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All-New Fall 2021

Webinar Series!

 

Sponsored by the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative
at Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Indiana University – Bloomington

 October 26, 2021 • December 9, 2021 • December 15, 2021

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First Things First: Educator Well-Being During Turbulent Times

Presented by: Dr. Sandy Washburn, Associate Research Scholar, and Deanna Nibarger, Research Associate, both with the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning, Indiana University-Bloomington

Bios: Sandy Washburn, Ph.D., works as an educational consultant with corporations around the state of Indiana. She has taught middle school, high school and undergraduate and graduate courses at IU. She is a recovering behaviorist, with a background in special education, psychology, and theatre.

Deanna Nibarger, M.A., works as an educational consultant providing professional development and coaching support in the areas of educational neuroscience and social emotional learning throughout the state of Indiana.

Date & Time: September 15, 2021, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., EDT 

Webinar Overview: Join us as Dr. Washburn and Ms. Nibarger offer practical advice for educator well-being as we kick off the 2021-2022 school year. The session is relevant to educators, school counselors, support staff, and school leaders. Consider this 90-minute session as an investment in you and the environment in which you work and (hopefully) play.

Objectives:

  • Understand the relationship between adult well-being, positive climate, and student outcomes.
  • Identify strategies for emotional regulation, well-being, and creating positive work environments.
  • Describe, create, and implement a self-care plan.

Cross Culture Kids: Meeting Their Unique Needs in Schools

Presented by: Ruth Van Reken, international speaker, and co-author of the book “Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds”

Bio: Ruth Van Reken is a second generation Third Culture Kid* (TCK) and mother of three now adult TCKs. She is co-author of "Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds", 3rd ed., and author of  "Letters Never Sent", her personal journaling seeking to understand the long-term impact of her cross-cultural childhood.

Date & Time: October 26, 2021,  9:00 - 10:30 a.m., EDT

Webinar Overview: Have you ever wondered how to best meet the unique needs of students moving in from Mexico, Burma, Africa, and more? Learn how even our best intentions may be harming these students. Ruth and her guests will share their lived experiences as Cross Culture Kids and help you understand how to respond effectively to CCK’s traumas, triggers, and unique learning needs. Ruth’s message has had an amazing impact on educators. You don’t want to miss this!

Objectives:

  • Understand the definition of Cross Culture Kids.
  • Identify the unique needs of CCKs.
  • Identify best practices for supporting CCKs in schools.

 Avoiding Exclusionary Discipline Practices: Restorative Discipline as an Effective Alternative

Presented by: Kristina Hulvershorn, Director of Restorative Programs, The Peace Learning Center

Date & Time: December 9, 2021,  9:00 – 10:30 a.m., EST 

Note:  Due to high demand we have scheduled an additional date, 12/15/21, for this presentation.  Content for 12/15/21 is exactly the same as the 12/9/21 webinar.  

Bio: Kristina Hulvershorn is the Director of Restorative Programs at the Peace Learning Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has worked in a variety of non-profit settings focused around humane, emotional, and behavioral issues.

Webinar Overview: Exclusionary discipline practices continue to be widely practiced despite the harm it does to students. Learn the why and the how of restorative discipline practices that provide students with the skills, understanding, and empathy they need to make reparations and avoid entering the “School-to-Prison Pipeline.” Space for this webinar is limited to 50 people so don’t wait to register!

Objectives:

  • Understand the “why” of restorative discipline practices.
  • Identify examples of restorative discipline practices.
  • Describe how restorative discipline practices can prevent the school-to-prison pipeline.

 Avoiding Exclusionary Discipline Practices: Restorative Discipline as an Effective Alternative 

Note:  Due to high demand we have scheduled an additional date for this presentation.  Content is exactly the same as the 12/9/21 webinar.

Presented by: Kristina Hulvershorn, Director of Restorative Programs, The Peace Learning Center

Date & Time:  December 15, 2021,  9:00 - 10:30 a.m., EST (Content is a duplicate of 12/9/21 presentation.)

Bio: Kristina Hulvershorn is the Director of Restorative Programs at the Peace Learning Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has worked in a variety of non-profit settings focused around humane, emotional, and behavioral issues.

Webinar Overview: Exclusionary discipline practices continue to be widely practiced despite the harm it does to students. Learn the why and the how of restorative discipline practices that provide students with the skills, understanding, and empathy they need to make reparations and avoid entering the “School-to-Prison Pipeline.” Space for this webinar is limited to 50 people so don’t wait to register!

Objectives:

  • Understand the “why” of restorative discipline practices.
  • Identify examples of restorative discipline practices.
  • Describe how restorative discipline practices can prevent the school-to-prison pipeline.