Momentology for Educators: Using the Skills of the Momentology “Time-less Machine” with Students (Session 3 of 5)

Speaker

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

Description

Educators limit themselves by limiting their role to being knowledge-givers and experts in anticipating standardized examination demands for students. This webinar helps educators learn to set goals for themselves and students while operating each day “off the clock” in terms of fixating on past and future time narratives. The up-side of learning to use the momentology “time-less machine” is that collaborative connection with students and energetic momentum for learning increase dramatically.

From Dabbling to Destruction: Signs and symptoms of adolescents who are using substances chronically (Session 3 of 5)

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Michelle Muffett-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 and children? This third session will discuss signs and symptoms of an adolescent who is using substances enough to meet the DSM criteria for a substance use disorder. The Transtheoretical Model (also called the Stages of Change Model), developed by Prochaska and DiClemente in the late 1970s, evolved through studies examining the experiences of smokers who quit on their own versus those requiring further treatment to understand why some people were capable of quitting on their own. We will discuss how this model applies to adolescents and the appropriate interventions at each stage, specific to their developmental needs. We will also discuss resources for schools and families who are in this stage of substance use.

Mindful Fridays: Mindfulness for Daily Living (Session 2 of 5)

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Edward Hauben, Mindfulness Practitioner and Teacher and Elana Rosenbaum, MS, MSW, Speaker, Mindfulness Coach & Psychotherapist, Consultant in Mindfulness-Based Interventions and Integrative

Description

As we live our busy lives, the more we are able to stop, breathe and then proceed the more efficient, the more clear and calm we become. Mindfulness allows us to do this with an open heart and clarity of perception. In this webinar, you will practice mindfulness and learn how to incorporate it into your day to day living.

Thriving in the Digital Age: Social Media and It’s Impact on Youth Mental Health (Session 2 of 5)

Speaker

Susan Reynolds, M.Ed., Co-Founder, LookUp.live

Description

Over 5 sessions, participants will learn the current research on the impact living in a digital world has on youth. What are the harms? What are the benefits? How do we maximize the positive while mitigating the challenges for our students as well as ourselves. Some of the session topics focus on the impact of social media on mental health, mindfulness as a strategy for digital wellbeing, the power of youth advocacy, and digital wellness practices to implement with yourself, students and families. The series will be progressive with opportunities to take home practices to try in between sessions.

Social Media has become an integral part of growing up digital. What are the benefits and consequences, and how do we support youth as they navigate to maximize the healthy while mitigating the harms? Participants will be introduced to mindfulness techniques that they can practice in between sessions.

Understanding the Clinical “Why” to Support the Whole Student: The Neuroscience of Anxiety – Understanding the Basics of Stress and Anxiety and How that Presents in a Classroom Setting (Session 1 of 5)

Speaker

Sheilah Gauch, LICSW, M.Ed.

Description

In this series, you will have the clinical basics explained in clear, digestible ways to understand the value of looking at the root cause of behavior in the classroom. With this knowledge, you will gain an ability to meet students where they are at, support them in accessing the curriculum more effectively, and gain new tools and language to support your students (and their caregivers!) best. This series is for all types of educators - from school counselors to classroom teachers to administrators - the goal of this webinar series will be to use a clinical lens to gain skills and tools to effectively address and change behavior.

Understanding the Relationship Between Student Mental Health and School Performance: The impact of Anxiety and Depression on Student Engagement (Session 3 of 5)

Speaker

Julie B. Cullen, LICSW, Ed.M.

Description

Anxiety and depression are increasingly problematic for our young people. This workshop aims to provide a deeper understanding of the individual symptoms as well as the way they work together to create unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviors. Prevalence, impact, and indicators will be reviewed, and practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom will be presented.

Mood and Personality Disorders: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder through a Compassionate Lens (Session 1 of 5)

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Wendy Bamatter, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, 3East DBT Residential Program, McLean Hospital, Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Description

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental health diagnosis that can impact teens and young adults. It is often highly misunderstood and stigmatized, which can exacerbate the suffering of individuals living with BPD. This talk aims to help audience members develop a more accurate and compassionate understanding of BPD. Moreover, attendees will be equipped with more knowledge regarding the many ways in which we, as individuals, families, educators, and clinicians can better support individuals with BPD. References will be made throughout to many of the principles that guide Dialectical Behavior Therapy – a gold standard evidence-based treatment for treating BPD.

Violence Prevention Through Internet Safety Education: Building Effective Internet Safety Lessons (Session 4 of 5)

Speaker

Tyler Cote, Director of Operation250

Description

This webinar will be focused on the effective and ineffective strategies in developing online safety lesson plans. Tyler will dive deep into implementation strategies, integration methods, classroom materials, and specific activities to use in your classroom. By examining the research done in the space, and through his own experience of delivering programming to youth of a range of ages, Tyler will share a collection of effective strategies that can impact an array of online safety concerns.

Social-Emotional Program Development: Best Practice Series – Staff Role Definitions (Sessions 2 of 5)

Speaker

Alex Hirshberg, Psy.D., Hirshberg Behavioral Services, LLC

Description

There are a lot of different stakeholders working with students placed in an in-district social-emotional program. Each individual plays an important role in supporting the student to build the skills they need to better manage the emotional demands of the school day. This webinar will review these various roles and how these individuals can work together as a team to meet the student's individual needs.