Event Recap: A Courageous Conversation - LIKE and The Upstanders

Recently, iMPACTFUL hosted a significant Courageous Conversation surrounding technology, social media, and their effect on our children's mental learning outcomes, mental health, and safety


Through this conversation, the iMPACTFUL team and participants gained insight into the obstacles and opportunities we face when discussing these critical topics. 

In this event, we covered: 

  • Important and actionable first steps parents and educators can take to help their children when faced with bullying on and offline. 
  • Tips for jumpstarting iMPACTFUL conversations about the importance of being an 'upstander' against bullying (online or off) in your community. 
  • Important preventative measures parents and educators can implement in the classroom or at home to prevent bullying before it even happens. 
  • How removing the word 'bully' and replacing it with 'bullying behavior' can make a difference in how people see each other and themselves in your community. 
  • Real ways schools are making a difference to stop bullying in their communities as we speak, as seen by our Engagement Team. 
  • + many more topics and questions! 

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to our guest speakers, Maurine MolakCo-Founder of David's Legacy FoundationDr Amber GunnerVP of Education Sales at iMPACTFUL, June Kissel, Head of Education Engagement at iMPACTFUL, and filmmaker and CEO, Scilla Andreen

If you'd like to learn more about the two Creative Coping Toolkits (CCT) that inspired and fueled this discussion, please see below or consider connecting with an iMPACTFUL team member

The Creative Coping Toolkit


This program in our Creative Coping Toolkit explores the addictiveness of social media and the role and impact of technology in our lives. The film provides easy-to-implement ways to transform our behavior so we can create a healthy balance with our devices—and think about how best to engage thoughtfully and authentically when online.

The Upstanders

This program in our Creative Coping Toolkit teaches about the power of connection and resilience to end bullying behavior, both online and in person. This film shows the importance of empathy, self-care, and reflection to transform attitudes and actions. It teaches how to become an ‘upstander’— someone who stands up for others in a kind and compassionate way. 

Our Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT) addresses every aspect of The Surgeon General's new mission for adolescent mental health.

Have you seen the recent New York Times article about The Surgeon General's new mission in adolescent mental health? In a recent interview with the NYT, Dr. Vivek Murthy said that the "hustle culture" and the values this mentality produces are partially to blame for the mental health challenges youths face daily. 

This NYT article highlights the relevance and importance of our Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT). We are proud to provide students, educators, and parents with toolkits to bring about a deeper learning, engagement, and impact through expanded programming and support services to help mediate the harmful effects of mental health and provide tools for appropriately tackling challenges in daily life - mental health included. 

If you'd like to learn more about our CCT, click HERE

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