Caelan Soma

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Caelan Soma, PsyD, LMSW, Chief Clinical Officer, provides oversight for all clinical operations and research at Starr Commonwealth. She has been involved in helping with the aftermath of disasters such as Sandy Hook, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and others. She is has authored several books, the 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School. She is an internationally acclaimed speaker and trainer, and is the instructor for many Starr courses. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology at California Southern University, where she received the 2013 CalSouthern President’s Award.

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Day 2
January 19, 2023
10:30 am

Heartbeats and Bellybuttons Matter: Making our Schools Safe

Glens III (Lower Level)
19 January
Time:  10:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:  Glens III (Lower Level)

Schools are filled with human beings – students and educators. Find out what happened when one school district gave their educators permission to prioritize social and emotional skill development and provided them with the tools they needed to connect with students and support rather than punish their behavior.

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