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THE SOUTHERN TIER SPECIAL ED TASK FORCE PRESENTS: TEACHING & HELPING SPECIAL NEEDS YOUTH: UNDERSTANDING THEM AND OURSELVES

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online
Address: https://drny-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtdOCrrT0qHddKRCAX1NttQGCPL--zbIjr
Contact: Contact Sue Ruff at: 607-724-2111 or advocate@stic-cil.org

THE SOUTHERN TIER SPECIAL ED TASK FORCE PRESENTS:

TEACHING & HELPING SPECIAL NEEDS YOUTH:  UNDERSTANDING THEM AND OURSELVES

Whether it’s in the classroom or at home, sometimes children receiving special education can really try our patience. If we understand more about where they are coming from emotionally, we might be able to help. If we understand more about ourselves when interacting with youth with disabilities, we can definitely help them! In this workshop, learn about mental health & how it manifests in people’s behavior. We will focus on ways to become self-aware, with the goal of improving our interactions with the children we work with, whether we are professionals at schools or parents/guardians at home.

FEATURING:

Susan Link has worked as a Peer Counselor/Supervisor for the last 32 years at Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC). Susan works with individuals of all disabilities. She also has an adult son who has a disability and understands the ins and outs of special education. Susan was also a student enrolled in special education and was the first person in her area to be mainstreamed. Even before she worked for STIC she always assisted people with disabilities to become the people they wanted to be and not what others thought they should be. Susan recognizes that individuals often act out behaviorally when they can't articulate their words/feelings. Susan prefers to use motivational interviewing and reflective listening with the people she supports. 

 

Steve Oill has worked in the field of human services since 1987. He is currently a Credentialed Family Peer Advocate providing advocacy, emotional and parenting support to parents/guardians who are raising youth with mental health diagnoses at Northern Rivers Family of Services. But at the beginning of his career, at St. Catherine’s Center for Children, he worked with youth who had mental health/serious social-emotional troubles in residential settings. He first became a front-line staff person directly working with youth in group homes. He then became a residential supervisor and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainer. His training, experience and openness to improvement has guided his career through his journey in helping children and families.  

Registration:

https://drny-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtdOCrrT0qHddKRCAX1NttQGCPL--zbIjr

Where: Virtual Webinar

When: May 5, 2021

Program: 1:00 –2:30 PM

 

Have Questions?

Contact Sue Ruff at:

607-724-2111 or

advocate@stic-cil.org

 

 Upon Registration, A link will be sent to you to access this event which will have closed captioning.

ASL interpretation may be available upon request.