spring 2020 workshops
Integrated Student Behavioral Supports
This 3.5 hour training provides an overview of research-based practices in student social, emotional, and behavioral health promotion, with an emphasis on each model's strengths and vulnerabilities. Participants will be able to clearly communicate the differences between these models, as well as how these models support one another to promote youth mental health. This training reviews current research and practical applications for each model. Participants will be able to support diverse student needs and strategically integrate core components of the following practices:
1. Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)
2. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
3. Restorative Practices (RP)
4. Trauma-Informed Practices (TIP)
5. Equity and Culturally-Responsive behavioral supports
This training is ideal for School Counselors, Administrators, School Social Workers, Educators, Deans of Students, Communities in School Coordinators, Prevention/Student Assistance Professionals, and school-based mental health clinicians.
Bellingham, WA training planned for March/April 2020, official dates TBD.
Anxiety at School: Srategies for school-based professionals to help Anxious students
"If you're anxious, just step outside and take a break.' "Learn relaxation skills to help manage your anxiety." These well-intended efforts to help anxious children and teens can actually make anxiety worse! The research is very clear that effective child and teen anxiety treatment emphasizes the power of gradually and safely facing our fears and accepting that thoughts and feelings come and go (we don't need to change or control them). Relaxation training doesn't actually impact anxiety levels. Creating "Safe Rooms" without clear structured activities and skill-buildingmay inadvertently reinforce avoidance. Chronically avoiding a child's anxiety triggers inadvertently strengthens their anxiety!
Here's the thing--Anxiety is not a forever diagnosis. It is HIGHLY treatable! And the real work of anxiety prevention and treatment happens outside the therapy room--in the classrooms, hallways, and counselor offices at school. In this training, you will learn RESEARCH-BASED practical tips, tools, and strategies to help prevent and respond to anxiety at schools in ways that ACTIVELY help children TRADE WORRY for COURAGE!
This 3 hourtraining is for anyone who works in schools or with young people, and will be offered in the SPRING of 2020.
Workshop for Caregivers of Anxious Children & Teens
Parenting is hard enough as is. Parenting an anxious child or teen can be especially confusing. Knowing how to effectively respond to your child's worry, panic attacks, fears, or reassurance-seeking behaviors does not fall within the realm of common-sense parenting. In fact, anxiety is tricky, and common-sense responses can actually make it worse. (I know, it's pretty messed up!) At the same time, there's lots of hope! Anxiety is very predictable, preventable, and treatable- once we understand how it works.
In this two-part workshop (two, 2-hour sessions = 4 hours in total) I help caregivers learn about anxiety, how it works, and how to help your family change their relationship to their worry. Learn practical, action-oriented strategies- what to DO and what NOT to do- to help your anxious child. Prince includes cost of ONE caregiver attending both 2 hour sessions.
March/April2020 dates TBD.