Celebrating 35 years of service, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre has inspired and empowered millions of students and adults in communities across the United States to make healthy choices. Educational Theatre offers a wide range of award-winning theatrical productions and interactive workshops to schools throughout the Kaiser Permanente footprint.
Using the power of theatre and storytelling, our programs directly connect with students and adults through relatable characters and real-life situations. Audiences see themselves represented onstage in our culturally and ethnically diverse casts allowing them to connect with the narrative and educational messages in a meaningful way. Our team builds on this connection, inspiring students and adults alike to make healthy choices and build stronger communities.
Currently, there are 3 virtual programs available in every Kaiser Permanente region.
This virtual, social emotional health program, for grades 3 to 6, helps students increase their awareness of their emotional health and their capacity to recognize when they or others around them may need help.
Through the facilitated video and workshop, students learn to identify and regulate their feelings, practice empathy, and are encouraged to use the password, “I need help” when emotions and experiences get too big to handle on their own.
This virtual, mental health and resilience program, for grades 8 to 10, is part of the Thriving Schools Resilience in School Environments (RISE) initiative. The program inspires students to engage in supportive conversations about their emotional well-being and provides them with strategies to build resilience.
Through storytelling, community-building, and resilience activities, students learn that getting help for mental health challenges is normal and healthy.
Resilience in School Environments: Understanding and Practice (RISE UP)
This virtual, mental health and resilience professional development program, for school staff, is part of the Thriving Schools Resilience in School Environments (RISE) initiative.
Participants learn techniques for self-regulation and stress-management and have the opportunity to build supportive relationships with their fellow educators.
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Quick Answers to Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids 5-11 in 30 seconds or less (Kaiser Permanente)
These short video clips allow you to navigate to specific questions about COVID-19 vaccines for Kids 5-11. Select just the question you have, or watch the playlist. You can find the full conversation by searching for “Full Q&A Video about COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids 5-11” on our website.
Full Q&A Video about COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids 5-11 (Kaiser Permanente)
This pre-recorded video presents a question-and-answer-style conversation hosted by Educational Theatre Keinya Lawrence, program coordinator with Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program, and Kaiser Permanente pediatrician, David Bronstein, M.D.