Where

Virtual Workshops via Zoom   


 

Contact

Wendi McMullen 
Rainbow Days, Inc. 
214-887-0726 
wendim@rainbowdays.org 
  

Join us for the

Rainbow Days Training

Summer 2022

"Five Fridays" Workshop Series

Rainbow Days Training is pleased to announce the Summer 2022 "Five Fridays" Virtual Workshop Series. Join us on five Friday mornings this summer, from 9:30am-11:00am, as we learn more about important topics facing our communities today!  

Cost: $40 per workshop. You will receive 1.5 CEs for each completed workshop. 

For discount information when registering large groups and/or full series registration, please contact Wendi McMullen, Rainbow Days Training Manager, at wendim@rainbowdays.org.

Full attendance is required. We are unable to provide partial workshop credit.

The Path to Resilience for Prevention Professionals
 
 Friday, July 8th 9:30am-11:00am
presented by Cathey Brown

 

As prevention specialists we are committed to the emotional, mental and behavioral health of the children and youth we serve. We are aware of the importance of helping them become more resilient and ensuring protective factors are in place for their wellbeing.

BUT what about us? What protective factors are in place to help us become more resilient in the stressed filled, demand laden world we live in? We know self-care is important, but it can sometimes feel like just another “to do” list, stressing us out, or just suggestions on how to “pull ourselves up by the bootstraps” more effectively!            

In a guided, self-reflective format, we will begin by acknowledging our current realities of competing personal, family, and vocational priorities in a world environment in which we have little control; moving quickly to focusing on the paths we can take toward enhancing or putting in place protective factors and building upon our own resilience. 

It's All Connected 
 
 Friday, July 15th 9:30am-11:00am
presented by Cathey Brown

 

As children many of us learned the song “Dem Dry Bones.” Lyrically we were taught the connections of our skeletal structure. Many of us still remember these connections today! Our marvelous bodies are also connected in many other ways, one area often impacting how well the others function. Additionally, we have interpersonal connections to families, communities, social groups, co-workers, faith communities, etc.

Daily we witness how national and world events are connected. One of the significant losses of the COVID pandemic were the repercussions of disconnections. Still adjusting to the ever-changing COVID realities, we are also experiencing (directly or indirectly) how connected local, national and international events are: stalled supply chains; inflation; mass shootings; soaring gas prices; political discord; international tensions and wars, etc. When depression, anxiety, and stress are escalating, and we need meaningful connections. We continue to experience disconnections. Educators are dedicated to being part of the solution and helping their students. but may find themselves stuck in a cycle of stress inducing circumstances over which they have little to no control. Where do we even begin?

Mindset Matters 

Friday, July 22nd 9:30am-11:00am
presented by Krystal Skaggs
     

 Have you ever thought about the difference between a “growth mindset” and a “fixed mindset”? What do they really mean? Where do they come from? Are we born with them? There is a significant difference between students with a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset. In this workshop, we will explore the difference between them. We will also consider the implications they have on successful learning and the ability to change and grow while we delve into a variety of strategies.

 

They Do What? Facts About Emerging Drugs

Friday, July 29th 9:30am-11:00am
presented by Jill Darling
  

Drugs are changing all the time and it’s difficult to stay current on all of the new and trending drugs on the street. This training will provide prevention educators with information regarding the new and upcoming drugs, drugs of concern, and new trends for old drugs. This will provide information on emerging drugs within the United States and also internationally. 

Energize Your Life, Work & Team

Friday, August 5th 9:30am-11:00am

presented by Jill Darling

 Everyone faces challenges.  And every person, organization and team has to overcome negativity and adversity to redefine who they are and reignite their passion.  This workshop will explore ten “rules” for approaching life and work that leads to true accomplishment.  

 

About our Speakers

Cathey Brown, M.Ed., Rainbow Days Founder & CBSG Program Developer 

Cathey Brown is the Founder of Rainbow Days, Inc. and Developer of the Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG) Program. She maintains her passion for helping children overcome adversity and reach their potential.  Rainbow Days has served more than 225,000 children locally and through Rainbow Days Training trained more than 55,000 professionals and volunteers in 44 states, Ecuador and England.

A noted speaker, consultant, trainer and facilitator Cathey conducts workshops throughout the country on nonprofit capacity building and leadership development.  She is a Master Facilitator of Peter Drucker’s The Five Most Important Questions Self-Assessment Tool, was a Stanford University Center for Social Innovation FellowFrances Hesselbein Community Innovation Fellow, and a recipient of the inaugural Visionary Award from the Betty Ford Center.

Jill Darling 

Jill is an Independent Education Consultant. During her 30 years in education, Jill was the Richardson ISD Director of Student Assistance Programs where she led a department of 12 different drug and violence prevention programs that were in place on 55 campuses.  In 2015 Jill was awarded the “Individual Promise Award” for her work in the substance use/misuse community.  And, in 2014, she received the prestigious state level “Lone Star Award” from the Texas Association of Substance Abuse Programs again for her work in the substance use/misuse and prevention fields.  In 2012 Jill was awarded “Administrator of the Year” for RISD.  Jill trains in Bullying Prevention, R time, Student Assistance Programs, Developmental Assets, Peer Meditation, Current Drug-Trends, and the Rainbow Days' Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG) Program.  She has presented trainings and conference workshops at the local, state, national and international levels.  In her free time, Jill loves to travel, camp, exercise and cook.

 

Krystal Skaggs, M.Ed., LPC 

Krystal Skaggs is a graduate of Texas A&M, Commerce and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters in Counseling.  She has 25 years of experience working in education, 15 of which have been as a school counselor and 6 as a behavior specialist at the district alternative educational placement facility.  Krystal also has her Texas principal certification.  Mental health is a passion of Krystal's.  She is an LPC and has a private practice in Dallas, Texas.  She has worked in a variety of settings in her professional career giving her a unique insight into the needs of children and the obstacles they face in school and in life.  

REGISTRATION TIPS:

  • YOU MAY ONLY REGISTER ONCE. So please select all of the workshops you wish to attend the first time before completing the registration process.
  • Read through the complete list of workshop offerings and choose the workshops you would like to attend. Please be sure and check your calendar availability for each date and time. 
  • Once your workshop selection is complete, click "submit." Please note that once you click "submit" you are no longer able to make changes to your workshop selections. 
  • Upon submission, you will be asked to select your payment option. Once you pay you are REGISTERED! You will receive an email to confirm your registration. This email will NOT contain specific workshop information, so mark your calendar prior to paying. 
  • THE DAY PRIOR to each scheduled workshop, you will receive an email with the Zoom login information and any necessary handouts. 
  • When the workshop is completed and attendance is verified, you will receive an email with a link to the evaluation. 
  • Once the evaluation is completed and submitted, you will receive your 1.5 hour CE certificate within two weeks.