Training

This list encompasses the current requests by local school districts. Wraparound Experts have many resources available, so do not hesitate to ask if you do not see something that your school, students, parents, and/or community are in need of. Wraparound Experts understand that ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL. Each of the programs below is conducted after a needs assessment and each is tailored to the specific needs of the school community.

The Truth About Trauma: 

Exploring Trauma in Children and Adolescents

A program targeting school and community personnel working with children and adolescents who have been exposed to and/or have experienced trauma. We focus on what trauma is and what it isn’t and its effects on children and adolescents.  We help providers to understand what trauma looks like in the emotions and behaviors of our students and concentrate on strategies for working with those students who have experienced various levels of trauma.

Basics: Our goal is to share knowledge and bring awareness to the signs, symptoms, and behaviors related to trauma. We focus on implementing trauma-informed care in multiple settings. We provide you with the tools and resources to help children and adolescents struggling with a traumatic background. We teach providers the appropriate skills to implement trauma-informed care in their school or community settings. 

Who: Teachers and School Staff for grades preschool-12                                                                       Childcare Providers for children ages 2-5

What: Designed for a full day training or a three-hour presentation to become trauma-informed providers by developing interventions in the school environment and/or other community settings.  

Where: Within the school or community setting alongside providers who are participating in the training to learn more about trauma informed care. 

When: We offer this training at any time throughout the school year or during the summer.

BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS/STAFF:

The focus for this training is to teach the typical developmental sequence. We then discuss areas of disability and how the developmental sequence may be different and strategies around how to support students with these disabilities. We are currently offering behavioral support for teachers and staff in the areas of Autism Spectrum, ADHD, and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.

Basics: Introduce and/or review with teachers/staff about what they should expect based on developmental stages and how this is similar or different from students with disabilities, focusing on a specific disability as determined by a needs assessment.

Who: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Para-Pros/Educational Aides        

What: Full Day Training – 6 to 8 hours with follow-up coaching sessions also available

Where: School preferred location or Zoom

When: Anytime throughout the school year

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR ATHLETES – SUPPORTING COACHES AND ATHLETIC DIRECTORS:

 

A program directed toward coaches and athletic directors. We teach what mental health really is and how to view it through a unique lens for our student athletes. We teach how to “practice” positive mental health. We weave in the “theories” of psychology and teach strategies or “therapy” techniques. We also help coaches and athletic directors recognize any warning signs for student athletes in terms of mental stress/instability.

Basics: We will teach coaches the difference between mental health and mental illness and provide strategies on how to practice positive mental health within the sports environment.

Who: Coaches/Athletic Directors/Trainers

What: 6-8 hours, one-day training

Where: School preferred location (virtual is available, but in-person highly preferred)

When: Anytime throughout the school year

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS/STAFF:

A program targeted for those working with students and examines the social-emotional learning curriculum and how that ties into the mental health of our students today. Also addresses staff’s own mental health. Similar to the boot camp programming for students, we teach what mental health really is and how we “practice” positive mental health. We weave in the “theories” of psychology and teach strategies or “therapy” techniques. We remind them how they need to focus on themselves. We also help them recognize any warning signs for students and/or colleagues in terms of mental stress/instability.

Basics: We work with teachers to help them understand the basics of mental health and the difference between mental health and mental illness. Most importantly, we use psychological theory to demonstrate how to practice positive mental health.

Who: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Para-Pros/Educational Aides, or anyone in the school building can benefit from mental health support

What: Full Day Training – 6 to 8 hours

Where: School preferred location or Zoom

When: Anytime throughout the school year

MULTI-TIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT  (MTSS) TRAINING AND COACHING:  

Basics: Introduce MTSS (academic and/or Positive Behavior Interventions and Support depending upon need), review, or go into depth on MTSS depending on the level of familiarity of the staff.

Who: General education teachers, intervention specialists, school identified participants in the MTSS program

What: 3 Phases

Phase 1: Full Day Training 6 to 8 hours

Phase 2: At minimum 3 coaching sessions with the main MTSS team

Phase 3: End of the year review, planning, celebrating successes

Where: Training TBD by the school, coaching on-site, or via Zoom

When: Anytime throughout the school year

Inclusive Climate Training

 

Basics: We teach students, teachers, and support staff about the value of differences and how to create a climate where those differences are included and celebrated.

Who: K-12, teachers and support staff

What: 2 hours

Where: In person, live Zoom, or recorded Zoom

When: Anytime throughout the school year