Tuesday, 26. March 2019, Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, Wired Differently Seminar: Milwaukee

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Studies show that approximately 20 percent of all students are diagnosable for a mental, emotional or behavioral health issue. This seminar will help counselors, teachers and other professionals understand how to support and teach this high-potential portion of the student population while avoiding an unmanageable classroom environment.
In a single classroom, it is quite conceivable that a teacher might be dealing with 4 or 5 different disorders. Some of the most common challenges mainstreamed in the classroom tend to be:

Anger Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
ADHD
Anxiety Disorder
Asperger’s Syndrome
Borderline Personality Disorder
Reactive Attachment Disorder

These issues are often undiagnosed and easily misunderstood — and may be responded to as simple discipline issues. Behaviors that tend to be common to students who are wired differently include:

Disorganization
Perfectionism
Trouble dealing with change
Performance and testing anxiety
Social anxiety
Over- and under-reacting to adults and peers

The goal of this seminar is to provide you with key insights and approaches to help you prevent disruptions and distractions, while maximizing the abilities of students with these unique challenges.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Mike Paget, M.Ed.
Mike currently works as a state consultant for students with severe emotional and behavioral problems. He has worked with ODD, CD and other special needs students for more than 25 years. Mike is an innovator of effective approaches for working with extremely challenging students. He has conducted seminars across the U.S. and Canada for educators on creative techniques for managing classroom behavior, student aggression and crisis intervention. He is co-author of the books, Aggressive and Violent Students and Defying the Defiance.

AGENDA
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SEMINAR OBJECTIVES
In this one-day seminar, you will learn:

Common misunderstandings educators sometimes have about these students 
Why traditional policies and practices often fail with these students 
Do's and don'ts for supporting these students with dignity and respect: 
Assisting with organizational challenges 
Building an environment that minimizes perfectionism 
Controlling change, while helping students deal with it 
Creating a climate that strikes a balance between challenge and support 
Helping smooth social interactions 
Reducing stigma and creating a respectful climate with a particularly "challenging" classroom situation 
Practical ways to prevent students from riding the "mental health escalator" 
Other successful approaches to reach students with emotional, mental and behavioral challenges


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WHO SHOULD  ATTEND

School Counselors 
School Social Workers 
Principals and 
Administrators 
Special Education Personnel 
At-Risk Coordinators 
After-School Program 
Coordinators 
Community Youth Program Coordinators 
Faith-Based Youth Program Coordinator 
Teachers 
Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinators


CONTINUING EDUCATION

CERTIFICATES: Certificates of Completion for this workshop, which indicate 6 contact hours of continuing education, will be available at the end of the workshop. In many cases, depending on your profession and jurisdiction, this Certificate of Completion is sufficient for tracking your continuing education and professional development efforts. We suggest that you contact your local board or governing agency to see exactly what steps are necessary for approval in your particular discipline. Please note that Developmental Resources is also an approved Provider for the following national and regional accrediting agencies:
Association of Social Work Boards: Developmental Resources, #1053, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE™) Program. Developmental Resources maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: (8/13/2016-8/13/2019). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive up to 6 Clinical Social Work continuing education clock hours.
Social workers participating in this course will receive up to 6 Clinical Social Work continuing education clock hours.

NBCC (#5602): Developmental Resources is recognized by the NBCC to offer contact hours for continuing education/recertification use by National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. 
Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (#260)
Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (#1294)


CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations incur a $20 administrative fee and must be received in writing or electronically seven days prior to seminar. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Developmental Resources, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any seminar in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be returned. If for any reason the seminar is not held, Developmental Resources' liability is limited to a refund of the registration fee paid. If you miss the cancellation deadline, and are unable to either attend the training or send a substitute, we will issue a voucher that is valid for two years. It is transferable to a colleague and may be applied toward any of our professional development events.

Wired Differently Seminar: Milwaukee

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