoll, president of CPI. 

In many cases, the past year has simply exacerbated issues that predate COVID-19. It’s estimated 
that prior to the pandemic, nearly half of all students in the U.S. had experienced 
some form of trauma, according to the nonprofit research organization, WestEd. 

Driscoll says that while the federal government’s COVID CARES Act will provide essential 
financial support at the district level, at the individual level, families and teachers are in 
a position to help make the transition as smooth and successful as possible. “Ideally, all 
individuals in a student’s life will be aligned in helping them prepare for their return to 
school,” she says. 

Having trained more than 15 million individuals over four decades in its techniques, CPI 
is lending its unique knowledge during this transitional period. Here are some of the organization’s 
top tips for teachers and parents who are busy making preparations for the 
return to in-person learning: 

• Create a good learning environment: Classrooms should be well-organized and structured, 
but also welcoming to reestablish a familiar routine. 
• Listen empathetically: Offer your undivided attention, then provide thoughtful, nonjudgmental 
• Rebuild trust: In a recent survey by the American Federation of Teachers and the New 
York Life Foundation, only 15% of educators said they feel very comfortable addressing 
students’ emotional needs caused or intensified by the coronavirus outbreak. While teachers 
may feel a bit unprepared in this area, making it clear to students that sharing their 
feelings and concerns is appreciated and encouraged will go a long way. 
• Acknowledge your own anxiety: Take the time to understand the reasons you are feeling 
anxious and seek a positive outlet. 
Additionally, CPI has created educator-specific supplemental content to its Nonviolent 
Crisis Intervention training. That training, which is approved for stimulus related federal 
funding via the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, 
will focus specifically on recognizing the stages of an escalating crisis, as well as learning 
evidence-based techniques to appropriately de-escalate. During its 40-year history, CPI 
has trained more than 55,000 educators worldwide in non-violent crisis techniques that 
assist with de-escalating and managing heightened school situations. To learn more, visit 

Opening the doors is only step one in returning students to the classroom. As the pandemic 
eases, parents and teachers will also need to actively address a year’s worth of isolation 
and anxiety. 

Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. FanaraE-mail address: 
Arcadia Christian School 

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
626-574-8229/626-574-0805Email: inquiry@acslions.comPrincipal: Cindy Harmonwebsite: 

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil ClarkeE-mail address: 
Barnhart School 

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
(626) 446-5588Head of School: Ethan Williamson 
Kindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 

Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-3527Preschool-TK-8th Grade 
Principal: Dr. William Walnerwebsite: www. 

Clairbourn School 

8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 

Holy Family Catholic School

1301 Rollin Street South Pasadena Ca 91030 
(626) 799-4354 •
Transitional Kindergarten - 8th GradePrincipal: Mrs. Darcie GirmusWebsite: info@holyfamily.orgFacebook & Instagram @HFSKnights 

Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010(626) 301-9809Principal: Nancy 

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 
(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 

The Gooden School 

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-2410Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner 

High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon RoadPasadena, Ca. 91107 
Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 

La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website: 
Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian 
Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin JacksonEmail: 
Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neillwebsite: 
Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandezwebsite: 
St. Rita Catholic School 

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114solis@st-ritaschool.orgWebsite: 

Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUISE-mail address: 
Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett NewsomE-mail address: 
Walden School 

74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 

Wilson Middle School 

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth EsselnE-mail address: 
Pasadena Unified School District 

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website: 
Arcadia Unified School District 

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 821-8300 Website: 
Monrovia Unified School District 

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016 
(626) 471-2000Website: 

Duarte Unified School District 

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 

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