Trauma Sensitive Classrooms & Schools

Fostering Resilience

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

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Speaker: Marlene Kenney, LISCW, MA, Coordinator, Trauma and Loss Counseling Service, 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
Marlene Kenney, LICSW, MA, Senior Clinician, Riverside Trauma Center. Marlene has 17 years of experience as a trauma clinician working with children, teens, and families. She has provided therapy to survivors of sexual assault, bullying, terrorist attacks, suicide, and other traumatic loss. At Riverside Trauma Center, she conducts trainings on resilience, crisis management, and suicide prevention and postvention, and is a Trauma Responder providing support and consultation to schools, communities, and individuals after traumatic events. She is an EMDR International Association Approved Consultant and practitioner of EMDR therapy, and trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Trauma-Focused CBT. Her Social Work Master’s degree is from the National School of Social Service at the National Catholic University and her Master’s degree in Anthropology is from Northeastern University.

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

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

Marlene Kenney, LISCW, MA

Marlene Kenney, LISCW, MA

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