Join us for the 2021 Summer Symposium

 

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Rainbow Days Training is excited to announce our 4th Annual Summer Symposium. Join us virtually during the months of June, July and August as we learn more about important topics facing our communities today!

Time: Tuesday and Thursday Mornings 10am – 12pm CDT  

Cost: $35 per workshop

CEHs: You will receive 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for each completed workshop. Full attendance is required. We are unable to provide partial workshop credit.

Workshops at a Glance

June

Unlocking the Power of the Amazing Human Capacity for Resiliency: Research-Based Strategies
Nan Henderson, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Please Place Your Own Oxygen Mask on First!
Krystal Skaggs, LPC

Collaboration as THE Key to Success, NOW More Than Ever!
Suzanne Smith, MBA

Loss of Autonomy: Working with Differently-Abled Individuals
Katelyn Fuller, LMSW

Building Wellness and Resilience Through Relationships; How Good Relationships Can Strengthen and Sustain Us
Angela Da Re, CCPS, ICPS

Rethinking our Purpose, Position, and Power as Educators
Jill Darling

July

Working with “At-Risk” Youth
Mitchell Moore, BAT, LCDC, ADC, ACPS

Human Trafficking and Vulnerable Youth
Noel Mendoza, BA, CMHC Masters Student

Navigating Difficult Conversations
Elizabeth Didlake, MA, CLC

Becoming the ‘Inhaler’: Preventing Mental, Emotional & Behavioral Disorders Among Youth
Karen Williams, M.S.S.W.

Understanding SEL
Krystal Skaggs, LPC

Nightmares and Mental Health: A Corollary Conversation
Katelyn Fuller, LMSW & Darius Campinha-Bacote, PsyD, HSP Certified Trauma Therapist

Behavior Management in Classrooms
Candace King, Masters in School Counseling

August

College Student Stress and Mental Health
Jaymie Vandagriff, M.S.

Laughing Through the Tears
Kathy Daley, B.F.A., ACPS, ICPS

Working with Pre & Post Adjudicated Youth
Darius Campinha-Bacote, PsyD, HSP Certified Trauma Therapist

It’s Time to Talk … Again: Behaviors of Concern for Older Adults
Julie Stevens, MPS, ACPS, ICPS

Registration Instructions

  • YOU MAY ONLY REGISTER ONCE. So please select all of the workshops you wish to attend the first time before completing the registration process.
  • Read through the complete list of workshop offerings and choose the workshops you would like to attend. Please be sure and check your calendar availability for each date and time. 
  • Once your workshop selection is complete, click “submit.” Please note that once you click “submit” you are no longer able to make changes to your workshop selections. 
  • Upon submission, you will be asked to select your payment option. Once you pay you are REGISTERED! You will receive an email to confirm your registration. This email will NOT contain specific workshop information, so mark your calendar prior to paying. 
  • THE DAY PRIOR to each scheduled workshop, you will receive an email with the Zoom login information and any necessary handouts. Please be sure and check your junk email as the login information may be received there.
  • When the workshop is completed and attendance is verified, you will receive an email with a link to the evaluation.
  • Once the evaluation is completed and submitted, you will receive your 2-hour CEH certificate within two weeks.

Cancellation Policy

It is very important you notify us immediately in the unfortunate event you will be unable to attend a workshop.

If you do not cancel 24 hours prior to the workshop, no refund or substitution will be given. If you cancel with more than 24 hours’ notice, you may credit the workshop toward another workshop or transfer your registration to another individual.  

Rainbow Days Training reserves the right to cancel any workshop for which a minimum of ten participants have not registered. Should this be necessary, you will be notified and fees refunded or you may apply your credit towards another workshop.

Thursday, June 3

Unlocking the Power of the Amazing Human Capacity for Resiliency: Research-Based Strategies

Nan Henderson, M.S.W., Ph.D.

This workshop will emphasize the findings of the large body of social science research from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and sociology on how to foster resiliency in children, youth, and families. It will focus on using these research findings to inform and transform assessment, counseling, education, and support group practices.  The emphasis will be on practical application of resiliency research, with “hands on” approaches and activities that can be used immediately.  Integrating the resiliency perspective with recent research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will also be explored.  Other themes of the workshop include the importance of “The Resiliency Attitude,” the research-based findings of the power of just one person to make a significant difference in the lives of young people, and the importance of assessing resiliency factors at the same time as the assessment of problems and “risks.” The Resiliency Quiz as an assessment tool will be explained, and other resiliency-building tools will be provided.

2 CEHs

Nan HendersonAs president of Resiliency In Action, Nan Henderson has pioneered the dissemination and application of resiliency research since 1990. She has trained/ consulted on the topic of fostering resiliency in 45 U.S. States and several foreign countries.  Her articles and books on fostering resiliency, which have been used in dozens of foreign countries, include The Resiliency Workbook:  Bounce Back Stronger, Smarter and with Real Self-Esteem, the best-selling book on “resiliency” on Amazon.com for several years.  Dr. Henderson has also been on the faculty of six colleges and universities and has directed citywide, districtwide, and stateside prevention programs.  She was featured as a resiliency expert on NPR.

Tuesday, June 8

Please Place Your Oxygen Mask on First

Krystal Skaggs, LPC

Flight attendants asks us to put on our own oxygen mask first before assisting others. We cannot continue to care for others if our bodies and minds are not functioning well.  Many of us are doing the best we can with what we have.  Let’s gather and discuss the many stressors of life and the true value of self-care!  You will leave with the understanding and knowledge of how to be good to yourself so you can be good for others.  Remember, you cannot pour from an empty cup.

2 CEHs

Krystal Skaggs HeadshotKrystal Skaggs is a graduate of Texas A&M, Commerce and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters in Counseling.  She has 25 years of experience working in education, 15 of which have been as a school counselor and 5 as a behavior specialist for Pre-K through 12th grade and at the district alternative educational placement facility, and has 6 years of experience in prevention training.  Krystal has worked in a variety of settings in her professional career giving her a unique insight into the needs of children and the obstacles they face in school and in life.

 

Thursday, June 10

Collaboration as THE Key to Success, NOW More Than Ever

Suzanne Smith, MBA

You’ve followed the blog, Social Trendspotter. Join Suzanne as she discusses collaboration and how we often focus more on “coming together” than really “working together.” This 2-hour workshop with Q&A throughout will discuss different types of collaboration as well as best practices to make the most of your collaborative efforts.

Whether you call it a collaboration, a coalition, or collective impact, this webinar will share tips and templates to ensure your collaborative work is productive, including how to best structure meetings, build trust using charters and ground rules, and measure your existing collaborative efforts. We’ll also discuss how to take your collaborative efforts to the next level through honest conversations on building trust, creating meaningful value for all partners, and managing conflict and power structures.

2 CEHs

SNSPic4WhiteSuzanne Smith (@snstexas) has a deep belief that everyone is a changemaker.  As founder and CEO of Social Impact Architects (@socialtrendspot), Suzanne has been reshaping the business of social change for more than two decades. She started her career in ATOD working for Phoenix House and now consults with many ATOD nonprofits across the country. As a professor, writer/blogger (Social TrendSpotter/@socialtrendspot), Tedx speaker, and coach to social sector organizations, she pioneers meaningful and sustainable social solutions to create real, scalable impact. Suzanne holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

 

Tuesday, June 15

Loss of Autonomy: Working with Differently-Abled Individuals

Katelyn Fuller, LMSW

The inability to make your own life choices or even complete activities of daily living without assistance can be traumatizing. This training seeks to discuss an in-depth perspective regarding individuals who are differently abled, incapacitated people, and those who provide care and oversight to those individuals. A review of literature, combined with front line experience, will enable the participant to identify and implement best practices when working with this population.

2 CEHs (.5 ATOD)

Katelyn Headshot 1Mrs. Katelyn Fuller is a licensed master social worker who received her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work from UT Arlington, completing internships in mental health and substance abuse. As a part of her undergraduate degree, she completed an internship at UTA Center for Addiction Recovery Studies (CARS) where she co-facilitated process groups for disenfranchised youth at elementary and middle schools, as well as conducted parenting groups and drug education classes. In her graduate degree, she worked with the Dallas County Court Visitor Program conducting guardianship visits and court reports for adolescent and adult individuals who are differently-abled and do not have the capacity for independent living. Currently, Ms. Fuller works for Dallas County Juvenile Department as the Medicaid Specialist. Additionally, Ms. Fuller co-facilitates process and parenting groups at local homeless shelters.

 

Thursday, June 17

Building Wellness and Resilience Through Relationships; How Good Relationships Can Strengthen and Sustain Us

Angela Da Re, CCPS, ICPS

This workshop will explore how key relationships can promote healthy development, help us mitigate life’s challenges, and develop resilience. But relationships become stronger when we take care of ourselves; practice good communication skills and have a solid plan for personal wellness. Utilizing SAMHSA’s eight dimensions of wellness, this workshop will explore the areas of personal wellness essential to support our physical and emotional health while applying vital skills in relationship building. We’ll discuss concrete ways to both model and teach those skills to the youth in our lives and how we use them to support and strengthen ourselves. 

2 CEHs (.5 ATOD)

angela da re 2019 headshotAngela Da Re has been in substance use disorder prevention and health promotion for over 20 years. She is a skilled facilitator and trainer who supports communities across a diverse landscape in prevention and early intervention.   A Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) coalition trainer, Angela, supports coalitions in creating and implementing community-level prevention work in their local areas. She is a model trainer for the Strengthening Families program and regularly implements communication-building classes. She is the CEO of Delta Prevention, a California-based not for profit that offers family-based prevention services throughout the country, both online and in-person.

 

Tuesday, June 29

Rethinking Our Purpose, Position, and Power as Educators

Jill Darling

As educators, we have extraordinary power to make a child’s life miserable or incredible.  This interactive workshop will look at some of the latest research on the effects of trauma in young people and how we as educators may need to “rethink” and “retool” some of our common classroom strategies.  From a neuroscience perspective, the position of the educator is very similar to the parent’s in shaping a child’s brain and behaviors.  In the absence of parents, the educator’s power grows exponentially.   Come and learn simple, new ways to help children grow and thrive in the classroom and in society. 

2 CEHs

Jill Darling 2019Jill Darling is an Independent Education Consultant. During her 30 years in education, Jill was the Richardson ISD Director of Student Assistance Programs where she led a department of 12 different drug and violence prevention programs that were in place on 55 campuses.  In 2015 Jill was awarded the “Individual Promise Award” for her work in the Substance Use Disorder community.  And, in 2014, she received the prestigious state level “Lone Star Award” from the Texas Association of Substance Abuse Programs again for her work in the Substance Use Disorder and Prevention fields.  In 2012 Jill was awarded “Administrator of the Year” for RISD.  Jill trains in Bullying Prevention, R time, Student Assistance Programs, Developmental Assets, Peer Meditation, Current Drug-Trends, and the Rainbow Days’ Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG) Program.  She has presented trainings and conference workshops at the local, state, national and international levels.  In her free time, Jill loves to travel, camp, exercise and cook.

 

Thursday, July 8

Working with “At-Risk” Youth

Mitchell Moore, BAT, LCDC, ADC, ACPS

Working with youth can be both fun and rewarding; however, working with at risk youth can be challenging. Protective factors are what make the most significant impact. During this training we will examine what puts some youth at a higher risk than most, what you can do to help them get through the tough times and discover how to build their developmental assets.

2 CEHs

Mitchell Moore HeadshotMr. Mitchell Moore, BAT, LCDC, ADC, ACPS is a dynamic educator who has a passion for training people and serves those who serve by designing and delivering training in Texas and across America.

He is an advanced certified prevention specialist and licensed chemical dependency counselor who has extensive experience working with youth and families in both prevention and recovery settings. He has served as a counselor, prevention specialist and executive director of a charitable organization for 19 years.

In 2019, he was awarded the Texas Prevention Specialist of the Year. He is currently an independent contractor, a beekeeper, and volunteers his time as a board member for Prevention Training Services.

 

 

Tuesday, July 13

Human Trafficking and Vulnerable Youth

Noel Mendoza, BA, CMHC Masters Student

Human Trafficking is a complex issue impacting local communities every day.  It is estimated that there are more than 300,000 victims of trafficking in Texas alone and, of those, over 70,000 may include children and youth in child sex trafficking situations.  Throughout this session, facilitators will examine the elements that constitute a human trafficking case, they will introduce the dynamics which make it a complex crime and explore the vulnerabilities that put youth at greater risk.  Participants will gain information that will help them in the identification of potential victims of human trafficking and will learn what a comprehensive response can include.

2 CEHs

Noel M HeadshotNoel Mendoza is the Human Trafficking Outreach Program Director at Mosaic Family Services and has been engaged in communities serving youth, families, and professionals for more than 10 years throughout North Texas.  He has witnessed the complexities of human trafficking and it is a priority of his to ensure that people receive a comprehensive understanding of the problem and of the profound impact it has on the lives of victims and survivors.

 

 

Thursday, July 15

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Elizabeth Didlake, MA, CLC

Conflict can be defined as “an emotional or mental disturbance resulting from the opposition or simultaneous functioning of mutually exclusive impulses, desires, or tendencies.

Conflict is everywhere and knowing how to respectfully engage in it makes all the difference. While we cannot protect ourselves from conflict, we can learn to manage it. Resolving conflicts in a healthy way, increases our understanding of others, builds trust, and strengthens our relationships. In this workshop, conflict styles will be discussed. You will learn what your conflict style is and how to use it to successfully navigate difficult conversations. Join me to discover constructive ways to manage conflicts at work, at home and at school.

2 CEHs

Elizabeth Didlake HeadshotElizabeth Didlake has devoted over 25 years to helping clients of all ages facing a variety of struggles. She began her career in the substance use prevention and education field, then transitioned to supporting those who were impacted by other mental health issues. Today, in her coaching practice, Elizabeth works with children, teens, parents and adults, in Dallas and around the country, as they navigate life transitions, decision making around drugs and alcohol, and conflicts at work and at home. She holds a Masters in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management and is a Certified Life Coach. Elizabeth also is certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens and Youth Mental Health First Aid.

 

 

Tuesday, July 20

Becoming the ‘Inhaler’: Preventing Mental, Emotional & Behavioral Disorders Among Youth

Karen Williams, M.S.S.W.

This session combines three sources: The 2009 landmark report from the National Research Council (NRC) entitled, “Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders among Youth”; Harvard’s summary of the latest neuroscience on understanding and overcoming trauma; and the CDC’s ACE Study.  The mechanic for linking these three is the “asthma inhaler.”  Psychological distress and trauma behave much like an acute asthma attack, creating physical, psychological, and behavioral havoc in the child. The child’s automatic reactions are survival instincts and serve as a warning to the child and to adults that something is amiss and needs an immediate intervention. We know that an inhaler does not cure asthma, but it reduces the body’s automatic survival reflexes, reduces the discomfort, and prevents the damage from getting worse. We may not be able to prevent the adversity in children’s lives, but we can recognize their survival instincts as alarms and “become the inhaler”, by teaching children to use specific distress/trauma reducing techniques that work like an inhaler.  Content is presented in a non-scientific way that is designed for use with children and youth.

2 CEHs

Karen Williams HeadshotKaren Williams is not a researcher or scientist; she is an educator who is known for her ability to explain neuroscience in ways that are easy to learn and apply to real life.  She has 35 years of experience in applying neuroscience to education, mental health, child protective services, juvenile justice, and highway traffic safety.

 

 

 

Thursday, July 22

Understanding SEL

Krystal Skaggs, LPC

In this valuable workshop we will define the five competencies of academic, social, and emotional learning (SEL).  The five core SEL competencies are Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision-Making. Brain basics will be addressed, learning how we process emotions and respond to stress.  We will explore the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the traumatic events associated with them. Self-Regulation for children is our goal!

2 CEHs

Krystal Skaggs HeadshotKrystal Skaggs is a graduate of Texas A&M, Commerce and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters in Counseling.  She has 25 years of experience working in education, 15 of which have been as a school counselor and 5 as a behavior specialist for Pre-K through 12th grade and at the district alternative educational placement facility, and has 6 years of experience in prevention training. Krystal has worked in a variety of settings in her professional career giving her a unique insight into the needs of children and the obstacles they face in school and in life.

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 27

Nightmares and Mental Health: A Corollary Conversation

Katelyn Fuller, LMSW & Darius Campinha-Bacote, PsyD, HSP Certified Trauma Therapist

When was the last time you, or a client, experienced a nightmare? This inevitable phenomenon for many people has garnered an increase in research in recent years. Attempts at understanding the pathology and etiology of dreams and nightmares has facilitated a new conversation regarding their impact, both positive and negative. This training will engage the participant in this discussion to determine the most efficacious treatments, not only for our clients, but for ourselves as well.

2 CEHs (.5 ATOD)

Katelyn Headshot 1Mrs. Katelyn Fuller is a licensed master social worker who received her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work from UT Arlington, completing internships in mental health and substance abuse. As a part of her undergraduate degree, she completed an internship at UTA Center for Addiction Recovery Studies (CARS) where she co-facilitated process groups for disenfranchised youth at elementary and middle schools, as well as conducted parenting groups and drug education classes. In her graduate degree, she worked with the Dallas County Court Visitor Program conducting guardianship visits and court reports for adolescent and adult individuals who are differently-abled and do not have the capacity for independent living. Currently, Ms. Fuller works for Dallas County Juvenile Department as the Medicaid Specialist. Additionally, Ms. Fuller co-facilitates process and parenting groups at local homeless shelters.

 

Darius HeadshotDarius Campinha-Bacote (Dr. C) is a licensed clinical psychologist who received both his Master’s and Doctorate of Psychology at the School of Professional Psychology located in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Campinha-Bacote completed a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center where he co-facilitated groups, conducted assessments, and provided individual therapy to residents who were currently detained. Currently, Dr. Campinha-Bacote is the program manager for Dallas County’s Functional Family Therapy (FFT) program, and has a private practice located in Ft. Worth. He focuses on individual, couples, and family therapies, in addition to conducting evaluations for veterans for the VA. As a Certified Trauma Therapist in TF-CBT, he views his clients through a nonpathological lens. 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 29

Behavior Management in Classrooms

Candace King, Masters in School Counseling

A workshop for educators who want to promote positive behaviors in their classroom and learn techniques to manage behaviors that leave both the educator and student happy. Workshop participants will learn the use of praise vs. acknowledgement, positive behavior management techniques and effective management strategies.

2 CEHs

candace king headshotCandace King is a graduate from Texas AM Commerce and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters in School Counseling. She has worked in the education realm for 14 years: 7 of them teaching kindergarten and fourth grade, 5 years as a school counselor and 2 years as a Behavior Specialist.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 3

College Student Stress and Mental Health

Jaymie Vandagriff, M.S. 

Researchers and the popular media have recently highlighted a “college student mental health crisis”, citing high levels of distress, mental health symptomology, and treatment-seeking among college students worldwide. This workshop will a) contextualize these high rates of distress within the biological and psychological risks and opportunities unique to emerging adulthood and b) emphasize the protective role social support from parents, peers, and/or domesticated animals can play in ameliorating this distress. Implications for prevention and treatment will be discussed.

2 CEHs (1.5 ATOD)

Jaymie V HeadshotJaymie Vandagriff has a PhD in Prevention Science from Washington State University. For seven years she has played a leadership role in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs aimed at promoting college students’ mental health, coping skills, and academic success. Her academic training encompasses tenets of Prevention and Implementation Science, stress physiology and its intersection with emotional health, human-animal interaction, and the developmental periods of adolescence and emerging adulthood. She has a passion for translating research to wider audiences with three years of experience teaching the undergraduate courses Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood and Human Development Theories as sole instructor.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 5

Laughing Through the Tears

Kathy Daley, B.F.A., ACPS, ICPS 

Have you ever heard the phrase, “nothing a good cry wouldn’t help?” Or consider this quote, “Laughing is literally the cheapest form of therapy and by far the most pleasant one. It has the power to heal not only your soul, but also your body.” What is it about laughter and tears that cleanses the soul? Both tears and giggles provide a natural emotional and biological reset. There is a physiological explanation for the cathartic experience you get from a good laugh or a good cry, and both offer a whole range of benefits, from increased immunity to a flood of “feel-good” hormones. Let’s come together and explore the mental and behavioral health benefits of laughter and crying. After all, what is better for self-care than truly feeling our feelings?

2 CEHs

Kathy Daley HeadshotKathy Daley B.F.A., ACPS, ICPS, is the Rainbow Days Training Director, the training division of Rainbow Days, Inc., a nonprofit agency in Dallas, TX. In 1998 Kathy began her tenure as the Performing Arts Specialist (PAS) following her 25-plus years working in Theatre, working with children and youth living in homeless, domestic violence and other high-risk living environments through curriculum-based support groups and arts-based enrichment activities. In 2001, Kathy began training nationally in the Rainbow Days’Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG®) Program and other nationally recognized curriculumIn 2008 she became a Texas Prevention Trainer, educating Prevention Professionals throughout the state in core competency workshops as well as developing and training in numerous behavioral health professional development workshops. Kathy enjoys bringing innovative programming to communities searching to meet the needs of the populations they serve as well as enhancing the care, knowledge, and cohesiveness of team members.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 10

Working with Pre & Post Adjudicated Youth

Darius Campinha-Bacote, PsyD, HSP Certified Trauma Therapist

Recent statistics indicated that “during a single year, an estimated 2.1 million youth under the age of 18 are arrested in the United States [6.4%]” (Youth.gov, 2021). Although this may appear to be a small number, the ripple effect that this creates in our community, and the implications to the youth’s family is extensive. Youth who have been detained have a multitude of needs, many of which are difficult to address in short periods of time. This training aims to discuss the challenges regarding pre and post adjudicated youth, as well as intervention strategies that can be utilized.

2 CEHs (.5 ATOD)

Darius HeadshotDarius Campinha-Bacote (Dr. C) is a licensed clinical psychologist who received both his Master’s and Doctorate of Psychology at the School of Professional Psychology located in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Campinha-Bacote completed a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center where he co-facilitated groups, conducted assessments, and provided individual therapy to residents who were currently detained. Currently, Dr. Campinha-Bacote is the program manager for Dallas County’s Functional Family Therapy (FFT) program, and has a private practice located in Ft. Worth. He focuses on individual, couples, and family therapies, in addition to conducting evaluations for veterans for the VA. As a Certified Trauma Therapist in TF-CBT, he views his clients through a nonpathological lens. 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 12

It’s Time to Talk … Again: Behaviors of Concern for Older Adults

Julie Stevens, MPS, ACPS, ICPS 

When people think about getting older, many things come to mind:  retirement, grandchildren, and hobbies.  But we don’t think of risky behaviors and activities.  As a result, many of these behaviors go unnoticed by family, friends, doctors, and caretakers.  This workshop is grounded in evidence-based practices and discusses problems involving alcohol and substance abuse, risk and protective factors for older adults, and what to say and do when you see a behavior that concerns you. 

2 CEHs

Julie Stevens HeadshotJulie Stevens is an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist and was a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for 20 years.  She is currently Member At Large of the Board of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium. Ms. Stevens serves on the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals and is chair of the Prevention Subcommittee.  She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University and a Masters of Prevention Science from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, Ms. Stevens is an adjunct professor for the University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies.