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Student Wellness Series: Webinars on the Mental Health Issues Impacting Today's Students

Student Wellness Series

It’s a tough time to be a student. Even before the pandemic struck, today’s students were experiencing a mental health crisis. Reports indicate that approximately 10 million individuals between the ages of 13 and 18 are in need of professional help for a mental health condition, shifting student safety efforts beyond simply protecting students in a physical sense to considering the whole child from a social and emotional standpoint.

 Join us for the remaining event in our Student Wellness Series:

  • Holiday Blues on December 9 at 1:00 PM ET: While the holiday season typically brings feelings of joy, this time of year can be difficult for many. For this final event in our series, we’ll be joined by child psychologist Dr. Lisa Strohman, Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton from Millburn Township Public Schools, and Heather Durkac, Gaggle’s VP of Operations, to discuss the mental health struggles students face during the holidays.

Use the form on the left to register for this event, where we’ll dive into student wellness in today’s world. 

Meet the Presenters
Heather Durkac

With a focus on providing support and guidance for Gaggle educational partners, Heather Durkac oversees an award-winning Customer Service team, the vital Safety Management team, and the superb Implementation, Professional Development, and Account Management teams. Heather brings nearly 20 years of experience in management, customer relations, and training from both the corporate sector and the K-12 environment. Passionate about keeping students safe, she values the partnership with customers to ensure school leaders and staff are equipped with the means to effectively respond to student safety concerns.

Dr. Lisa Strohman

Dr. Lisa StrohmanA psychologist, attorney, author, and mother, Dr. Lisa Strohman established Digital Citizen Academy to help keep families safe from online dangers. Her background working as a visiting scholar with the profiling unit at the FBI during one of the most tragic school shootings in the U.S. helped create her passion to help proactively prevent and educate students, educators, and parents on issues related to technology.
Twitter @DrLisaStrohman

Dr. Christine Burton

Christine began her career in education as a Math Teacher in Hillsborough Middle School, where she then went on to be the Math Content Specialist.  In 2001, she took on the role of Director of Mathematics. In 2010, Dr. Burton became the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction in Millburn where she began igniting the movement toward innovation and design thinking within the district. After becoming Superintendent in 2015, two successful referendum allowed the district to develop innovative spaces in all of the district schools through design ideas gleaned through visits to Google.  Dr. Burton is working to re-define the goals of education, the learning environment and the role of the educator as orchestrator to foster students’ engagement and empowerment in their education journey. 
What is Gaggle?

Content Analysis

Content Analysis

Machine learning technology flags potentially harmful content and images in students’ school-issued email and online file storage accounts.
(G Suite, Office 365, and Canvas)


Expert Reviews

An in-house team of trained safety professionals work 24/7/365 to evaluate flagged content for false positives, categorize incidents, and determine their severity.

Expert Review

Rapid Response

Gaggle intercepts harmful content and alerts administrators based on severity. In imminent situations, district-appointed contacts are notified immediately, even after standard business hours.

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