The Walton County School District recognizes that the past couple of years have been difficult for many of our students, staff members, families and stakeholders. Whether on the job, at home or at school, our RESILIENCE has been challenged in many ways, and even as things seem to improve, we find ourselves and others asking the same questions. 
  • How do we process grief and loss? 
  • How can we promote safety and success for our children?
  • What do we need to be our best?
  • Will we ever make a full RECOVERY from what we have experienced?
In support of our stakeholders and community, WCSD is proud to partner alongside Dr. David Schonfeld and Dr. Thomas Demaria from the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement to offer a seven-part webinar series and one in-person conference to offer guidance, support and advice on a variety of topics as we work together to pursue RENEWAL.  

Dr. David J Schonfeld 
Dr. Thomas Demaria

Webinar Series

All sessions will be available at no cost and hosted live on Zoom between 6-7 p.m. Session recordings will be available by clicking the session title linked below following each event.  

R3 Conference

The one-day R3 conference will be hosted on February 10, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1025 Church located at 1025 East Spring Street, Monroe, GA 30656.

Dr. David Schonfeld and Dr. Thomas Demaria will headline a group of expert workshop speakers from the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and Advantage Behavior Health.

This conference is for school counselors and student support professionals, first responders, law enforcement, health care providers, non-profit organizations, mental health providers, parents and others who are interested in creating a community of resiliency, recovery and renewal in the aftermath of COVID-19 and to work together to create proactive plans to address future school and community crises.

Registration is $10 and includes lunch as well as a custom R3 Conference t-shirt, while supplies last. CEU credits may be awarded pending approval.

  • Elizabeth Bigham - Special Agent, GBI, Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC)
  • Dr. Thomas Demaria, PhD, National Center For School Crisis And Bereavement
  • Monaleto C. Irby - Deputy Director, GA Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Mary Lauren Salvatore, MPH, CHES - Integrated Wellness Manager, GaDOE Office of Whole Child Supports
  • Dr. David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP - Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Ashley Smith, MA, LPC, NCC - Clinic Manager, Walton County, Advantage Behavioral Health Systems
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