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.
Virtual Summer Symposium 2020
July 7, 2020 - PRACTICAL SCIENCE: THE COMPASSIONATE SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES MOVEMENTS
The Compassionate Schools & Communities Movements” are built on the evidence that shows when schools and communities focus on meeting children’s basic needs, there are significant improvements in student self-regulation, pro-social behavior skills and habits, pro-social motivation, and in attention, listening, concentration, explicit learning, grades, school retention, graduation rates, positive employment records, and positive family and community interactions. When youth needs are met, pro-social behaviors follow. We all want youth who behave pro-socially, are emotionally healthy, and are competent at some pursuit that contributes to the well-being of their families and communities. However, a significant number of youth behave anti-socially, have, or are at high-risk for, behavioral health disorders, and not only do not contribute, but actually harm their families and communities.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT
Trainer: Karen Williams
July 9, 2020 - EMOTIONS GET THE BEST OF US!
Do emotions ever get the best of you? Emotions are a physical response to a situation. Emotions play an important role in how we think and feel. They can influence our daily decisions and motivate us to take action. Emotions are an essential way we communicate with others. Join us in learning the critical components of emotions and the function and purpose of emotional responses.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
Trainer: Krystal Skaggs
July 14, 2020 - MICROAGRESSION: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN NAIVETY & AWARENESS
During this sensitive time in our country (and the world), it is suggested that there is a great need for everyone to be more cognizant of how we view others. Additionally, how we respond to each other during this tenuous period of time may not only cause additional emotional pain, but may also further isolate individuals. Research suggests that the key to stop this from occurring includes education regarding recognizing one’s own biases, and having a better understanding of how these biases may impact others.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT
Trainer: Darius Campinha-Bacote
July 16, 2020 - HOW TO HAVE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON YOUR STUDENTS THAT LASTS FOR YEARS
Can you imagine 20-50 years from now your students being asked this question…“Who is an adult in your life that had a positive influence on you?” And, they named YOU! Think about the teacher(s) who had a positive influence on you in elementary, middle school/junior high or high school. What did the teacher(s) do to have a positive influence on you? What are the personal characteristics and qualities of the teacher? Does this teacher still influence you today in any way? If so, how? Research shows that every child needs at least one positive adult int their life who will mentor, advise, challenge, motivate, support and care about them. The influence a positive adult can have in a child’s life can be life-saving and life-changing. This masterclass will reveal the five qualities of a teacher/adult research has shown to have a positive influence on students years later and specific methods proven to model these five qualities. No matter if you are an actual classroom teacher, prevention specialist or engage with students in afterschool or community-based settings, you have an amazing opportunity to create a lasting influence with your students.
Thursday, July 16, 2020 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
Trainer: Kathleen Nelson-Simley
July 21, 2020 - LGBTQQIAA2-S: DECONSTRUCTING SEXUAL ORIENTATION & GENDER
A consistent “hot button” topic that has been discussed at length in most recent years is the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity. The goal of this presentation is to deconstruct these by identifying the differing types of sexual orientation and gender identity, and the ways that one’s sexual orientation and gender identity impacts not only him/her, but those around him/her.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT
Trainer: Darius Campinha-Bacote
July 23, 2020 - PREVENTION TIPS FOR A LIFETIME
Prime for Life® is an evidence-based program designed to help people learn how to reduce their risk of alcohol related problems throughout life. Every detail – from the overall workshop structure to inclusive, nonjudgmental language and graphics – has been designed by industry experts to promote thoughtful self-analysis.
In this workshop, participants will learn to recognize and manage lifestyle choices which decrease the risks of alcohol and drug related health issues over their lifetime. The session is designed to help participants reflect on their choices while lowering risks and protecting what they value most.
Thursday, July 23, 2020 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
Trainer: Elizabeth Didlake
July 28, 2020 - COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION & ENGAGEMENT
Community mobilization engages sectors in a community-wide effort to address an environmental issue. It brings together policy makers and opinion leaders, local governments, professional groups, religious groups, businesses, and individual community members. Community mobilization empowers individuals and groups to take action to facilitate change.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT
Trainer: Michaela Flores
July 30, 2020 - BUILDING SUPPORT FOR LOW-RISK CHOICES: TIPS FOR TALKING WITH TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS
If you know a young person (aged 13-20 years old) who is engaged in high-risk drinking or drug use or who spends time with a peer group likely to begin making choices that could increase their risks for alcohol or drug-related problems, this workshop may be of interest to you.
When it comes to substance use, young people need both objective information on risk as well as clear expectations. Young people need information for a lifetime and expectations appropriate for their age. They need this information from the people who know them best: their parents and other trusted adults.
Research shows that young people list their parents (and caregivers) as their primary deterrent to making high-risk choices with alcohol and drugs. Do not underestimate the power you have to influence change in their choices.
The information and skills taught in this workshop will give participants science-based information to reduce the likelihood young people will experience alcohol or drug problems – now or at any time in their lives.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
Trainer: Elizabeth Didlake
- 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.
Register for one or multiple of the workshops listed above.