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CES Workshops

The Center for Effective Schools provides training workshops that are designed to meet clear objectives and address specific skills. These workshops are delivered in an “active training” format, through which consultants model the practices (e.g., engagement, acknowledgment strategies) that they teach. Sample one-day workshops include those listed below. The CES also provides consultation to enhance staff’s use of the skills delivered in these trainings.

Behavioral Assessment

  • Initial Line of Inquiry: A Brief Team-Based Functional Assessment
  • Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment

Behavioral Intervention

  • Behavioral Interventions: The Basics
  • Behavioral Interventions: Advanced Strategies
  • Preventing and Responding to Behavior Escalation
  • The Missing Link: Self-Management Interventions
  • Behavioral Consultation in the Schools
  • Interventions for Students with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Interventions for Students with Conduct Problems
  • Developing Effective Behavior Support Plans

Classroom Management

  • Supervising the Emotional Support Classroom
  • Creating a Positive Classroom Environment
  • Behavior Management: Addressing the Building Blocks of Behavior
  • Building Successful Classrooms: Preventing, Teaching, and Responding to Behavior
  • Trauma-Informed Practices in the Classroom
  • Effective Instructional Strategies

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

  • School-wide Positive Behavior Support: Preventing Disruptive Behavior
  • Creating a Positive School Climate: Using the ABCs of Behavior to Design Effective Interventions
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Student Mental Health
  • Productive Problem Solving: The Team-Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) Process
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Self-Care for School Professionals
  • Response-to-Intervention
  • Applying Data-Based Decision Making in Academics

Parent Management and Intervention

  • Fundamentals of Parent Training
  • Toolbox of Parenting Skills
  • Caregiver Self-Care

Understanding and Addressing Trauma

  • Foundations of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Recognizing Trauma
  • Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Universal, Targeted, and Intensive Approaches

Additional Training on Evidence-Based Strategies

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Strategies
  • Acknowledgment Strategies
  • Active Engagement Strategies
  • Aimsweb
  • Data-Based Decision Making
  • Differential Reinforcement
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support Planning
  • Group Contingencies
  • Initial Line of Inquiry for Function-Based Intervention Planning
  • Life Centered Education
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Peer Coaching/Mentoring
  • Performance Feedback
  • Peer Mediation
  • Preventing, Teaching, and Responding Strategies
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Program-wide Positive Behavioral Support (PW-PBS)
  • Relaxation Skills
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS)
  • Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Trauma-Informed Practices
  • Visual Supports – Schedules, First-Then, Social Stories
  • Vocational and Transition Programs for Students