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January 4, 2022  |  8:00 a.m.

Virtual Training

Thank you for attending the Cobb County Summit!

We hope to see you next year.

You are invited to attend the Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives Summit!

School counselors from the Cleveland City Schools, Bradley County Schools and the surrounding districts are invited to attend these informative sessions at the Peerless Road Church. Lunch will be provided. See the schedule below.

Everyone will also have the opportunity to shop at the NCYI Resource Center. Each of the Cleveland City Schools and Bradley County Schools will receive a gift certificate to be used to select resources on-site, compliments of their school district.

Sponsored By

Featured Presenter

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Melissa Louvar Reeves

Dr. Melissa A. Louvar Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LPC recently served as President of the National Association of School Psychologists (2016-17). She is currently an Associate Professor at Winthrop University, SC in the psychology department and school psychology graduate program and a senior consultant with Sigma Threat Management Associates, PA. Dr. Reeves is a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed special education teacher, licensed professional counselor, and former district coordinator of social/emotional/behavioral services. She has over 20 years’ experience working in public schools and a private school, in addition to providing mental health services in day and residential treatment settings.

Dr. Reeves is the author and co-author of many books, including two in the 15-Minute Focus series: Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences and Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management for K-12 Schools.

This workshop will provide participants with specific cognitive-behavioral intervention strategies to utilize with children and adolescents in a school setting. Specific topics to be covered include anxiety, school refusal, depression, ADHD, aggression, traumatic stress, bullying. Specific workshop objectives include an overview of the components underlying cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), how to utilize and teach cognitive-behavioral strategies in a school setting, and the integration and generalization of skills to the educational setting and academic instruction. Specific examples of techniques and activities will be shared.
Participants will learn:

  • The components, basic tenets, and goals of CBT
  • Understand the research-base and efficacy underlying specific components to CBT
  • How to utilize and teach cognitive-behavioral strategies in a school setting
  • Specific types of activities that can be conducted with students
  • How to integrate and generalize skills to the educational setting and academic instruction

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January 4, 2022

8:00 am – 12:30 pm  
Hosted virtually with keynote speaker

8:00 am – 8:20 am   
Check-in, Welcome, and Introduction of Sponsors

8:20 am – 12:30 pm (with break)
Featured Presentation by Melissa Louvar Reeves – Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies for Children and Adolescents

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm   
Hosted face-to-face with each vertical team at Pearson Middle School

NCYI Resource Center

NCYI Showcase books

This is a virtual opportunity for you to personally review and purchase curriculum, activity and small group manuals, books, videos, DVDs and CDs. NCYI has the newest and best guidance resource materials available from America’s foremost publishers in Classroom Guidance, Character Education, Bullying Prevention/Intervention, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Separation Issues, Grief Recovery, Learning Disabilities and Social Skills Training.

Each attendee will receive a generous coupon/voucher to shop in the NCYI Virtual Product Showcase starting in the days following the summit! You will get the opportunity to shop for resources in the Virtual Showcase. Shopping will end on January 14th at midnight. Please note that NCYI accepts all major credit cards for additional purchases.

NCYI Showcase books

Practical Guidance Resources Educators Can Trust

National Center for Youth Issues, or NCYI, is a national non-profit organization that publishes and distributes guidance resource materials for schools. In addition to publishing its own publications, NCYI represents over 40 different publishers of educational resources. They also provide training opportunities for educators through on-site training services, as well as regional and state-wide conferences.