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Next Webinar 3/22: Students who Self-Injure: What Educators Need to Know and How They Can Help

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Webinar Mar. 22nd @ 11:30 am or 2:00 pm ET

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Unfortunately, non-suicidal self-injury is common – about 1 in 7 students reports engaging in the behavior. NSSI is associated with deteriorating academic performance, being bullied, and poor social connectedness. And studies indicate that the behavior often starts before the teen years.

While the goal of a suicide attempt is to end life, the goal of NSSI is actually to gain relief from the emotional turmoil precipitating the behavior. And because self-injury often provides immediate relief, the behavior is often repeated – leaving students with physical and emotional scars that can last for a long time.

Kim Johancen, LPC, is a Colorado-based counselor who works extensively with students who engage in self-injurious behavior. She will explore signs of, and factors that may contribute to NSSI during this 90-minute interactive webinar. Calling on her unique experience, she will dispel myths associated with self-injury. She will illustrate that students who self-injure may be diagnosable with a mental health condition such as anxiety, depression or PTSD – but may also have no underlying disorder. She will discuss the possible backlash of self-injury such as rejection and shame. Further, using actual case studies from her practice, she will share practices and strategies to use with students to help them cope, find replacement behaviors, gain new perspectives, enhance relationships and build resiliency. 

Counselors, teachers, administrators, social workers, psychologist, interventionists and other educators will benefit from understanding why students self-injure, how NSSI impacts them, and how the behavior can be discouraged and/or prevented.

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WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Forms of self-injury
  • Mental health and NSSI
  • Contributing factors to NSSI
  • Lessons learned from case studies
    • What works
    • Specific strategies used to help

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Webinar attendees will learn to:

  • Define Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)
  • Learn to differentiate NSSI from more potentially life-threatening forms of self-injury
  • Determine if a student is self-injuring – and understand what an educator should do
  • Understand causes of and contributing factors to NSSI including mental health diagnoses that may be involved
  • Understand the role emotions play in NSSI
    • Unable to feel anything
    • Overwhelmed by emotion
  • Explore actual real-life case studies to gain insights

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Kim Johancen is a licensed professional counselor with more than twenty years of experience working with clients who have experienced trauma. Her career includes working with adolescent and adult survivors dealing with complicated grief and loss – including sexual trauma, relationship loss, individuals and families who have been impacted by suicide, and clients struggling with self-injury. In addition to seeing adolescents, adults and families, Kim also has experience facilitating both small and large groups including crisis debriefings at local agencies in Colorado. Kim has been invited to present at numerous conferences and seminars both locally and nationally and has presented her work on self-injury at Harvard University and her work with suicidal patients at Stony Brook University. In addition to her clinical work, Kim has also been asked to contribute a chapter to Matthew Selekman’s Adolescent and Young Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual and has published over nine articles with the American Counseling Association. Kim currently has a column on the ACA website and continues to offer both counseling and consultation services to various agencies both nationally and locally.

 

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Webinar 3/8: Fostering a Growth Mindset: 7 Strategies for Classroom Use

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Thursday, 3/8/18 @
11:30 am & 2:00 pm Eastern Time

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A growth mindset has been identified as a dependable predictor of academic success. It has been shown to increase students’ motivation, achievement, grades and test scores. And it can be taught!

During this 90-minute interactive webinar, author Bryan Harris, Ed.D. will provide 7 key “takeaways” every educator can use in his or her classroom to cultivate a growth mindset with students. Dr. Harris will focus on fixed vs. incremental intelligence, how to mirror a growth mindset, knowing what triggers one to revert to a fixed mindset, skill-building, the use of writing and journaling to develop a growth mindset and providing productive feedback.

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Understand where mindsets come from
  • Learn how to identify and promote a growth mindset
  • Explore how to create a plan for change
  • Reflect on schoolwide and classroom-based practices that build a growth mindset
  • Gain instructional tools that can be easily implemented in your classroom

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Webinar attendees will learn to:

  • Appreciate what mindsets are and why they matter
  • Discover new ways to look at intelligence
  • Build skills to use in a plan for change
  • Mirror the mindset for your students
  • Align classroom practices with growth mindset
  • Use writing and journaling to help students develop a growth mindset
  • Increase your use of growth statements and productive feedback.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Teachers
  • School Counselors
  • Social Workers (All Levels)
  • Special Education Personnel
  • Intervention Specialists
  • Psychologists

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Bryan Harris, Ed.D. is Director of Professional Development for Casa Grande Elementary School District in Arizona. In his career, he has served as a teacher, an instructional specialist, an elementary school principal, and a central office administrator. His work focuses on helping classroom teachers to incorporate effective teaching and learning strategies that help all students to succeed. Dr. Harris earned a doctoral degree in education after studying issues related to new teacher induction and support. He is the author of Battling Boredom: 99 Strategies to Spark Student Engagement and 75 Quick and Easy Solutions to Common Classroom Disruptions.

Girl & Boy Brains: Understanding the Innate Strengths & Differences Webinar – Grades 6-12

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Girls and boys are different — and they learn differently. Understanding these differences can help educators defuse escalations, keep students engaged in the classroom and increase their chances of success.

In this 90-minute, interactive webinar, author and nationally known speaker Steph Jensen, MS, LPC will explore the physical and chemical differences in boys’ and girls’ brains and how educators can implement classroom practices based on those differences to help students succeed. She will discuss the underlying neuroscience and latest research concerning drama and relational aggression that can derail teen girls in school. This webinar will also help educators understand how boys process differently from girls to better support boys’ developmental needs. Webinar attendees will gain an appreciation of what makes each gender tick and will discover innovative strategies to help boys and girls achieve their highest academic potential.

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Exploring male and female brains
  • Structural and chemical differences
  • Contrasts between girls and boys regarding:
    • Friendship
    • Games and sports
    • Conversations
    • Hierarchies among peers
  • Withdrawal symptoms from too much screen time
  • How nature and nurture influence girl drama and relational aggression
  • Learning to take advantage of male liveliness, curiosity and thirst for competition
  • The rule of TIME

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Webinar attendees will learn to:

  • Explain how boys’ and girls’ brains work including the unique structure and chemistry
  • Identify the differences in the ways female and male students focus
  • Recognize the role of hormones in how the brain works
  • Discover how to instill social/emotional connections among girls and boys
  • Implement individual, small group and classroom strategies and activities to engage students of both sexes to ensure the best possible academic outcomes.

Thursday, 2/22/18 @
11:30 am & 2:00 pm Eastern Time

REGISTER NOW!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Teachers
  • School Counselors
  • Social Workers (All Levels)
  • Principals and Administrators
  • Deans
  • Special Education Personnel
  • At-Risk Coordinators
  • Behaviorists
  • Intervention Specialists
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: 

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Steph Jensen, MS, LPC is an award-winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and understanding of relational aggression. She combines 15 years of practice in the fields of education and counseling with research, practical strategies and humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids. She has held positions as classroom teacher, education consultant and international speaker. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues.

In recent years, Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, social-emotional learning, and positive behavior interventions. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-haviors, Mom’s Choice Award-winning Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day, Princess Priscilla and the Mood Ring Rainbow and her latest Princess Priscilla and the Great

ACEs: Helping Students Build Resiliency and Thrive

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Webinar Feb. 2nd @ 11:30 am or 2:00 pm ET  

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The Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACEs) revealed that toxic stress due to trauma can harm a child’s developing brain. In this webinar, Kim Johancen, LPC, will work through the implications of the study and risk factors that educators need to understand when working with students who have one or multiple ACEs.

Attendees will learn specific strategies on how to amplify inherent strengths and resiliencies – including information on how to increase willpower and self-control. Kim will share specific information about how to determine which interventions may be most appropriate based on student behaviors and identified risk or risk clusters. Additional skills and interventions will be explored through multiple case studies that will leave attendees feeling hopeful and empowered.

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Discuss risk factors for educators working with students using the ACEs assessment
  • Discover strategies to amplify inherent strengths and resiliencies of students
  • Explore specific strategies to utilize with students based on level of risk identified – to encompass a variety of developmental ages and abilities of students
  • Glean specific information about how to determine which interventions may be most appropriate based on student behaviors and identified risk clusters
  • Attendees will be given a checklist to use in conjunction with the ACEs assessment that can help determine which targets and interventions will be most appropriate for a student

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Webinar attendees will learn to:

  • Understand protective factors identified on ACEs assessment as well as resiliencies children and adolescents need to thrive
  • Master specific strategies to use with students based on level of risk identified on assessments -encompassing various ages and abilities of high-risk students
  • Determine which interventions may be most appropriate based on student behaviors and identified risk or risk clusters.
  • Become familiar with checklist to be used in conjunction with the ACEs assessment that can be used to determine which targets and interventions will be most appropriate
  • Master additional skill and interventions  to be used through multiple case studies

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Teachers
  • School Counselors
  • Social Workers (All Levels)
  • Principals and Administrators
  • Special Education Personnel
  • At-Risk Coordinators
  • Behaviorists
  • Intervention Specialists
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
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Kim Johancen is a licensed professional counselor with more than twenty years of experience working with clients who have experienced trauma. Her career includes working with adolescent and adult survivors dealing with complicated grief and loss – including sexual trauma, relationship loss, individuals and families who have been impacted by suicide, and clients struggling with self-injury. In addition to seeing adolescents, adults and families, Kim also has experience facilitating both small and large groups including crisis debriefings at local agencies in Colorado. Kim has been invited to present at numerous conferences and seminars both locally and nationally and has presented her work on self-injury at Harvard University and her work with suicidal patients at Stony Brook University. In addition to her clinical work, Kim has also been asked to contribute a chapter to Matthew Selekman’s Adolescent and Young Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual and has published over nine articles with the American Counseling Association. Kim currently has a column on the ACA website and continues to offer both counseling and consultation services to various agencies both nationally and locally.

NEXT WEBINAR 11/9: Master Challenging Moments without Losing Your Cool!

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When student interactions grow intense, it’s easy for an educator’s emotions to escalate – and to unconsciously move into fight-or-flight mode. The Responsibility-Centered Discipline™ approach promotes a paradigm shift in school discipline – with an emphasis on building positive teacher-student relationships and implementing a system that holds students accountable for their behavior. During this 90-minute webinar, Eric Clark, a Master Trainer who has implemented the principles of RCD as a teacher, assistant principal and principal, will illustrate how to build this valuable approach into your classroom or school and defuse explosive situations.

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The connection between student responsibility and school climate
  • How relationship-building affects classroom management and academic performance
  • The responsibility pyramid
  • The three levels of compliance
  • Using the Give ’em Five™ conversation
    • Support
    • Expectation
    • Breakdown
    • Benefit
    • Closure
  • Importance of emotional control in difficult situations
  • How mastering challenging moments affects leadership
  • Examples of mastering the challenging moments with
    • Apathetic students
    • Attention seekers
    • Hostile students
    • Manipulators

When educators lose their self-control during challenging moments with students, they often become part of the problem – by empowering students to place blame on them.  Modeling a calm, centered approach during intense times provides a great teaching moment!  Following the principles of Responsibility-Centered Discipline forces students to become responsible for their own actions and to build solutions when they fail to meet classroom expectations! 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

During this webinar you will learn to:

  • Employ the basic tenets of Responsibilty-Centered Discipline
  • Build relationships with students based on the Responsibility Pyramid elements and 6 Keys to Creating a Responsible School
  • Use the guided conversation – Give’Em Five Components – to manage challenging moments
  • Coach students to own their behaviors and maintain emotional control
  • Develop best practices for working with difficult students
  • Recognize the three compliance levels

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Principals and Administrators
  • Behavior Specialists
  • School Counselors
  • Special Education Personnel
  • Social Workers (all levels)
  • School Psychologists
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • School Resource Officers

 

Thursday, 11/9/17 @
11:30 am & 2:00 pm Eastern Time

REGISTER NOW:

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH A PURCHASE ORDER.  We also accept purchase orders by fax or mail.

For questions about this webinar or how to register, email pd@accutrain.com or call 800-251-6805.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Eric Clark, M. Ed. is a Certified Master Trainer for Responsibility-Centered Discipline and helped shape the implementation materials for the program.  He most recently served as Head of School at a progressive private school in the Midwest.  Previously he served as Principal in a public school setting, while also serving as the District Technology Integration Specialist.  Eric began his education career teaching English Language Arts, Journalism and Media Communications.  Between his other responsibilities, he also launched a thriving publishing company.  As an administrator, he has successfully implemented the supportive, non-exclusionary principles of Responsibility-Centered Discipline with elementary, middle and high school faculty and students.

GROUP DISCOUNTS:

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

  • 3-5 Attendees 10% off
  • 6-9 Attendees 15% off
  • 10+ Attendees 20% off
  • Site License $295 (for multiple participants at same site using same access; additional fee for more than 8 CE certificates)

In order to be eligible for group discounts, ALL registrations must be submitted at the SAME time.

RESOURCE PACKET

Links to PowerPoint resource packet are emailed the day prior to the webinar.

 

Student Led Discipline Webinar: Classroom Management through Student Empowerment

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Thursday, 9/28/17 @
11:30 am & 2:00 pm Eastern Time

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“Managing a classroom was way different and way more difficult than anything I’d done before.”

“As a young teacher, I was nearly run out of the profession due to a poorly run school, unruly students and my own seriously inadequate classroom-management skills…”

“All I wanted to do was teach but it seemed like that was never going to happen…”

Do these comments sound familiar? Good classroom management is critical to creating an environment conducive to effective teaching and learning. But how do you achieve it?

Educational consultant and speaker Charity Carter will share her student-inspired and classroom-tested methods for achieving an optimal classroom environment during this 90-minute webinar. Charity will cover the three components of what she calls “Student Led Discipline” – classroom environment, classroom setup and classroom employment – and how these factors work together. She will do a deep dive into the classroom environment component – revealing why this particular piece is critical to success.

As a new teacher, Charity was challenged by a group of students with whom she was struggling to connect. So, she asked them what to do and was surprised to learn that they wanted a lot more control than they were given. She made a decision to think “outside the box” and created a way for her students to take responsibility for nearly everything from a classroom management perspective – from taking attendance to handling behavior issues – leaving her free to teach.

Learning Objectives

During this webinar you will learn:

  • How to establish a network of student support within your classroom
  • How implementing a classroom management program such as Student Led Discipline promotes student engagement
  • How to use student leadership to significantly reduce behavior problems and discipline issues

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Who Should Attend:

  • Teachers (all grade levels)
  • Teachers’ Aides
  • Principals and Administrators
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Special Education Personnel
  • At-Risk Coordinators

About the Presenter:

Charity G. Carter, MS.Ed., is an author and educational consultant who has served as an elementary and middle school teacher, a middle and high school dean, a district content specialist and a graduate level adjunct professor. Her gift for helping others maximize their potential has been utilized with students, teachers and building level administrators. 

 

 

Final Reminder: Girl Drama Webinar Tomorrow @ 11:30 am or 2:00 pm ET!

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Girl friendships are intense and all-encompassing from early elementary years on; but cliques, power struggles and an intense desire to belong create a ripe field for relational aggression. Describing the emotional milieu girls face as they grow, bestselling author Lisa Damour, Ph.D  reminds us that a girl’skey support system – her tribe – consists of peers who are also as reactive and erratic as they will ever be. (She) works hard every day to harness powerful and unpredictable emotions so that she can get on with doing everything else she means to do.”

How can educators reduce and prevent drama among school-age girls?

Teachers, counselors and administrators can help guide girls to define what makes a healthy friendship. As a family therapist in the St. Louis area and founder of the SistaKeeper organization, Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed., LPC has focused much of her career on working with girls. In this 90-minute webinar, she will discuss the impact of social aggression and the factors that motivate relational aggression. She will share tools to develop a trauma-free space to promote girl empowerment.  She will also discuss the benefits of gender-specific programming that promotes strength and resiliency in girls.

This webinar will provide tools for promoting pro-social behaviors like kindness, sharing and empathy in girls K-12, while improving their attitude toward school and reducing depression and stress. Attendees will receive terrific ideas that can be implemented either this year or in the fall!

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Understanding what motivates aggression
  • Solutions to prevent mental and emotional effects
  • Cliques vs Keepers
  • Culturally-relevant techniques to empower the whole girl

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Define verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Discover ways to foster emotional awareness
  • Explore the benefits of gender-specific programming
  • Discern what relational aggression looks like at different ages
  • Discover the reasons behind why girls engage in RA.
  • Get the tools to develop a trauma-free environment.

Watch Tracie Berry-McGhee describe a strategy for building emotional literacy in girls.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • School Psychologists
  • Principals & Assistant Principals
  • Other School Administrators
  • School Counselors
  • Counselors in Agencies and Private Practice
  • Teachers
  • School Nurses
  • Special Education Personnel
  • Social Workers (All levels)
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • At-Risk Coordinators
  • School Resource Officers

Thursday, June 8th @
11:30 am & 2:00 pm Eastern Time

REGISTER NOW:

CLICK TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH A PURCHASE ORDER.  We also accept purchase orders by fax or mail.

For questions about this webinar or how to register, email pd@accutrain.com or call 800-251-6805.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Tracie Berry-McGhee founded the SistaKeeper Empowerment Center in St. Louis 12 years ago with the mission of empowering, inspiring and developing the mind, body and spirit of young women. SistaKeeper has since spread to other locations within the United States, as well as to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Tracie also continues to serve the community via her private counseling practice, which specializes in women and teen girl issues. She is often called upon to speak on topics such as conflict resolution, dealing with low self-esteem and bullying.  Tracie is the author of SistaKeeper Poetry for the Soul, I’m a Keeper and OWN your NOW.