Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd. Ste A
Hamilton, OH 45011

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Your Trainer:

Rubén G. Perez has been in education since 1988.
His firsthand experience with students considered at-risk (school dependent) comes from various positions. In K–8 he taught general education, English language learners, and preforming arts. As a district administrator for K–12, he focused on closing the achievement gap, teacher retention, economic and cultural diversity, and districtwide dropout interventions. He specialized in working with students who felt disenfranchised with school and the community around them. He is well familiar with effective techniques that work with students who are predisposed to tantrums and apathy. He explores the intersection between trauma, resiliency and race through the lens of implicit bias. 

Perez was the director and supervisor of an off-campus tutoring program for a Section 8 apartment complex where he wrote curriculum and managed both teachers and students. He also served as an advisor on professional development, economic/cultural diversity, classroom management, gender differences, forming school culture/climate, and he served on a board for various in-district and out-of-district committees. 

Perez is the creator of Welcome to U.S. Schools: A Guide for Spanish-Speaking Immigrant Parents. This video is in Spanish with English subtitles targeting Spanish-speaking parents. It aids in their transition to a new environment by highlighting cultural and academic differences that are often the source of conflict and confusion.

Read more about Rubén Here


Lauren Perry
FCFC Training Coordinator
Butler County Family & Children First Council
(513) 785-6770 (office)


Emotional Poverty Workshop 

Every evening on the news, there are multiple stories about violence and anger erupting. Workplace and school violence are increasingly a reality. Using a brain-based approach, this session looks at the underlying causes of anger, anxiety, and violence; how they develop; and the tools that can be used to change those responses. Emotions are processed 200 to 5,000 times faster than thought. To change behavior, the motivation for the behavior must be changed. This session will provide understandings on how that can be used with family, relationships, institutions, and oneself.


  • Provides understandings of origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance--Gives a language to talk about brain regulation, integration, and emotional competence
  • Provides tools to address and reduce anger, anxiety, avoidance, and violence
  • Helps professionals manage the "dance” that occurs between the providers and clients
  • Provides the tools to motivate good behavior
  • Identifies some of the ways males and females process emotion differently
  • Explains the “emotional noise” in an enviornment and how to address it

Cost: $25.00 (includes the book Emotional Poverty in All Demographics). 

* Coffee and water provided, lunch is on your own.

CEUs: 5.5 Social Work CEUs are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center approved & awarded by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & MFT Board Approval RSX050901. 5.5 Contact Hours for Educators

Target Audience:  Community Health Workers, Educators, Social Workers, Home Visitors, Case Managers, Community Members, Etc.


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