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2017 MASSW Annual State Conference

 

  

November 1-4, 2017 

Lansing Center

333 E. Michigan Ave.

Lansing, MI 48933 


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Tim Skubick, Senior Capital Correspondent 

Tim Skubick has covered Michigan government and politics for 47 years longer than any other reporter in the state. He anchors the weekly Public TV series Off the Record and covers the capitol for WJBK-TV and WWJ NewsRadio 950 in Detroit. He also writes for the MIRS newsletter and reports for WLNS-TV in Lansing.  He's authored two books on Michigan politics, is a member of the Journalism and Broadcast Halls of Fame and has received five Emmy's for his broadcast journalism work.  He holds the BA and MA degrees from Michigan State University.

 

How to Get Your Message HEARD by Lansing Lawmakers 

 

Join Michigan’s longest serving member of the press corps, Tim Skubick, with over 46 years covering the political landscape of our state capitol, as he guides us toward developing macro-level strategies to advocate for students with Lansing lawmakers. Tim will guide us through current legislative initiatives affecting social workers in Michigan and around the country. Hands-on tools and initiatives will be reviewed as well as advocacy strategies that we can utilize to have our message HEARD by Lansing lawmakers. affecting social workers in Michigan and around the country. Hands-on tools and initiatives will be reviewed as well as advocacy strategies that we can utilize to have our message HEARD by Lansing lawmakers. 1.5 CEHs

  

 

Jennifer Hollander, LMSW 

Jennifer Hollander is a school social worker for Huron Valley Schools, and a frequent Presenter and Blogger for Oakland Schools.  She has presented numerous times for Oakland Schools and MASSW on Cultures of Thinking routines with students, and regularly uses the routines when working with students individually, in small groups, and during classroom presentations.  Jennifer is also part of a small study group with Ron Ritchhart (Author of Making Thinking Visible) . Jennifer is also Region F Nominee for School Social Worker of the Year Award. 

 

Creating Cultures of Thinking: It's Not Just for Teachers!

Schools around the world are recognizing that a transformation in classroom culture is necessary to enable students to grow as learners and thinkers. As social workers, with small shifts in what we naturally do, we can facilitate deeper thinking with our students too. In this presentation, participants will explore and engage in Cultures of Thinking Routines and leave with specific ideas for integrating these routines into our work with students, parents, and staff. In this high energy and engaging presentation, join Jennifer Hollander as she takes you on an exploration of Cultures of Thinking Routines. Be prepared to leave with new ideas for working with students, parents, and staff. 2.0 CEHs

 

 

 

Dr. Jeremy Norwood, JD, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Norwood is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, Global Studies, and Criminal Justice at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, MI. He was awarded the "Teaching Excellence Award" by the Senior Graduating Class in 2014 (one awarded per year). He has authored numerous publications on Human Trafficking, particularly among migrant worker populations and has been presenting on the topic for many years. 

  

Human Trafficking for School & Health Professionals

School social workers, speech-pathologists, counselors, school-psychologists, and other helping professionals are in a key position to address the issue of human trafficking in our society today. The “Human Trafficking for School Professionals” keynote will help to address the issue of human trafficking in our schools, communities, and society by (a) defining what human trafficking is, (b) explaining the types and venues of human trafficking, (c) identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings, (d) understanding the warning signs in social service settings for adults and minors, and (e) detailing the resources available for victims of human trafficking. Open to other school & health disciplines. 3.0 SW CEHs, 3 SCECHs (pending).  

 

 

 

Judith Lipson, MA LPC

Judy is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Spiral Wisdom LLC in West Bloomfield, MI and a former Special Education Teacher for Emotionally Impaired Students and Teacher Consultant for Troy Schools. She specializes in counseling and guided imagery educational solutions for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, Asperger's, and Anxiety. 

 

Mindfulness...NOW! 

 

These are challenging times and Social Work can be a stressful profession. Join Judy Lipson for this pre-conference event where you will have an opportunity to learn and practice relaxation and mindfulness techniques. Check in, and leave the stresses of work, life, and the world behind. You will leave refreshed! Hospitality and a cash bar will be available for participants before and after the event 2.0 CEHs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Breakouts A

Thursday, November 2, 2017

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

 

A-1 / B-1: Restorative Practices: Class is Now in Session

Greg Drozdowski, LCSW & Nicole Lane, M.Ed., Farmington Public Schools

 

This interactive workshop will showcase an interdisciplinary team approach between teacher and social worker in developing and administering a Restorative Practices (RP) classroom. The presentation will include how curriculum development, progress monitoring and relationship building were integral to the classroom's success. Students who have experienced the class will also add their perceptions to the presentation. Audience: Middle & High School Settings. This is a double session. You must register for both sessions A-1 & B-1.

 

 

A-2:  Bully-Proofing Children Through Empowerment

Kimber Bishop-Yanke, Kids Empowered

 

This workshop trains participants in twelve areas that are essential to empowering children in life skills and strategies while helping prevent children from getting into a bullying situation. The presentation will include how to teach children the words, voice, body language and strategies to manage unfriendly classmates, unfriendly friends and how to prevent bullying situations. The 12 areas include building allies, being a friendly classmate and true friend, how to calm one’s self and using our power to build others up and not tear each other down. Audience: Elementary & Middle School Settings.

 

  

 

A-3 / B-3:  Answering the Cry for Help: Suicide Prevention in Schools

David Opalewski, Child Trauma Specialist, Grief Recovery, Inc.

 

Students in suicidal crisis is a common occurrence in our middle and high schools today. School social workers are depended upon by schools to be called upon in these circumstances. This session will explore the prevalence of the suicide epidemic among our youth. Facts and myths, signs and symptoms, methods of working with a youth in suicidal crisis along with four cases studies will be examined and discussed. Audience: Middle & High & Post-High School Settings. This is a double session. You must register for both sessions A-3 & B-3.

 

 
A-4:  Calm Classroom: Pre-K- 12 Students Develop Self-Awareness and Emotional Resilience through Mindfulness-Based Techniques
Ronna Pritikin-Berk & Maura Salisbury, Luster Learning Institute, NFP – Calm Classroom

 

Calm Classroom is a universal social-emotional learning program that teaches students self-regulation/management strategies that can be used in/outside of school. The Calm Classroom program is composed of 3-minute research-based mindfulness techniques that develop self-awareness, mental focus and emotional resilience. Participants learn to facilitate techniques in the classroom, small groups and in one-on- one settings. Brain-based and mindfulness research is reviewed and behavior guidance around the program is discussed. This is an interactive workshop that includes experiential practice, lecture, discussion, reflection, video, and case study review.  Audience: All levels.

 

 

A-5 / B-5:  Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ Students through a Social Work Framework

Olivia Temrowski, LLMSW, 52-3 District Court

 

This workshop will provide the audience with insight on how to sensitively work with students who may be experiencing confusion or struggling with their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Whether or not they have accepted their identity, this unique population faces a different set of barriers, with numerous challenging circumstances, as well as both interpersonal and societal discrimination. Audience: All levels. This is a double session. You must register for both sessions A-5 & B-5.

 

 

A-6:  Implicit Bias in Educational Decision Making

Cheryl Levine,  Michigan Special Education Mediation Program

 

Everyone has bias. It is a brain function for making sense of the world based on knowledge and experiences. Identifying personal bias and knowing when they impact decisions is crucial in educating a diverse population. This session will define implicit and explicit bias and provide exercises to help define personal bias. It will also provide examples of bias’ impact in schools’ policy and practices and suggest steps to reduce negative impact. Audience: All levels.

 


A-7:  Showcase of Evidence-Based Interventions for Students with Challenging Behaviors

Brenda Coble Lindsey, Ed.D &  Carol Wilson-Smith, LCSW, School Social Work Association of America & University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign School of Social Work

 

This workshop will highlight a variety of different evidence supported interventions and promising practices that can be implemented by school social workers. Participants will have an opportunity to preview materials and engage in hands-on activities. There will also be opportunities to assess the goodness-of-fit for their practice and schools.  Audience: All levels.

 

 

A-8 / B-8:  Sensitives: Understanding ADHD, Anxiety & Autism Spectrum Through a New Lens

Judith Lipson, MA LPC, Spiral Wisdom LLC

 

Many students are presenting with inattention, hyperactivity, autism and / or significant anxiety, yet the traditional techniques don’t work. The goal of this workshop is to teach attendees to understand their challenging students from a different perspective by understanding the intuitive, hyper-sensory and empathic abilities of these "Sensitives." Leave this session with numerous techniques and strategies you can utilize to effectively address these concerns with your students. Audience: All levels. This is a double session. You must register for both sessions A-8 & B-8.


 

Breakouts B

Thursday, November 2, 2017

12:45 PM -- 2:15 PM


B-2 / C-2:  Pain & Symptom Management: Integrating Mindfulness & Technology

Nicole Wilbur, LMSW
Arts Academy in the Woods High School, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Blue Water Anchor Non-Profit

 

Exploration of technology integration and mindfulness for pain and symptom management in the school setting including applications and assessment tools and consideration of ethical implications. Implementation of methods and strategies to empower our students, parents and other stakeholders to support demonstration of increased self-awareness, self-advocacy and capability to access appropriate, supportive programs, services, resources and treatments as appropriate. Exploration of treatment options that students may be utilizing including alternative methods along with interventions and strategies to acknowledge and address pain as appropriate in the school setting will also be discussed at length.  Audience: All Levels. This is a double session. You must register for both sessions B-2 and C-2.  **Qualifies for Pain (2.0) and Ethics (1.0) CEHs**

 

 
B-4 / C-4:  Brain Gym ® Tools and MORE for You
Lucy N. French, PT, MEd & Nancy Kelly, MA,OTRL,  Walled Lake Consolidated School District & Minds-N-Motion, LLP
 
Brain Gym Activities, and other tools that encourage a whole brain response from students for purposeful movements and optimal participation. Come experience Brain Gym ® Activities; Sensorimotor regulation tools & techniques; develop your noticing skills to hone in on students’ needs and expand your approach to behavior and learning challenges. Presenters will share multiple sensorimotor strategies to assist you and your RtI teams to optimize a multidisciplinary approach for OPTIMAL student benefits, especially, if you do not have an OTR or PT on your team. Audience: All levels. This is a double session. You must register for both sessions B-4 & C-4.  

 


 

B-6 / C-6:  Conflict Management in Special Education

Megan Dennis, MA, Oakland Mediation Center

 

Experiencing conflict during special education meetings is inevitable. As school social workers, we can help shape conflict into meaningful and collaborative dialogue. This workshop will highlight strategies that we can utilize to manage negative emotion of self and others, use effective questioning to help clarify, identify issues and provide new insight or meanings in order to manage conflict effectively during special education meetings. Audience: All levels. This is a double session. You must register for both sessions B-6 & C-6.



B-7:  Walking in their Shoes: Powerful Insight into the Minds of English Language Learners and their Families

Huda Essa, MA, Culture Links, LLC

 

As communities become more and more diverse, Social Workers are being prompted to support the Socioemotional Development of Immigrant Students and Families. Join us as we explore the experiences of English Language Learners and their families through an unforgettable experiential simulation!  This meaningful learning opportunity will transform your understanding of the challenges your students regularly encounter.  Leave with increased empathy and strategies to support your journey as a culturally responsive Social Work Professional! Audience: All levels.

 


Breakouts C 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

2:30 PM -- 4:00 PM


C-1: Identify a Student's Strengths and Weaknesses with the new SSIS Social-Emotional Learning Edition (2017) 

Lynsey Psimas, Ph.D., LP, Pearson Clinical

 

This workshop will train school social workers on the new SSIS SEL, a social-emotional assessment and intervention tool used frequently in schools. Attendees will learn administration, interpretation, and progress monitoring techniques for students, thereby, promoting social-emotional growth and facilitating change. The SSIS SEL is fully aligned with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework, and the SSIS SEL Edition provides evidence-based tools to assess and teach these skills. Audience: PreK—Middle

 


  

C-3:   Increased Grant Funding for School Social Workers

Edward Wollmann, BA, MUP, Michigan Grants Funding, Inc.

 

Developing exemplary school-based social work services requires resources. At the same time, federal and state funding for these services have been shrinking for years. On the other hand, grants made last year by 2,200 or so Michigan foundations has been increasing for years, and last year totaled $1.6 BILLION! Many of these grants were for education-related purposes. But over 90 percent of these grant making foundations DO NOT have a website; and most of them also DO NOT publish application guidelines. Yet they make the majority of all grants made in Michigan. These are truly Michigan’s ‘HIDDEN’ funders. This workshop will present new research that will allow school-based social work practitioners to increase their effectiveness in capturing Michigan foundation grants, because Michigan students deserve no less than the best.  Audience: All levels

 

C-5: Breathing Through ADHD

Michael Jeruzal, LMSW, West Shore Educational Service District

 

With the use of technology and collaboration, ADHD can be managed. This particular presentation is a success story/case presentation of a student who struggled with severe ADHD. This workshop will focus on how technology and collaboration with the parents and staff within a school district can help students find academic and behavioral success. An overview of how data was collected and reviewed throughout the process from pre to post intervention will be discussed. Technology discussed in this presentation includes the use of an Inner Balance Trainer by HeartMath, an iPad, and Google Forms. A sample data collection form and links to the technology used will be provided to participants. Further conversation pertaining to the IEP will be made and how it related to the direct social work service being utilized. Audience: Elementary—Post High.

 

C-7: Becoming & Creating Allies for Social Justice

Huda Essa, MA, Culture Links LLC

 

As America faces various challenges and triumphs, countless Social Work Professionals are taking a pause to consider how this will impact their students and the climate of their schools. In fact, many of those effects are already showing up in our schools, homes, and communities. Join us as we explore the impacts of unconscious bias. Learn how these factors influence the socioemotional development of students today and gain strategies to help you better serve your community in a meaningful way.  Audience: All levels.

 

 

C-8: Living S.L.O.W.  in a Fast-Paced World

Lauren Kazee, LMSW, Living S.L.O.W., LLC

 

Self-care. We know we should do it but who has time?! Join us in this session as we savor some "me time" and discuss and practice ways of incorporating easy self-care tips into our day. You deserve it! Audience: All levels. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

  


Breakouts D

Friday, November 3, 2017

10:15  AM - 11:45 AM

 

D-1 / E-1:  Trauma Informed School Supports

Lisa Keskitalo, LMSW, Hudsonville Public Schools

 

This presentation will provide SSWs with a better understanding of how to approach behavior challenges differently concerning students with a trauma history. Different types of trauma, brain development impacted by trauma, behaviors manifested from survival brain, and the possibility of post-traumatic growth will be discussed. Tangible tools to use with students that allow for quicker rebounds when behaviors arise will be explored. Participants will leave this presentation better equipped to help students understand the pros and cons of operating from a survival brain and empower them to use future thinking rooted in self-worth. Ultimately, participants will be better prepared to help students move from survival brain to their thinking brain allowing them to build on their school success. Participants will be given a reference list of books to read for further study of trauma and classroom implications. Audience: Elementary.  This  is a double session. You must register for sessions D-1 and E-1.

 


D-2: Teacher to Teacher to Social Worker:  Providing Support for Behavioral Concerns

Wendy Lyon, LMSW & Elizabeth Burgess, LMSW, Wayne-Westland Community Schools

 

Supporting teacher effectiveness around behavioral management in the classroom is often the most efficient way to impact student learning both individually and in the classroom as a whole. Social Workers often are called upon to offer support to teachers struggling with addressing behavior concerns in their classrooms. This presentation describes an effective coaching intervention designed to support teachers around their specific concerns. Audience: Elementary & Middle


 

D-3 / E-3:  Digital Native or Digitally Naïve? Explore Ethical Technology Use

Jaime Langlois, LMSW, Grand Valley State University & Matt Langlois, LMSW, Forest Hills Public Schools

 

How can you use technology ethically when there is no official guidance? School Social Workers are faced with constant encouragement to use technology for communication and to support student outcomes. The requests come from administration, students, and parents. However, these entities are often thinking of immediate needs, not possible consequences. School Social Workers find themselves making decisions to use technology such as e-mailing, texting, social media, and Googling students without much ethical discourse. This leaves the worker and their students vulnerable. Attend this engaging and interactive course to receive up-to-date information on technology use and guidance on applying the NASW Code of Ethics, HIPAA, and FERPA to ethical dilemmas. Audience: All levels. This is a double session. You must register for Sessions D-3 and E-3. **Qualifies for  Ethics (3.0) CEHs **

 

 

 

D-4 / E-4:  Making Groups W.O.R.K.: The Formula to Creating Curriculum

Kendra Payette-Linn, LMSW, Allen Park Public Schools

 

There is a formula to helping groups WORK, take any curriculum or make your own following these four steps: Warm them up, Orient towards the goal, Rehearse or Reflect on goal and Keys to being effective. This session also covers effective learning strategies and best practice for working with high risk students. Audience: Middle-High School. This is a double session. You must register for Sessions D-4 and E-4.

 

 

 

D-5:  QUEEN Model of Conflict Resolution

Carolyn Strong, Ed.D., Dean, Thorton High School

 

This workshop will help social workers develop specific skills for conflict resolution among high-risk female populations. In this session we will take an in depth look at the unique ways girls communicate with each other and how they use relational aggression to cope with conflict situations. We will explore and examine how the QUEEN model of conflict resolution can be used to help mediate conflict among girls in your school. Audience: Elementary-Post High.

 


D-6 / E-6:  Peace Begins from Within: Mindfulness in ‘Relationship’ with SEL, Trauma and Disruptive Behavior

Lisa Cobb, LMSW, Ravenna Public Schools & Stephanie Lathrop, LMSW, Muskegon ISD

 

Mindfulness changes the physiology of arousal and is given growing attention in education and in the practice of social work. Mindfulness can be learned and practiced at all ages and stages of development. When taught by an individual who personally practices, research supports an increase in self-awareness, self-regulation, and emotional balance and is directly correlated to engaged learning and emotional well-being.  Audience: All levels.  This is a double session. You must register for Sessions D-6 and E-6.

 

 

D-7:  Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Identification, Intervention, Treatment and Prevention

Judith Banker, MA LLP, Center for Eating Disorders

 

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate—up to 20%--of any mental illness. Early identification and effective intervention provides students with eating disorders, the best chance for recovery. School social workers are in an ideal position to assist students and their families in recognizing eating disorder symptoms identification/diagnosis and treatment of child and adolescent eating disorders. Attendees will be provided with essential tools for effective early intervention as well as for understanding the treatment and recovery process so they can provide targeted support for students engaged in treatment. Audience: All Levels.

 

 

D-8 / E-8:  When Things Went Wrong with the Water (and Everything Else): Ethics in Action in the Flint Water Crisis

Donna Secor-Pennington, LMSW, Western University & Michigan Association of School Social Workers

 

This presentation will highlight needs of the public schools in a crisis situation and the need for school social work advocacy. Issues of professional ethics, social justice, race and culture will be examined through the lens of the Flint Water Crisis, as well as the unmet needs for school social work services for an estimated 30,000 students in Flint public schools. Audience: All Levels. This is a double session. You must register for Session D-8 and E-8. **Qualifies for Ethics (3.0) CEHs**

 

 

 

 

 

Breakouts E

Friday, November 3, 2017

 12:45 PM -- 2:15 PM

 

E-2/ F-2:  Digging Deeper into Cultures of Thinking for School Social Workers

Jennifer Hollander, LMSW, Huron Valley Schools, MASSW 2017 Keynote Speaker & Region-F SSW Year Nominee

 

This workshop is for social workers who are familiar with Cultures of Thinking and are using thinking routines with students.  Social workers will dig deeper into Cultures of Thinking as we review familiar thinking routines, learn and participate in four more routines, and share our experiences using routines with students. In addition, participants will explore the language of Cultures of Thinking and how to incorporate this into our social work practices.  Audience: All Levels. This is a double session. You must register for Session E-2 and F-2.



E-5/ F-5:  Black Girl Blues: Addressing Intra-racial Bullying & Suspension Alternatives

Carolyn Strong, Ed.D., Dean, Thorton High School

 

Have we evolved beyond the brown paper bag test? What does it REALLY mean to be “black” in America today? As long as there have been African-Americans in the new world, this has been an issue up for debate. But for African American girls, these questions of racial identity and physical appearance – light skin vs. dark skin, straight hair vs. kinky hair, etc. – often manifest themselves in ways that are detrimental to them and to other girls. This media-fueled war rages on in the inner circle of girls. This workshop will be filled with “ah-ha moments” that can be taken away and shared for the betterment of school culture. The presenter will also discuss best practices as they relate to teaching and mentoring African-American girls along with modeling activities to address this sensitive issue. Audience: All Levels. This is a double session. You must register for Session E-5 & F-5.

 

 


E-7:  Mental Illness in Children: Together, We Can Help Reduce Their Risks

Kevin Fischer, MA, National Institute for Mental Illness

 

As suicides continue to rise, this interactive, evidenced-based presentations will empower social workers to help teens, teachers and staff to learn about the impact of mental illness. Attendees will learn to identify the key early warning signs of the early-onset of mental illnesses in children/adolescents and fellow staff; understand individual and family reactions to mental illnesses and how to intervene and communicate with/among students and families and teachers; and reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness among youth. Audience: Middle & High.



Breakouts F 

Friday, November 3, 2017

2:30 PM -- 4:00 PM


F-1:  Gratitude & Well-Being

Amy Chapman, LMSW & Lynn Fonacier, LMSW, Utica Public Schools

 

Positive psychology studies the strengths and virtues that enable people to thrive. Gratitude has positive effects on practitioners and students. Gratitude has long been studied in positive psychology. Come find out what the benefits are to having an attitude of gratitude and how to cultivate more of it in you and your students! Audience: All Levels.

 

  

F-3:  School Staff Perceptions of Refugee Students

Shawna Boomgaard,  LMSW & Adam LeRoy, Ed.S, Oakland University

 

This presentation presents findings from a qualitative study investigating the experiences of teachers of children with refugee status. These experiences are used to provide recommendations on professional development that emphasizes child cultural backgrounds and trauma-focused intervention. Audience: All Levels.

 

  


F-4:  Making Data-Driven Decisions for Student Behavior

Denise Wilson, MA, Branch ISD

 

Effective behavior management requires a data-driven approach in the planning, implementation, and progress monitoring stages of intervention. Consider all aspects of student behavior from classroom management to attendance problems to toileting, behavior-planning, data collection… In this session we will look at FREE (and inexpensive) tools to navigate behavioral challenges in the school setting. These tools provide a step-by-step approach to data collection. They compile your data into useful (professional) reports. They guide your decision-making by offering intervention suggestions as well as instruction on implementation. All tasks improve and become easier when we have the right TOOLS. The tools presented in this session require NO TRAINING, are simple to use, and include everything needed to collect, compile, and report behavioral data. We will discuss how to use these reports to identify student skill deficits and to create individualized interventions to support student needs. Audience: All Levels.


                 

F-6:  Calm Classroom: PreK-12 Students Develop Self-Awareness and Emotional Resilience through Mindfulness-Based Techniques

Ronna Pritikin-Berk & Maura Salisbury, Luster Learning Institute, NFP – Calm Classroom

 

Calm Classroom is a universal social-emotional learning program that teaches students self-regulation/management strategies that can be used in/outside of school. The Calm Classroom program is composed of 3-minute research-based mindfulness techniques that develop self-awareness, mental focus and emotional resilience. Participants learn to facilitate techniques in the classroom, small groups and in one-on- one settings. Brain-based and mindfulness research is reviewed and behavior guidance around the program is discussed. This is an interactive workshop that includes experiential practice, lecture, discussion, reflection, video, and case study review.  Audience: All levels.

 

 

F-6:  Enhancing Student Success Through Check In – Check Out

Jill Champagne, LMSW & Cathy Stinson, LMSW, Huron Intermediate School District

 

This presentation will assist school workers in developing a proper and accurate system with the Check In – Check Out (CICO) system in collaboration with teachers and other staff in the school setting. An overview and summary of CICO to share with staff and a review of what CICO looks like will be presented. Practical implementation of CICO will be covered. Audience: All Levels.

 


F-8:  Supporting Students with Intensive Behaviors in the General Education Setting

Susan McDaniel, LMSW, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools

 

School social workers provide services to students exhibiting emotional and behavioral concerns which affects their participation in the general education setting. Students who exhibit difficulty managing behaviors and emotions are often quickly removed from their educational setting. This workshop will focus on strategies that can be implemented to prevent escalating behaviors and increase participation with general education peers. Audience: Elementary & Middle.

 

 

 

 

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