Stress and Anxiety in Schools
Strategies for Positive Change
Co-sponsored by SERESC and the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA)
Teresa Bolick, Ph.D
Eric Mann, MSW
Program Description and Outcomes
Description:Current research reminds us that mind and body must work together to produce healthy social, emotional and learning outcomes. How can this information be used to improve climate and productivity in educational settings? Teresa Bolick, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, and Eric Mann, MSW, Education and Behavioral Consultant, will discuss the inter-connections of thoughts, feelings , and actions to cultivate an understanding of the importance of stress awareness, stress management and executive skills development. With this understanding, Teresa and Eric will illustrate the benefits of school-based efforts to decrease the impact of poorly-managed stress, while mobilizing new energy for engagement in learning.
1. Describe a research-based model that explains the connections among well-managed and poorly-managed stress and learning and social/behavioral outcomes in schools.
2. Identify practical tools that educators and administrators can use to assess and monitor stress levels in the school environment.
3. Describe at least three practical changes in the physical, educational or interpersonal environments that allow educators and administrators to reduce the impact of poorly-managed stress in school.
4. Explain a functional approach to stress-related interfering behavior in school.
5. Describe how effective approaches to stress and anxiety can be integrated into common practice and language for students, families, and staff.
8:00- 8:30 am Check-in, Setup, Continental Breakfast
8:30 to 10:00 A model of stress and anxiety in the school environment: Research and its implications for real life
10:00 to 10:30 “Stress Awareness:” Poorly-managed stress in thoughts, feelings, and actions
10:30 to 10:45 Break
10:45 to 11:15 Practical tools for screening and monitoring stress and anxiety
11:15 to 12 Proactive strategies to prevent stress in the school environment
12:00 to 12:45 Working Lunch and Networking at SERESC
12:45 to 2:00 Environmental, educational, and interpersonal interventions to reduce the impact of poorly-managed stress
2:00 to 2:15 Afternoon break
2:15 to 3:15 A functional approach to stress-related interfering behavior
3:15 to 3:45 Establishing common practice and language
3:45 to 4:00 Questions and Workshop Evaluations, Adjourn
Thursday, September 29, 2016
8:30 am-4:00 pm
Check in starts at 8:00 am
Certificate of Attendance available for 6 Contact Hours
$225.00 per participant
$195.00 early registration by September 15, 2016--- Enter discount code:early*registration
For Member District Discount: See your school district administrator for a code to use when you register online. SERESC member districts are: Auburn - Bedford - Candia - Hampstead - Hooksett - Londonderry - Merrimack - Timberlane - Windham
Registration Ends September 22, 2016. To inquire about available seats after this deadline, firstname.lastname@example.org Every effort will be made to accommodate your need.
NHPA CO-SPONSORSHIP AND CE CREDITS
This program is cosponsored by the New Hampshire psychological Association (NHPA) and the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center ( SERESC). NHPA is approved by the American psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists and other mental health professionals. These credits are also accepted by the State Board of Mental Health Practice for all New Hampshire licensees. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
NH Psychological Association
P.O. Box 934, Concord, NH 03302
603 415-0451 email@example.com nhpaonline.org
This program offers 6 continuing education credits which are accepted by the State Board of Mental Health Practice for all N.H. licensees.
Instructional Level: Intermediate