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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know

3 CEHs

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How Do I Help Them? Fostering ‘Ordinary Magic’ of Resilience in Children Experiencing Trauma 

3 CEHs

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Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children & Adolescents and Suicide Prevention Best Practices

3 CEHs

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Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Students through Tier 2 and 3 Interventions in Schools

3 CEHs

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What You Need to Know: Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Children

1 CEH

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Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Childcare: The Foundation for Healthy Outcomes

2 Hours of Develop Credit

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Strategies to Strengthen Relationships & Regulation in Early Childhood: A Trauma-Informed Approach

2 Hours of Develop Credit

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I Wonder: Using Curiosity to Understand and Address Children’s Behavior

2 Hours of Develop Credit

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What Kind of Parent Am I? What Kind of Child Do I Have? The Power of Childcare to Promote Healthy Families

2 Hours of Develop Credit

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Cross-Cultural Healing Centered Approaches to Trauma

3 CEHs

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Adolescents & Addiction

6 CEHs
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PBIS 101

3 CEHs

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:
What Mental Health Providers Need to Know

Did you know that one in 20 children is suspected of having a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)? This presentation will introduce the basics of FASD, identify red flags for diagnosis and delve into various strategies that can be used when working with children and families who are living with an FASD.

Barb Clark, BIS, Youth Studies/Sociology, FASD Consultant – North American Council on Adoptable Children

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Birth to Young Adult

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (summer special)



How Do I Help Them? Fostering ‘Ordinary Magic’ of Resilience in Young Children Experiencing Trauma

During this training, the presenters will showcase relationship-based therapeutic techniques for working with children who have experienced trauma. The first 1.5-hour session will highlight research and practice surrounding the use of therapeutic techniques. Then, using brief video role-play examples from their Resilience Toolkit, the presenters will discuss what works and why, using examples from live-webinar attendees. In the second 1.5-hour session, the presenters will lead discussion of scenarios gathered from live-webinar attendees, and discuss ways to incorporate trauma-sensitive strategies into working with young children.

Sara Langworthy, PhD, Consultant, Author, Speaker, Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (III), Infant Mental Health Specialist – Reach-Up Inc.

Level: Basic | Ages Addressed: Birth to 6

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (Price includes copy of presenters’ Resilience Toolkit)


Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children & Adolescents and Suicide Prevention Best Practices

*This two-part presentation meets continuing education requirements for Minnesota educators needing recertification in Key Warning Signs of Children’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.*

Studies estimate that at least 20 percent of children and youth will have a mental health disorder during any given year. Additionally, a 2016 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report shows that suicide is the leading cause of death for young people ages 15-24 in Minnesota. The first part of this presentation will teach signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders in young people. Guidance will be given regarding appropriate interventions and accommodations to assist a young person during a mental health crisis, and resources to help them thrive will be discussed. The second half of the presentation will examine best practices for suicide awareness, prevention and intervention in young people, including learning to recognize suicidal ideation, understanding how to support youth in crisis, and exploring appropriate professional self care.

Deborah Cavitt, MS, Project Dir. – Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health

Level: Basic | For: Professionals Working in Schools | Ages Addressed: K-12th Grade

3 CEHs | $89 $45 ($60 when you purchase a copy of our Educator’s Guide)

 

 


Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Students through Tier 2 and 3 Interventions in Schools

Tiered interventions in schools are a central element of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS). Over the years, school personnel have developed academic interventions that support students with varying needs; however, interventions supporting students’ social-emotional development and mental health are often lacking. This session will identify voids in Tier 2 and 3 mental health and social-emotional services in schools, and describe evidence-based practices to fill these gaps.

Charlene Myklebust, PsyD, President and Educational Leadership Consultant – Professional Education Pal, LLC

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: School-Aged Children

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (summer special)

 

 

 


What You Need to Know: Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Children

The prevalence of eating disorders is increasing and children and teens are included in those rising numbers. It’s important for parents and health and education professionals to be aware of early warning signs and symptoms of these mental health diagnoses. If an eating disorder is identified within the first 5 years from onset, full and lasting recovery can be achieved more readily. Learn about the most common eating disorders, risk factors, signs and symptoms and evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with eating disorders.

Heather Gallivan, PsyD, Clinical Dir. – Melrose Ctr.

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Caregivers | Ages Addressed: School-Aged Children

1 CEH | $29.50 $15 (summer special)

 

 

Understanding, Identifying and Treating Childhood Anxiety

This webinar will focus on the concepts of stress, anxiety, fear and worry among children and adolescents, addressing developmental considerations and differentiating between problematic and normal anxiety. The etiology and various presentations of childhood anxiety will be discussed, including common comorbid psychiatric conditions and factors that may maintain/worsen anxiety. Evidence-based treatment of childhood anxiety will also be discussed, with a specific focus on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  The goal of this webinar is to provide participants with a basic understanding of the causes, presentation and treatment of childhood anxiety.

Monica S. Wu, PhD – UCLA CARES Ctr.

Level: Basic 

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (summer special)

Geared toward early care & education professionals
Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Childcare: The Foundation for Healthy Outcomes

Learn an overview of social-emotional development through the lens of infant and early childhood mental health. Understand how social-emotional development is foundational for social and school success. Identify and integrate strategies for working with young children and their parents to promote healthy social emotional development.

Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E® & Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E®

2 hours of Develop credit* | $25
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.

Geared toward early care & education professionals
Strategies to Strengthen Relationships & Regulation in Early Childhood: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Learn how to interpret behaviors through the lens of trauma and attachment. Relationships and regulation are necessary components in preventing and responding to behaviors. Increase your confidence in identifying and implementing specific strategies to use when working with young children and parents.

Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® & Sara Langworthy, PhD

2 hours of Develop credit* | $25
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.

 

 

Geared toward early care & education professionals
I Wonder: Using Curiosity to Understand and Address Children’s Behavior

What if caregivers used their curiosity to resolve challenging behaviors? Learn how to use reflective thinking to understand how development, trauma, and attachment influence behaviors. Behavior is a form of communication that caregivers can learn to interpret when time is taken to process the meaning. Explore a toolbox of strategies for preventing and addressing behavior in infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Anna Clavin, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® & Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E®

2 hours of Develop credit* | $25
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.

Geared toward early care & education professionals
What Kind of Parent Am I? What Kind of Child Do I Have? The Power of Childcare to Promote Healthy Families

Childcare providers play a critical role in promoting healthy parent-child relationships and building resiliency in children and their parents. This two-hour training emphasizes strategies for engaging and communicating with parents that promote strong families and children’s healthy social-emotional skills

Learning Objectives:
1) Demonstrate ‘wondering curiosity’ and take multiple perspectives in working with children and their families to promote healthy relationships and development.
2) Articulate the significance of their relationships with parents on the quality of parent-child relationships.
3) Practice strategies for communicating with parents in ways that promote healthy parent-child relationships.

 
Angie Klinefelter, MS, LAMFT, IMH-E® III & Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E®
 
2 hours of Develop credit* | $25
 
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.
 


Cross-Cultural Healing Centered Approaches to Trauma

This workshop will address the importance of cultural sensitivity when providing trauma treatment and how to beware of cultural stereotyping. The presenter will discuss the need to modify evidence-based treatments depending on a person’s cultural background and will discuss practical, culturally-sensitive healing-centered approaches. In addition to talking and writing, participants will explore how a person may use other ways of accessing traumatic memories, including painting, poetry, dancing, music and singing. Case examples will be provided and participants will have ample opportunity to discuss, reflect and share their own case scenarios and consider how they will apply these approaches to their own work. Participants will also have opportunity to work on their own case material.

 
Dr. Gayle Crump-Swaby, EdD, MSW, Assistant Professor & Clinical Mental Health Counseling Prog. Coord. – Springfield College, Counseling Dept. – Boston Regional Campus

 

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (summer special)

 

Adolescents & Addiction: A Three-Part Series

This training series will examine a growing concern in children’s mental health: addiction among adolescents. The series will look at current trends of substance use while providing education on the impact of using on the developing brain. Additionally, the presenter will review treatment and prevention strategies. Participants can expect to discuss traditional drugs of abuse and will also explore the new challenges of vaping and video game addictions. The series is designed to provide both educational and practical resources that participants can use within their respective fields of practice.

Part 1:
Uppers, Downers, and All Arounders: A Review of Current Trends in Adolescent Substance Abuse
Part 2:
From Vaping to Video Gaming: The New Generation of Addictions
Part 3:
Preventing and Treating Addiction within the Adolescent Population

Thad Shunkwiler, LMFT, LPCC, ACS, CCMHC

Level: Basic  | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 12 – 18 | Includes Clinical Content + 1 Hour of Ethics Training

6 CEHs | $179 $95 (half off this summer)

PBIS 101

This workshop will address the foundations of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The background of this researched-based framework will be discussed, along with practical applications of using the framework in day-to-day interactions with students and children. Those in attendance will walk away with concrete strategies to use with children who are displaying challenging behavior.

Megan Gruis, EdS

Level: Basic  | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: Pre-K to 12th Grade

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (half off this summer)

Please be aware that our response time may be longer than usual. Due to COVID-19 our entire staff is remote and working hard to launch our first virtual conference that includes up to 19 CEHS in 3 days.