Examples of services provided at Schools include the following:
- Team building training for school staff
- Back to school workshop for 8th graders focusing on strength and leadership skills, positive role modeling, conflict resolution, and ATOD refusal skills
- Goodbye Day – a workshop for 8th graders addressing the transition from grade school to high school
- Parent/teacher presentation on ADHD and other mental health issues in children
- Classroom trainings on bullying, homework completion, negotiation skills, and conflict resolution
- Individual counseling for students, including skill building in stress reduction, self esteem, anger management, assertive vs. aggressive communication styles, attentional issues, family change, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, and coping strategies for students in chemically abusive/dependent families
- Teacher consultations for classroom management, problem identification, psycho-education, and referral information
- Consultation, planning, and referral services for parents
- Attendance and participation at student conferences and/or other student meetings.
- Crisis intervention and management
- Provision of resources.
Our workshops and training services concentrate on mental and behavioral health interventions and strategies, increasing resiliency and reducing stress for children, families, and school staff. Below is a brief summary:
- 1-2-3: now do you understand ME?! – learn how to model 3 basic steps to communicate our feelings and theirs so that children may develop effective emotional literacy skills. (Zelin Johnson Curriculum)
- There’s Nothin’ UP my Sleeve! – explore effective strategies for working with children who engage in challenging behavior. (Zelin Johnson Curriculum)
- Who Will Care For Our Children? A Historical Perspective of Services for Young Children with Disabilities – highlights the history of the human rights movement and how it relates to the journey by individuals with special needs and provides information on the benefits of inclusive care for all children. (Project Exceptional Curriculum)
- More Alike than Different – emphasizes the importance of supporting all children in their development of a positive sense of self worth. (Project Exceptional Curriculum)
- Living with Developmental Disability: The Family Perspective – emphasis is placed on the acceptance and respect of the diversity of family structures, values, and members. (Project Exceptional Curriculum)
- When Concerns Arise: Identifying and Referring Children with Exceptional Needs – The assessment process is mapped out in detail. Information and assistance is given in sharing concerns with parents in a respectful manner if it is discovered that their child may have special needs. (Project Exceptional Curriculum)
- Disability vs. Handicapped: Examining differences and similarities between and among people, and how differences become devalued. Providing education on specific disabilities, abilities, and contributions of individuals. (Elaine Hartsman PhD, LP)
- Inside the Child: Social and Emotional Development: examine temperament and development in relation to children’s behavior. (Project Exceptional: Children and Challenging Behavior: Making Inclusion Work Curriculum)
- Observation: Finding the Function of Behavior – Once we understand the purpose, we can more effectively respond to children’s needs. (Project Exceptional: Children and Challenging Behavior: Making Inclusion Work Curriculum)
- Tools for the Toolbox: Strategies to Meet Challenging Behaviors – This interactive has very practical information and can be used in any setting. (Project Exceptional: Children and Challenging Behavior: Making Inclusion Work Curriculum)
- Early Onset Children’s Mental Health Awareness – Recognizing and defining mental health and illness. Understanding the symptoms and signs of Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment and Attachment Disorders, and other common diagnoses. (Project Exceptional: Children and Challenging Behavior: Making Inclusion Work Curriculum)
- ADHD: Seeing the Disability Behind the Behavior – myths, facts, and successful strategies for inclusion of children with ADHD. (Project Exceptional: Children and Challenging Behavior: Making Inclusion Work Curriculum)
- The Nurtured Heart Approach – based on the work of Howard Glasser, provides information on a unique approach for working with children who have challenging behaviors. It combines 4 basic strategies to enable caregivers, teachers, role models, etc. to work with children who have challenging behaviors. (Project Exceptional Curriculum)
- ATODA – understand why kids use drugs, what drugs they use, what a drug problem looks like, and what to do if you see one
- Chemical Dependency & The Family System – learn a definition for chemical abuse/dependency, what fuels it, and how it affects family dynamics
- Team Building – experiential activities, working with teachers and other school staff to improve communication and working relationships
- Please Understand Me – utilizing the Kiersey Temperament Sorter to identify staff personality types, strengths and challenges
- Conflict Styles – determine your own specific style, benefits and challenges.
- Vision Quest – create your own personal vision using art and storytelling
- Stress Management – learn techniques and strategies to reduce and manage personal stress
- Time Out For Teachers – 10 effective self-care strategies.
Please call us if you have any questions about our services: (763) 544-1006. Your privacy is respected.