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Dealing 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

Workshop Description
This one-day workshop is designed to address the dilemmas presented by those students from difficult environments and uneven parenting. Discussion, individual and group activity, and use of media will be learning vehicles. Areas of concern most often faced by school counselors and those working with youth will be highlighted.  Attendees will learn how to address a hostile parent, challenging and manipulative behavior, suicide, substance abuse, boundaries, classroom skills with high-risk students and family systems. 

Learning Objectives
  • Identify students who may be in need of intervention at difference levels of instruction and counseling
  • Explain how brain chemistry, environment and social culture affect high-risk students and families
  • Practice classroom/group/individual skills to use with high-risk students
  • Develop a plan for a dealing with a student in need of intervention
Eileen Vickers, MA, LPC, has presented to school counselors, teachers and administrators for seventeen years. Vickers has worked as a school counselor at various levels and in three states for the past 31 years. 

Schedule: Full-day training; 0.6 CEUs available to attendees

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