Sebring Trauma Skilled Educators Institute

EnvisionEdPlus is partnering with Sebring Local School District and Still-Light Seminars to train educators and after-school/summer program staff in evidence based practices they can implement EVERY day – regardless of whether learning is during school, beyond the school day, virtual or face to face.

Each event is free to educators and after-school program staff in Mahoning County. Cost for all others is $75 per workshop.

Participation Certificates and Graduate Credit. All participants will receive a certificate of participation upon successfully completing the workshop and submitting a workshop evaluation. Educators can choose to purchase graduate credit from Ashland University when successfully completing any TWO workshops.

Click HERE to register for one or more events.

UPDATE: APRIL 23 – The events are now taking wait list registration. We are hoping to add additional trainings this summer to allow our wait list folks an opportunity to attend. Be sure to register if you want to be contacted when additional spots open for these dates or new dates.

June 2020

All June workshops will be virtual using ZOOM. Please don’t fear a full day virtual session. There will be lots of interactivity and breaks. You will enjoy and engage just as much in this format as you do during our regular face to face trainings!

MONDAY, JUNE 15: Trauma-Skilled Instructional Practice (9am – 3pm)

  • AM: Students show up every day in crisis, and their behavior often shows it. Participants will learn what is going on inside the brain when trauma is affecting it. More importantly, this session is filled with LOTS of practical ways of helping a student settle. 
  • PM: Each person is unique. And each person has different filters when it comes to learning. Participants will learn how to identify the types of filters students use in the learning process. They will also learn how to reach the different filters so that they can teach more effectively to each student. 

THURSDAY, JUNE 18: Should I Be Concerned? What is “Normal” and What is “Nuts”?   (9am – 3pm)

  • Kids can act so strangely—is it a phase or is it a sign that they need more help?  This workshop will help participants understand what is going on with kids developmentally. Staff will learn how to discern what is normal and what may need attention from a mental health professional.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25: The Good Stuff – Building Self Esteem in At-Risk Kids  (9am – 3pm)

  • The world seems to have a way of taking its toll on the self-esteem of kids.  This workshop explores how participants can develop and enhance the self-esteem of their students.  Participants will walk away feeling stronger about their ability to meet the needs of their children.

August Workshops

August workshops are tentatively scheduled to be held at Sebring Local Schools as face to face workshops. However, we may shift them to virtual via ZOOM closer to the event. Participants will be notified in advance of any changes.

MONDAY, AUGUST 3: Trauma-Skilled Instructional Practice (9am – 3pm) *This is a repeat of the June 15 workshop.*

  • AM: Students show up every day in crisis, and their behavior often shows it. Participants will learn what is going on inside the brain when trauma is affecting it. More importantly, this session is filled with LOTS of practical ways of helping a student settle. 
  • PM: Each person is unique. And each person has different filters when it comes to learning. Participants will learn how to identify the types of filters students use in the learning process. They will also learn how to reach the different filters so that they can teach more effectively to each student. 

MONDAY, AUGUST 10: Learning Bridges Lab – Securing Self Control (9am – 3pm)

  • Learning Bridges are hands-on, kid friendly, activities that teach youth important life skills and help create powerful heart to heart conversations between youth and adults.  This lab class will help participants learn to use and incorporate Learning Bridges into the work they do with youth.

Jim Still-Pepper – Trainer Bio

Jim Still-Pepper is the Director of Community-Based Clinical Services at Allwell Behavioral Health Center in Zanesville, Ohio. Jim coordinates the clinical team that offers services to youth and families in the community—schools, detention centers, group homes, etc. Jim is an award-winning trainer and has written more than 100 articles and has authored seven books. Through his training company, Still-Light Seminars, Jim has provided amazing and interactive training to thousands of educators, foster parents, mental and behavior health workers and after-school professionals.

If you have questions, or need more information, please contact Craig Lautenschleger at craig@envisionedplus.com or  614-348-8628.