Title

Structure and Process = Results

First Presenter's Institution

ConVal High School

Second Presenter's Institution

ConVal High School

Third Presenter's Institution

ConVal High School

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Harborside West 2

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Mental & Physical Health

Strand #1

Head: Academic Achievement & Leadership

Strand #2

Head: Academic Achievement & Leadership

Relevance

An array of interventions will be covered that address social, emotional and behavioral needs. We will also include a description of TASC - a flex-block structure that allows for social and behavioral interventions and supports. During TASC, students receive counselor facilitated interventions that support and develop emerging social, emotional and behavioral skills.

Brief Program Description

Imagine what secondary educators could accomplish if they had TIME and a PROCESS to build relationships and customize interventions. This presentation will reveal how ConVal High School discovered avenues to meet the needs of its at-risk population through an innovative flex-block structure, TASC, and a host of evidence based interventions and processes.

Summary

Join us for an energizing and hope inspiring presentation on structure and process that promotes social, emotional and behavioral growth! Learn about what ConVal High School does with RENEW, DBT, ZEN DEN, and a Substance Abuse Task Force to address complex needs of its at-risk population. All of the aforementioned interventions have two things in common: Structure and Process. Structure refers to a dedicated TIME during the school day to respond to emerging or shifting needs. Process refers to the intentional relationships built in the context of structure that aids student growth in social, emotional and behavioral domains.

RENEW is an evidence based tier 3 intervention that uses visual mapping to help students materialize their future aspirations.

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills group is an evidence based intervention that equips depressed and anxious students will coping skills and cognitive restructuring strategies.

ZEN DEN is a weekly mindfulness, meditation and Reiki Group designed to help students decompress and let go of stress.

ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force is a 30 member task force comprised of district and community stakeholders. The task force designs and develops strategies for prevention and intervention in substance abuse.

Evidence

Presenters will share SWIS data, TASC data compiled from "Enriching Students," and DBT pre/post test data to substantiate social, emotional and behavioral growth at ConVal High School.

Learning Objectives

Presenter will provide.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Brian Pickering is the Principal of ConVal High School in Peterborough, NH. He has been involved in NH education for more than twenty-five years. During this time, he has been a teacher, coach, head of the athletic department, assistant principal and principal. Since taking on the leadership of Contoocook Valley High School in 2010, the school has twice been considered a candidate for the NH Excellence in Education Award. In 2014, Mr. Pickering was selected by the NH Association of School Principals as the recipient of the NHASP Role Model Award. In the fall of 2015, he received the Peter Michael Abbott Humanitarian Award. In January 2016, Mr. Pickering received the Principal of the Year Award, conferred by the New Hampshire Association of School Principals. Mr. Pickering has presented at several conferences throughout the country with regards to the ConVal TASC Flexible block structure. Mr. Pickering will also be featured in an upcoming article in the Principal Leadership Magazine.

Emily Read Daniels is a Student Assistance Counselor at ConVal High School. She has a B.A. in Sociology and Women Studies and an M.Ed. in School Counseling from the University of Delaware. She also holds a MBA from Antioch University of New England in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability. She has extensive experience working with at risk youth, ages 3 to 18 and providing support through individual and group counseling. Mrs. Daniels is a trained RENEW facilitator. She is trained in substance abuse counseling, trauma informed re-regulation strategies, DBT counseling techniques and mindfulness. Mrs. Daniels is also a trained REIKI practitioner. She leads the ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force for the ConVal School District.

Kim Chandler is the Director of School Counseling at ConVal High School. She has a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Counseling, both from the University of New Hampshire. She has twenty-one years of experience as a school counselor; ten of those as a director. Mrs. Chandler was selected as Virginia School Counseling Supervisor of the Year in 2010. She is a trained RENEW facilitator and leads the ConVal High School in suicide prevention and assessment. Mrs. Chandler is a member of the ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force.

Keyword Descriptors

emotional regulation, behavioral health, mental health, tier 2, tier 3, interventions, structure, process

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-8-2017 9:45 AM

End Date

3-8-2017 11:30 AM

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Structure and Process = Results

Harborside West 2

Imagine what secondary educators could accomplish if they had TIME and a PROCESS to build relationships and customize interventions. This presentation will reveal how ConVal High School discovered avenues to meet the needs of its at-risk population through an innovative flex-block structure, TASC, and a host of evidence based interventions and processes.