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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.

Girl Drama Webinar June 8 @ 11:30 or 2:00 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.

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.

Reminder: After “13 Reasons Why”: Creating a Context for Suicide Prevention – Webinar May 25

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13 Reasons Why is a trending Netflix series that is wildly popular among students. After the lead character, Hannah, commits suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that identify the people and reasons for her decision. Due to the glamorization of teen suicide and the negative portrayal of Hannah’s experience with counseling, there is great concern among professionals about the negative impact on students – and the potential for a contagion effect. 

What Can Educators Do?

This 90-minute webinar will discuss how teachers and counselors can use 13 Reasons Why as an opportunity to examine how students perceive suicide and to expand the conversation about suicide prevention. This series naturally opens doors to topics such as suicide, self-injury, sexual assault, bullying and the choices students make.

Presenter Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP presents seminars on suicide and self-injury throughout North America and has written books on self-injury, bullying and depression. She will discuss how 13 Reasons Why presents an opportunity to check in on student perceptions of the series and to reset misperceptions surrounding what they have watched – including the process of seeking help.

The dialogue around the Netflix series, as well as the book by Jay Asher, can also provide an opportunity to look at and improve the existing framework for preventing and/or dealing with suicide and self-injury among students.

Watch Kaye Randall explain how concerned educators can help prevent youth suicide.

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Creating a framework to process 13 Reasons Why with faculty, staff and students
  • Resetting the context to response not reaction
  • Using interpretation to power prevention
  • Helping students create connections
  • Focusing on intervention and steering students to help and healing

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

In this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Learn how to use 13 Reasons Why to stimulate healthy discussions on suicide, depression, self-injury, sexual assault and bullying.
  • Identify strategies that can help guide students toward a context of hope and healing. 
  • Discover steps that teachers, counselors and other educators can take to prevent suicide and reduce “suicide contagion.”
  • Learn how to use the dialogue surrounding this best-selling book and Netflix series to take inventory of current suicide prevention and response protocols.
  • Discern ways to reset an unhealthy context to one of responsibility and growth.

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

REGISTER NOW:

Thursday, May 25th @

11:30 am & 2:00 pm ET

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:

Kaye Randall is a nationally known author and speaker who has led professional seminars throughout North America on student mental health, bullying, self-injury, depression, anxiety and anger — as well as youth leadership and student empowerment. The former Training Director for the University of South Carolina Center for Child & Family Studies, Kaye has inspired seminar participants through her practical insights, humor and proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents. She continues to provide clinical services to both children and adolescents and has been named social worker of the year by the Council on Adoptable Children. She is co-author of See My Pain, Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure (featured in USA Today), 102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children & Adolescents, and Mean Girls: 101½ Creative Strategies and Activities for Working with Relational Aggression.

In the Aftermath of “13 Reasons Why”: Creating a Context for Suicide Prevention – Webinar 5/25

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May 25th @ 11:30 am or 2:00 pm

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13 Reasons Why is a trending Netflix series that is wildly popular among students. After the lead character, Hannah, commits suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that identify the people and reasons for her decision. Due to the glamorization of teen suicide and the negative portrayal of Hannah’s experience with counseling, there is great concern among professionals about the negative impact on students – and the potential for a contagion effect.

What Can Educators Do?
This 90-minute webinar will discuss how teachers and counselors can use 13 Reasons Why as an opportunity to examine how students perceive suicide and to expand the conversation about suicide prevention. This series naturally opens doors to topics such as suicide, self-injury, sexual assault, bullying and the choices students make.

Presenter Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP presents seminars on suicide and self-injury throughout North America and has written books on self-injury, bullying and depression. She will discuss how 13 Reasons Why presents an opportunity to check in on student perceptions of the series and to reset misperceptions surrounding what they have watched – including the process of seeking help.
The dialogue around the Netflix series, as well as the book by Jay Asher, can also provide an opportunity to look at and improve the existing framework for preventing and/or dealing with suicide and self-injury among students.

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Creating a framework to process 13 Reasons Why with faculty, staff and students
  • Resetting the context to response not reaction
  • Using interpretation to power prevention
  • Helping students create connections
  • Focusing on intervention and steering students to help and healing

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
In this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Learn how to use 13 Reasons Why to stimulate healthy discussions on suicide, depression, self-injury, sexual assault and bullying.
  • Identify strategies that can help guide students toward a context of hope and healing.
  • Discover steps that teachers, counselors and other educators can take to prevent suicide and reduce “suicide contagion.”
  • Learn how to use the dialogue surrounding this best-selling book and Netflix series to take inventory of current suicide prevention and response protocols.
  • Discern ways to reset an unhealthy context to one of responsibility and growth.

REGISTER NOW

Thursday, May 25th @
11:30 am & 2:00 pm

Click here to register with a purchase order.  We also accept purchase orders by fax or mail.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

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

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

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Kaye Randall is a nationally known author and speaker who has led professional seminars throughout North America on student mental health, bullying, self-injury, depression, anxiety and anger — as well as youth leadership and student empowerment. The former Training Director for the University of South Carolina Center for Child & Family Studies, Kaye has inspired seminar participants through her practical insights, humor and proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents. She continues to provide clinical services to both children and adolescents and has been named social worker of the year by the Council on Adoptable Children. She is co-author of See My Pain, Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure (featured in USA Today), 102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children & Adolescents, and Mean Girls: 101½ Creative Strategies and Activities for Working with Relational Aggression.

Webinar May 11 – Reversing Suspension

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A pervasive problem continues to challenge school staff and administrators …the habitual suspension of some particularly challenging students …with little or no impact on changing the behavior. These students  ̶  “Frequent Flyers” ̶  are suspended on a routine basis. They are kids who “get suspended and come right back and do the same thing over again!” Their patterns of disturbing behavior and our patterns of dysfunctional suspensions prevent important connections between “us” and “them” which has a negative impact on student success in school.

Making a solution to this problem more urgent is the growing outrage and challenge from parents to keep their children in school, and increased pressure from departments of education to reduce suspensions while maintaining a successful learning environment. But, if a disruptive student can’t be removed from class, what should be done instead? How are teachers and administrators supposed to deal with repeated, disruptive and sometimes dangerous behaviors?

In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Ed Orszulak will share specific, targeted strategies that can impact chronically suspended students. Discover how “turnaround” schools are managing disruptive behavior. Learn what it means to “preempt with vigilance” by employing critical thinking centers, a quick-release program and a staff buddy system. Dr. Orszulak will share ways to replace a reliance on suspensions with powerful skillsets and strategies that help difficult students stay in school and experience success. 

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Critical role of beliefs and behaviors when dealing with difficult students
  • Specific, targeted and responsive strategies that specifically impact chronically suspended students.
  • A variety of effective and innovative techniques that develop powerful and responsive relationships with students, staff and families
  • Strategic techniques for situational control during the phases of disturbing behavior that most often leads to suspension outcomes.
  • Specific, ready-to-use strategies, modifications, and accommodations to help particularly persistent young people improve their pro-social attitudes and skills

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

In this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Discern how PBIS can help educators instruct with a focus on pro-social skill development
  • Explore why a growth mindset focused on continued progress, growth and development of students is essential
  • Know the phases of disturbing behavior and the three-step intervention to help diffuse it
  • Become familiar with restorative practices – cooperation, collaboration and capacity for change
  • Realign thinking to keep students in school by exploring reverse suspensions
  • Discover approaches staff and administration can use to help replace suspension in schools

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

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

REGISTER NOW:

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:

Ed Orszulak, Ph. D. is a School Principal and Educational Consultant with over 30 years experience working with students who exhibit disturbing behavior.  He is the author of The Redemption Approach…5 Timeless Principles to Re-Engage Tough Kids in School offering a fresh approach to transforming and helping students who are resistant or non-responsive to more traditional forms of discipline and direction in schools.  In addition, Ed also works as an adjunct professor helping professionals understand and deliver effective instructional techniques of impact and influence with tough kids.  Educators, parents, professionals, and especially children continue to benefit from his insight, experience and common sense approach to transformational instruction. 

Ed’s research and practice have taken him around the country focusing on the reduction of school suspension, engagement and re-engagement of disenfranchised youth, and effective instructional practice to meet the needs of even the toughest students.  

Final Reminder: The Trauma-Informed Classroom Webinar

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Nearly 35 million U.S. children have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma according to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control. And about two-thirds of all students report one or more adverse experiences during their school-aged years. It’s imperative for all educators to understand the role of trauma, its effect on students and learning, and how they can change methods of interacting and responding to pupils impacted by trauma.

Research indicates there can be substantial barriers to learning among students who have suffered traumatic events. In a trauma-informed approach, a paradigm shift takes place in the classroom to recognize, understand and address the learning needs of students impacted by trauma to help create an optimum learning environment.

In this 90-minute webinar, Craig McCullough will discuss trauma and the effects on learning, the different types of trauma, understanding the nervous system and the three levels of information processing. Teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators and other educators will discover the evidence-based trauma-informed practices that can immediately be implemented in the classroom – to eliminate barriers to learning for students impacted by trauma.

Watch Craig McCullough explain the stress, rest & digest cycle connected to early childhood trauma.

  • Impacts from different  types of trauma – loss, disasters, abuse and developmental
  • How teachers can best use the information in trauma screenings
  • Overviews of evidence-based trauma-focused programs in schools
  • Effective approaches to treating traumatic stress
  • Educating children and parents
  • Trauma informed IEPs
  • Reflect, Relate, and Regulate: Know your own triggers to trauma and learn to avoid the escalating conflict with trauma surviving students.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

In this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Discover trauma-informed practices to reducing learning barriers
  • Explore the nervous system and the three levels of information processing
  • Discern sources of childhood trauma
  • Discern how to utilize trauma screenings to enhance classroom management
  • Understand trauma-informed IEPs and how they can help optimize the learning experience for students experiencing trauma
  • Discover ways to educate parents and children regarding effects of trauma

REGISTER NOW:

Click here to register with a purchase order.  We also accept purchase orders by fax or mail.

Don’t Forget: Webinar 4/27 – The Trauma-Informed Classroom

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Nearly 35 million U.S. children have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma according to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control. And about two-thirds of all students report one or more adverse experiences during their school-aged years. It’s imperative for all educators to understand the role of trauma, its effect on students and learning, and how they can change methods of interacting and responding to pupils impacted by trauma.

Research indicates there can be substantial barriers to learning among students who have suffered traumatic events. In a trauma-informed approach, a paradigm shift takes place in the classroom to recognize, understand and address the learning needs of students impacted by trauma to help create an optimum learning environment.

In this 90-minute webinar, Craig McCullough will discuss trauma and the effects on learning, the different types of trauma, understanding the nervous system and the three levels of information processing. Teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators and other educators will discover the evidence-based trauma-informed practices that can immediately be implemented in the classroom – to eliminate barriers to learning for students impacted by trauma.

Click here to register!

Watch Craig McCullough explain the stress, rest & digest cycle connected to early childhood trauma.

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Impacts from different  types of trauma – loss, disasters, abuse and developmental
  • How teachers can best use the information in trauma screenings
  • Overviews of evidence-based trauma-focused programs in schools
  • Effective approaches to treating traumatic stress
  • Educating children and parents
  • Trauma informed IEPs
  • Reflect, Relate, and Regulate: Know your own triggers to trauma and learn to avoid the escalating conflict with trauma surviving students.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

In this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Discover trauma-informed practices to reducing learning barriers
  • Explore the nervous system and the three levels of information processing
  • Discern sources of childhood trauma
  • Discern how to utilize trauma screenings to enhance classroom management
  • Understand trauma-informed IEPs and how they can help optimize the learning experience for students experiencing trauma
  • Discover ways to educate parents and children regarding effects of trauma

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • School Counselors
  • Social Workers (Intermediate and Advanced)
  • Principals and Administrators
  • Special Education Personnel
  • At-Risk Coordinators
  • Behaviorists
  • Intervention Specialists
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • School Psychologists
  • Community Youth Program Coordinators
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinators
  • Law Enforcement/SROs

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Craig McCullough has been a counselor educator for the past 20 years working with children and families in various settings. These have included schools, residential day treatment facilities, inpatient hospital programs, community-based models and a traditional psychotherapy practice. He has specialized using various trauma-focused approaches. With the rise in the diagnosis of autism, Craig became more exposed to clients who were on the spectrum. He soon discovered the conventional wisdom surrounding autism to be not entirely adequate in appropriately treating the social and emotional struggles of this population. His family has also been given the challenge and privilege of raising a daughter diagnosed with Asperger’s – which has provided him additional insights.