Building Resilience in OST and Beyond

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University Center of Greenville

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225 South Pleasantburg Dr

Greenville, SC 29607

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Attend this session to learn strategies on how to build support for all children experiencing toxic stress .

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Resilience is a strong indicator for an individual's success and healthy lifestyle. Learn how building resilience in school aged children can support social, emotional, and academic development while reducing the effects of toxic stress and trauma.

All participants are able to receive 2.5 training hours from DSS/CCCCD in the topic of Child Guidance!

Tiffany Whitney, Greenville County Schools Social Worker, will facilitate discussion and help guide attendees in learning how to combat the short and long term effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Learn to identify triggers in they children you serve, as well as yourself, and ways to de-escalate emotional/behavioral outbursts.

Come prepared to write your questions for the panel to be read by Tiffany. A Social Emotional Learning (SEL) session will help you take what you learned from the film and form tools that you can use with the children you serve.

Attendees will view Resilience (view trailer) which may elicit strong emotions in viewers as they reflect on trauma they endured during their own childhood. You may enter and leave the room as needed. We will also have individuals that you can talk with to work through those difficult emotions.

No food will be served, please plan accordingly.

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Panel Moderator/Facilitator:

Tiffany Whitney has served as a school social worker within Greenville County Schools since 2003. She is currently a district school social worker and manages the pregnant and parenting program. Tiffany works with students and their families to ensure academic success by providing a coordinated, systematic partnership with academic, health and community agencies.

Panelists:

Dr. Josh Patterson is the proud principal of Sterling School in Greenville, South Carolina with 18 years of professional experience. Under his leadership, Josh has developed school communities that have served as state and national models for meeting the needs of the Whole Child, a framework for addressing students’ comprehensive needs.

Rosa Gonzalez is the Lead School Social Worker for Greenville County Schools. She has worked in the field of social work for the past 40 years in various settings.

Stephanie Knobel is the Executive Director of the YMCA Judson Community Center and has over 25 years of experience working with youth and families. She has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and a graduate degree in Guidance and Counseling both from Clemson University.

Michelle Greco Cunningham, RNC, is the Manager of the Managing Abstinence in Newborns (MAiN) Program and Child Abuse Prevention for Prisma Health Upstate Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health and Advocacy. She received a BA in Sociology from the University of Connecticut, a BSN from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, a certificate in Child Advocacy Studies from USC Upstate, is certified in Maternal Newborn Nursing, Child Birth Education, a Certified Trainer for the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children and Master ACE Trainer. Her passion is advocating for children through prevention, education and awareness addressing the many issues facing children and families today.

Manager for Child Abuse Prevention at PRISMA Health System Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy

SELs Session Presenters:

Amy Clifton Keely has been a part of Communities In Schools of Greenville for over 20 years, most recently as the Director of Training and Technical Assistance. She is passionate about a relationship- and strengths-based approach to improving student behavior and believes that positive experiences, for both parents and children, can spark passions and change lives. Amy has a BS in Psychology from Western Carolina University.

Joy Venable is a Special Project Coordinator with the School Health Promotion team at Prisma Health’s Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy. Joy has over 15 years of experience promoting healthy social and emotional development in children by training parents, educators, and child care providers on Dr. Becky Bailey’s self-regulation program called Conscious Discipline which was a key component in the parenting of her own daughters.

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