This professional development training series will build and increase practitioners' capacity to address the comprehensive behavioral and social-emotional needs of students in gang- and drug-impacted communities that have experienced trauma due to community violence. Participants will be further equipped to support these students and foster academic excellence.

Topics include:

  • Anger-Control Strategies
  • Conversation/Communication Skills
  • Structured Problem-Solving Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiating with Others
  • Dealing with Group Pressure
  • Social Skills Development

For more information, contact Dr. Tanis Starck at (619) 594-0546   

Curriculum:

ED 997: Understanding “At-Risk” Youth: A Social Context
At-risk students face specific issues which require specialized training and care by Counselors and Educators.
This course will explore the particular challenges faced by at-risk youth and how educators can best serve these special populations. Challenges faced by these youth are increased risks of school dropout, incarceration, substance abuse, self-harm, and misdiagnosis as well as lower levels of self-esteem. Accurately addressing these issues with particular sensitivity to the stressors faced by at-risk youth can change the lives of these individuals. This course will provide an overview of how  at-risk youth are defined and assessed, what unique issues they face, and how counselors and educators can successfully work with these youth.

ED 997: De-escalating Strategies: Understanding Difficult Students: Conflict Resolution/Anger Management
This course is design to equip educators with effective and practical de-escalation strategies relevant to the populations they serve, but also to define and reinforce the role of professionalism as an educator in escalated situations. This course is designed to engage educators in discovering and redefining their role as an educator beyond academics or traditional job descriptions.  Participants will explore practical strategies for creating a supportive educational environment conducive to student learning.

ED 997: Resilience: Individual, Family, School and Community
This course examines prevention and intervention theory and practice in educational settings including schools and out-of-school learning contexts. The course will cover theoretical perspectives on risk, resilience and competence in childhood and adolescence and perspectives on understanding, implementing and evaluating prevention and intervention programs. Throughout the course students examine, discuss and reflect upon the effectiveness of prevention/intervention strategies and programs. Questions regarding how race and culture, SES, and home, school, and community contexts interact with prevention and intervention are addressed. Students learn supports and barriers to the development of youth competence in various developmental areas including: achievement and learning, mental and physical health, and behavioral competence.

ED 997: Social and Emotional Development Model for “At-Risk” Youth
This course is designed to train educators and counselors to implement the BCSS Model for Social and Emotional Development of  At-Risk” youth.

 

Courses

2018 Spring2018 Summer2018 Fall
ED 0997.102 Resilience: Individual, Family, School and Community

This course examines prevention and intervention theory and practice in educational settings including schools and out-of-school learning contexts. The course will cover theoretical perspectives on risk, resilience and competence in childhood and adolescence and perspectives on understanding, implementing and evaluating prevention and intervention programs. Throughout the course students examine, discuss and reflect upon the effectiveness of prevention/intervention strategies and programs. Questions regarding how race and culture, SES, and home, school, and community contexts interact with prevention and intervention are addressed. Students learn supports and barriers to the development of youth competence in various developmental areas including: achievement and learning, mental and physical health, and behavioral competence.

Course Date(s)

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Instructors
Tanis Starck
2018 Spring
ED 0997.103 Social and Emotional Development Model for “At-Risk” youth

This course is designed to train educators and counselors to implement the BCSS Model for Social and Emotional Development of At-Risk” youth.

Course Date(s)
March 26 - May 18
$564
Instructors
Tanis Starck
ED 0997.71 De-Escalation Strategies

The purpose of this course is not only to equip educators with effective and practical de-escalation strategies relevant to the populations they serve, but also to define and reinforce the role of professionalism as an educator in escalated situations.

Course Date(s)

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Instructors
Tanis Starck
ED 0997.72 Social Context of Urban Youth Culture

This course is designed to address and discuss the cultural and social-emotional effects of living in heavily gang and drug impacted environments have on the perspectives and values of youth we serve.

Course Date(s)

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Instructors
Tanis Starck