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December 2017

SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH ADHD

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
WCTC RTA Center, 800 Main St.
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Patric Mattek, Ph.D. Dr. Patric Mattek, a clinical psychologist, will discuss the nature and neurobiology of the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and our brain’s executive functions. The impact of potential deficits in executive functioning will be discussed, as will the construct of ADHD. Youth with deficits in executive functioning can face significant challenges in school, socially, and at home. Dr. Mattek will discuss potential interventions and strategies for promoting success across those domains.

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January 2018

HELPING TODAY’S YOUTH IN CRISIS (including QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention)

January 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Dr. Bob DuBois, PhD, Social Sciences Instructor, Waukesha County Technical College While in many ways, today’s youth are doing better than the youth of the past, they are not immune to the increasing stress of modern life.  In this presentation, we will review current research related to the prevalence and nature of mental illness and suicidal behavior among today’s youth. Participants will learn how to recognize and help youth in crisis and will earn certification as QPR Gatekeepers for Suicide…

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February 2018

WHAT’S AHEAD IN SPECIAL ED?

February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Barbara A. Van Haren, PhD, Director, Special Education Team & Rebecca L. Collins, Director, Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction What will current federal and state initiatives mean for special education in Wisconsin? Learn about how the Every Student Succeed Act (formerly No Child Left Behind) and Results Driven Accountability (RDA), the recently revised federal accountability system, will impact students with IEPs in Wisconsin. This presentation will provide a Department of Public Instruction Update on initiatives,…

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WRITE ON

February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jennica Westfahl & Carrie Sgarlata - Literacy Coaches, Glendale River Hills School District The ability to express oneself through writing is a critical, but a complex skill. As children begin to learn how to write, they progress through a variety of developmental stages which are necessary to eventually become a competent, articulate writer.  Parents will learn how to support their child at home through these stages and also understand the importance of children producing a published piece as well as…

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March 2018

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ANXIETY: IDENTIFICATION, INTERVENTION AND PARENT EDUCATION

March 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N Lake Shore Dr.
Mequon, WI 53097 United States
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David M. Jacobi, Ph.D., Lead Psychologist: Child and Adolescent CBT Services, Rogers Memorial Hospital This talk will provide an overview of the most frequently occurring anxiety disorders. The identification and differential diagnosis of these disorders will be discussed within the framework of current DSM 5 criteria. The basic principles of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) will be reviewed and exposure-based interventions for anxiety disorders will be offered. I will discuss family accommodation and offer guidance on how parents can effectively manage anxiety…

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April 2018

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AND SCHOOLS – WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD RESILIENCE

April 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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David Woodford, Student Assistance Coordinator, Pewaukee School District In this session, participants will learn about and participate in learning activities related to: Defining & understanding the prevalence & effects of trauma Defining Trauma Sensitive or Trauma Informed Schools Understanding researched resilience & risk factors & current DPI & national initiatives Learning how to work collaboratively with schools to create a trauma informed environment Learning how to use the child/parent/school partnership to build on resilience factors

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FOSTERING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING AT HOME: STRATEGIES FOR FAMILIES

April 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
WCTC RTA Center, 800 Main St.
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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James B. Vetter, Ed.M. April 25, 2018 from 9am-12:30pm WCTC Young people tend to learn some of their most important lessons about emotions and relationships at home. In this lively, interactive workshop, Boston-based social and emotional learning consultant Jim Vetter will guide participants in learning and practicing effective strategies and processes that parents and other adults at home can use to help children and adolescents successfully identify and manage emotions, understand the perspectives of others, build strong relationships, and make…

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May 2018

NURTURING A POWERFUL LEARNER

May 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Ryan Krohn, Director - The Institute for Personalized Learning Describing personalized learning for someone who is new to the idea or hasn’t experienced it can be difficult. We all have our own memories and perceptions about education; consequently, well-designed environments that place the learner at the center can sound utopian.  Yet, tens of thousands of students who attend schools that participate in the Institute for Personalized Learning network, experience this powerful way of learning every day. In this session we…

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