Friday, October 29, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Churchill Center & School 
1021 Municipal Center Drive
Town & Country, MO 63131

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Mary Brotherton 

Community Outreach Speaker Series

Featuring :  Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA

Presented by the Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax F. Pollnow Outreach Fund


Practical Trauma-Informed Strategies
to Reduce Anxiety in Students
Oct. 29, 2021
9:00 - 3:00, lunch provided
Open to all area educators

This FREE program is made possible by the

Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax F. Pollnow Outreach Fund

With up to one in three children struggling with anxiety in this country, overwhelmed adults require a new approach as well as a practical and easy-to-implement toolkit of strategies that work.  In the time of COVID19, and the subsequent societal changes, anxiety has become ever-present in students of all ages. It is probable that during a pandemic that heavily impacts everyday life, levels of anxiety in children and teens are even higher, and the possibility of subsequent trauma greater. 

Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, accurate thinking, and self-monitoring in students.  Virtual classroom and traditional classroom examples will be shared.

Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst,

special educator, as well as a consultant to schools internationally (www.jessicaminahan.com). Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public-school systems.  She is the co-author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).

You must be fully vaccinated to attend.  An email will follow your registration with direction on how to confirm your vaccination status.

Masks will be required.

Spaces are limited - register early!