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Breakthrough Strategies to Teach & Counsel Troubled Students

Oct 11, 2018 - 09:00 AM - Oct 12, 04:00 PM
Youth Change Workshops
15686, Sequoia Pkwy

ZIP: 97224

Bring your most serious “kid problems” with you to the next Breakthrough Strategies to Teach & Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop, and you’ll receive hundreds of practical, problem-stopping, ready-to-use K-12 behavior and classroom management interventions on the spot. This inservice workshop effectively and thoroughly delivers the best answers for your students’ worst social, emotional, behavioral, and classroom management problems.

The Breakthrough Strategies to Teach & Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop equips you with 200 ready-to-use, more effective strategies to turnaround defiant, unmotivated, difficult, truant, violent, conduct disordered, oppositional, emotionally disturbed, depressed, non-compliant, learning disabled, and withdrawn youth and children ages 5 through 18.

The SpeakerWiki and SpeakerMix Top 10 educational workshop zeros in on your most serious and persistent student behavior problems and then transforms you into a walking encyclopedia of the newest and best interventions that exist. The course instructor is veteran professional development speaker Ruth Herman Wells, M.S.

This powerful professional development workshop floods you with  innovative solutions that are more effective than conventional approaches. Counselor, juvenile justice, social work, foster care, and teacher workshops just don’t get any more practical, intense and useful than this popular event.

If you teach, work, counsel, mentor, foster parent, or case manage children and youth who struggle socially, emotionally or in school, you will use every word of this powerhouse workshop. This professional development workshop won’t waste a second of your time. Every minute is filled with strategy after strategy, all designed to prevent or better manage student behavioral, emotional, social and in-school problems.

In the first minutes of the workshop, you will be asked to name the specific problem areas and ages that you want to cover.. You’ll walk out the door at the end of the workshop with 200 powerful, problem-stopping answers.

The course workbook (shown here) includes behavior and classroom management strategies and resources from our popular books, including our best selling Temper and Tantrum Tamers. On this page you can also see some of the reproducible, ready-to-use student behavior improvement worksheets you will find inside your course workbook. You will also receive cutting-edge, behavior and classroom management lesson plans full of activities, strategies, methods, and tools to rapidly facilitate change in even your most hard-to-reach students.

Teachers, counselors, social workers, psychologists, principals and juvenile court workers have travelled from Japan, Australia, Norway and Guam to attend this one-of-a-kind professional development workshop.

Other youth professionals have criss crossed the U.S. to attend, or braved winter snow storms to attend the Breakthrough Strategies to Teach & Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop. Still other dedicated educators and mental health workers have spent hours stuck in traffic in order to attend, only to later write on their evaluation forms that the class was “still well worth the trip.”

On evaluation forms from educational tutors, substitute teachers, child therapists, after-school workers, residential treatment staff, teaching assistants and others, we sometimes learn that the participant had forfeited a day of pay in order to be able to attend the  workshop but that it was “well worth a full day’s pay.”

Fee: $169 for 2 days, $259 for 2 days with 11 book Breakthrough Strategies Series to
Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth set, $129 for 1 day.
 Scholarships: Call to get an $84 Work-Study slot: 1.800.545.5736.
 Locations: Seattle: Seattle: Hampton Inn, 188520 28th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98188 (Map)
Portland: Courtyard Marriott, 15686 Sequoia Pkwy, Tigard, OR 97224 (Map)
 Times: Register: 9 AM; Class: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM* (*Seattle, Friday Class 8:30 AM – 3 PM )
 Optional $55 College Credit & 10 Free Clock Hours


Workshop Instructor:

Ruth is your trainer for the Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Students Workshop. Ruth won’t waste a second of your time. She packs every minute with the exact behavior and classroom management strategies you need. You’re not going to believe how much useful information can be packed into a single behavior and classroom management workshop.

By the end of this workshop, you’re going to feel like you have a mental health expert standing with you in your classroom or office, guiding you every step of the way. You’re going to feel like you have the targeted, real-world behavior management interventions that weren’t included in your professional training.

Ruth Herman Wells is one of the country’s top experts on student behavior problems, group and classroom management, school violence, work refusal and children’s mental health.

For nearly two decades, Ruth has trained thousands of youth professionals annually. She is a popular keynote speaker and featured presenter at national education, justice and mental health conference events.

In 2011, SpeakerWiki ranked Ruth as the #4 trainer for elementary education events, #8 for K-12 educational administrator events, and #9 for high school educators. She is a longtime, featured columnist for SEEN Magazine, and her popular behavior change posters have “starred” in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies, and on many U.S. and Canadian TV shows.

Ruth is the author of dozens of behavior and classroom management books and articles on children’s social, emotional, family, and behavior problems. Ruth’s work has been featured in The Orlando Sentinel, Monterey Herald, The Oregonian, Adolescence MagazineThe Corrections Compendium, and the Child Welfare Report. Her methods are designed to work when conventional approaches fail. Her most popular books include The Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth series and The Quickest Kid Fixer-Uppers.

Ruth knows your students and your site. She cares about you and your students. She’ll flood you with the newest and best solutions that exist to reach even your most unreachable youngsters. You bring the problems. Ruth will bring your answers.


Workshop College Credit, Clock Hours, CEUs

Tuition is $55 for 1 graduate or undergraduate credit from a regionally accredited university. You register upon arrival at the workshop for college credit.

The Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Students Workshop includes a certificate for 10 clock hours without any additional charge.

10 clock hours are offered for many disciplines including MFTs, Psychologists, Social Workers, and the workshop is designed to meet the standards for Oregon Counselor hours. 10 Oregon Teacher Professional Development Units (PDUs) are offered, but by taking the course for credit, 20 PDUs may be earned. “Official” Washington State Teacher Clock Hours are offered, but these hours require a $20 additional fee mandated by the state.

All college credit and clock hour policies are dictated by various boards and government bodies and are subject to change at any time so this information can change. Check with your board or government regulator to confirm this information reflects current rules.

College credit and hours can also be earned from our online Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Students Workshop.

Workshop Reviews

“I just can’t wait to share your ideas with our staff. I really loved the way you tailored the interventions to the type of student. It was refreshing to finally get to attend a workshop where the presenter actually presented and didn’t fill the workshop with ‘touchy feely’ activities with little relevance.”
Sally McAfee, Coordinator of Alternative Education, Corvallis, OR

“We were desperate and there is now hope.”
Sandra Carpenter, Teacher, Lancaster High School, Lancaster, OH

“Incredibly useful. Inspiring.”
Caryn Curry, Counselor, Lincoln Elementary School, East Chicago, IN

“I attended a workshop several years ago…5, 6 or 7 years…I don’t quite remember. But I remember the impact that workshop made on me like it was yesterday. I remember you handing out little strips of paper, giving each participant about 15 pieces of paper, with a wide range of problems young people face every day. Some were simply life situations, grandmother’s death, argument with best friend. But some were so horrific…being molested, being hungry with no food in the future, being beaten. I realized that day that I never know what a kid may be facing everyday. So thank you again for that lesson that I have kept with me every day in working with my kids.”
Cathy Harper, Mother Lode Job Training, Sonora, CA.

“Fantastically practical!”
John Taracko, Ohio Dept of Youth Justice Services, Columbus, OH

“10 on a scale of 1 to 10. I have been working with pre-school children, Headstart and High School students as a tutor. This session was very beneficial for me and the other academic instructors. I wouldn’t change anything. It was great.”
Elisa Mendoza, Coolidge High School District, Coolidge, AZ

“I didn’t realize how much useful information could be crammed into 2 days.”
Charles Groemer, Teacher, Bloomington, IN

“Because there has been such a huge change in students today vs. students from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, much more of this information needs to be available to all educators.”
Rose Hansen, Teacher, Mesa AZ Public Schools Alternative Ed

“Excellent! These techniques will work with even the most difficult students.”
Chris Adams, Teacher, Lockhart, TX Schools

Please contact Marilyn Turner: Phone: +1 929 900 1853  
Email: marilyn.turner [a] for registrations


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