From Dabbling to Destruction: Signs and symptoms of adolescents who are in the initial stages of using substances…Dabbling (Session 1 of 5)

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SpeakerS

Michelle D. Lipinski, M.Ed., Principal, Northshore Recovery High School; Maureen Cavanagh, MPA, M.Ed., LADC

Description

How do we create spaces in our community where we can work together to create realistic goals and consequences for our students/children? This initial session will discuss signs/symptoms of an adolescent who is in the beginning stages of using/abusing substances. There will be an overview of YRBS data in Massachusetts, trends in public health, risk and protective factors in our schools, homes and communities.  We will also be collectively sharing ways that we can create environments where a student and their families can collaborate with schools without feeling ashamed or stigmatized. We will discuss resources for schools and families who are in this stage of substance use.

Infusing DEI in the Classroom and Curriculum – The Pedagogy of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Classroom (Session 4 of 5)

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Speaker

Jessica Pepple, Ed.S., MBA

Description

Session 4 of Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom will begin to talk and brainstorm ways to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) pedagogy into participants' product of choice, including essential questions, case studies, book studies, unit plans, etc. Participants will understand how course designs and deliveries can be revised to support inclusion.

The Confident Educator: Confidence through Self Care (Session 3 of 5)

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Speaker

Lisa MacDonald, M.Ed., Founder, Elleminc Consulting

Description

In session three, participants will focus on taking a "time out" to breathe (seriously), discuss the notion of “work-life balance,” and understand why self-care, or the lack thereof, as well as anxiety, emotional mugging, and feeling depleted, often impedes our ability to show up confidently for our work. This session provides participants with steps on not only crafting but also protecting an individualized approach to self-care. The idea here is that “When you feel good, you do good!”

Reentry Post Covid – Struggling with Anxiety and Stress: Supporting Students who Experience Anxiety (Session 3 of 5)

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Speaker

John Crocker, M.Ed., Director Of School Mental Health & Behavioral Services, Methuen Public Schools/Founder and Director, Massachusetts School Mental Health Consortium

Description

Anxiety is a common mental health challenge among children and adolescents--in fact, one in four teens will experience problems with anxiety at some point. Classroom teachers may wonder what they can do to recognize and understand anxiety, and to provide active coping mechanisms for students experiencing anxiety. This training will walk participants through the symptoms of anxiety, seek to dispel common myths about it, and offer a range of strategies for supporting students experiencing anxiety in the classroom. Participants will also have the chance to reflect on what they learn and apply their understanding to sample situations.

Self-Care for the 21st Century Classroom: Building a Sustainable Routine and Creating a Vision (Session 5 of 5)

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Speaker

Theresa Melito-Conners, Ph.D. (Dr. MC)

Description

In this session, participants will examine the spiritual domain, which is the last domain of self-care, and outline steps for building a sustainable self-care routine. Using the 10 domains of self-care as a foundation, we will create actionable steps and goals to create a routine that prioritizes the well-being of the educator and impacts the outcomes and well-being of all the students. We will also examine resilience as a skill and why self-care is critical for building resilience. Ideally, participants should take all 5 workshops to maximum learning potential on this important topic.

Hybrid Conference – Establishing and Enhancing Threat Assessment Teams: The Importance of School Safety

REGISTRATION CLOSED Minuteman High School, Lexington
SPEAKERs

James Barrett, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Support Services, Cambridge Police Department, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School; B. Heidi Ellis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Director, Trauma and Community resilience Center, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Brian Leblanc, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Boston, Joint Terrorism Task Force, Squad CT-2 Domestic Terrorism/Threat Response; Scott Morrison, Ed.D. Superintendent, Tri-Town School Union

DESCRIPTION

Incidents of school violence profoundly impact our schools and communities, making it essential to ensure safe school environments for students and staff. This conference’s central theme will be establishing and enhancing threat assessment teams as an important tool to prevent targeted school violence. Additionally, this conference will examine how to develop positive school climates built on a culture of safety, trust, respect, and emotional support. Research shows that this is a crucial component to prevent targeted violence at schools and, therefore, it is critical for school leaders to proactively develop and sustain safe school cultures.

The Educator as a Momentologist: Reframing Your Career Focus and Intentions (Session 1 of 5)

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Speaker

Mitch Abblett, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Consultant

Description

This webinar aims to shake the paradigm attendees currently operate from that limits their ability to educate and intervene with students for maximum impact and the highest levels of personal meaning and purpose. Every aspect of attendees’ work, every role in their job descriptions, will be housed within a new, inclusive frame that provides simplicity and focus to working with students regardless of educational domain or situational factors.

The Equitable Educator: The Icon (Session 3 of 5)

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Speaker

Cyndi Weekes Bradley, M.A.T., Founder and CEO, The Equity Process

Description

Exploring the Icon and seeing myself as an Icon in the classroom and office of my building.

You Matter Too: Sustainable Self-Care for Educators and Clinicians – Transformational Self-Caring Habits to Enhance Well-Being (Session 4 of 5)

Speaker

Matt Hersh, PhD, DCEP

Description

The previous webinar helped us to identify, cultivate, and employ our inner strengths to facilitate our well-being. This webinar builds on the idea of purposefully fostering self-caring habits through a varied set of decisions, skills, and behaviors. These proactive actions grant us opportunities for soothing and restoration, boosting of vital energy, supportive connection to others, enhancement of creative endeavors, and navigation of our complex work environments. It is through such conscious self-caring enactments that we begin to approach how to integrate self-care into our daily work and personal lives.

Reentry Post Covid – Struggling with Anxiety and Stress: Covid, Anxiety and Learning (Session 4 of 5)

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Speaker

Joel Ristuccia, M.Ed., School Psychologist, Adjunct Professor, Lesley University

Description

The Covid pandemic has had a significant impact on students and staff. It has raised the base levels of anxiety for all, leading to higher levels of conflict and discipline referrals as well as absence and disengagement. Beginning with a look at the underlying systemic impacts of Covid on our children, staff and schools, we will identify the core building blocks of safe and supportive classrooms (and schools) and present an inquiry-based approach to creating them. Strategies and various “tools” will be presented for all participants.

Violence Prevention Through Internet Safety Education: World Wide Web of Risks and Threats (Session 2 of 5)

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Speaker

Tyler Cote, Director of Operation250

Description

We all undergo a change psychologically when online. Our decision-making and behaviors naturally change as we become more comfortable. However, with this, in combination with the rate at which youth are spending online, there are subsequent risks that are presenting themselves to young people. This webinar is going to examine the impact that the internet has on youth decision making and its relation to risks impacting their lives.