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Professional Development Lunch and Learn “Get a Grit! Moving Past the Trauma Toward Fostering Resiliency”

First Children Services

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

Professional Development Lunch and Learn “Get a Grit!...

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You are cordially invited to First Children Services’ professional development lunch and learn:

 

“Get a Grit! Moving Past the Trauma

Toward Fostering Resiliency”

Presented by Susan Goldman, MEd, Director of Community

Educational Services, First Children Services &

Caitlin Summers, LPC, Program Supervisor, First Children Services

 

Ms. Goldman and Ms. Summers will be presenting on helping students

adapt to adversity, trauma, stress, and uncertainty and creating a “safe” learning environment where children can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

12:00pm-1:30pm

 

Hong Kong Fusion

1998 Marlton Pike East

Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

 

This is a free event. Attendees will receive a professional development certificate for one hour.


Susan Goldman is Director of Community Educational Services supervising and recruiting for First Children’s school staffing and home instruction services. Susan received a Bachelor of Arts in Education and History at Monmouth University. Susan has served as a middle school teacher of mathematics. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Susan wore many hats as a mentor, staff developer, teacher leader, peer coach, student council, and peer to peer adviser. She earned her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Kean University and subsequently held positions in supervision and math coaching/consulting. Her experiences and qualifications allow her to effectively recruit and supervise highly qualified teachers and staff for the First Children’s many programs. Susan also oversees and conducts successful educational programs throughout the state of NJ.


Caitlin Summers is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and currently serves as the Program Supervisor of Behavioral Health Services at First Children Services. Caitlin comes to the agency after serving as a clinician working with children, adolescents, and families in the NJ foster and adoptive care system. She has an extensive background working with youth suffering from various mental health diagnoses, behavioral difficulties, trauma, and crisis’. Caitlin currently holds a certification as a Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral therapist. Ms. Summers sees the high importance of acknowledging and addressing the unresolved trauma of the individuals she serves. Caitlin has received numerous trainings on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Nurtured Heart approach, mindfulness, ASD and I/DD, and positive behavioral support interventions as well as behavioral modifications. Currently, she is working on obtaining her certification as a CBT clinician. She believes strongly in the continued need to grow programming with the goal of providing the most therapeutically and ethically appropriate services to families served always taking a mindful and individualized approach with the individuals she is working with. Caitlin is a creative, passionate and out of the box clinician. Ms. Summers received her Bachelors of Art in Psychology from The Richard Stockton College of NJ and her master’s degree in community counseling: marriage, couple, and family counseling and therapy from The College of New Jersey.

Please register by March 13, 2020.

 

 

 

Have questions about Professional Development Lunch and Learn “Get a Grit! Moving Past the Trauma Toward Fostering Resiliency” ? Contact First Children Services

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Hong Kong Fusion
1998 Marlton Pike East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)


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