10-20-2020 Nurturing Resilience in Students and Educators during Unprecedented Times Live & Recorded Webinar 7-9 PM EST

  • $30.00

Presenter: Dr. Robert Brooks

Tuesday, October 20, 2020  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

This is a per person fee

URGENT FINAL REGISTRATION STEP:  After purchasing this webinar, you will receive an email which will contain an important digital PDF that you need to download. (Check your spam folder.) This is critical whether you plan to view the live presentation or the recording you will receive by October 22nd. (You will have this recording for one month.) This PDF contains the link to the final registration step that you must complete asap to secure your registration. If you do NOT complete this final registration step in advance of the webinar, you will not get the link to the live training or the recorded webinar. 


So many of us have read his books, watched his many popular videos, or seen him speak in person at a conference. We are so fortunate to have one of the legendary educational speakers of our time present a Hot Topic webinar during a period in our history when it is most needed. Let's face it. This pandemic has presented challenges for you,professionally and personally, as well as for your students. Dr. Robert Brooks is coming live (and recorded) to help us all learn how to be resilient, so that we can in turn help our students to do the same. Don't miss this opportunity to "meet" him, hear him speak, and ask him questions! We are living through unprecedented, difficult times, first with the disruptions in so many areas of our life brought about by COVID-19 and then the murder of George Floyd, which has challenged all of us to confront issues of systemic racism.  COVID-19 has profoundly altered our lives in ways that were not imaginable six months ago.  Businesses and schools were forced to close abruptly with little, if any, time for people to adapt to these situations.  Confirmed cases and deaths from the virus continue in an unabated fashion.  An increasing number of people across the lifespan have experienced anxiety, depression, mental health issues, and a diminished sense of hope.   

Education at all levels has been especially hard hit by the ramifications of COVID-19.  Shifting from in-person to remote teaching and learning has proven to be a Herculean task for many teachers, tutors, clinicians, parents, and students—even more so when students who struggle with learning problems are involved.  Exacerbating the situation are the unknowns—whether learning will be in-person, remote, or a hybrid of the two, and how quickly things may change from one day to the next.  It is essential that if learning is to be effective, we must focus on assisting students to be more resilient.  To accomplish this task requires that we focus on nurturing our own resilience as well.  

In this dynamic webinar Dr. Brooks will describe specific strategies for nurturing a “resilient mindset” and resilient behaviors in ourselves and our students including: (a) recognizing the lifelong impact we have on students, (b) focusing on events over which we have “personal control,” (c) fostering positive relationships, (d) identifying and reinforcing each student’s “islands of competence,” (e) preparing ourselves and our students for mistakes and setbacks, and (f) providing opportunities to engage in “contributory activities” that enrich the lives of others.  Many examples will be used to illustrate these strategies.

 Presenter Bio:

Dr. Robert Brooks is a clinical psychologist on the faculty (part-time) of HarvardMedical School and former Director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital.  His first position at McLean was as principal of the school in the locked door unit of the child and adolescent program.  He has lectured nationally and Internationally and written extensively about such themes as psychotherapy, motivation, resilience, parenting and family relationships, and a positive school and work environment.  

Dr. Brooks is the author or co-author of 18 books, including: Understanding and Understanding Children’s Classroom Behavior: Creating Sustainable, Resilient Classrooms; Raising Resilient Children; Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders; The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life; and Handbook of Resilience in Children. He  has appeared regularly on television shows in the Boston area as well as on national cable television. He completed a videotape and educational guide for PBS titled “Look What You’ve Done! Stories of Hope and Resilience” that focuses on resilience in children with special needs and participated in the production of two videotapes by Sunburst Communications, one about parenting children with learning and attentional problems and the other about developing responsibility in children.

Dr. Brooks received a Gubernatorial Award for Distinguished Public Service for his work with the Governor’s Alliance Against Drugs; as part of his contribution to the Alliance, he co-authored a pamphlet for parents about talking with children and adolescents about drugs. Dr. Brooks also received “Hall of Fame” awards from both CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) and the Connecticut Association for Children with Learning Disabilities for his work with special needs children and adolescents, a Special Recognition and Media Award from the Massachusetts Psychological Association, the Friends of Family Award from the Family Place, MA and the Mandy Overton Award from St. David’s Child Development and Family Services, Minnetonka, MN for his work on behalf of children and families, The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Prentice School in Santa Ana, CA for his efforts on behalf of students with learning differences, the Distinguished Leadership Award from Learning Disabilities Worldwide in recognition of his contributions and commitment to the field of learning disabilities, and the Outstanding Educator Award for Mental Health Education from the New England Educational Institute, Pittsfield, MA. He recently received the 2018 Mental Health Humanitarian Award from William James College, Newton, MA, for his work as a clinician, educator, and author. In addition, Dr. Brooks has served as a consultant to Sesame Street Parents Magazine.

CREDITS: Whether you watch live or view the recording, this training offers 2 cont. ed. hours for all, and Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) for Speech Language Pathologists. ASHA accepts CMHs towards the 30 hours needed for re-certification. 

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CANCELLATION POLICYFor cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the training, the webinar fee will be fully refunded. Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the training will be subject to a $25 administrative fee. 


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