Seminar Detail

Mental Health Issues in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Children and Adolescents Succeed
Where:
WOBURN, MA
When:
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Join child/adolescent behavioral expert, Cheryl Catron, LPCC-S, RPT-S, and learn how to best manage the students at your school diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mood disorders, anxiety and depression. You will walk away with concrete, yet practical, strategies to successfully intervene with their serious behavioral issues, such as:
  • Anger and outbursts
  • Cutting and self-injury
  • Defiance
  • Impulsivity
  • Sensory issues
  • Meltdowns and tantrums
  • Obsessive compulsive
  • Truancy
  • Rigidity
  • Electronic addiction
Through case studies, video clips and dynamic class discussion you will learn:
  • 30 second teacher strategies to manage challenging and disruptive behaviors
  • New ways to reduce the costs of out-of-district placements
  • How to engage students in class, increase productivity and reduce truancy
  • Behavioral assessments and strategies for the IEP team
  • Side-effects of common psychotropic medications
  • How skill deficits from mental health conditions create behavioral difficulties
  • Characteristics of at-risk students’ mental health problems
  • Strategies to gain collaboration with clinicians
Leave the day with the “magic dust” you have been looking for to expedite rapid and effective changes in these children and adolescents!
Objectives:
  1. Articulate how behavioral-driven choices differ from mental health-driven behaviors and characterize how these differences inform your choice of intervention.
  2. Communicate the effective use of medications and potential side effects that can appear as misbehaviors.
  3. Implement various school-based strategies, used in collaboration with community clinicians, to intervene when behavioral issues arise from mental health conditions.
  4. Determine effective positive support strategies to successfully discipline the special needs child.
  5. Discriminate how IDEA relates to mental health issues and discipline.
  6. Apply communication techniques that create a climate for success inside and outside the classroom.
OUTLINE

Students with Mental Health Issues
  • Characteristics of at-risk students’ mental health problems
  • Mental health issues vs. intentionally disruptive behaviors
  • How skill deficits from mental health issues create behavioral difficulties
Strategies for ODD and Conduct Disorder Behaviors
  • Choices everyone can live with
  • What adults should never say, but usually do
  • Arguments with defiant kids
  • Getting to the core issues of ODD
  • Kids who don’t feel bad
  • School-wide management program
Strategies for ADHD
  • Decrease impulsive behaviors with what YOU do
  • Drawing out the behaviors you want
  • Decrease disruption to other students
  • Know the accompanying behaviors
  • Techniques to self-regulate
Strategies for ASD
  • It’s all about social skills growth
  • Sensory solutions
  • Self-regulation techniques for ASD
  • Most misinterpreted behaviors
  • Manage high interest areas
  • Move them past “kid cop” behaviors
Strategies for Anxiety
  • What to do about separation anxiety
  • Help their panic attack pass quickly
  • School phobia … not always a fear of school
  • Compromises that work
  • Deep breathing and relaxation techniques
Strategies for Depression
  • School-wide program to promote compassions and a supportive culture
  • Getting them past their sense of helplessness
  • When they think they have nothing to live for
  • Goal oriented plans for schoolwork and school day
Strategies for Other Challenging Behaviors
  • Cutting and self-injury: What you really need to know to effectively intervene
  • Electronic addiction: Which kids are most susceptible and why
  • Psychotropic medication side-effects vs. behavioral issues
  • Electronic bullying: What adults tell kids that fuel the problem
Disciplining the Special Needs Child/Adolescent
  • How IDEA relates to discipline
  • Rules for disciplining special education students
  • Techniques for positive behavior support
  • ”Pro-social” punishments
Strategies for the IEP Team
  • Functional behavioral assessment simplified
  • Facts and data to make tactical decisions
  • Effective collaboration among educators and clinicians
  • What most administrators do that burn out their staff
  • What to do about non cooperative/reluctant parents
Target Audience
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
  • Teachers & Paraprofessionals
  • School Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • School Administrators
  • School Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Addiction Professionals
  • Probation Officers
  • All professionals working in child care settings, therapy settings, treatment programs, hospitals, juvenile justice facilities, foster care, and more

CHERYL CATRON, LPCC-S, RPT-S

Cheryl Catron, M.Ed., LPCC-S, RPT-S, is a long-time educator and mental health clinician who has over 19 years serving students with a wide variety of academic and mental health needs. In her most recent role as a school-based mental health clinician, she provided therapy and support services for K-5 students with differing clinical issues including depression, anxiety, social skills, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. In addition to this, Ms. Catron also served as a consultant for and collaborator with teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school staff members. Drawing on her experience as a teacher, school counselor, and mental health clinician, Ms. Catron provided insightful guidance to develop and implement effective classroom-based strategies that facilitate improved behavioral and academic performance for students with a variety of needs including giftedness, learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disturbances.

Cheryl is licensed as both a Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor in the state of Ohio and a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor through The Association for Play Therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education and her Master of Education degree in School Counseling & Professional Counseling from Ohio University.

She and her husband have recently founded a nonprofit organization, Foothold International, that serves indigenous communities in Kenya, East Africa. Ms. Catron is collaborating with the local government to develop community mental health response systems as well as trauma sensitivity to their outreach programs. She provides mental health training to teachers, health workers, and law enforcement personnel.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cheryl Catron has an employment relationship with The Counseling Source. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cheryl Catron has a family member who was diagnosed with juvenile bipolar disorder.
Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
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Massachusetts Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 6.25 1 MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 12/11/2020. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Educators/Teachers
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

Massachusetts School Personnel: This course may be applicable for 6.25 Professional Development Points toward your Professional Development Plan per the Massachusetts Department of Education recertification guidelines; check with your licensing authority for more information.


Marriage & Family Therapists
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Massachusetts Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Social Workers
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