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2021 Winter Webinar Series

“Leading Cultures that Prioritize the Well-Being of all Students, Staff and Leaders”

Webinars will be offered from noon to 1:00 p.m.  Paid registrants will have access to all webinar recordings and will receive connection information prior to each webinar.

Wednesday, January 6
"Responding to Trauma: Empowering Students Through Restorative Practices"

Presenter: Cindy Kruse, Cindy Kruse Consulting, LLC, a Responsive Classroom® Consulting Teacher, national trainer for Youth and Mental Health First Aid, a certified Positive Parenting Educator, adjunct professor at Cabrini University, and consultant for West Chester University
Description: Learning environments that provide safety and positive connections between both staff and students benefit all. Building relationships and ensuring safety are critical to creating optimal learning communities for students who have experienced trauma. This webinar will address the fundamental principles, philosophy, and processes of restorative practices; the intersection of restorative practices and trauma sensitive approaches; and strategies that empower students to take responsibility for their relationships and learning.

Wednesday, February 10
"STEP UP Westmoreland: Mental Health Network of Best Practices" (STEP UP = Students, Therapists, Educators, and Parents United in Prevention)

Presenter: Dr. Jason A. Conway, Executive Director, and Dr. Rebecca McGee and Jason Stragand, Student Services Supervisors, Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7
Description: This session explains how the partnership of the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, its 17 public school districts and the Westmoreland County government worked together to create a network of mental health best practices called STEP UP Westmoreland.  Learn how you can create similar partnerships within your community, region, county, and/or Intermediate Unit.​

Wednesday, March 10
"Trauma: Science, Signs & Interventions for K-12 Schools

Presenter: Ashley Kline, Elementary Counselor; Laira Reuscher, Mental Health Specialist; and Dr. Brian Toth, Superintendent, St. Mary’s Area SD
Description: Traumatized children are vulnerable and K-12 schools must provide safe and positive learning environments.  An understanding of the science, signs, and interventions is a must for every school leader. 

Wednesday, April 14
"Leading an Adult SEL Culture"

Presenter: Dr. Francine Endler, Executive Director Central Intermediate Unit 10, former assistant superintendent, director of curriculum, principal, guidance department chairperson, and guidance counselor in the Hollidaysburg Area SD
Description: When adults feel safe in a socially and emotionally rich culture that supports their work and their spirit, they improve their effectiveness and foster student achievement.  Learn how school leaders can model and infuse social and emotional learning into their practices.​
Payment is due in advance of the first webinar in the series. 

Credit card or check payment only.

Series Fee
PASA Members - $120
Non-members - $170

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Direct registration questions to:
Jolene Zelinski

Direct webinar questions to:
Connie Kindler