Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. Talking about Transgender Issues with Young Children

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 11/18/2021


This training will cover some transgender 101 topics (understanding gender identity, terminology etc.) and will then cover how to speak with young children, including those in elementary school, about transgender-related issues. Minimum of 15 required. This training is delivered via Zoom.

This training is provided through a collaboration between VCS Inc and RTC. Social Workers: Check "hours" during the registration process. Social Work CEUs will be awarded by NYSED approved Social Work CEU provider VCS Inc.

2. Skills for Working with Guarded Children

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/20/2022


This training will cover skills to help develop a relationship with guarded children to enable guarded children to open up about their concerns. The training will touch on skills related to using vulnerability, understanding guardedness as it relates to power differences in the relationship, methods of joining with resistance, the "circles of safetyā€¯ method, empathizing with the resistance, handing over control and other useful methods for developing trust and moving through or around the underlying sources of resistance. Minimum of 15 required. This training is delivered via Zoom.

This training is provided through a collaboration between VCS Inc and RTC. Social Workers: Check "hours" during the registration process. Social Work CEUs will be awarded by NYSED approved Social Work CEU provider VCS.

Knowing the signs and impact of trauma when presenting in a student can be an immediate opening for needed support, and help them thrive in and out of the classroom. The training content will provide an overview of basic assessment and cover ways of connecting with the hyperactive or disengaged student who may be carrying more than books in their backpack. This training is delivered via Zoom. Minimum of 15 required.

This training is provided through a collaboration between VCS Inc and RTC. Social Workers: Check "hours" during the registration process. Social Work CEUs will be awarded by NYSED approved Social Work CEU provider VCS.

4. Cultural Awareness with the Latino Population

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 4/7/2022

This training will assist school staff with understanding child behavior and norms in the Latino Population to improve staff ability to connect with and respond to child needs and expression. Delivered via Zoom. Minimum of 15 required.
This training is provided through a collaboration between VCS Inc and RTC. Social Workers: Check "hours" during the registration process. Social Work CEUs will be awarded by NYSED approved Social Work CEU provider VCS.