November 6th, 2020
Beyond the Threat: How to Tip the Balance Toward Safety in Schools while Considering the Needs and Challenges of Individual Students:
October 2, 16, November 6,13, December 4, 2020
Speaker: Nancy Rappaport, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Special Guest: Dr. Deborah M. Weisbrot
Dr. Deborah M. Weisbrot will discuss “When the School Threat is “Serious and Scary”: How to Assess it and What to Do” on Nov. 6.
Dr. Deborah M. Weisbrot is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Weisbrot’s current clinical work is focused on her full-time role as a consulting child and adolescent psychiatrist for several therapeutic schools for children and adolescents. She is active on a national level in school consultation issues and has extensive expertise in clinical and research interest in threat assessment in youth.
Dr. Nancy Rappaport will deepen our understanding of how to respond to students with threatening behavior in substantial ways. She’ll also help us explore the necessary cultural changes we need to make in order to effectively support students and keep our communities safe and connected. Several guest speakers will be joining Dr. Rappaport for this journey “beyond the threat.”
Attendees must participate in each of the 5 two-hour webinar sessions and will receive 10 PDPs upon successful completion of the 10-Hour webinar. PDP and CEU forms are available on the page of the last session of the 10 hour webinar.
MPY webinars are available to ONLY current employees of member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees, members of committees including but not limited to PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils and school volunteers are not considered MPY members.
PDPs and CEUs
PDPs are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours. Any combination of webinars an individual attends will be used to accumulate PDPs. All 5 sessions of each 10 Hour Webinar must be attended in order to receive 10 PDPs.
PDPs certificates will be issued at the end of the school year for all MPY webinars an individual attends during this school year. PDPs can only be issued to participants who have attended the webinars and submitted the appropriate paperwork. PDP certificates will be emailed to attendees.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff, upon approval from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). CEUs are no longer available through the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). Approval is granted by the NASW for each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the appropriate paperwork.
Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY event after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. For assistance email Lauren@mpyinc.org.