Mental Health Training

Are you looking for ways to better support your students’ social/emotional needs in your school? Check out our webinar series that will support you as you better support students.

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Trauma is pervasive. Recent research is indicating that as many as 67% of individuals will  experience trauma before entering into adulthood. Due to the toxic stress, it becomes extremely difficult for students to engage their brains in academic settings. During this series, participants will actually learn how to rewire the brain and helps students implement coping skills to be used both inside and outside the classroom! Many of the strategies discussed will actually benefit the mental wellness of ALL students!

Session One: Answering the “Why”

This session focuses on the research behind why supporting students of trauma is important for school settings. Research has indicated that trauma can actually cause premature death by up 
to twenty years! This knowledge emphasizes the importance of developing a trauma informed  care perspective in all that we do when interacting with students. 

Session Two: Techniques to “Rewire” the Brain

Having a variety of techniques to help foster resilience is as easy as implementing relational,  regulatory, and sensory supports. This session breaks down a variety of ways in which this can 
be done in classroom and individual settings. Through these interventions and supports, students develop the ability to cope with stressors both in and out of the school setting! 

Session Three: Self-Care

Vicarious trauma is a reality working in schools and helping professions. Increasing self- awareness to gauge levels of burnout and compassion fatigue allows teachers to have the ability to integrate supports that allow them to continue to meet the needs of their students. This session will help guide participants through understanding why self-care is important and provide ideas to help prevent compassion fatigue as well as determining when to refer students to additional supports!

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Session One: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Does ADHD actually exist or is it lack of discipline? Learn about the diagnostic criteria associated with this diagnosis and the various ways in which it may present itself! This session will also explore a variety of ways in which a classroom setting can support students with an ADHD diagnosis!

Session Two: Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder can be very difficult to work with in a school setting! During this session, participants will learn strategies to align with students to elicit intrinsic motivation! Additionally, we will break down behavioral change concepts to understand how to better assist students to reach their full potential.

Session Three: Depression and Anxiety

One of the unique things about the child and adolescent population is that depression and anxiety may present themselves through frustration and anger. This can make it extremely difficult to understand the root cause of specific behaviors! During this session, we will learn about the diagnostic criteria for these diagnoses and become better equipped to detect when a student may be experiencing them. Participants will also learn research based strategies to assist in calming the mind in all settings!

Session Four: Trauma Related Disorders

Trauma is pervasive. Recent research is indicating that as many as 67% of individuals will experience trauma before entering into adulthood. Due to the toxic stress, it becomes extremely difficult for students to engage their brains in academic settings. During this session, participants will actually learn how to rewire the brains and helps students implement coping skills to be used both inside and outside the classroom!