Webinar Series, Summer 2019 - School Mental Health Development

 

Head with colorful thoughtsThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has provided funding to support professional development for teachers, administrators, school counselors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other school staff in school-based mental health services and supports via their Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTCs). 
 
Rutgers School of Health Professions, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions has been awarded the MHTTC for Region II (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) and will be providing webinars and in-person professional development, at no cost, on topics related to school mental health. Please join us for our Summer 2019 Webinar Series.


Intro to Social Emotional Learning (SEL):  Creating a Safe Classroom  
This webinar is an introduction to the what, why and how of implementing evidence-based social emotional learning (SEL).  Attendees will gain a foundational understanding of SEL and develop practices to create a safe and caring classroom.  

Monday, July 15, 2019    9:00 to 10:00 am ET    
Erin Bruno, MA
Coordinator of the Rutgers, Behavioral Research and Training Institute’s, Social Decision Making Program  
REGISTER:   http://bit.ly/2ZoyTSw

 
Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Challenges 
Research has shown that resilience is ordinary, not extraordinary.  It is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress. This webinar will review resiliency factors and present strategies for enhancing personal resilience.

Monday, July 29, 2019    9:00 to 10:00 am ET   
Karen McGrellis, LPC, CTTS, DRCC, ACS, MPA, Sr. Training and Consultation Specialist at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care, Behavioral Research and Training Institute (BRTI) for the Children’s System of Care (CSOC)
REGISTER:   http://bit.ly/2KO2il0

 
Social Emotional Learning (SEL):  Creating the Resilient Classroom  
This webinar focuses on the competencies and skills of Social Emotional Learning and discusses the practical application of these skills to building student resilience.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019    9:00 to 10:00 am ET   
Erin Bruno, MA
Coordinator of the Rutgers, Behavioral Research and Training Institute’s, Social Decision Making Program  
REGISTER:   http://bit.ly/2WIbhLF 
 

Youth Suicide:  Early Detection of Warning Signs and Identifying Risk Factors  
Suicide is a complex and intimidating topic.  This webinar focuses on suicide prevention, informing participants of recent trends in youth suicide and the potential “red flags” at various age and grade levels. Resources to support youth will be provided.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019    9:00 to 10:00 am  ET    
Maureen A. Brogan, LPC, ACS
Traumatic Loss Coalition Program Manager for Rutgers, University Behavioral Mental Health and Addiction Services  
REGISTER:   http://bit.ly/2wQzbVV

You will receive an email prior to access the webinar.


Faculty

Erin Bruno, MA, has been working in the field of Social and Emotional Learning for over 24 years; first as a trainer for the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program and currently as the Coordinator of the Rutgers, Behavioral Research and Training Institute’s, Social Decision Making Program (SDM). Erin delivers training and consultation to teachers, mental health professionals, youth, and families in the area of Social Emotional Learning which includes skills for self-regulation, self/social awareness, problem solving/critical thinking and conflict resolution. Currently, Erin has been working with several schools developing programs for creating the Trauma Informed Classroom and Creating a Climate where all staff and students thrive. Erin is also a co-adjunct professor with Rutgers, Department of Psychology and the College of St. Elizabeth developing on an online course for a Social and Emotional credential for teachers.

Karen McGrellis, LPC, CTTS, DRCC, ACS, MPA, is a Senior Training and Consultation Specialist at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care, Behavioral Research and Training Institute (BRTI) for the Children’s System of Care (CSOC).  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, credentialed by the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists.  She is one of the first clinicians certified in the United States as a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor and is team Leader for Union County, New Jersey under the Disaster and Terrorism Branch within the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. She holds a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. Karen has effectively led several large behavioral healthcare and social service organizations through successful licensing and accreditation reviews as well as performance improvement and strategic planning initiatives.  Karen is a member of the Promising Path to Success Coaching Team at BRTI where she is coaching CSOC residential providers in the use of trauma-informed practices and principals, utilizing the evidenced-based model of 6 Core Strategies for Restraint and Seclusion Reduction to create healing environments.  Karen was a trainer for Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) as part of the team based consultation services for Children’s Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery of University Behavioral Health Care, Rutgers University. Her area of expertise is training and coaching on evidence-based practices in order to promote trauma-informed care.  She is an experienced conference presenter, clinician, with 30 years postgraduate experience in a variety of clinical and administrative positions, including extensive experience in providing treatment and traumatic stress interventions with youth, adults, and families. She teaches a variety of courses for Rutgers School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education.  She is a Co-Coordinator for the Northern New Jersey Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trauma Recovery Network.  Karen is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Complex Trauma-Developmental Trauma Disorder Workgroup, Child Welfare Group, and Northeast Regional Terrorism and Disaster Coalition.

Maureen A. Brogan, LPC, ACS, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty five years’ experience working with individuals, families, and groups around issues such as  trauma, grief, bereavement, loss, and abuse. Trauma and crisis response is her specialty with suicide prevention another area of expertise. Ms. Brogan is currently the Traumatic Loss Coalition Program Manager for Rutgers, University Behavioral HealthCare; and an employee of the NJ Disaster and Terrorism Branch, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  She assisted in the production of Signs Matter: Early Detection, suicide prevention training for educators - a collaborative effort with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Legal One NJ.  She is a Connect: Post-Vention and QPR Master trainer and has provided suicide prevention training to organizations throughout the state of New Jersey. She is the co-chair of the NJ Youth Suicide Advisory Council and contributed to the NJ State Plan on the Prevention of Youth Suicide. She also sits on the Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board, Suicide subcommittee for the Department of Children and Families.


Summer 2019 In-Person Trainings (TBA):
Sign up to receive information about these upcoming in-person trainings:  http://bit.ly/2F7vhwa 

  • Trauma Informed Resilient Schools   
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid  
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training 

Watch for more School Mental Health Events!
Email:    northeastcaribbean@mhttcnetwork.org             
Phone:  908.889.2552