The following workshops have been developed and standardized in partnership with outside agencies and can be presented by Alberti Center staff. If you are interested in any of these workshops, or have questions or specific needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also an approved provider of the New York State Education Department's Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) training.
Bullying has become a high priority problem for many schools. Across the country, most states have passed laws that prohibit bullying and harassment because of the hostile and discriminatory environment that they create. Students who are targeted by bullying suffer educational discrimination as well as a host of internalizing and externalizing problems. Likewise, the effects on bullies and bystanders are not to be dismissed. This webinar will take participants through basic and mid-level information on bullying that will provoke critical thinking about how we have traditionally sought to prevent and respond to this problem. It will consider how context shapes behaviors and how we as adults in the school environment can influence context. Finally, this webinar will look at ways to respond to bullying that avoid the traditional “investigate, interrogate, blame, and punish” strategy. The intended audience for this workshop includes social workers, counselors, psychologists, and nurses (Continuing Education – 3 hours). The cost for this webinar is $59.00.
In this 1-day workshop participants will learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety efforts that attend to both physical and psychological safety. The workshop addresses critical components needed to develop, exercise, and evaluate safety and crisis teams and plans and conduct building vulnerability assessments. The model also integrates school personnel and community provider roles in providing school-based crisis preparedness and response activities. Additional topics addressed also include media/social media, communication, reunification, students with special needs, culture, and memorials. After this workshop, participants will be better prepared to improve their school’s climate, student resilience, and crisis response capabilities of school personnel. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing crisis prevention, mitigation, protection and response.
This 2-day workshop develops the knowledge and skill required to provide immediate mental health crisis interventions to the students, staff, and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. The knowledge and skill developed within this session also help to build a bridge to the psychotherapeutic and trauma informed mental health response sometimes required to address challenges associated with trauma exposure. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services.
This full day professional development workshop, developed collaboratively by the Suicide Prevention Center of NYS, the New York Association of School Psychologist, and the Alberti Center, is designed to improve skills, processes, and protocol of school-based mental health professionals for helping students at risk for suicide. It equips educators with tools, knowledge, and skills to assist students having thoughts of suicide or engaging in suicidal behavior. There is an emphasis on the necessity of pre-planning and standardized procedures for safety planning and collaboration and shared decision making between school mental health professionals, administrators, community providers, and the student and his or her family in managing students at risk for suicide. Participants are provided with examples of documenting risk of suicide and safety planning and practice with scenarios.