FEBRUARY 19, 2018
SAVE THE DATE: PD OPPORTUNITY!
THE NASHUA SCHOOL DISTRICT
NHSCA’S MERRIMACK REGION
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***Free Professional Development Opportunity***
Sponsored by the Nashua School District & NHSCA, Merrimack Region
When: February 19, 2018
Where: Welcoming Light/Harbor Homes
45 High Street Nashua NH
(free parking due to holiday)
Clinician Breakfast (8:00-9:30am)
An opportunity for school counselors, psychologists and other student services staff to meet and greet each other and local mental health professionals. Time will be given to discuss student needs and areas of expertise.
We hope that mental health providers come and meet educators & explore referral resources.
9:30-11:00 RESILIENCE (Screening & Discussion)
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress-the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
**For those who have seen the film, possible alternative addressing student mental health **
12:00-3:00 Toxic Stress and Anxiety:
Supporting Students in School
This workshop will be an optimum time to discuss the stressors and mental health needs of the children in our schools. With a world café-style format and essential questions and scenarios, participants will share and process the needs of their students, staff and school communities. In addition, they will have opportunities to discuss how these issues impact student needs and job responsibilities.
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Attendance certificates will be available for each component.