Professional Development

Equip your staff and/or administrators with 3-6 hour Professional Development to help promote a positive school climate, increase self-awareness, self-care practices, and other topics to impact the connection with your students and families. Participants will also receive access to a digital resource folder containing practical tools to use with students and families at their site.

1. Self-Care & “Connected Care” for Educators (3-4 Hours)

This training highlights current student mental health trends and their impact on educators. We will identify helpful coping strategies to mitigate the effects of rising academic expectations and the pressure to respond to ever-increasing behavioral challenges in the classroom. We look forward to equipping you to care for the most important intervention in your classroom- YOU. 

2. Suicide & Self-Injury Intervention (5-6 Hours)

This interactive and engaging 1-day workshop guides school mental health professionals, administrators, and other educators through the current research on teen depression, self-harm, and suicide. Participants will learn how to identify signs and behaviors that may indicate a student is struggling and gain practical tools to have the conversation around self-harm and suicide and communicate concerns to parents. Participants will also be given access to a digital resource folder containing tools to use with students and families at their site.

3. Strengthening the Relationship with Students and Families (3-4 Hours)

This interactive and engaging half-day workshop helps school mental health professionals, administrators, and educators, as well as certificated and credentialed staff, promote a positive school climate by increasing empathy, self-awareness, and cultural understanding. Participants will examine how their own past experiences shape their perceptions and impact their connection with students and families. Participants will also be given access to a digital resource folder containing tools to use with students and families at their site.

4. School-Wide Trauma-Informed Practice (4-6 Hours)

This interactive and engaging 1-day workshop guides school mental health professionals, administrators, and other educators through the most current research findings regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how to identify and add protective factors to increase resiliency in students. Participants will learn how to identify signs and behaviors that may indicate a student has experienced trauma and understand the impacts of trauma on attendance, behavior, and academic achievement. Participants will also be given access to a digital resource folder containing tools to use with students and families at their site.

5. PREPaRE Training- (WORKSHOP 1) Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning

This 1-day workshop provides school mental health professionals, administrators, security officers, and other educators knowledge and resources important to establishing and sustaining comprehensive, ongoing school safety and crisis prevention, mitigation, and preparedness. Making use of existing personnel, resources, and programs, PREPaRE can be adapted to a school’s needs and size. Specific attention is given to developing, exercising and evaluating safety/crisis teams and plans, and integrating school and community crisis response personnel. Also addressed are issues associated with the media, social media, technology, students with special needs, culture, and memorials. Training reinforces improved school climate, student behavior and academic functioning, student resilience, and school staff crisis response capabilities. Workshop is limited to 100 participants.

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