Virtual Workshop Schedule

Click each workshop title for a description, the specific time, trainer and CEU credits. All workshops will be on the Zoom platform. The Zoom link will be emailed prior to the workshop for registered participants.

Fall Virtual Workshop Series 

Adolescent Current Drug Trends: What are the Kids Doing with the Whipped Cream? - November 13, 2020

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

What is in the refrigerator that teens are abusing? How are teens getting high right in front of you at home or in the classroom? What can teens do with an apple to get high? This interactive workshop will discuss current adolescent drug trends as attendees will walk away with new knowledge on the signs, symptoms, and methods of ingestion and concealment.

2 CE (2 ATOD)

Presenter:

Jill 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/misuse 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/misuse 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.

From Me to We: An Introduction to Restorative Practices - November 20, 2020

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The fundamental premise of restorative practices is that people are happier, more cooperative, and productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in position of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them. Come see how we can move from me to we and create better environments for our youth.

In this workshop you will learn the basics of restorative justice practices principles. There will be an opportunity to brainstorm on uses as well as doing some hands-on activities to get you thinking about how to incorporate these principles in your daily lives.

Covered principles: Values, Social Engagement Window, Shame Compass, Circle Examples, and Impromptu Conversations.

2 CE

Presenter:

Bill Michener, BA, MAC holds a BA and Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) degrees from Doane University.  Mr. Michener is also a licensed Restorative Practices trainer and an independently licensed Restorative Practices Trainer of Trainers. He was named the 2011 Nonprofit Executive of the Year and was the United Way of Lincoln Outstanding Speaker of the Year in 2005 and 2013.  Under his leadership Lighthouse received the Better Business Bureau’s Integrity Award in 2015 and has led his organization to be COA accredited. He is now a lead endorser/ reviewer for COA. In 2019 he wrote training and curriculum for the US Dept. of Education.  He is a current member of Rotary 14 in Lincoln, NE. He has been married for 22 years and has a 14 yr. old son.  Mr. Michener is the Executive Director of Lighthouse, where he has worked for the last 24 years.

Fostering Resiliency In Kids: Strategies from the Research - December 1, 2020

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

In 1996, even before the word “resiliency” was widely known, Nan Henderson was a pioneer in its work along with Bonnie Benard. In this workshop we will get the privilege of learning straight from the scholar. Together we will examine the social science research on resiliency from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and sociology, with an emphasis on using research findings to inform and transform assessment, counseling, and support group practices.  The emphasis will be on practical application of resiliency research, with a focus on “hands on” approaches and activities that can be used immediately.  The connection between fostering resiliency and recent research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will also be explored.  Other themes explored in the workshop will 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.

3 CE

Presenter:

Nan Henderson, M.S.W., Ph.D. is co-founder and President of Resiliency In Action, Inc., a training and publishing company that has pioneered the dissemination of resiliency research and its practical application since 1990. She has trained and consulted on the topic of fostering resiliency in children, youth, families, and organizations in 44 U.S. States and several foreign countries.  Her articles and books on fostering resiliency have been used in dozens of foreign countries.  Her books include Resiliency In Schools: Making It Happen for Students and EducatorsResiliency In Action: Practical Ideas for Overcoming Risks and Building Strengths in Youth, Families, and Communities, and The Resiliency Workbook:  Bounce Back Stronger, Smarter and with Real Self-Esteem, which was the best-selling book on “resiliency” on Amazon.com for four years.  Dr. Henderson has also been on the faculty of six colleges and universities as an instructor in alcohol and drug studies, psychology, and counseling and she has directed citywide, districtwide, and statewide prevention programs.  She has also been featured as a resiliency expert on NPR.

The Intersectionality of Diversity and Trauma: Cultural Considerations - December 4, 2020

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

When looking through the lens of trauma, individuals may respond differently depending on their diversity variables, and/or the experiences from their background. This training focuses on having a deep discussion utilizing current literature to best approach individuals from differing backgrounds, and ways in which intervention techniques can be catered to a diverse population.

2 CE (.5 ATOD)

Presenters:

Katelyn Fuller, LMSW is a licensed master social worker who received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ms. Fuller completed internships specifically concentrated in mental health and substance abuse as a part of both of her degrees. As a part of her undergraduate degree, she completed a year internship at UTA Center for Addiction Recovery Studies (CARS) where she co-facilitated process groups for disenfranchised youth at various elementary and middle schools, as well as conducted parenting groups and drug education classes. As a part of her graduate degree, Ms. Fuller worked with the Dallas County Court Visitor Program where she conducted 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 where she works with Health and Human Services as well as Social Security in managing benefits and treatment for youth currently detained in placement facility. Additionally, Ms. Fuller also co-facilitates process and parenting groups at local homeless shelters with a colleague as she has a passion for working with that specific population.

Dr. Darius Campinha- Bacote, PsyD, HSP 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. 

Media Basics for Nonprofit Organizations - December 8, 2020

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

How can nonprofit entities establish a foothold and maintain relevance in the current news climate? We’ll cover the basics of media pitching, storytelling tactics, thought leadership and the pros and cons of owned and earned media channels.

2 CE

Presenter:

Shahreen Abedin, JD is a seasoned TV news and print journalist with a focus in health care, science and technology, she has spent the last two decades honing her skills as a media professional, spanning across the realms of public relations, corporate communications, and regional and national media — including TV, radio, print, social media and online news production and editing. She has extensive experience in crisis communications, media coaching and thought leadership.

Currently, Abedin serves as Director of Communications, Media Relations at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin – the first medical school in nearly 50 years to be built from the ground up at a Tier One academic research institution. Prior to Dell Med, she was Director of Communications at Ascension Seton, a 115-year old Central Texas health care organization committed to caring for the poor and vulnerable.

Before her career transition to public relations, Abedin served as Senior Producer at CNN’s Medical News Unit in New York City, where she worked for six years for Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, M.D.  Abedin has reported for TIME Magazine, WebMD and Health.com, among other media outlets. 

A New York State Bar-admitted attorney, Abedin understands the greater framework of the First Amendment and media law and how it applies to our everyday lives. This proud Texan obtained her degree in jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Texas. Abedin is married with two sons and lives in Austin, Texas.

Our Sensitivity to Distress: The Role of Temperament in Behavior - December 11, 2020

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

We come into the world with our automatic, “survival-oriented” reflexes hard-wired. These psychological and physical reflexes are triggered by anything we perceive as threatening, i.e., anything distressful.  We have come to know these reflexes as “fight, flight & freeze”.

But we also arrive with our sensitivity to distress, our temperaments, hard-wired, and these are less familiar to us. This workshop will provide an overview of our basic temperaments, how our temperaments influence our behaviors, and ways in which we can overcome and offset those aspects of our temperaments which do not serve us – or society – well.

2 CE (1 ATOD)

Presenter:

Karen Williams, M.S.S.W. 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.

What to Say and How to Say It: When Teens and Young Adults Make High-Risk Choices - December 15, 2020

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The journey into adulthood can be a challenging process. Moving from middle school to high school then to college or the working world brings teens and young adults increasing levels of freedom from adult supervision. Couple those things with needing space for individuation, being developmentally wired for risk, and having an underdeveloped ability to evaluate consequences, and the situation is ripe for making risky choices like drinking alcohol or experimenting with other drugs.

Many young people regard substance use as a way to have a good time, relieve anxieties and combat stress. However, they are often unaware of the damaging effects it can have on their health and how it might impact their futures, their families and their communities. Naturally, parents and other trusted adults question whether the behaviors and attitudes they observe are normal and what to do about them if, and when, they are not.

2 CE (2 ATOD)

Presenter:

Elizabeth Didlake, MA, CLC 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 Master’s 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.

Does it Ever Get Easier?: An Analysis of Posttraumatic Growth - December 18, 2020

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

A plethora of research has focused on the impact that traumatic events have on an individual’s psychological health, and how these individuals’ lives have changed as a result of the event. This training addresses recent literature in this area, as well as how assessment tools can be utilized to determine which factors (if any) are existent within the individual who experienced the trauma. Further, this training encourages participants to be cognizant of how certain phrases (i.e., things will get easier) may negatively impact individuals who have experienced a traumatic stressor.

2 CE (.5 ATOD)

Presenter:

Dr. Darius Campinha-Bacote (Dr. C), PsyD, HSP 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. 

REGISTRATION TIPS:

  • 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. 
  • 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 3 hour CE certificate within two weeks. 

Virtual Fall Workshop Series

Various dates from November 13 – December 18, 2020

via Zoom