Youth Development News from OCM BOCES Instructional Support

December 2016

In the blog by Robert L. Listenbee, one can gain an understanding of the treatment of LGBTQI-GNC in the Juvenile Justice System.   This blog also assists us in reflecting on how this population is treated in different setting
A Chance for LGBTQI-GNC and Two-Spirit Youth – Blog from

A great resource for Social and Emotional Learning is CASEL.  Click this link to gain further information about resources to support SEL in your school.

This Bullying Prevention Training Course maybe helpful to staff as we continue to diminish the effects of bullying on students.

Speak Now is a resource out of Colorado that will assist adults in having conversations with young people about how to avoid issues with alcohol and drugs.  Check out these age appropriate conversations that will encourage open dialogue.

Professional Development Opportunities from Youth Development

Professional Development

Social Work CEU’s

(Cost $25.00 per credit hour)
MLP/Xenegrade pending Register here

  • Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating Emotions - RULER (Penny Williams)
    Monday, January 30th/Main Campus/Seneca Large/Syr/8:30-3:30
    Emotions matter for all of us and especially for children.  How we feel affects our learning, the decisions we make, how we treat others, and our personal well-being.  Learn about this curriculum that can be adopted to work with adults and children.  This research based program comes out of Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Executive Functioning Deficits (Dominique Ricciardelli)
    Tuesday, February 14th /Main Campus/Seneca Large/Syr/8:30 – 3:30
    Participants will learn about the diagnostic criteria for ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Strategies will be given that include academic, social and behavioral supports. Participants will also understand the role of executive functioning in the brain and practical strategies for supporting students with EF deficits.

  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention (Maxine Block)
    Thursday, March 2nd/Main Campus/Seneca Large/Syr/8:30-3:30
    This course will begin with an overview of the topic of suicide, including statistics about the prevalence of suicide, review of data and identified vulnerable populations.  This will include a discussion of demographic and environmental factors, and will also address the connection between suicide and self-harming.  Most of the session will focus on reviewing the process of suicide risk assessment, including a comprehensive discussion of identifying and responding to overt and suspected suicide risks.  Effective strategies for immediate evaluation and response to suicide ideation and behavior will be discussed, including safety and crisis planning and obtaining consultation as needed.

School Counselors Round Tables and Trainings

(No Cost) Sign up on MLP

  • ASCA Training
    Thursday, December 15th/Owasco/Syr/8:30-2:30
    Register here

  • Counselor Round Table
    Friday, January 6th/Owasco/Syr/8:30-11:00
    Topic:  Graduation Requirements and Problem Gambling Prevention
    Register here

  • Counselor Round Table
    Thursday, April 6th/Owasco/Syr/8:30-11:00
    Register here

Dignity Act CoSer Trainings

(sign up on MLP)

The Youth Development Department is now able to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid to our districts when they add the Mental Health Component to the Dignity CoSer.  Please contact Penny Williams for more information.

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
    Tuesday, January 10th/Main Campus/Owasco/Syr/8:00-4:30 (Limit 30)

    This class is an 8 hour public education program which teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.
    Register here

HELPS Trainings

(working with Prevention Network)

  • Science of Addiction (Kathy A Miller)
    Wednesday, January 18th/Canandaigua/Syr/8:30-11:00
    No Cost (MLP pending)
    The training provides individuals with a better understanding of addiction and recovery.  This workshop will explore:  the neuroscience of addiction and recovery, the impact of addiction on the brain and the science behind the entire process. 
  • Drug Trends/Prevention (Brad Fetes and Elizabeth Toomey)
    Thursday, March 9th/Canandaigua/Syr/8:30-11:00
    $25.00 per person payable to Prevention Network

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