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Urban ACEs: How to reach and teach students traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences - 6 CEs

After facilitating a 26 percent decrease in out-of-school suspensions in one year as a dean of students at a Memphis middle school, Dr. Marcus Matthews shares strategies that help educators and parents assist traumatized students self-regulate and de-escalate when in potentially hazardous situations. This brilliant professional development opportunity and book give specific and practical strategies that will help teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents develop healthy and supportive relationships with students who might not have had healthy and supportive relationships with any other adults in years, if ever.

In this class, the instructor uses his personal testimony as a troubled urban student in Memphis along with strategies gained from trauma-informed training to illustrate how youths struggling with adverse childhood experiences can graduate high school and college when supported by using a trauma-informed approach. Matthews’ highly acclaimed guidebook, Urban ACEs: How to Reach and Teach Students Traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences, is written by a Doctor of Education with a documented history of success as a teacher and administrator in urban schools. In addition to that, Dr. Matthews was also a student who suffered from many of the same adverse childhood experiences as the children he serves. His personal testimony, academic credentials, and professional results come together to form the ultimate professional develop class and guidebook for educators and parents who are looking to add to their toolboxes of strategies for supporting traumatized students.

Instructor: Dr. Marcus Matthews is an educator, speaker and author who holds a doctorate in higher and adult education, a master’s in teaching, instruction, and curriculum leadership, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Matthews’ discipline team facilitated a 26 percent decrease in out-of-school suspensions in 2019 while Matthews was a middle school dean of students in Memphis.

“Here at last an honest and compassionate educator places his head, heart and hands into practices that will enhance the lives of urban students who are traumatized by adverse childhood experiences. Dr. Matthews has added to the literature an insightful guide for use by school leaders who seek to make a difference in the lives of children of all levels.” – Dr. Reginald Leon Green, Former Leadership Department Chair, University of Memphis, Author, Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem Based Approach to Implementing the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

“Finally, the defining work on ACEs that educators in the classroom and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been awaiting. Dr. Matthews has provided the Swiss Army Knife of ACEs literature that enables educators and advocates to address the unique challenges of building better children from youth who've been emotionally fractured and physically broken by the devastating impacts of the worst environments. I'm better equipped, now, to create educational opportunities that work for the children burdened by the weight of ACEs.” - TN State Representative, G.A. Hardaway, Sr., Chairman, TN Black Caucus of State Legislators, Visionary and Cofounder of the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences Middle and High Schools

“With Urban ACEs, Dr. Matthews has outlined a framework that is effective not just for helping traumatized students. His ten strategies for managing adverse childhood experiences are easy for students and young professionals alike to implement. I recommend this book as an important step in empowering young people, especially new lawyers, to reach their full potential and not be limited by circumstances from their childhood that were beyond their control. - Nicole Makeda, M.Ed, JD, In-house corporate legal counsel at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Dr. Matthews’ ability to address the issue of adolescent trauma, its impact and practical ways in which educators can overcome in their classroom is unparalleled. This book is a game changer!” – Dr. Patrick Washington, Executive Director, Man Up Teacher Fellowship

“I don’t know the last time I read a book that made me cry, then turned around and taught me a lesson on how to deal with the problem presented. Working in a Title I school, I see many of the situations mentioned in Urban ACEs. I recommend this book for every educator working with students who have experienced trauma or work in an urban school district. Urban ACEs also explains the impact an educator can have on a child's life. - Casaundra M. Smith, Assistant Principal, Jefferson County Public Schools

“Dr. Matthews’ testimonies and strategies are poignant and very relatable for urban stakeholders. The release of Urban ACEs comes at a perfect time to assist school districts with this issue.” - Dr. Roderick Richmond, Executive Director, Student Support Services, Shelby County Schools

This course is targeted, but not limted, to the following: Psychologists; Educators; Social Workers; and Licensed Professionals Counselors.

This live, face-to-face course is for 6 CEs. One CE contact hour is equal to 60 minutes of a learning activity. Attendees must participate in all sessions for which they registered and complete a course evaluation. CE certificates will be issued on the same day and at the end of the class.

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​* Psychologists: Will to Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Will to Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. * Social Workers: Will to Health, Provider #1709, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Will to Health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 04/04/2018-04/04/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 6 ethics continuing education credits. * Licensed Professionals Counselors: Will to Health has been approved by National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP Provider No. 6909, Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Will to Health is solely responsible for all aspects of its programs. * Other Professions: These educational offerings qualify for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Please save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your board for specific filing requirements.

What is the refund policy?

There are no monetary refunds. To receive a transfer credit to a future workshop of equal or lesser value ONLY, cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the start date of workshop.

Any cancellations made less than 72 hours of the start date of workshop will only be eligible for a transfer PLUS will be subject to $50 transfer fee.

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