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Mental Health Issues in the Classroom

Practical Strategies for Helping Children & Adolescents Succeed

Presented by Jay Berk,Ph.D.

Friday, November 1, 2019  |  Lethbridge, ab





Workshop Description

Join child/adolescent behavioural expert, Jay Berk, PhD, and learn how to best manage the students at your school diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mood disorders, anxiety and depression. You will walk away with concrete, yet practical, strategies to successfully intervene with their serious behavioural issues, such as:

  • Anger and outbursts
  • Meltdowns and tantrums
  • Cutting and self-injury
  • Obsessive compulsive
  • Defiance
  • Truancy
  • Impulsivity
  • Rigidity
  • Sensory issues
  • Electronic addiction

Through case studies, video clips and dynamic class discussion you will learn:

  • 30 second teacher strategies to manage challenging and disruptive behaviours
  • New ways to reduce the costs of out-of-district placements
  • How to engage students in class, increase productivity and reduce truancy
  • Behavioural assessments and strategies for the IEP team
  • Side-effects of common psychotropic medications
  • How skill deficits from mental health conditions create behavioural difficulties
  • Characteristics of at-risk students’ mental health problems
  • Strategies to gain collaboration with clinicians

Leave the day with the “magic dust” you have been looking for to expedite rapid and effective changes in these children and adolescents!


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Workshop Topics:


Agenda & Learning Objectives

Students with Mental Health Issues

  • Characteristics of at-risk students’ mental health problems
  • Mental health issues vs. intentionally disruptive behaviours
  • How skill deficits from mental health issues create behavioural difficulties

Strategies for ODD and Conduct Disorder Behaviours

  • Choices everyone can live with
  • What adults should never say, but usually do
  • Arguments with defiant kids
  • Getting to the core issues of ODD
  • Kids who don’t feel bad
  • School-wide management program

Strategies for ADHD

  • Decrease impulsive behaviours with what YOU do
  • Drawing out the behaviours you want
  • Decrease disruption to other students
  • Know the accompanying behaviours
  • Techniques to self-regulate

Strategies for ASD

  • It’s all about social skills growth
  • Sensory solutions
  • Self-regulation techniques for ASD
  • Most misinterpreted behaviours
  • Manage high interest areas
  • Move them past “kid cop” behaviours

Strategies for Anxiety

  • What to do about separation anxiety
  • Help their panic attack pass quickly
  • School phobia…not always a fear of school
  • Compromises that work
  • Deep breathing and relaxation techniques

Strategies for Depression

  • School-wide program to promote compassions and a supportive culture
  • Getting them past their sense of helplessness
  • When they think they have nothing to live for
  • Goal oriented plans for schoolwork and school day

Strategies for Other Challenging Behaviours

  • Cutting and self-injury: What you really need to know to effectively intervene
  • Electronic addiction: Which kids are most susceptible and why
  • Psychotropic medication side-effects vs. behavioural issues
  • Electronic bullying: What adults tell kids that fuels the problem

Disciplining the Special Needs Child/Adolescent

  • How IDEA relates to discipline
  • Rules for disciplining special education students
  • Techniques for positive behaviour support
  • “Pro-social” punishments

Strategies for the IEP Team

  • • Functional behavioural assessment simplified
  • Facts and data to make tactical decisions
  • Effective collaboration among educators and clinicians
  • What most administrators do that burn out their staff
  • What to do about non cooperative/reluctant parents

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate behavioural choices and mental health-driven behaviors.
  • Explain the effective uses of medications and potential side effects that can appear as misbehaviours.
  • Describe how to implement various school-based strategies, used in collaboration with community clinicians, to intervene when behavioural issues arise from mental health conditions.
  • Discuss how the multidisciplinary team can successfully discipline the special needs child using positive behaviour support.
  • Describe how IDEA relates to mental health issues and discipline.
  • List communication techniques that create a climate for success inside and outside the classroom.

Continuing Education Credits


Your Presenter(s)

Jay Berk, Ph.D.

Jay Berk, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and an internationally recognized expert in the child/adolescent behavioural field who brings both a clinical and education perspective to his work with children, adolescents and their families. For over 25 years, Dr. Berk has been treating clients with ODD, ADHD, autism, anxiety and stress, depression, learning disabilities, Tourette’s Syndrome and individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. He conducts 15 social skills/mental health groups for children and adolescents and works daily with school and community professionals, families and parents. Dr. Berk continually consults for several school districts. In his private practice, in Beachwood, Ohio, he provides therapy for children, adolescents, families, testing and evaluation, school consultation as well as designed and facilitates alternative educational program..

 

Testimonials

“Great approach/style by Jay – good mix of humour/serious material. Dynamic speaker.”
– Oakville, ON | November 24, 2017

“Enjoyed. I was engaged. Felt it was relevant, realistic, practical.”
– Oakville, ON | November 24, 2017

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Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.

 


Recommended Accommodation

Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre

526 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3M2

phone:  403.327.5701

website:  www.coasthotels.com/hotels/alberta/lethbridge/coast-lethbridge-hotel-and-conference-centre/

 Full map & directions


Our rates:

Please contact the hotel directly for current group rates, when booking please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates Group Code CLH-GFC2794“. To make a reservation over the phone through the front desk, please call 403.327.5701 ext 0.

October 30 – November 2, 2019
Superior King Room $120.00 per night plus tax

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*



When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.


Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
WORKING WITH OPPOSITIONAL, DEFIANT & ANGER ISSUES WITH CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
Individual Enrollment $249 $269
Group 3-7 $234 $254
Group 8-14 $219 $239
Group 15+ $204 $224
Full-Time Student $204 $224
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN THE CLASSROOM
Individual Enrollment $249 $269
Group 3-7 $234 $254
Group 8-14 $219 $239
Group 15+ $204 $224
Full-Time Student $204 $224
Attend Both Dr. Berk Workshops and SAVE!
Individual Enrollment $449 $469
Group 3-7 $429 $449
Group 8-14 $409 $429
Group 15+ $389 $409
Full-Time Student $389 $409

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: October 17, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Thursday, October 17, 2019.


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