In addition to sharing valuable insights, Nancy’s conversational tone and ability to show vulnerability in her practice brings her listeners in, creates a space for empathy and learning, and inspires us to connect at a deeper level with more people. And, one hopes, we will all make a bigger impact because of that.

— Participant
School Mental Health Course

Dr. Rappaport is available to speak or conduct longer workshops upon request on topics including the following:

  • The Behavior Code: Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students
  • Resilience: Understanding and Teaching Challenging Children Without Burnout
  • Compassion, Burnout, and Empathic Fatigue: Building Resilience in Our Patients and Ourselves
  • “Is This Student Safe to Return?” A Comprehensive School Safety Assessment Approach
  • After a Suicide: Helping Children Heal
  • Teen Depression: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do
  • Finding Our Way: Healing Our Traumatized Children
  • The Power of Reflection: The Role of Narrative in Medicine

Upcoming Events

June 12, 2020 2:30-5pm

Safe Communities: Violence as a Public Health Crisis

Erich Lindemann Memorial Lecture at William James College
1 Wells Ave., Newton MA
March 12, 2020 12pm

Keeping Our Schools Safe: What You Should Know About Safety Assessment

Tufts University School of Medicine Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Stearns Auditorium, Tufts University School of Medicine
March 07, 2020

Good Grief Spring Institute: Grief After Suicide


The Pingry School, Basking Ridge, NJ

Dr. Rappaport will present the keynote: “The Words to Say It: Supporting Children After Suicide”.

February 14, 2020 8am-4pm

The Behavior Code: Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students

The 2020 General & Special Education Conference
Orlando, FL
February 12, 2020 8am-4pm

Keeping Our Schools Safe: A Safety Assessment Approach

The 2020 General & Special Education Conference
Orlando, FL
February 08, 2020

Irresponsible Behavior or Legitimate Threat? Understanding the Difference

School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12
February 04, 2020 12-1:15pm

Keeping Our Schools Safe: What Every Educator Should Know About Safety Assessment 2020

William James College

This webinar presents an overview of a comprehensive school safety assessment approach for students whose behavior raises concern about their potential for violence. This presentation will draw from Dr. Rappaport’s research and clinical work as a child psychiatrist consulting to schools to present a model that can help prevent school violence while getting students and families the services they need. Targeted school violence is rare, making schools relatively safe places. However, every school must assess be familiar with basic concepts for quickly and comprehensively assessing the safety of students who are volatile and may make threats, write a hit list, destroy property, or post concerning content online. The safety assessment model emphasizes understanding the context of the behavior and helping adults mobilize the resources needed to address the student’s and family’s needs and enhance the student’s safety, connection, and well-being. The content will draw from Dr. Rappaport’s publications, research, and experience with safety assessments in schools, as well as the work of the Safe Schools Initiative, Cornell & Sheras, and others.

Previous Events

October 09, 2017

Regeneration

United Solo Theatre Festival
42nd St., New York, NY
October 05, 2017

Regeneration

United Solo Theatre Festival
42nd St., New York, NY
October 04, 2017

Regeneration

United Solo Theatre Festival
42nd St., New York, NY
September 29, 2017

Regeneration

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge, MA
September 14, 2017

Is this Student Safe at School: A Safety Assessment Model

Campus Threat Assessment, presented by Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, New England Chapter
Boston, MA
July 21, 2017

Regeneration

Phantom Theater
Warren, VT
July 20, 2017

Regeneration

Phantom Theater
Warren, VT
June 08, 2017

Regeneration

Basalt Regional Library
Basalt, CO
May 10, 2017

Better Serving Our Children: School/Psychiatry Partnership

HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership's Leadership and Faculty Development Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
May 06, 2017

Regeneration

Winsor School
Boston, MA
April 29, 2017

Advocacy and Collaboration with NAMI and PPAL to Benefit our Children, Families, Schools and Communities

New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Waltham, MA
April 29, 2017

Regeneration

Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival
Cambridge, MA
April 05, 2017

Regeneration

Public Health Week Performance sponsored by Cambridge Health Alliance
Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA
March 10, 2017

The Behavior Code: Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students

2017 General & Special Education Conference
Seattle, WA
February 04, 2017

Keeping Students Safe at School: Understanding and Improving Safety Assessment

Harvard Medical School conference: School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12
Boston, MA
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