Teaching is more than academic instruction! As an educator you face a diverse group of students with a variety of experiences each day. Over the past three decades, scientists have reported that through experiences the brain is changeable and it benefits from continuous enrichment to help it feel safe, significant, respected and related. From the moment we are born, experiences play a central role in shaping the structure of our brain and, ultimately, who we become and how we interact within our various environments.
As educators many of our students lack the social and emotional skills they need to learn and grow, or they possess them but require ongoing reinforcement to reach their full potential. Numerous research reports show that social and emotional learning can have a positive impact on students' academic performance.
The Minded Brain™ is a brain-based social emotional curriculum and is part of the family of The PersonBrain™ trainings. The Minded Brain™ training is designed to provide educators with the necessary tools to create opportunities in the classroom as well as as opportunities for experiential learning out in the community surrounding the school that integrate academic concepts while promoting the development of social and emotional awareness and provide experiences that support NeuroRelational reimbursements.
- The Minded Brain training is a one-day training that provides specific behavioral support strategies and a social-emotional curriculum that integrates the NeuroRelational Model into the learning environment and instructional design.
- Training will consist of direct presentation, participant interaction
- Participants will leave with steps to guide them in creating their own Minded Brain lesson.
One goal of the Residential Child Care Project is to disseminate model techniques in the prevention
of institutional child abuse and neglect by preventing and de-escalating high risk behavior in residential care facilities. Although non-suicidal self-injury has always been reported in connection
with individuals who struggle with serious mental health challenges, its increasing prevalence among youth with fewer or no significant psychiatric challenges is new. As a result, incidents of
non-suicidal self-injury have increased in all settings where youth live or are served, including
but not limited to residential care centers. As a result, effectively addressing the behavior in ways
that do not inadvertently worsen it is imperative. To do this, staff need to understand the function
of the behavior, the ways in which it differs from suicide, and to develop institutional protocols for
responding in a compassionate but effective way.
Participants will be able to:
Provide direct care workers with a positive, practical, and evidence-based understanding of non-suicidal self-injury.
Assist staff in achieving greater understanding of the numerous functions at work when someone self-injures
Enhance skills for assessing risk of serious damage
Develop plans for reducing and managing self-injurious behavior among its residents
This one-day program will focus on assisting TCI trainers in training their staff in supporting non-suicidal self-injury and using appropriate interventions in residential settings.Techniques used include discussion, small group activities, and case studies. All participants are tested with written and competency based tests in order to apply for re-certification.
Participants who successfully complete the update receive a Non-Suicidal Self Injury: Understanding and Effectively Responding reference guide, an activity guide, a corresponding student workbook and the PowerPoint™ presentation to use in their direct training.