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Important Topics of Our Time: Diversity, Resilience, Tenacity, Social Competencies & Hope!

Social Thinking Providers Conference Day 3

Please note, our 14th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers’ Online Conference takes place over three days of illuminating instruction and discussion from expert speakers. Register for Day 1 and Day 3—walk away with practical strategies, knowledge, and a plan.

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Resilience in an Uncertain Time: Supporting Students and Families Now and Later

Day 2 of Our 14th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers’ Online Conference

Please note that this course begins promptly at 9:00 am Pacific Time. Dr. Nancy Rappaport, psychiatrist and author, will provide practical concepts and strategies to build long-term resilience, connect with and support neurodivergent youth, and address children’s worries and anxieties, including those who have experienced trauma. Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pamela Crooke will also explain ways to encourage social learners to rally hope as they work toward their goals and use “cognitive pushes” to encourage a positive mindset and motivation to accomplish what they want for themselves.

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Register for 3.5 Hour Livestream Event with Replay Access from June 26 - July 9 (each day sold seperately)

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$49.00 per attendee
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$45.00 per attendee
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Detailed Description

And Who Should Attend

Resilience in an Uncertain Time: Supporting Students and Families During the Pandemic and Beyond
Nancy Rappaport, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School

 

During the pandemic, adults who work with children and families have risen to the challenge of finding new ways to connect, offering practical strategies for coping and thriving, and providing comfort and consistency – all while trying to care for themselves and their own families. Dr. Rappaport will share practical concepts and tools that participants can use to continue this work: maintaining connections, finding contributory activities, communicating in age-appropriate ways, validating questions and worries, balancing structure and rigidity, and supporting those with a history of trauma and challenging home lives. Her suggestions will be based on her many years of clinical experience and experience translating psychiatric concepts into easy actionable steps for educators and families. She will also discuss how taking care of ourselves and building our own resilience allows us to better continue to support children and families and allows us to boost our, and their, capacity to endure and perhaps even thrive during uncertain and challenging times.


Resilience Through the Lens of the Social Thinking® Methodology
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP; Founder and CEO of Social Thinking & Pamela Crooke, PhD, CCC-SLP; Chief Strategy Officer

 

Resilience requires goal-oriented thinking, which engages one’s executive functions. In this keynote we will explore how working toward one’s social goals requires more than just a plan. Both rallying one’s motivation and managing one’s feelings are needed to meet the goal(s). In addition to defining executive functions, we will explore additional connections to the Social Thinking® Methodology, including:


  1. Hope, motivation, and the cognitive push toward a positive mindset.
  2. The importance of flexibility in thoughts and feelings.
  3. How our brains engage in mental time travel to navigate in the here and now.
  4. Recognizing the role of subtle feelings in moving us toward how we want to feel and celebrate what we want to accomplish.
  5. Feeling proud: celebrating one’s own success.

Who Should Attend

The Social Thinking Methodology is used by a wide variety of professionals; including speech-language pathologists, special and general education teachers, social workers, counselors, clinical and school psychologists, occupational therapists, behavior specialists, and school administrators to name a few. It’s also used by family members and caregivers across settings.

Day 2 Learning Objectives and Agenda

What You Will Learn

Objectives for Resilience in an Uncertain Time: Supporting Students and Families During the Pandemic and Beyond

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe strategies for connecting with and supporting students, including those with trauma histories and those who are neurodiverse, during the pandemic.
  2. List strategies for building long-term resilience.
  3. Describe techniques for addressing children’s worries and anxieties and communicating in age-appropriate ways.

Objectives for Resilience Through the Lens of the Social Thinking® Methodology

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe what it means to give your brain a “cognitive push.”
  2. Explain the power of subtle emotions in accomplishing one’s goals using the visual support: Basic Feelings & Emotions Scale.
  3. Explain two ways to encourage social learners to work toward their goals when feeling unhappy or frustrated.


Agenda

All times are in Pacific.
This agenda may change without notice.


9:00-9:05 am Michelle Garcia Winner,
Welcome and introduce Dr. Nancy Rappaport


9:05-10:20 am Nancy Rappaport, MD; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School
Resilience in an Uncertain Time: Supporting Students and Families During the Pandemic and Beyond


10:20-10:30 am Break


10:30-10:55 am Continue keynote: Nancy Rappaport,
Resilience in an Uncertain Time: Supporting Students and Families During the Pandemic and Beyond


11:00-12:10 pm Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP; Founder and CEO of Social Thinking
Pamela Crooke, PhD, CCC-SLP; Social Thinking Chief Strategy Officer
Resilience Through the Lens of the Social Thinking® Methodology


12:10-12:45 pm Question and Answer panel with Dr. Nancy Rappaport, Michelle Garcia Winner, Moderator: Dr. Pamela Crooke

About Our 14th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers Online Conference

Diversity, Resilience, Tenacity, Social Competencies & Hope!

Each year our Annual Social Thinking Global Providers’ Conference is special! Attendees from the around the world explore practical concepts and strategies to help them continue to develop their own competencies when working with neurodiverse and neurotypical students and individuals.


Spanning three days with 3.5 hours each day of illuminating instruction and discussion, this year’s 14th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers' Online Conference will address topics important for the times: Diversity, Resilience, Tenacity, Social Competencies, and Hope! It’s impossible to develop resilience and tenacity without social competencies and hope. We’ll also address diversity—how support systems and treatment materials should be informed by differences in cultures, race, and learning styles to create information that is meaningful and helpful to all. We are delighted to welcome three guest keynote speakers who will provide concepts and strategies to give interventionists, as well as the individuals they support, social competencies and hope!

  1. Dr. Shameka Stanford, PhD, juvenile forensic speech-language pathologist from Howard University, will address how we can support students with social learning challenges at risk for being swept into the “confinement pipeline.”
  2. Dr. Nancy Rappaport, psychiatrist and author, will describe developmental techniques for addressing children’s worries and anxiety, as well as explore strategies to connect with neurodivergent youth, including those who have experienced trauma.
  3. Dr. Robert Brooks, clinical psychologist and author, will define seven core elements of resilience and tenacity, as well as discuss strategies to support their development.
  4. Dr. Pamela Crooke and Michelle Garcia Winner, creators of the Social Thinking® Methodology, will also provide keynotes each day to address diversity, tenacity, resilience, social competencies, and hope through the lens of our Social Thinking Methodology, which focuses on the development of social competencies.

All keynotes will be available for recorded replay viewing/reviewing through July 9, 2021.

Continuing Education Credit

3.5 hours toward CE credit, if applicable

Click here to see if you can receive CE credit by Profession and by State

 

We are proud to provide access to continuing education credit for:


  • Speech-Language Pathologists (livestream and recorded)
  • Educators (livestream and recorded)
  • Social Worker (only for watching livestream)
  • Counselors (only for watching livestream)
  • Clinical and School Psychologists (only for watching livestream)
  • ...and others!


Livestream Events Accessing Certificates of Attendance and/or CE certificate(s)

Immediately following the livestream course, an email will be sent with a link to verify your attendance. After receiving your response, we will email an access link to the certificate of attendance and other CE documents if applicable. An online form will be available to SLPs at that time to submit their ASHA info to claim ASHA CEUs.

 

Note: mental health professionals can only receive CE credit if they watched the live version of the courses (approval is pending). The recorded copy is not eligible for mental health CE credit.

 

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Technical requirements to participate in livestream events

In order to make sure your livestream event experience is as positive as possible there are 3 important technical checks you should take before registering or attending a livestream event:
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Livestream compatible browser

Google Chrome

The best live stream browser is Google Chrome. If you are unable to use Chrome, please make sure the version of your browser is the latest and greatest.

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High-speed internet connection

Speed Test

Make sure you are accessing the livestream on a device that is connected to high speed internet—that means your download speed is at least 25Mbps.

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3

Open firewall ports

Firewall

If you are joining the livestream from your school or organization, ask your network administrator if there are any firewall ports that need to be opened.

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