Trauma Sensitive Classrooms & Schools

Fostering Resilience

January 26, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Speaker: Waheeda Saif, LMHC, Program Coordinator Riverside Trauma Center

Webinar Description
This 2-hour virtual training provides the groundwork for understanding the impacts of toxic and traumatic stress on the body, and mental wellness, but also what can be done to help things go right Specifically, the characteristics and skills that allow people to be resilient that can be developed, bolstered, and applied before, during, and after highly stressful events. This training provides a framework for understanding the concept of resilience. Several models of resilience are presented. Activities and a discussion guide encourage participants to think about ways they can foster their own resilience and that of people with whom they work. 

About the Speaker
Waheeda Saif, LMHC, has worked with adolescents and adults for over 10 years, providing therapy to survivors of abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Prior to that, she served as a Guardian ad Litem for the Florida court system. She has been with Riverside Trauma Center since 2008, providing consultation after traumatic events, as well as conducting trainings on a range of issues regarding trauma and suicide. She served as a Team Leader in our FEMA-funded response to the tornados in central and western Massachusetts in 2011. Waheeda is trained specifically in trauma therapy modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

Slides available here.

Membership Information
Most MPY webinars are available to ONLY current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and 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
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes. 

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

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.

Waheeda Saif, LMHC

Waheeda Saif, LMHC

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