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    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Northwest Tri-County IU#5, Edinboro, PA
    Register

    Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP)

    Northwest Region Workshop 

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Northwest Tri County IU5
    Rooms A and B
    252 Waterford Street
    Edinboro, PA 16412

    Agenda:

    8:00 – 8:30 am: Arrival and Registration

    8:30 – 10:00 am: "Alcohol and Other Drugs: Barriers to Student Success" with Tara Phillips

    Workshop Description: This workshop will discuss current drugs of abuse as well as specific youth drug trends. Drug categories will be described along with signs and symptoms associated with them. Paraphernalia will be shown both in person and through photos to help participants better identify how students are bringing drugs into school districts. Participants will be able understand the impact of social media and its influence on the culture of drug and alcohol abuse. This workshop will help to provide clarification of treatment law and how that intertwines with educational law as well as treatment options that are available.

    10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break

    10:15 – 11:45 am: "It's a Different World- Teen Technology, Social Media and Mental Health" with Ryan Klingensmith

    Workshop Description: This training defines social networking that educators should be aware of and listening for with student’s. The presentation will review social media behaviors related to:, drug and alcohol, eating disorders, self-harm and suicide. The most current social media sites such as Instagram, Tumblr, Kik, Snapchat and After School will be defined and youth culture and mental health practices on these sites/apps will be discussed. This presentation will raise the awareness of youth culture on the internet and how adults can communicate and educate with youth to be responsible digital citizens

    11:45 am – 12:30 pm:  Lunch (provided)

    12:30 – 2:00 pm: "Legal Update on Issues Impacting SAP Teams" with Erin Gilsbach

    Workshop Description:  This session will focus on current legal trends that will assist SAP Teams as they work with their students and parents.

    2:00 pm - 2:15 pm:  Break

    2:15 – 3:45 pm: "Introduction to the Suicide Prevention Online Learning Center" with Perri Rosen

    Workshop Description: This interactive presentation will overview the Pennsylvania "Suicide Prevention in Schools and Colleges Initiative," before reviewing training and awareness resources available through the project. Participants will be introduced to the Suicide Prevention Online Learning Center, a new training resource developed to support educators, mental health professionals, and community members with increasing their knowledge and skills pertaining to youth suicide prevention. Additional resources available through the website, including facilitator guides, will be previewed.

    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm:  Wrap up and evaluations

    Registration Costs:

    PASAP Member Rate: $25.00 (must log in to get the member rate)

    PASAP Non-Member Rate: $75.00

    All registrations must be submitted via www.pasap.org

    Click here to Register


    Continuing Education Credits

    PASAP is an Act 48 Approved Provider. Participants can earn up to 6 hours of Act 48 credit (full workshop attendance). Morning Session only: 3 hours.  Afternoon session only: 3 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, 6 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 registration.

    Speaker Bios

    Tara Phillips is the Community Programs Coordinator for Gateway Rehab in Pennsylvania.  She has experience working with the mental health system providing intensive case management services as a certified High Fidelity wraparound Facilitator for the most at risk adolescents for out of home mental health placement.  Prior to working in Mental Health she worked in the social service system monitoring foster care placements and ensuring the safety of those placed outside of their traditional home.  She also has provided intake assessments and safety risk assessments for juveniles involved in the justice system entering into inpatient drug and alcohol treatment at Gateway Rehab.  Tara has been trained in Drug Recognition and identification helping her to better educate others on signs and symptoms of drug use.  Her 13 years of experience working within different social service systems has led her to her current job as a Commonwealth Student Assistance Lead Trainer for Gateway training school districts on the Student Assistance Program.

    Ryan Klingensmith has been working with children and teenagers with mental health concerns since 1994. He has held roles such as therapist, supervisor and clinical director in several residential and outpatient settings. He is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and is a nationally certified counselor (NCC). He currently works as an outpatient therapist and a Prevention Specialist. He is the cofounder of Shape The Sky, a training agency dedicated to helping parents, educators and counseling professionals learn to effectively communicate and educate youth to be digitally responsible citizens.

    Dr. Perri Rosen is Project Director of the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention grant, a SAMHSA-funded grant awarded to the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) at the Department of Human Services (DHS) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  This grant is focused on suicide prevention awareness, training, screening, and intervention for youth ages 10-24 throughout the Commonwealth.  She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a Pennsylvania certified Special Education teacher.  Additionally, she sits on the Executive Board of the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP), and she is a certified trainer in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) and Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

    Erin Gilsbach is an experienced speaker at the state and national levels on issues regarding Education and Education Law, Erin Gilsbach is the Director of Professional and Policy Development, an attorney with the PA-based law firm of King Spry Herman Freund & Faul, and a founding member of the Greyfriars Institute, a nonprofit affiliate entity dedicated to providing quality professional education in the area of school law to educators and school leaders. She provides legal representation and/or professional development to over 150 Pennsylvania schools. In her practice, Atty. Gilsbach emphasizes a proactive approach to legal defensibility for schools by helping them to create procedures, administrative regulations and board policies that are developed not only upon consideration of statutory and regulatory requirements but also the best practices and common pitfalls found within the facts of applicable case law. Voted a Rising Star Attorney by her peers in Superlawyers and Philadelphia magazines for the past three years, Atty. Gilsbach serves as President-Elect of the PA School Boards Solicitors Association. She began her career as a public high school English teacher. Prior to joining King Spry and the Greyfriars Institute, she served for over two years at the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Office of Chief Counsel.

    • Thursday, November 02, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Caron Treatment Center, Wernersville, PA 19656
    • 25
    Register

    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

    Agenda

    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.
        

    Click Here to Register

    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.

    Speaker Bios

    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.

    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Midwestern IU4, Grove City, PA
    Register

    Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP)

    Northwest Region Workshop (South) 

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Midwestern IU 4
    Rooms A and B
    453 Maple Street
    Grove City, PA 16127

    Agenda:

    8:00 – 8:30 am: Arrival and Registration

    8:30 – 10:00 am: "Alcohol and Other Drugs: Barriers to Student Success" with Tara Phillips

    Workshop Description: This workshop will discuss current drugs of abuse as well as specific youth drug trends. Drug categories will be described along with signs and symptoms associated with them. Paraphernalia will be shown both in person and through photos to help participants better identify how students are bringing drugs into school districts. Participants will be able understand the impact of social media and its influence on the culture of drug and alcohol abuse. This workshop will help to provide clarification of treatment law and how that intertwines with educational law as well as treatment options that are available.

    10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break

    10:15 – 11:45 am: "It's a Different World- Teen Technology, Social Media and Mental Health" with Ryan Klingensmith

    Workshop Description: This training defines social networking that educators should be aware of and listening for with student’s. The presentation will review social media behaviors related to:, drug and alcohol, eating disorders, self-harm and suicide. The most current social media sites such as Instagram, Tumblr, Kik, Snapchat and After School will be defined and youth culture and mental health practices on these sites/apps will be discussed. This presentation will raise the awareness of youth culture on the internet and how adults can communicate and educate with youth to be responsible digital citizens

    11:45 am – 12:30 pm:  Lunch (provided)

    12:30 – 2:00 pm: "Legal Update on Issues Impacting SAP Teams" with Erin Gilsbach

    Workshop Description:  This session will focus on current legal trends that will assist SAP Teams as they work with their students and parents.

    2:00 pm - 2:15 pm:  Break

    2:15 – 3:45 pm: "Introduction to the Suicide Prevention Online Learning Center" with Perri Rosen

    Workshop Description: This interactive presentation will overview the Pennsylvania "Suicide Prevention in Schools and Colleges Initiative," before reviewing training and awareness resources available through the project. Participants will be introduced to the Suicide Prevention Online Learning Center, a new training resource developed to support educators, mental health professionals, and community members with increasing their knowledge and skills pertaining to youth suicide prevention. Additional resources available through the website, including facilitator guides, will be previewed.

    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm:  Wrap up and evaluations

    Registration Costs:

    PASAP Member Rate: $25.00 (must log in to get the member rate)

    PASAP Non-Member Rate: $75.00

    All registrations must be submitted via www.pasap.org

    Northwest Region Workshop (South) Register Here


    Continuing Education Credits

    PASAP is an Act 48 Approved Provider. Participants can earn up to 6 hours of Act 48 credit (full workshop attendance). Morning Session only: 3 hours.  Afternoon session only: 3 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, 6 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 registration.

    Speaker Bios

    Tara Phillips is the Community Programs Coordinator for Gateway Rehab in Pennsylvania.  She has experience working with the mental health system providing intensive case management services as a certified High Fidelity wraparound Facilitator for the most at risk adolescents for out of home mental health placement.  Prior to working in Mental Health she worked in the social service system monitoring foster care placements and ensuring the safety of those placed outside of their traditional home.  She also has provided intake assessments and safety risk assessments for juveniles involved in the justice system entering into inpatient drug and alcohol treatment at Gateway Rehab.  Tara has been trained in Drug Recognition and identification helping her to better educate others on signs and symptoms of drug use.  Her 13 years of experience working within different social service systems has led her to her current job as a Commonwealth Student Assistance Lead Trainer for Gateway training school districts on the Student Assistance Program.

    Ryan Klingensmith has been working with children and teenagers with mental health concerns since 1994. He has held roles such as therapist, supervisor and clinical director in several residential and outpatient settings. He is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and is a nationally certified counselor (NCC). He currently works as an outpatient therapist and a Prevention Specialist. He is the cofounder of Shape The Sky, a training agency dedicated to helping parents, educators and counseling professionals learn to effectively communicate and educate youth to be digitally responsible citizens.

    Dr. Perri Rosen is Project Director of the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention grant, a SAMHSA-funded grant awarded to the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) at the Department of Human Services (DHS) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  This grant is focused on suicide prevention awareness, training, screening, and intervention for youth ages 10-24 throughout the Commonwealth.  She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a Pennsylvania certified Special Education teacher.  Additionally, she sits on the Executive Board of the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP), and she is a certified trainer in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) and Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

    Erin Gilsbach is an experienced speaker at the state and national levels on issues regarding Education and Education Law, Erin Gilsbach is the Director of Professional and Policy Development, an attorney with the PA-based law firm of King Spry Herman Freund & Faul, and a founding member of the Greyfriars Institute, a nonprofit affiliate entity dedicated to providing quality professional education in the area of school law to educators and school leaders. She provides legal representation and/or professional development to over 150 Pennsylvania schools. In her practice, Atty. Gilsbach emphasizes a proactive approach to legal defensibility for schools by helping them to create procedures, administrative regulations and board policies that are developed not only upon consideration of statutory and regulatory requirements but also the best practices and common pitfalls found within the facts of applicable case law. Voted a Rising Star Attorney by her peers in Superlawyers and Philadelphia magazines for the past three years, Atty. Gilsbach serves as President-Elect of the PA School Boards Solicitors Association. She began her career as a public high school English teacher. Prior to joining King Spry and the Greyfriars Institute, she served for over two years at the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Office of Chief Counsel.

    • Sunday, February 25, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • The Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA
    Register

    PASAP-PAMLE Conference Patron Registration

    This year will mark PASAP’s 28th and PAMLE’s 43rd Annual Conferences.

    We continue to strive to deliver meaningful, skill and prevention based professional development opportunities that will provide participants with the tools to, in turn, affect student learning, achievement, and life success.  

    In order to help support this professional development opportunity Become a Conference Patron.  For a small $10.00 donation, your name will be listed in the conference program booklet and our website in honor of your generous gift. 

    All proceeds will assist in offsetting the cost of bringing in known experts in the field of student assistance to present the most helpful and up to date information so that children throughout Pennsylvania will be positively impacted.

    Contact us via email at support@pasap.org if you have questions. And we thank you in advance for your generous donation.

    • Sunday, February 25, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • The Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA
    Register

    PASAP-PAMLE Conference Exhibitors-Sponsors-Ads Registration

    This year will mark PASAP’s 28th and PAMLE’s 43rd Annual Conferences.

    In the spirit of collaboration and joint mission, PASAP and PAMLE have continued to partner to provide a phenomenal professional  development opportunity. This conference again promises to be one of our most exciting and rewarding with keynote and workshop presentations focusing on the current and key issues that face our youth today.

    We continue to strive to deliver meaningful, skill and prevention based professional development opportunities that will provide participants with the tools to, in turn, affect student learning, achievement, and life success.  

    This registration form is to be used by Exhibitors, Sponsors, and those who purchase Conference Booklet Ads.

    Conference Exhibitors: Be sure to review the terms and conditions.

    Contact us via email at support@pasap.org if you have questions.

Past events

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Southwestern Region Workshop
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 SAP Training
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Children of the Incarcerated: Serving time without committing the crime
Sunday, February 26, 2017 PASAP-PAMLE 2017 Conference
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Is This A Good SAP Referral?
Monday, November 21, 2016 Northwest Region Workshop (Edinboro)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Understanding the Impact on Adolescent Students of Combined Nicotine and Marijuana Use
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Northwest Region Workshop (Grove City)
Friday, November 04, 2016 PASAP Eastern Regional Workshop
Thursday, October 20, 2016 PASAP North Central Regional Workshop (Cancelled)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) Implementer Training
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Understanding Your Role in Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness Webinar
Friday, April 01, 2016 Celebrating SAP: Teaming Up to Serve Youth & Families for 30+ Years
Sunday, February 28, 2016 PASAP-PAMLE 2016 Conference - Speaker, Awardees, Meal Purchase
Sunday, February 28, 2016 PASAP-PAMLE 2016 Conference Exhibitor-Sponsor-Ads Registration
Sunday, February 28, 2016 PASAP-PAMLE 2016 Conference
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 Can’t Quit Now! Games, Apps and the Internet Webinar
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 Northwest Region Workshop (Grove City)
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Current Social Media Apps with Youth Webinar
Thursday, November 05, 2015 PASAP Eastern Regional Workshop
Thursday, October 29, 2015 Safe Schools Conference
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Current Drug Trends Update Webinar
Monday, September 14, 2015 Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (N.S.S.I.): Etiology & Assessment
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Bullying in Sports: The Injuries We Don’t See
Sunday, May 17, 2015 National Prevention Week
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Cultivating Empathy for Healthy Relationships and Collaborative Classrooms
Sunday, February 22, 2015 PASAP-PAMLE 2015 Conference Exhibitor Registration
Sunday, February 22, 2015 PASAP-PAMLE 2015 Conference - Meal Purchase Only
Sunday, February 22, 2015 PASAP-PAMLE 2015 Conference
Thursday, February 12, 2015 ALICE Training Course (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)
Monday, December 08, 2014 PAPSA Regional Workshop - Lansdale, PA
Friday, December 05, 2014 PAPSA Regional Workshop - Indiana, PA
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Safe Dates Implementation Training
Thursday, October 30, 2014 PASAP Eastern Regional Workshop
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Highmark Foundation’s Huddle Up Against Bullying Symposium
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Pennsylvania Suicide Prevention Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 PASAP Southwest Regional Workshop
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 2014 Safe Schools Conference
Friday, September 19, 2014 2015 Conference RFP Deadline
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 PASAP South Central Region Workshop
Thursday, April 10, 2014 PASAP North Central Region Workshop
Friday, April 04, 2014 PASAP Board of Directors Meeting
Sunday, February 23, 2014 PASAP-PAMLE 2014 Conference

Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals
PO Box 165
Titusville, Pennsylvania 16354
Email us: support@pasap.org

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