(ONLINE-Zoom- AM Session) Facing Anxiety: Strategies to Successfully Understand, Engage and Support Students with Anxiety and their Families

#251 Safe and Healthy Schools and Communities

< Back

The maximum of 85 registrations has been reached.
Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 8/12/2020 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 8/12/2020 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Alie Hubing
Agency Assistant: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800
Location: ONLINE
Facility: Online
8/12/2020 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

(ONLINE - AM Session - Zoom) Facing Anxiety: Strategies to Successfully Understand, Engage and Support Students with Anxiety and their Families

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 9:00 am-10:30 am | FREE | *ONLINE* 
Registration Required

Through real life experience as a school counselor with specialized training in anxiety and the parent of a child with an anxiety disorder, this seminar series will highlight essential knowledge and skills needed to deliver effective support to anxious students in a school setting. Participants will deepen their understanding of anxiety’s impact on brains, bodies and behaviors. Additional emphasis will be placed on best practice strategies for school-based staff to increase engagement and improve academic, health, behavior and attendance outcomes within a Multi-Levelled System of Support.

This 1.5-hour session will prioritize immediate understanding of anxiety and grief within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent personal losses. Distinctions will be made between anxiety, trauma, and grief reactions with immediate strategies to effectively respond and promote positive coping and healing. The link and passcode to the Zoom session that you register for will be emailed to you approximately one week before the session.

Amy Scheel-Jones brings depth and breadth of experience to capacity building and change management strategies. In her work as a School Counselor, Amy spent 10 years developing expertise in practical approaches to prevention, resiliency and fostering wellbeing. A committed youth and family advocate and systems thinker, Amy has consistently applied these core principles to accelerate practice transformation efforts in educational settings, behavioral health system planning, and cross-sector community impact efforts. The core of her work includes sustainable system transformation grounded in trauma-responsive principles, positive youth development, and resilience enhancement. Specifically, Amy oversees the Consortium on Trauma, Illness & Grief in Schools (TIG), a regional collaboration of comprehensive training and integrated crisis response network serving participating districts for over 18 years.

Areas of focus include training and consultation on the impact of childhood adversities (ACEs), trauma-responsive practices, resilience development, behavioral health system transformation, anxiety, suicide, strategic planning for crisis response, and change management for school-based initiatives. She received her BS in Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University followed by her MS in Education in Counseling from SUNY Brockport.

Registration Assistance:
Mary Devine, CESA #4  (800) 514-3075;

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event, unless otherwise stated in the event details. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Dietary Restrictions: CESA #4 will make every attempt to accommodate dietary restrictrions as noted in a user's MyQuickReg profile; however, we encourage anyone with a dietary restriction or preference to bring food items in case the event menu cannot fully accommodate. Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Additional Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.