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Welcome to the LCPS Mental Health and Wellness "Navigating the Path to Student Wellness" Virtual Conference. We look forward to seeing you on January 30, 2021 for a day of connection and learning.

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Inova Behavioral Health Services
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Saturday, January 30 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Adapting to Change- Emotional Intelligence and Student Success

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Why to do some students adapt to change while others struggle? Why are some students more resilient? Does this adaptability equate to academic success? Research suggests it does and the key may be Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Students with strong EQ are more adaptable, intrinsically motivated, and in general, more positive/optimistic.

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. Students with higher levels of emotional intelligence are better able to regulate emotions and more empathetic to others developing improved self-motivation and more effective communication skills.
People with high emotional intelligence accept change as it comes their way, an important characteristic currently. Emotional intelligence provides enhanced coping strategies and the ability to tackle challenges in a positive and productive way. In a study published by the American Psychological Association positive emotions not only counteract negative ones, but also influence a person’s habitual thinking and provides increased ability to cope with uncertainty or obstacles. How students react to failure, stressful situations, and changing circumstances can have a major impact on achievement. People with high emotional intelligence are mostly positive and work to find a solution to a problem rather giving up. Emotional intelligence helps students manage stress and study successfully even in difficult times. Schools foster emotional intelligence with adult mental health supports and peer-led clubs and organizations. Clubs and organizations such as PEER and Sources of Strength focus on a strengths-based approach to mental health and can be a useful resource. Slido will be used for audience interaction and information for parents to help students develop emotional intelligence will be provided.

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Tracy Wood, M. Ed

School Counselor - Riverside High School, Loudoun County Public Schools
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Cassandra Asekhuano

School Counselor - Riverside High School, Loudoun County Public Schools

Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - 9:50am EST