From a Spark to a Flame; Student Assistance Program Training – Participants will learn how to start and maintain an effective SAP Core Team. This two-day training includes team development, identification, screening and intervention strategies, along with methods to enhance meeting with parents. Through extensive practice and application, participants will leave this training fully prepared to immediately return to campus and implement the SAP.
Beyond SAP 101: Advanced SAP Team Training - This one-day session helps schools enhance, improve or re-stimulate an existing SAP. Participants will examine obstacles that may have impeded the process and strategize solutions. They will also develop a written plan of action designed to ensure the SAP is functioning effectively.
Just Because It Looks Like One: Adolescent Chemical Use- A look at adolescent drug and alcohol use and the difference between dependency and misuse. Only a fraction of our youth that drink or drug are chemically dependent. Understanding the difference is vital when intervening. Participants will learn about drug categories, types of use, and effective intervention strategies.
A Calm in a Storm: Redirecting Classroom Behavior Workshop -Having a positive impact on classroom environment and behavior management. Evidence continues to prove that creating a positive climate is essential to learning. Participants will look closely at the importance of the relationship between the teacher and student, along with practical tools that serve to interrupt behavior and engage learning.
Buzz Saws and Feathers: Facilitating Effective Parent Meetings- How to make the very best of parent meetings. Whether a core team member, administrator, counselor or classroom teacher, effective parent meetings are vital. Participants in this workshop will gain knowledge on how to maximize the time spent with parents and practice these techniques in order to demonstrate these skills.
Building Bridges: Student Mediator Training-Using students (5th grade-12 grade) to mediate disputes among their peers. Students attending this one-day session will learn how to mediate disputes between peers and practice these skills repeatedly. Participants will return to campus fully prepared to begin serving as mediators.
Learning in the Midst of a Storm: The Effects of Trauma on Children –Teaching children who have been traumatized by loss, violence, death or destruction. Death, loss, violence and divorce are all traumatic to children. Trauma impacts learning. Participants in this session will understand how trauma affects students and look at ways to effectively teach them while going through this painful experience.
Saying Goodbye and So Long: A look at grief and loss through a student's eyes. The losses that result in grief are threaded throughout our lives. As children, this grief often stuns cognitive abilities. Knowing about grief, the phrases to avoid and efforts that help are essential; this session provides what is needed.
Pros and Cons of Random Drug testing: Deciding What to do regarding this controversial issue. Deciding whether or not to implment a random drug testing policy should include a close examination of how the process works, the impacts and unintended outcomes. This session includes the mechanics of drug testing, the school's responsibility and potential
alternatives that are less intrusive.