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We’re all about STUDENTS, SERVICE, and SOLUTIONS and here are a few upcoming events we want to tell you about this week.


Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health-and-human-services workers, and others how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge, or is in crisis. Topics include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

In this training on Developing Cultural Competence, you will: 

  • Gain a deeper understanding of cultural competence and relevance
  • Explore how biases impact our perception of cultural differences
  • Reflect on how privilege may act as a barrier in development of services and supports for children and families
  • Increase cultural awareness and understand the ways in which culture influences values and behaviors

The Seven Strands of the essential knowledge and skills for English Language Arts and Reading adopted in 2017 should be integrated for instructional purposes beginning the upcoming school year. In this session, special education teachers will carefully analyze the seven strands of the new ELAR TEKS, targeting academic vocabulary, academic progressions, and the interconnected nature of the strands and Student Expectations.

If you’re interested in any of our upcoming events, go to our website – – and click on the “Workshop Registration” tab at the top. Also, click around the homepage while you’re there. And thanks for all you do to serve students!





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