Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP)
Southeast Regional Workshop
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Caron Treatment Center
Wertz Training Center (New Location)
65 Werner St.
Wernersville, PA 19565
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Arrival and Registration
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM: "Open Your Eyes: A Look at Human Trafficking in our Communities" with Heather Shynder (Part One)
Workshop Description: ACT 71 recommends that schools adopt a curriculum for staff, educators and students on the subject of child exploitation. The recent ACT 105 Legislation in PA clearly defines Human Trafficking and spells out serious penalties for trafficking and procuring the services of trafficked individuals. Because the average age of entry into Human Trafficking is 13 for boys and girls, our school systems are in the position of identifying students at risk of being trafficked and providing referrals for appropriate services. This workshop will provide an overview of PA's new Comprehensive Law, how to identify students at risk of being trafficked and resources available to help students.
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM: BREAK
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM: "Open Your Eyes: A Look at Human Trafficking in our Communities" with Heather Shynder (Part Two)
Workshop Description: See Above
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Lunch on Premises. (provided)
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM: "Mindfulness for the Classroom, Group Setting, and Ourselves" with Danielle Nuhfer
Workshop Description: This workshop will provide a background in mindfulness and how mindfulness can be integrated into our classrooms, group settings and personal lives to benefit both ourselves and the our students.
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM - BREAK
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM: "Peak Performance: Supplements to Substance Use for Athletes" with Tina George
Workshop Description: This program will inform participants on the differences between student athlete substance use and their non-participating peers. We will look at how substances, including caffeine and work-out supplements, can affect athletic performance. We will look at the unique factors that make this populations of students, in some cases, more at risk than their peers and what are some things we can put into place to protect them.3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Evaluations and Closing Remarks
PASAP Member Rate: $25.00
Non-Member Rate: $75.00
To become a member of PASAP and receive the membership registration rate click here www.pasap.org/join. Membership must be paid prior to registering for the workshop.
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Continuing Education Credits
PASAP is an Act 48 Approved Provider. Participants can earn up to 5 hours of Act 48 credit (full workshop attendance). (Morning Session Only: 2 hours, Afternoon Session Only: 2 hours) Participants must provide their Professional Personnel ID (PPID) number when registering and must be present at each session in its entirety to receive credit. Additionally, 5 hours of social work credits will be offered through the University of Pittsburgh. A $10 fee for the social work credits will be added at the time of pre-registration.
Special thanks to Caron Treatment Center for hosting the workshop and to Caron SAP for their continued support of PASAP.
Heather Shnyder has been with Transitions since October 2001. She has provided and assisted with trainings to colleges, universities, public and private school faculty and administration, and community organizations and businesses.
Heather authored the children’s book, “The Story of Corey and Emily,” that reflects the prevention education program called “Acquaintance Awareness.” This program helps elementary school age children recognize and differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate behavior of grownups they may be familiar with, but who may pose a potential threat.
Overall Heather has created four prevention education school curricula complete with videos. “All the Rave” is a high school level program on drug-facilitated sexual assault that is accompanied by an informative parent’s guide. She received national recognition when she was presented with the 14th Annual Communicator’s Award for Excellence in the Social Issues category in 2008 for the work she did in helping to create Transitions’ “Internet Safety Program” video and curriculum. In 2012 that internet safety program was adapted for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Staying Safe on the Internet” was created to assist individuals with specific learning disabilities about the hazards of the internet. In 2016 Heather set out to create H.A.D. Enough, a teen dating violence awareness and prevention program for middle and high school-age students.
In 2009, Heather was awarded the “Governor’s Victim Services Pathfinder Award” in the category of Prevention Education and Outreach. This award, presented by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, recognized Heather’s outstanding and visible contribution to the victim services movement in Pennsylvania through her work on behalf of crime victims.
Heather is a approved QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper instructor, a certified facilitator for Care for Kids and Parents in the Know, a Pennsylvania Mandated Reporter for Suspected Child Abuse trainer, and an Expert Witness in sexual assault cases to describe common victim behaviors and sexual assault dynamics as well as their impact on fact-finders’ assessments of victim credibility. Heather is also certified to facilitate Penn State Extension’s Strengthening Families program and is the lead presenter on Human Trafficking for Transitions Heather attends Pennsylvania College of Technology where she is working toward her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.
Danielle Nuhfer specializes in teaching mindfulness to students and teachers. A public school educator for six years, she has presented school wide professional development to districts, facilitated district wide book studies, and is currently an adjunct professor at Neumann University where she teaches courses on mindfulness for educators. She is also a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor.
Beginning with a personal practice ten years ago, Danielle has been an active proponent for integrating mindfulness into our school systems after witnessing first-hand how these “simple” practices were transforming her students. From integrating small daily practices into her own classroom, she went on to pursue a Mindfulness for Educators certificate from Antioch University and a Positive Psychology certificate from the University of Missouri.
Danielle currently teaches mindfulness to both teachers and students at Cocalico School District but welcomes opportunities to provide information about mindfulness to any interested schools, teachers and students!
Tina George, MSW is part of the Student Assistance Department at Caron Treatment Centers since 2006. She provides Student Assistance Program Training across the east coast and is an approved Lead Trainer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Tina is also responsible for providing Student Assistance Services in Berks and Lancaster County schools. Tina spent some time doing clinical work in Caron’s Adolescent Treatment Center. Prior to Caron, Tina worked in child welfare for thirteen years and spent some time doing school social work in Berks County, PA.