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Seminar Detail

Trauma-Informed Schools and Adverse Childhood Experiences Training
Where:
MEMPHIS, TN
When:
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

When you entered education, you thought it would be about lesson plans, curriculum, and seating charts.

You weren’t expecting kids who curse, hit, kick, and scratch other students, and bang their heads on the table when they’re frustrated. Kids who are constantly “in trouble” at school and have difficulty grasping the material being taught.

But sometimes the trauma of physical and sexual abuse, hunger, violence, and suicide lie behind these behaviors. And when you hear the stories of your students pain you’re left feeling blindsided, unprepared, and desperate for guidance on how you can help.

Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, counselor, social worker or anyone who works with students, this program will provide you with the step-by-step direction, tools and techniques you need to work more capably and comfortably with kids who’ve experienced trauma. The strategies and comprehensive learning supports shared at this event will enable you to create a better school climate, boost academic achievement, and improve school safety while building critical skills in students like self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and an openness to teamwork and cooperation.

Sign up today, and get the trauma-sensitive skills and strategies you need to ensure every student can succeed!
Objectives:
  1. Characterize the relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and childhood development.
  2. Examine the role of Adverse Childhood Experiences and toxic stress on the escalation cycle and emotional dysregulation.
  3. Establish how emotional check-ins and strategies that encourage choice can create a more psychologically safe classroom.
  4. Communicate how trauma-sensitive practices can be employed to more effectively establish behavioral expectations and build structure and accountability.
  5. Specify how culturally responsive strategies can increase engagement in both students and their families.
  6. Articulate how a trauma-sensitive approach to discipline and corrective action can increase equity and replace reactive “push out” practices.
OUTLINE

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES): The Hidden Public Health Emergency Affecting Schools
  • The neurological and physiological impacts of toxic stress
  • Trauma’s impact on kids’ development and futures
  • Escalation cycle, toxic stress, and emotional dysregulation
Spot the Warning Signs of Trauma in Students
  • How trauma impairs learning and impacts behavior
  • How fight, flight, freeze looks in the classroom
  • Physical symptoms to watch for
  • Identify the “silent sufferer”

Trauma-Informed Practices for Schools and Classrooms: Establish Safety, Trust, Choice, Collaboration, and Empowerment

5 Ways to Build a Psychologically Safe Classroom
  • Create calming areas in the classroom
  • Build a classroom community
  • Emotional check-ins, worksheets and activities
  • How to offer choices so kids feel in control
  • Schedules and routines that establish safety and normalcy
Challenging Behaviors Intervention Toolbox: Better Outcomes for Overreactive, Aggressive, and Avoidant Students
  • What sets kids off? How to be a trigger detective
  • Check in/check out for structure and accountability
  • Better break interventions for avoidant students
  • Executive functioning skills training for overreactive students
  • Social stories to use when kids aren’t grasping expectations
Culturally Responsive Practices and Techniques: Support Sensitivity and Strengthen the School-Family Alliance
  • Recognize our biases to better support cultural sensitivity
  • Strategies for working with parents who’ve experienced trauma
  • Strengthen the school-family alliance – support with families instead of to families
Trauma-Sensitive Approaches to Discipline and Corrective Action
  • Building resilience – our kids can overcome!
  • Leadership jobs that built competence and connectedness
  • Discipline is a system: preventative, supportive, corrective
  • Alternatives to suspension – keep kids in school and learning
Supports for Educators and Staff Who Experience Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Staff wellness – tap in/tap out
  • Restorative circles for educators
Target Audience

  • General Educators
  • Special Educators
  • School Administrators
  • School Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • School Counselors
  • School Nurses
  • Directors of Special Education
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paraprofessionals

CHRISTY W. BRYCE, ED.D.

Christy W. Bryce, Ed.D., the Director of Intervention for Warren County Public Schools in Bowling Green, KY has spent her career collaborating with educators, administrators and school staff to determine how best to intervene and support students who are demonstrating challenging behaviors.

Dr. Bryce has over 20 years of experience in education as a school psychologist and special education teacher and is highly experienced in consulting on trauma-informed practices, differentiated instruction, and academic and behavioral interventions for at-risk students and students with special needs.

A highly requested trainer, Dr. Bryce is experienced in establishing, coordinating, and sustaining large scale initiatives in the context of a linguistically and culturally diverse public school system. She earned her Ed.S. degree in School Psychology from Western Kentucky University and her Ed.D. degree in Education, Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Christy Bryce has an employment relationship with Warren County Public Schools. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Christy Bryce has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Arkansas Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Mississippi Counselors: CE credit is available. This live course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Mississippi Counselors. The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Rule 6.2 allows live continuing education not pre-approved by the Board if relevant to counseling and presented by someone at the master’s level or above and trained in the mental health field or related services. CEH will be subject to approval by the Board at the time of renewal. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.

South Carolina Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

Tennessee Counselors: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Counselors. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-01-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for professional counseling in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Educators/Teachers
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national and state licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Kentucky Psychologists: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity will qualify for 6.25 contact hours.

Tennessee Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course is designed to meet Type II CE of the Tennessee Board of Examiners of Psychology. The Board accepts approvals by any recognized national credentialing body. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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