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Pathways for Prevention Mental Health Training: Identifying and Supporting Students with Trauma Experiences, Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Pathways for Prevention Mental Health Training: Identifying and Supporting Students with Trauma Experiences, Bullying Prevention and Intervention

  • Manassas, VA

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Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), in collaboration with Safe and Sound Schools, is pleased to announce the following Pathways for Prevention Mental Health Training.

Description

Identifying and Supporting Students with Trauma Experiences (2 hours)

Students experience various forms and degrees of trauma as a result of death, illness, crisis, and loss, often affecting behavioral, social-emotional. and academic growth, which can lead to harmful behaviors if unrecognized and untreated. Through scenario-based examples and activities, participants will learn how to identify traumatic events, experience, and effects. A trauma-informed approach within a multi-tiered system of support will be described, and specific examples and resources will be provided in order to apply the concepts learned.    

Objectives: 

  • Recognize indicators/risk factors of trauma among students. 

  • Recognize students experiencing trauma and/or grief. 

  • Identify examples of tiered supports for students experiencing trauma and/or grief. 


Bullying Prevention and Intervention (3 hours) 

Bullying is by no means a new problem, but the methods and impact on school environment have changed over the years. Now in schools we still experience what some would call "traditional" bullying and relational aggression, as well as an increase of cyber bullying that happens mainly outside of school but brings issues into the school day. In this session we will discuss the difference between bullying and conflict and how to help young people understand that difference. We will talk about early prevention as well as effective intervention methods and the importance of postvention for both the target and the student engaged in the bullying. Real world scenarios will be discussed and time for questions about specific issues will be given.   

Objectives:

  • Knowledge of how to help students and parents understand the difference between conflict and bullying.

  • Strategies for early prevention of bullying behaviors.

  • Effective interventions for bullying behaviors.

  • Engaging parents in the process.

  • Postvention strategies and processes for those involved in bullying. 


Intended Audience

This training is intended for K-12 and IHE educators, school mental health personnel, school and campus security personnel, prevention providers, law enforcement, probation officers, school and campus administration, treatment professionals, counselors, student conduct professionals, prosecutors, residence life staff, and other interested school, campus or community personnel.

Partial In-service Credit

Partial In-service Credit (PIC) for law enforcement and certificates for participants will be awarded for each topic individually. 

Cost

There is no fee to attend this training.

Training Time and Details

Training begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 3:30 PM. You will have 1 hour for lunch on your own.

Registration

Pre-registration is required.

Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration. 

For More Information, Contact:

Betsy Bell
804.997.1658
Email Betsy