Working With High-Risk Students and Families
"I was extremely pleased with the training and trainer, Karen. The process from beginning to end was quite seamless, which is key for me as the person responsible for coordinating staff development! I welome the opportunity to complete the formal evaluation."
- Desia L. Bacon

Students come to us with personal stories that often interfere with their academic achievement, behavior, attendance, and ultimately their capacity to participate fully in a quality educational experience. This workshop provides an overview of the many factors that put students at risk like brain chemistry, environment, trauma, and social culture. Learn about a variety of practices that can help mediate those factors such as trauma-informed practice, understanding privilege/oppression, building resiliency, and mindfulness. Additionally, walk away with specific techniques for working with these students in individual counseling sessions. 
Learning objectives:
After attending this workshop participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the different factors that affect high-risk students and families
  • Identify students who may be at-risk
  • Implement interventions to facilitate academic achievement, social/emotional growth, and college and career readiness for high risk students
  • Discuss ways to work with families to enhance their child’s educational experience
  • Brainstorm ways to involve community partners in working with high risk students
Schedule: Full-day training

Cost: $2,500*
*In circumstances requiring extensive travel arrangements, additional fees may apply.  

To bring this professional development workshop to your district, e-mail Jennifer Walsh