Critical Mental Health Challenges in School

The numbers for suicide among students continue to trend upward – to the point that many states and districts now require teachers and other educators to be trained in suicide awareness. Last year’s vastly popular NetFlix series, 13 Reasons Why, served to increase the discussion about suicide but also increased online searches on how to commit suicide by 26 percent. At the same time, non-suicidal self-injury, including cutting, has increased at an alarming rate over the past decade.

Do You Know Students Who Have...

– Resistance or refusal to participate in normal school activities?
– Persistent moodiness?
– Chosen social isolation?

– Sudden declines in school performance?
– Contents worries or anxieties?
– Extreme involvement with social media and/or digital games?

– Depression, sadness or irritability?
– Self-destructive behaviors?
– Symptoms of substance abuse?
– Indifference to others’ feelings?

Seminar Overview

2017’s vastly popular NetFlix series, 13 Reasons Why, served to increase the discussion about suicide but also increased online searches on how to commit suicide by 26 percent. At the same time, non-suicidal self-injury, including cutting, has increased at an alarming rate over the past decade.

Many students experience emotional or mental health issues at some point in their academic careers. For some students, these issues can escalate into severe behaviors – behaviors that are harmful to the student and/or to others.  Educators are in a unique position to identify and potentially help struggling students. This seminar will help teachers, counselors, nurses, social workers, principals and other administrators identify, reach, teach and refer students with serious mental health concerns.

A daunting amount of information is now available about mental health issues. The complexity of much of this information sometimes leads to misunderstandings, tentativeness, and possible mistakes in handling mental health issues with students.

Author, expert and acclaimed speaker Kaye Randall will address this very serious topic with straight-forward insights, appropriate humor, innovative prevention strategies and “how-to-handle”; tips for real cases in classrooms and schools. Interpreting mental health behaviors according to intensity, frequency, duration and impact will also be addressed – including what to do when a student has moved into a crisis phase.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

In this information-packed seminar, you will learn to:

– Distinguish Different Types of Critical Mental Health Disorders Facing Youth
– Recognize Predictive and Contributing Factors Affecting Mental Health
– Identify the Underlying Reasons for Self-Injurious Behavior
– Interpret the Self-Injurious Cycle and Intervention Mapping
– Integrate Best Practices for Suicide Prevention and Intervention
– Associate the Connections between Social Media, Mental Health and Our Youth
– Apply School-Wide Strategies for Mental Health Protocol
– Develop Strategies Designed to Empower Students to “Be the Difference!”

Earn 6 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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See What Attendees Have to Say

"This was a great seminar. I didn't want it to stop! The strategies provided were extremely helpful. I'm so glad I was able to attend."
Middle School Teacher
Sacramento, CA
"This is the most engaging training I've been to in 10 years. The presenter's passion for others is remarkable and the information provided was extremely helpful and relevant."
High School Counselor
Cincinnati, OH
"I learned many very practical and research-based strategies and activities I can use with my students. The presenter is clearly extremely knowledge about mental health challenging our students face."
High School Principal
St. Louis, MO
"The presenter provided so practical intervention strategies that can be used in a school setting. This was an awesome training!."
Middle School Counselor
New Orleans, LA

– Classroom Teachers
– Principals
– Special Education Personnel
– School Counselors & Psychologists
– Other Administrators
– Social Workers (all levels)
– Law Enforcement/SRO
– Counselors & Therapists in Agencies & Private Practice
– Media Specialists

8:00-8:30Registration
8:30-10:15

The Paradigm Shift in School Discipline

  • Obedience-Based vs. Responsibility-Based
  • Essentials of a Successful Learning Environment
  • Why Many School Discipline Methods Fail
  • What Impacts Student Learning the Most
  • Developing Self-Regulation Skills
  • Keys 4 Conversation
10:15-10:30Break
10:30-12:00

Insights, Tips & Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Students

  • Clear Expectations
  • Consistency
  • Benefits for Changing Behavior
  • Reponse-Ability
  • Emotional Control
  • Leadership in Challenging Moments
12:00-1:00Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:15

Becoming a Master of Challenging Moments with Students

  • Five Key Steps for Transferring Behavior Ownership to the Student
  • Employing “Guided Conversations” to Address Critical Moments with Students
  • Building Your Personal Guided Conversation
  • Relying on Foundations
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Establishing Student Responsibility
2:15-2:30Break
2:30-3:30

Tying It All Together

  • Working with Four Types of Difficult Students
    • Defiant Students
    • Apathetic Students
    • Attention-Seeking Students
    • Manipulative Students
  • Roadmap to Responsibility
  • Closing the Six Common Exits
  • What Now?
3:45-4:15Questions and Answers
(Optional Attendance)
 
Individual
Registration

Groups
3-9

Groups
10+

 3 Weeks or more prior to Seminar
$149 USD
$124 USD
$109 USD
Standard
$179 USD
$154 USD
$139 USD
 
 
Your registration fee includes refreshments and materials. It does not include meals, hotel accommodations or parking.
 

Register 30 days prior to Seminar date and save!

Groups of 20+, call 1-800-251-6805 for special pricing

GROUP DISCOUNTS
When 3 or more people register together from the same school district or agency, each participant is entitled to a $25 USD discount off their registration fee. To receive this discount, all participants in the group must register at the same time and have a single group representative as the contact person.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations incur a $20 administrative fee andmust be received in writing or electronically seven days prior to seminar. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Developmental Resources, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any seminar in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be returned. If for any reason the seminar is not held, Developmental Resources’ liability is limited to a refund of the registration fee paid. If you miss the cancellation deadline, and are unable to either attend the training or send a substitute, we will issue a voucher that is valid for two years. It is transferrable to a colleague and may be applied toward any of our professional development events.

Certificates of Completion for this seminar, which indicate 6 contact hours of Continuing Education, will be available at the end of the seminar upon completion of a course evaluation. In many cases, depending on your Profession and Jurisdiction, this Certificate of Completion is sufficient for tracking your Continuing Education and Professional Development efforts. We suggest that you contact your local Board or Governing Agency to see exactly what steps are necessary for approval in your particular discipline. Please note that Developmental Resources is also an approved Provider for the following National and Regional Accrediting Agencies.

Developmental Resources Inc. ACE #:1053 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Developmental Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/13/2016 – 8/13/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Developmental Resources has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5602. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Seminar Information

No Events on The List at This Time

2017’s vastly popular NetFlix series, 13 Reasons Why, served to increase the discussion about suicide but also increased online searches on how to commit suicide by 26 percent. At the same time, non-suicidal self-injury, including cutting, has increased at an alarming rate over the past decade.

Many students experience emotional or mental health issues at some point in their academic careers. For some students, these issues can escalate into severe behaviors – behaviors that are harmful to the student and/or to others.  Educators are in a unique position to identify and potentially help struggling students. This seminar will help teachers, counselors, nurses, social workers, principals and other administrators identify, reach, teach and refer students with serious mental health concerns.

A daunting amount of information is now available about mental health issues. The complexity of much of this information sometimes leads to misunderstandings, tentativeness, and possible mistakes in handling mental health issues with students.

Author, expert and acclaimed speaker Kaye Randall will address this very serious topic with straight-forward insights, appropriate humor, innovative prevention strategies and “how-to-handle”; tips for real cases in classrooms and schools. Interpreting mental health behaviors according to intensity, frequency, duration and impact will also be addressed – including what to do when a student has moved into a crisis phase.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

In this information-packed seminar, you will learn to:

– Distinguish Different Types of Critical Mental Health Disorders Facing Youth
– Recognize Predictive and Contributing Factors Affecting Mental Health
– Identify the Underlying Reasons for Self-Injurious Behavior
– Interpret the Self-Injurious Cycle and Intervention Mapping
– Integrate Best Practices for Suicide Prevention and Intervention
– Associate the Connections between Social Media, Mental Health and Our Youth
– Apply School-Wide Strategies for Mental Health Protocol
– Develop Strategies Designed to Empower Students to “Be the Difference!”

8:00-8:30Registration
8:30-10:15

The Paradigm Shift in School Discipline

  • Obedience-Based vs. Responsibility-Based
  • Essentials of a Successful Learning Environment
  • Why Many School Discipline Methods Fail
  • What Impacts Student Learning the Most
  • Developing Self-Regulation Skills
  • Keys 4 Conversation
10:15-10:30Break
10:30-12:00

Insights, Tips & Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Students

  • Clear Expectations
  • Consistency
  • Benefits for Changing Behavior
  • Reponse-Ability
  • Emotional Control
  • Leadership in Challenging Moments
12:00-1:00Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:15

Becoming a Master of Challenging Moments with Students

  • Five Key Steps for Transferring Behavior Ownership to the Student
  • Employing “Guided Conversations” to Address Critical Moments with Students
  • Building Your Personal Guided Conversation
  • Relying on Foundations
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Establishing Student Responsibility
2:15-2:30Break
2:30-3:30

Tying It All Together

  • Working with Four Types of Difficult Students
    • Defiant Students
    • Apathetic Students
    • Attention-Seeking Students
    • Manipulative Students
  • Roadmap to Responsibility
  • Closing the Six Common Exits
  • What Now?
3:45-4:15Questions and Answers
(Optional Attendance)

– Classroom Teachers
– Principals
– Special Education Personnel
– School Counselors & Psychologists
– Other Administrators
– Social Workers (all levels)
– Law Enforcement/SRO
– Counselors & Therapists in Agencies & Private Practice
– Media Specialists

 
Individual
Registration

Groups
3-9

Groups
10+

 3 Weeks or more prior to Seminar
$149 USD
$124 USD
$109 USD
Standard
$179 USD
$154 USD
$139 USD
 
 
Your registration fee includes refreshments and materials. It does not include meals, hotel accommodations or parking.
 

Register 30 days prior to Seminar date and save!

Groups of 20+, call 1-800-251-6805 for special pricing

GROUP DISCOUNTS
When 3 or more people register together from the same school district or agency, each participant is entitled to a $25 USD discount off their registration fee. To receive this discount, all participants in the group must register at the same time and have a single group representative as the contact person.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations incur a $20 administrative fee andmust be received in writing or electronically seven days prior to seminar. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Developmental Resources, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any seminar in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be returned. If for any reason the seminar is not held, Developmental Resources’ liability is limited to a refund of the registration fee paid. If you miss the cancellation deadline, and are unable to either attend the training or send a substitute, we will issue a voucher that is valid for two years. It is transferrable to a colleague and may be applied toward any of our professional development events.
“This was a great seminar. I didn’t want it to stop! The strategies provided were extremely helpful. I’m so glad I was able to attend.”
Middle School Teacher
Sacramento, CA
 
“This is the most engaging training I’ve been to in 10 years. The presenter’s passion for others is remarkable and the information provided was extremely helpful and relevant.”
High School Counselor
Cincinnati, OH
 
“I learned many very practical and research-based strategies and activities I can use with my students. The presenter is clearly extremely knowledge about mental health challenging our students face.”
High School Principal
St. Louis, MO
 
“The presenter provided so practical intervention strategies that can be used in a school setting. This was an awesome training!.”
Middle School Counselor
New Orleans, LA

Certificates of Completion for this seminar, which indicate 6 contact hours of Continuing Education, will be available at the end of the seminar upon completion of a course evaluation. In many cases, depending on your Profession and Jurisdiction, this Certificate of Completion is sufficient for tracking your Continuing Education and Professional Development efforts. We suggest that you contact your local Board or Governing Agency to see exactly what steps are necessary for approval in your particular discipline. Please note that Developmental Resources is also an approved Provider for the following National and Regional Accrediting Agencies.

Developmental Resources Inc. ACE #:1053 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Developmental Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/13/2016 – 8/13/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Developmental Resources has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5602. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax or email our office at least two weeks prior to event. Also, please note your request on your registration form.

Seminar Presenter

Kaye Randall, MSW, MLISW-CP

Kaye Randall, MSW, MLISW-CP

*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute

Kaye Randall is a nationally-known author and speaker who has led professional seminars throughout North America on student mental health, bullying, self-injury, depression, anxiety and anger – as well as youth leadership and student empowerments. The former Training Director for University of South Carolina Center of Child & Family Studies, Kaye has inspired seminar participants through her practical insights, humor and proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents. She continues to provide clinical services to both children and adolescents and has been named social worker of the year by the Council of Adoptable Children. She is co-author of See My PainCreative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure (featured in USA Today), 102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children & Adolescents, and Mean Girls: 101 1/2 Creative Strategies and Activities for Working with Relational Aggression.

Questions? Let us know!

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax or email our office at least two weeks prior to event. Also, please note your request on your registration form.

Critical Mental Health Resources

Mean Girls: 101 1/2 Creative Strategies and Actives for Working with Relational Aggression with CD

by Kaye Randall & Allyson Bowen

The strategies in this book are designed to increase awareness of Relational Aggression(RA), encourage empathy and tolerance, and improve self control and coping skills. It explores the underlying causes of RA, particularly in girls and provides professionals with 101 1/2 resources, insights, strategies and reproducible worksheets for working with girls who are Relationally Aggressive and those who have been victimized by this type of bullying.

Includes CD.

See My Pain

by Susan Bowman & Kaye Randall

This book provides a collection of strategies and activities to help children and adolescents who deliberately self-injure. A variety of hands-on creative arts approaches are featured that can be used in private practice and school settings. When working with youth who self-injure it is helpful to have a variety of creative approaches at your fingertips. The approaches and activities in this book can be used with individuals or with a small group. The activities help children/adolescents to express their feelings, understand why they self-injure, engage in a healing process, explore new methods of coping and prevention, and find new meaning and purpose in their lives.The book provides a description of self-injury in young people and its underlying causes. Then, an overview of therapeutic approaches is presented along with suggestions for the professional counselor/social worker/psychologist, teachers and parents. Sample assessment questions and activities are included.

131 Creative Strategies for Reaching Children with Anger Problems

by Tom Carr

This practical guide is full of insight, techniques and activities for managing and helping chronically angry children. It provides teachers, counselors, parents and other professionals with numerous helpful strategies for dealing with the challenges they face when attempting to reach and help these children.

141 Creative Strategies for Reaching Adolescents with Anger Problems

by Tom Carr

This resource will give you a unique practical collection of insights, techniques, activities and reproducible student worksheets to help chronically angry adolescents. Using this book you will be able to quickly find strategies that best fit students with different kinds of anger problems. These are categorized as five levels of anger intensity and strategies offered for each.

Handbook for Helping Kids with Anxiety and Stress

by Kim "Tip" Frank

This book provides a collection of practical easy-to-follow tips and activities to help kids with various types of fears anxieties and phobias. The first section of the book includes insights hints and suggestions for helping professionals and parents who are working to help kids learn to cope with their anxiety and stress. The second section is for kids themselves. It includes stories, activities and suggestions that can help kids face fears such as:

  • Sleeping Alone
  • The Dark
  • Monsters
  • School Phobia
  • Being Overwhelmed (too much to do)
  • Bullies
  • Terrorism
  • Test Anxiety
  • Germs/Sickness

Aggressive and Violent Students

by Robert Bowman, Jo Lynn Johnson, Mike Paget and Mary Thomas Williams

Aggressive and Violent Students, created originally for the nationally acclaimed seminar, presents the School-Wide-Risk Inventory for Violence along with a collection of practical strategies and programs that have been shown to be effective in working with aggressive, hostile and/or violent students.

102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children and Adolescents

by Donna Strom, Kaye Randall & Susan Bowman

Depression can have many harmful and even devastating effects on the lives of children and adolescents. It can derail school performance and lead to social and family troubles. It can also have harmful effects on a young person’s physical health. This book is a practical resource that includes a variety of strategies (including reproducible worksheets) designed to use with elementary, middle and high school youth. An at-a-glance chart is included to help you quickly locate strategies suitable for particular age groups.

Other sections include information for parents, youth, teachers and counselors. This is a practical resource guide that will help any professional effectively identify and help young people in school, family or private practice setting.

Mind Designs: Encouraging Self-Disclosure through Coloring Therapy with CD

by Angela Troppa

This book and CD will provide you with a unique, powerful tool that will help facilitate deeper personal conversations with young people. The reproducible worksheets have been field-tested with children and adolescents who are experiencing trauma and/or young people with mild to severe social/emotional/behavioral challenges.

When All Else Fails

by Tom Carr

This resource is a realistic practical no non-sense book full of fresh unique ideas to help today’s teachers deal with disruptive students. Although the book has a serious tone you will find it to be a very enjoyable read. It is sprinkled with poems, short stories, mottoes, affirmations, checklists and valuable reproducibles.

Learn about the ‘Wandering Tattler’; ‘Bully Box’; ‘The Worry Wall’; ‘The Unteachables’; ‘Soothing Stones’; and the ‘Use of Mnemonics’. Students will love the stories of ‘The Listening Skulls’ and ‘Booker T. Washington’s Most Valuable Lesson’. The book ends with an in-depth description of the Back-Up unit which is a program based on a ten-year study that helped one school decrease discipline problems by nearly 80%.

Warning: A few teachers may find some of the strategies a bit extreme…..use your best judgement!

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