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Tri-State Webinar: Motivating Learner Participation with The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control: Part 1 of 3

Description:  Earning instructional control is the most important aspect of any intervention or learning relationship. Instructional control is what motivates the learner to listen to you, to develop new skills through instruction, and to do what you ask of them. Essentially, instructional con...

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June 08, 2018

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Autism, Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Introduction to the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment Program – the VB­‐MAPP

  Description: This training will provide an overview of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment Program – the VB­‐MAPP. This training will include an overview of the four parts of the VB-­‐MAPP assessment and the Skills Tracking System. A basic review of scoring, administration and inte...

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June 08, 2018

Topic

Assessment, Specially Designed Instruction, Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

District Responsibilities for Emergency Safety Intervention Information on Website and Handbook

Website A district's entire emergency safety intervention policy must be available on the district website with links to the policy available on each school website. Click the blue DOWNLOAD FILE button to access a Microsoft Word template. Edit this template to add contact information and ...

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June 08, 2018

Topic

Emergency Safety Interventions

Age

All Ages

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This resource is a link to locate scheduled training and trainers. Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond t...

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June 08, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

EC Case Study #4 Teaching Students to Comply

This case study follows a youngster through the process of increasing compliant behavior through the use of prefer activities and the application of reinforcement procedures.

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June 07, 2018

Topic

Behavior

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), All Ages

TASN ATBS September 2017 Newsletter

Information about upcoming training events as well as links to articles on using paraprofessionals effectively, and a free resource available for sharing with parents.

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June 07, 2018

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

DCCCA Suicide Prevention Module Series

This four-part series was created by DCCCA in collaboration with Headquarters Counseling Center. 1. Asking the Question The first in this series on Suicide Prevention, Asking the Question, looks at the language and behaviors around having important conversations with those who may be thinki...

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June 07, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

The Heart of Learning and Teaching Book Study

The Heart of Learning and Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success (http://www.k12.wa.us/compassionateschools/heartoflearning.aspx) provides readers with an understanding of trauma and resilience, self-care for educators, and strategies for implementing trauma-informed practices.  T...

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June 07, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

2016 Leadership Conference Presentation: Addressing Mental Health in Schools

School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curricula have demonstrated effectiveness and represent positive steps in supporting the development of healthy and resilient children and school communities. They also pro...

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June 07, 2018

Topic

IEP, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Transforming Schools for Excellence: Ensuring Every Child Succeeds

Schools in high-poverty communities are more likely to serve families that have experienced trauma. Whether families deal with homelessness, lack of access to such basic resources as food and health care, or unsafe neighborhoods with high crime rates, th...

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June 07, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

School Mental Health in the Modern World: How to Address Toxic Stress and Practice Self-Care

This presentation looks at the effects of working with students impacted by ACEs and Trauma, the importance of self-care, and how to use mindfulness as a self-care strategy.

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June 07, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Kansas School Mental Health Framework

This presentation to the KSBE provides an update on Erin's Law and introduces the Kansas School Mental Health Framework.

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June 07, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Recognizing and Reporting Child Sexual Abuse Resources

This resource, from the TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative, provides information and resources regarding the topic of child sexual abuse prevention, human trafficking, and mandated reporting.  Users will find a definition of child sexual abuse, possible signs of abuse, and both state-speci...

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June 07, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

Access to School-Based Mental Health Supports and Roles of School-Employed Mental Health Professionals

The following resource contains excerpted information authored and endorsed by numerous school and school mental health organizations, including the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the School Social Work Association of America.  The int...

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June 07, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

ATBS School Mental Health Initiative

This presentation provides information on mental health, adverse childhood experiences, trauma informed/sensitive schools, and the work of the TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative.

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June 07, 2018

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Family/Community Engagement, Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

School Mental Health: Implications for School Mental Health Professionals

Blanchat, C. (2017, February). School Mental Health: Implications for School Mental Health Professionals. Keynote at the KASP, KSSWA and KSCA School Mental Health Lobby Day, Topeka, KS.School Mental Health Lobby Day was co-sponsored by the Kansas Association of School Psychologists, the Kansas Sc...

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June 07, 2018

Topic

Behavior, Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Tier 1 & 2 Behavior and Social Emotional Supports Checklist

Building Leadership Teams and PLCs can use this checklist for two purposes:  to check the fidelity of Tier 1 Kansas MTSS components for Behavior and Social Emotional Learning to identify Tier 2 in-class supports teachers can use for students with generalization or fluency Tier 2 needs for...

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June 06, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Kansas Reading Success Program - Istation

We are delighted to inform you that educators and students in Kansas will continue to have free and unlimited access to Istation Reading for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years. This means all pre-K through 8th grade students at public schools in K...

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June 06, 2018

Topic

Reading

Age

Elementary (K − 6), Middle School (6 − 9), Early Childhood (Birth − K)

IEP Boot Camp

  IEP Boot Camp is a one-day training designed to focus on the basic IEP regulatory requirements of preparing for the IEP meeting and developing Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFPs), Measurable Annual Goals, Short-term Objectives and Benchmarks, and Servi...

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June 05, 2018

Topic

IEP, Compliance/Guidance

Age

All Ages

2016 Families Together: Integrated Kansas MTSS Overview

Wilkerson, L. (2016 October), 2016 Families Together: Integrated Kansas MTSS Overview. Group presentation to families at 2016 Families Together State Conference, Topeka, KS Tags: State Conference, SC

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June 04, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None