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Trauma, Abuse, & Special Needs

Trauma, Abuse, & Special Needs

  

 

  • Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $325.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    Designed to help the learner identify and effectively teach students affected by child abuse and/or neglect, this course covers how to recognize the signs of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and physical and emotional neglect in students. It also discusses the specific factors that exist in families who abuse or neglect their children. A major emphasis in this course is on helping the participant understand the special learning needs of abused or neglected children and how to meet those needs in the regular classroom. Working with parents and community agencies is also emphasized.


 

  • Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $325.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    This course is designed to help the learner gain a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in the classroom. It provides a contextual framework for understanding what students may be experiencing either through their own substance use or as a result of the substance use of persons close to them and provides a basic historical perspective of substance use along with the biological, psychological, and social factors that comprise the disease of addiction. Upon course completion, the learner will better understand the complex dynamics that contribute to this biological and social phenomenon.


 

  • Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $475.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    This course describes diverse theoretical approaches to handling learning disabilities in the classroom. Taught by Dr. Bob Pillay, it lays the foundation for sensitive, appropriate assessment and evaluation of students. In addition, this course covers program planning and implementation, stresses the importance of a close, positive partnership with parents or alternative caregivers, and explores methods for ensuring that the home-school axis is effective and meaningful. Major trends and unresolved issues in the field of learning disabilities are also discussed.


 

  • Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence on Student Learning
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $325.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    This course is designed to help classroom teachers, school counselors, and other educational personnel gain strategies to reach and teach students who have been affected by stress, trauma, and/or violence. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of stress and trauma and explore how stress, violence, and trauma affect a student's learning, cognitive brain development, and social-emotional development. The short- and long-term consequences of being exposed to stress, trauma, or violence, as well as the social and family causes, will be reviewed. The dynamics of domestic violence and community violence are also discussed, as is the educator's role in the intervention and prevention of violence.