Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. How to Implement Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) using Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices - A CRC Model

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Dates: 10/10/2019 to 5/14/2020

This 30 hour course, created by Creative Response to Conflict, includes a 15 hours of training followed by 15 hours participating in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The course will introduce participants to SEL, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices; the PLC is designed to facilitate sharing of best practices for implementation of the skills and concepts learned in the 15 hour training. Educators will explore the 3 SEL competencies and how to effectively integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) into academic subject areas with sample lessons. Participants will learn key conflict resolution skills, including escalation and de-escalation, win-win, open questions, paraphrasing, active listening and I-messages. At the end of the course, participants will have the requisite skills to create a more welcoming school environment and a more effective model for managing discipline issues. North Rockland - select CTLE or PD hours.

2. Mental Health & Wellness 101

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Dates: 11/18/2019

The median time between the onset of mental illness (when symptoms first appear) and when an individual gets appropriate treatment is 10 years. During that time, a person is likely experiencing periods of increased symptomology and periods of wellness. Mental Health and recovery are dependent on an individual's ability to recognize and manage where they are each day on the continuum between wellness and illness, and to take care accordingly. Education and early intervention promotes wellness and leads to better outcomes.
Goals of the Training:

Increase basic knowledge of mental health to help reduce stigma.

Understand Mental Health as a continuum of wellness that defines us every day - it is illness, recovery and all of the space in between.

Promote wellness, treatment seeking behavior, recovery and self-care.
This training is taught by Wendy Blanchard, M.S., CHHC, CPS, Client & Family Advocate and Community Educator. Wendy Blanchard was honored to be a part of creating this training as a resource and support for the newly implemented New York State Mental Health Education Law which began on July 1, 2018.

3. Vaping - What is Behind the Cloud

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY) - Building 10 PDC

Dates: 12/3/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

Learn about the risks and harms of vaping among teens. We will discuss the chemicals in vaping products, the effects on the developing adolescent brain, and laws and regulations. You will also have the opportunity to see firsthand the most popular vaping devices so you will be able to identify them. Handouts will be provided.