PPTL Summer Programming

We are thrilled to be able to offer our most comprehensive summer programming schedule yet for youth, college students, and adults.  Mental health is complex on a good day so with Covid-19 we know that youth and those leading them need this information now more than ever.  Everything is online making it easily accessible and available for anyone around the world.  There are more programs on the way, too, so keep checking back!

Youth Programming

As students start to head back to school this fall, we know their mental health needs will be higher than ever. We are now offering FREE self-care and healthy coping skills workshops for the remainder of the summer. We would love to present to your group of middle school or high school students to help them prepare for this big transition back. 

If you're interested in scheduling a workshop, please email our Director of Youth Engagement, Emmalee Bowlin at emmalee@pleasepassthelove.org

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Teen & Adult Talks by ForWARD Consulting

Title
Date & Time
Description
Registration
State of Our Lives (adult)
6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4, 8/18 5pm-6pm
FOR BLACK ADULTS/PROFESSIONALS. The state of Black America has been exposed to the community at large.  The murders, social injustices, and subtly/overt racist rhetoric has exhausted us for years.  This space was created so that we all could take pause and unapologetically speak on our emotional, spiritual, and mental wellness. Taught by Breanne Ward, CRC, LMHC
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsfuyqrDksHN1Snbz9f_QmblzK7nZZZ27O
State of Our Lives (youth)
6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4, 8/18 4pm-5pm
FOR BLACK TEENS. The state of Black America has been exposed to the community at large.  The murders, social injustices, and subtly/overt racist rhetoric has exhausted us for years.  This space was created so that we all could take pause and unapologetically speak on our emotional, spiritual, and mental wellness. Taught by Breanne Ward, CRC, LMHC
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdO-oqzgpHtC5dJgRGMiEOuKrXe6ZIj0-
Psychoeducation Counseling Group
Every Thursday 2pm-4pm, Ending 7/30
Bobby Dennis , an intern at ForWard Consulting LLC, will be offering a 7 week psychoeducation counseling group. Each week we will walk through a topic, practice skills, and discuss how we can apply those as part of our daily tools. Topics will include stress & anxiety management, coping strategies, self-care & mindfulness. There will also be opportunities to meet with Bobby during the week for virtual check-ins to discuss group topics and process the groups content.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpc-2tqTwiG9BKUbSQB1l6U258HA0AK7wq

Adult Programs

Online School Mental Health Academy 

Our Online School Mental Health Academy is completely self-paced, so participants can start and finish when they would like. We have two main tracks:

 

1. Certified Staff (teachers, administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, mental health professionals working with schools, etc). The certified staff track in partnership with Drake University can be taken for graduate credit ($210), license renewal credit ($100), or no credit ($35).

 

2. Support Staff (paraprofessionals, bus drivers, community agencies, before and after school programs, nutrition staff, administrative assistants, etc). While the support staff track does not have credit at this time if students complete all five courses they will receive a School Mental Health for Support Staff Certification from Please Pass the Love.  $25 each course or $85 for all five!

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Certified Staff Courses- Links will be live on September 1

Program Name
Dates & Time
Description
Registration
The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching
self-paced course
Trauma-Sensitive Strategies benefit all students and will be critical for schools to use during and after covid-19. This text uses an intersectional lens to explain the impact of trauma on the brain and specific trauma-sensitive strategies and activities schools can use immediately heading into this fall. This is a must-read book that can change the culture to meet the social, emotional, and mental health needs of students, staff, and families. Book Description: “Selected as a 'Favorite Book for Educators in 2018' by Greater Good. From the author of Mindfulness for Teachers, a guide to supporting trauma-exposed students. Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role. In her new book, Tish Jennings?an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning?shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom. In Part I, Jennings describes the effects of trauma on body and mind, and how to recognize them in students' behavior. In Part II, she introduces the trauma-sensitive practices she has implemented in her work with schools. And in Part III, she connects the dots between mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. Each chapter contains easy-to-use, practical activities to hone the skills needed to create a compassionate learning environment.”
http://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-f5b03b05ba1e42c4af42e948178553ef
Basic Mental Health Literacy
self-paced course
Schools are working with countless young people on a daily basis that are coming in with complex mental health and trauma needs. This course will provide participants with basic information regarding mental illnesses, trauma, and suicide prevention to increase cultural competent mental health literacy. The second portion of the course focuses on preventative and responsive strategies within a multi-tiered systems of support in classrooms and school buildings.
http://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-88375eaab80945c7b5749a955465ea01
Building Internal Relationships
self-paced course
Many times classroom climate development and relationship-building are folded into preservice teacher program courses focused on classroom management. The course title, classroom management, sends the message that power is important and children need to be managed. This course will challenge participants to reconceptualize how education views the relationship between students and staff as well as provide a framework for building relationships with students.
http://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-35211f09d4984cdab700330561f5a5af
Racial & Cultural Trauma
self-paced course
An abundance of research argues that perceived discrimination, racism, and stigma increase negative mental health outcomes. These negative outcomes may include experiences of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. What do we do when schools are creating these experiences for students of color? This course takes a critical approach to understand and address how the role of schools in creating trauma for students before exploring strategies to improve school experiences for racially and culturally diverse students.
http://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-a9010e10c3dc4f8cb4ad48e1444912ad

Support Staff Courses 

Program Name
Dates & Time
Description
Registration
Self-Care for Support Staff
self-paced course
Participants in this course will get a basic introduction to how stress impacts their own brain functioning, strategies for reducing stress, and how to take care of themselves to better be able to take care of those around them.
https://www.pleasepassthelove.org/smh-academy
Reducing Undesired Student Behaviors for Support Staff
self-paced course
Participants in this course will get a basic introduction to preventative strategies, de-escalation techniques, and response strategies to effectively reduce undesired student behaviors.
https://www.pleasepassthelove.org/smh-academy
Trauma-Informed Care for Support Staff
self-paced course
Participants in this course will get a basic introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), the impact of toxic stress on the brain, resiliency, and how to effectively work with children that have been exposed to childhood trauma.
https://www.pleasepassthelove.org/smh-academy
Suicide Prevention for Support Staff
self-paced course
Participants in this course will get a basic introduction to suicide prevention including warning signs, what to do, and myths versus facts.
https://www.pleasepassthelove.org/smh-academy
Basic School Mental Health Literacy for Support Staff
self-paced course
Participants in this course will get a basic introduction to what mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD may look like in schools and strategies for effectively working with students.
https://www.pleasepassthelove.org/smh-academy

Book Studies 

We are excited to be launching a series of book studies throughout the summer for adults working with students including teachers, administrators, para-professionals, school counselors, and many more. Dr. Jennifer Ulie-Wells will facilitate the much-needed conversations to meet student mental, emotional, and social needs using an intersectional lens.  The book studies are thought-provoking, challenging, and only for those that really want to do whatever it takes to meet student, staff, and family needs.  If you’re ready to be challenged and elevate your expertise, these are must-join opportunities. These can be taken for no-credit ($35) or for license renewal credit ($100). All book studies will start with a pre-recorded engagement class that will be emailed to you prior to the start of class.

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Program Name
Dates & Time
Description
Registration
The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching
10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/14, 11/18 6-8pm
Trauma-Sensitive Strategies benefit all students and will be critical for schools to use during and after covid-19. This text uses an intersectional lens to explain the impact of trauma on the brain and specific trauma-sensitive strategies and activities schools can use immediately heading into this fall. This is a must-read book that can change the culture to meet the social, emotional, and mental health needs of students, staff, and families. Book Description: “Selected as a 'Favorite Book for Educators in 2018' by Greater Good. From the author of Mindfulness for Teachers, a guide to supporting trauma-exposed students. Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role. In her new book, Tish Jennings?an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning?shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom. In Part I, Jennings describes the effects of trauma on body and mind, and how to recognize them in students' behavior. In Part II, she introduces the trauma-sensitive practices she has implemented in her work with schools. And in Part III, she connects the dots between mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. Each chapter contains easy-to-use, practical activities to hone the skills needed to create a compassionate learning environment.”
http://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-f5b03b05ba1e42c4af42e948178553ef
Racial and Healing Handbook
6/22, 6/24, 6/29, 7/1, 7/6, 7/8, 7/13, 7/15, 7/20, 7/22 10am-12pm
This course will read The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh PhD, LPC. This highly reflective and engaging text will serve as a step-by-step guide to explore our own intersectional identities, increase our race-consciousness, recognize our roles in racism, acknowledge how systems and people create racial & cultural trauma for students, staff & families of color, and use the practice to create spaces of healing for students and schools.
https://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-f675a0f2c25a45d58e536a0a4517545e
Suicide in Schools
6/30, 7/2, 7/7, 7/9, 7/14, 7/16, 7/21 10am-12pm
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in the United States. Every school needs a strong, comprehensive suicide prevention program with evidence-based practices. This course will use Suicide in Schools by Erbacher, Singer & Poland as the book study text. This is a more intensive and highly informative text appropriate for teachers, school counselors, administrators, school psychs, social workers, and mental health professionals.
https://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-75c9ab82c635475a97bcc9508e24e560
The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching
7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/27, 7/28, 7/29 1pm-3pm
In Tish Jenning’s critically acclaimed book, Trauma-Sensitive Strategies benefit all students and will be critical for schools during and after covid-19. This text uses an intersectional lens to explain the impact of trauma on the brain and specific trauma-sensitive strategies and activities schools can use immediately heading into this fall. This is a must-read book that can change the culture to meet the social, emotional, and mental health needs of students, staff, and families.
https://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-227d158f65c24ae6b7740136a59e6a47
"These Kids are Out of Control": Why We Have to Reimagine "Classroom Management" for Equity
7/6, 7/7, 7/8, 7/9, 7/13, 7/14, 7/15 1pm-3pm
Dr. Milner and team must-read book addresses that teachers are often prepared to use ineffective power and control laden strategies to “keep students in line.” This book uses a culturally responsive lens to discuss the evidence-based practices that improve school & classroom cultures, engage students, and allow students and staff to thrive. Schools have the opportunity to build equitable environments that ultimately reduce and eliminate undesired behaviors.
https://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-9c8ba2565c69418baa99ee14288b622f
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain
6/18, 6/22, 6/23, 6/25, 6/29, 6/30, 7/2 1pm-3pm
To discuss school mental health including the mental wellness of students, staff, and families, the discussion needs to be intersectional recognizing the impact that school systems have to improve or erode mental health. Zaretta Hammond’s Book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain takes readers into the heart of the issue with leading brain research and critical culturally responsive instruction.
https://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-9fc502e9a7ce45a98c3cae710363c88a

FREE Lunch and Learn Webinars 

Our lunch & learn webinars are free hour-long opportunities to get critical social emotional and mental Health strategy and resources to meet the increased needs of students, staff, and families during and after Covid-19.

Program Name
Dates & Time
Description
Registration
Return to Learn Part I
6/16 12pm-1pm
Maximize the Summer to Be Ready to Meet Social-Emotional Needs of Students, Staff and Families in the Fall
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdeqrrzkpGddehLnfxNpT62eKKlFdY8Ka
Return to Learn Part II
7/21 12pm-1pm
The Biggest Return on Investment: Meeting Mental Health Needs of Staff & Families
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdeqrrzkpGddehLnfxNpT62eKKlFdY8Ka
Return to Learn Part III
8/11 12pm-1pm
Get Ready for to Return to Something You’ve Never Experienced
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdeqrrzkpGddehLnfxNpT62eKKlFdY8Ka

Multi-Lingual Programs

We are so excited to announce our multilingual programs.  We are rapidly adding more so keep checking back!

Program NAme
Dates & Time
Description
Registration
COVID-19: El impacto emocional en niños con antecedentes de victimización
7/30 3pm-4pm
Nuestros jóvenes y niños están experimentando ansiedad, depresión, inseguridad y aislamiento a consecuencia de las restricciones del COVID-19. Como padres, necesitamos estar conscientes para proveerles las herramientas esenciales relacionadas al manejo de su salud mental. Adicionalmente, es importante estar alerta y prevenir decaídas mayores a jóvenes con historial de victimización. Taught by Maria Alonzo-Diaz, MS
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrfuuvqz4uHNaItwnBl7rKGxIovlPEMMG_
Nuestro sistema nervioso durante la pandemia, moviéndonos del distanciamiento hacia conexión
6/25 10am-11am
Estamos pasando tiempos con mucho cambio e incertidumbre. Este taller es una conversación sobre como la pandémica impacta nuestra vida familiar y personal desde el punto de vista psicológico. Con un entendimiento sobre lo que nos pasa podemos organizarnos mejor y vivir con menos estrés y mayor conexión. Se compartirán algunas estrategias en contra del desgano, el estrés, la tristeza, y la soledad. Taught by Carlos Canales, Psy.D., FAGPA
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrf--tqDIsHdVE2BcSeHuJ9JZrqkwY8ix7
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