Clinton Twp Conference

Clinton Township, MI

In Collaboration with
Macomb ISD
JULY 10-13 • ONLINE REGISTRATION

 Clinton Twp, MI 

1-Day: $249  |  2-Days: $449  | 2-Day Trainer Package: $749

Schedule  |  Location  | Hotels

Click on a course in the schedule below to read description and presenter information. Conference check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. Presentations start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:45 p.m. Attendees must sign-in at the beginning of the course and sign-out at the end, as well as complete a course evaluation before they can receive a CE Certificate of Attendance.

 

Includes:

  • All texts and handouts (a retail value of up to $75 per course)
  • A box lunch and snacks are included. Some vegetarian selections will be offered but we cannot accommodate special dietary requests. 
  • CEs and SCECHs are included for all courses, with the exception of the Certified Trainer Course. Each day provides 6 CEs. Click for more information on CEs available.

 

Who Should Attend:

These courses are designed for helping professionals who work with children, adolescents and families including, but not limited to: teachers, school administration and staff, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and hospice workers.

 

Conference Location:

Macomb ISD Education Center
44001 Garfield Ave, Clinton Township, Michigan 48038

 

Hotels:

Holiday Inn Express & Suits-Utica ($109.99/$119.99)
45555 Utica Park Blvd, Utica, MI 48315
586-803-0400
Group code: SGL
Group code: SGLN Trauma & Resilience Conference
cut off date: 6/25/18

TownePlace Suites - Detroit Sterling Heights ($119)
14800 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
586-566-0900
Group code: ​SGLN Trauma & Resilience Conference
cut off date: 6/9/18

Hyatt Place-Detroit/Utica ($119)
454400 Park Ave, Utica, MI 48315
586-803-0100 ext.0
Group code: ​G-SGLN
cut off date: 6/18/18

A free shuttle bus will be available to take you to and from the Macomb ISD (a five minute ride) from the hotels listed above ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY ONLY. Let us know if you would like to take advantage of this service.

 

Schedule:

TUESDAY-JULY 10
One-Day Courses (all courses can count toward TLC Certification)

WEDNESDAY-JULY 11
One-Day Courses
(all courses can count toward TLC Certification)

THUR & FRI-JULY 12-13
Two-Day Trainer Certification (no CEs for this training)

 

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TUES–JULY 10


Tue-July 10 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS
The focus will be on the school as the change agent, an interconnected team, including mental health and child care practitioners, that supports healthy development of children, ultimately creating a thriving school. Participants will also learn how to find ACE-related programming in their communities and integrate it into practice while learning and practicing strategies and activities that support nurturing, positive relationships and appropriate learning experiences in a trauma-informed school setting. The Paper Tigers documentary will be screened and a discussion will follow. 

INCLUDES the book, "10 Steps to Create a Trauma Informed School" a $50 value.

Presenter Kathryn Hart, Director of Training at Starr,  has dedicated her 23- year career to helping children and families in a variety of capacities. Her experience with youth and family services have encompassed both clinical and administrative roles. She has over 15 years of experience training at Starr Commonwealth in a variety of subjects, including behavior management techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and has been a Certified Trauma Practitioner for 7 years. She has also been a program administrator and worked with IT to implement and manage electronic health records organization wide. Kathy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  

 

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Tue-July 10 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

COURAGEOUS CLASSROOMS
Designed for teachers and other classroom staff who work with students who exhibit problematic behavior, this course builds upon The Circle of Courage® philosophy; providing a framework for implementing its principles in an educational setting.  

INCLUDES the text Reclaiming Youth At Risk book a $20 value.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the beginnings and foundational principles of the Circle of Courage® model.
  • Understand the link between misbehavior and misdirected energy and/or unmet needs.
  • Identify strategies for implementing the Circle of Courage® model in learning environments in order to meet universal growth needs.
  • Identify strategies for implementing the Circle of Courage® model in order to address misbehavior and teach values.

Presenter, Derek Allen, MA, Vice President of Programs at Starr, trains professionals throughout North America in use of the Circle of Courage® model, leads adults through complex discussions related to diversity and racial healing, and provides practical, evidence-based training in trauma-informed care. He also provides “thought-leadership” to the Starr Commonwealth organization in the areas of strength-based approaches in education and treatment and building resilience in children and families. Derek is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  

 

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Tue-July 10 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
FINDING JOY: Simple Strategies for Professionals with Compassion Fatigue

This course will be a journey of awareness, care, and compassion for YOU. Too frequently in helping professions burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue are written off as the cost of caring. We know that this does not have to be true. We need to find ways to live and flourish in our work. How will we do it? In this course we will answer that question for ourselves.  Finding Joy will instill the absolute necessity of this commitment you make to yourself, and you will come away with self-defined strategies, practices, or non-activities that make you feel connected to your body, alive, and grounded in the knowledge that our commitment to self-care is imperative to our ability to help others. We will practice strategies that encourage us to live a life sprinkled with experiences of joy, connection, and expansive aliveness. You will be guided through an array of experiences that are designed to help us attune ourselves to our true nature, connect us to our strengths, and create joyful habits that we need to take out into the world to support us in our lives and work.

INCLUDES Guidebook

Presenter Erin Reed, Resilience Coach at Starr, has spent the past 6 years working as an academic and behavioral interventionist in elementary and middle schools. She is passionate about creating environments, and nurturing practices that best serve children, families, and communities. She has trained in school based mindfulness practice, and has developed curriculum for mindfulness practices in the classroom and led workshops in mindfulness for adults and children. Erin began her journey with mindfulness 22 years ago. She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she studied mind/body practices, and multi-cultural counseling. 

 

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Tue-July 10 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
CHILDREN OF TRAUMA

TLC’s core course will provide the foundation to help you understand the differences between grief and trauma and view trauma as an experience rather than a diagnostic category. Trauma’s impact on the brain including the role of attachment and the development of emotional regulation will be presented. Learn how to become a witness to a child’s traumatic experience to best comprehend how he perceives himself, others and the world around him. 

INCLUDES the program, "Trauma Intervention Program for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents" a $75 value.

Presenter, Dr. Caelan Soma, PsyD, LMSW, Vice President of Clinical Development at Starr provides trauma assessment and short-term trauma intervention for students utilizing trauma informed and evidence based practices including TLC’s SITCAP® model She also provides training across the country to professionals working with traumatized children and families and has published in numerous publications and is the author of several books including, “Working with Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents.”

 

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WED–JULY 11


Wed-July 11 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

MIND BODY SKILLS FOR EMOTIONAL REGULATION
This course will review the polyvagal theory and the psycho-physiology of trauma, so that participants can spend most of the day learning how to apply these theories in their daily work. We will learn how mind/body awareness and practice supports children with self-regulating and creating strong internal and external resources. Experiential activities are practiced to help participants understand how mind body skills become a language for self-awareness, centering, expression and great insight into helping traumatized youth see themselves as survivors. Participants learn how to rate symptoms and reactions while teaching grounding skills. Mind-body skills highlighted in this training include: breath work, mindfulness, movement, focused awareness, compassion, connection, guided imagery and expressive arts. 

INCLUDES the book, "Mind Body Skills: Activities for Emotional Regulation" a $50 value.

AGENDA

  • 8:30 am to 10:30 am - Review Poly-vagal theory/psycho-physiology of trauma and examine behavior as a language to communicate what is happening in the here and now. Learn how mind/body skills engage the social engagement system to build skills for self-regulation.
  • 10:30 am to 10:45 am - Break
  • 10:45 am to 12 noon - Building the Bridge: Engaging the Vegas Nerve - Awareness and Practice.
  • Noon to 12:45 pm - Lunch
  • 12:45 pm to 2 pm -  Coming soon.
  • 2 pm to 2:15 pm - Practical Application of Mind/Body Skills.
  • 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm - Practical Application of Mind/Body Skills/Case Studies.

Presenter Erin Reed, Resilience Coach at Starr, has spent the past 6 years working as an academic and behavioral interventionist in elementary and middle schools. She is passionate about creating environments, and nurturing practices that best serve children, families, and communities. She has trained in school based mindfulness practice, and has developed curriculum for mindfulness practices in the classroom and led workshops in mindfulness for adults and children. Erin began her journey with mindfulness 22 years ago. She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she studied mind/body practices, and multi-cultural counseling.  

 

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Wed-July 11 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
RESETTING FOR RESILIENCE

Designed for teachers and other educational staff who work with students that exhibit problematic behavior. This course builds upon The Circle of Courage® philosophy providing a framework for implementing its principles in an educational setting.  Topics covered include a review of The Circle of Courage® philosophy, the four universal growth needs of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity and how they can be met in a classroom, points and levels systems vs. The Circle of Courage®, and utilizing the Circle of Courage philosophy and its ‘courageous lens’ in discipline practices (including how to write Behavior Support Plans (BSPs) and run In School Suspension (ISS)/”Reset Rooms” in a trauma-informed, resilience-focused manner).

INCLUDES "Resetting for Resilience Resource Guide" (including the “Reset Roadmap”, private logic and universal needs assessment tools, and a template for writing a trauma-informed, resilience-focused Behavior Support Plan).

Presenter Kathryn Hart, Director of Training at Starr,  has dedicated her 23- year career to helping children and families in a variety of capacities. Her experience with youth and family services have encompassed both clinical and administrative roles. She has over 15 years of experience training at Starr Commonwealth in a variety of subjects, including behavior management techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and has been a Certified Trauma Practitioner for 7 years. She has also been a program administrator and worked with IT to implement and manage electronic health records organization wide. Kathy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.    

 

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Wed-July 11 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
HEALING THE EXPERIENCE OF TRAUMA

This training will present, "Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience," which was developed for practitioners to use with children who are living in a constant state of toxic stress. Instead of asking a child what happened, it focuses on their lives now. Learn the process of moving traumatized youth between themes of trauma and feelings of connection, resilience and strength. Structured sessions integrate mind-body skills and expressive art activities that provide the child with a platform to be an active participant in their healing.

INCLUDES the program, "Healing the Experience of Trauma" manual and journal, a $75 value.

Presenter, Dr. Caelan Soma, PsyD, LMSW, Vice President of Clinical Development at Starr provides trauma assessment and short-term trauma intervention for students utilizing trauma informed and evidence based practices including TLC’s SITCAP® model She also provides training across the country to professionals working with traumatized children and families and has published in numerous publications and is the author of several books including, “Working with Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents.”

 

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Wed-July 11 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
LGBT YOUTH: From Trauma to Belonging

As many as 50% of homeless youth report being “kicked out” of their homes by their families due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. This course is intended to raise awareness and sensitivity to the "crisis of belonging" experienced by youth who have been rejected by their families and communities due to their sexuality or gender identity. Discussion will include an examination of, with the involvement of participants, bullying, self-harm, homelessness, and suicide, forms of rejection within our society, as well as ways in which schools and other treatment facilities can foster a safer environment for LGBT youth.

INCLUDES the "Safe Space Kit" a $15 value.

Erica Giron is a Special Education teacher with endorsements in the areas of Emotional Impairments, Learning Disabilities and Language Arts. She graduated from Western Michigan University’s College of Education. Her experience in teaching is at the middle and high school level throughout Michigan. She has also taught at Starr Albion Prep, a residential treatment facility where she worked with students who are in the programs of Abuse and Neglect, Juvenile Justice, and Sexually Reactive Youth. Erica has served as a volunteer and mentor with Speak It Forward, Inc. for the past 6 years helping youth across the country get their voices heard through spoken word poetry.

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THU & FRI–JULY 12-13


Thu & Fri-July 12-13 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
CERTIFIED TRAINER COURSE (2-Day Training)
 

To be eligible to obtain Certified Trainer status you must complete the requirements listed below. 

  • Have earned Certified Trauma Practitioner-Clinical (CTP-C) and/or Certified Trauma Practioner-Educator (CTP-E) Certification.
  • Submit a Certified Trainer Application.
  • Attend the Certified Trainer Training.

Presenter Kathryn Hart, Director of Training at Starr,  has dedicated her 23- year career to helping children and families in a variety of capacities. Her experience with youth and family services have encompassed both clinical and administrative roles. She has over 15 years of experience training at Starr Commonwealth in a variety of subjects, including behavior management techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and has been a Certified Trauma Practitioner for 7 years. She has also been a program administrator and worked with IT to implement and manage electronic health records organization wide. Kathy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  

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