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Panel: Beyond the Ordinary – Therapeutic Approaches for Students who Live Through Terrible Things

April 22, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
NYC Charter School Center - Training Room
111 Broadway, Suite 604, New York, NY 10006

Presented by Sam Guzzardi

As school social workers and counselors, we work with students struggling with a range of issues including academic difficulties, attention problems, affect regulation, and frustration tolerance. We may also encounter young people who have lived through some of life’s most difficult experiences, including being victims of crime, separation from caregivers, exposure to extreme violence at home or in the community, and other traumatic events. These students are often experienced as “difficult” in the school environment, and consume a large amount of the mental and emotional energy of their counselors.

This panel discussion will be a lively, engaged conversation about how to approach counseling with students who have lived through terrible things. We will hear perspectives from practitioners from a range of settings experienced in working with children and adolescents that have lived through traumatic events. Attendees will leave with new theoretical and practical approaches to serving this population.

Suggested Audience: Counselors

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