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NEC is proud to announce this upcoming professional development opportunities.

Youth Mental Health First Aid 8-Hour February Course

Due to a generous grant from the John W. Alden Trust to support Youth Mental Health First Aid training, we are able to offer this course at the reduced rate of $25 (normally $100)

Instructor: Windi Bowditch, LMHC & Robyn Steinberger, SAC

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 & Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm each day

Location: Northshore Education Consortium 112 Sohier Road, Beverly, MA 02151 (3rd floor boardroom #317)

Cost: $ 25.00 includes refreshments (not lunch) and materials

Participants will receive 8 PDPs upon completion



Youth Mental Health First Aid FLYER

To register by mail send check or PO to: NEC, 112 Sohier Rd, Beverly, MA 01915

Behavioral Health Conference 2019

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel & Conf. Center, Wakefield, MA

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Cost: $175 for NEC Member Districts / $200 for Non Members

This program is approved for PDP Educator accreditation for 5.5 hours of participation.


Cory Mashburn, M.Ed. -Supporting Transgender Youth

This workshop is designed to provide a basic understanding and increase awareness of issues faced by transgender students. Participants will have a greater understanding of the terminology associated with gender identity and why it is important in providing a safe and supportive school environment for these students whose rights are protected under the law.

David Gotthelf, Ph.D. -Social Skills Challenges for Students with High Functioning ASD

Students identified with High Functioning ASD, otherwise known as Asperger’s Syndrome, present behaviors that require more subtle and relationship oriented interventions compared to an ABA approach.  This presentation reviews some of the challenges inherent in this diagnostic profile, including addressing the question as to if and when interventions are necessary.  This presentation will review the social skills challenges that students encounter, with specifics addressing the needs of young students vs. adolescents.

Courtney Breen, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist -Animal Assistance in the Classroom

Learn how animals provide support to affected individuals in a school environment.  Learn about the different roles that assistance animals can offer and how those can best be integrated into a school environment. In this presentation we will review the research on this topic and will discuss concerns and issues with animals in the classroom, as well as how these can be resolved.  We will highlight the ways in which dogs have provided support for students affected by trauma and anxiety.




Mail: Make check payable to Northshore Education Consortium and mail to: Attn: Kathy Mahoney
Northshore Education Consortium, 112 Sohier Rd, Beverly, MA 01915

Fax: Fax PO and registration form to 978-232-9449

For information call Kathy Mahoney at 978-232-9755 x 1258
or email kmahoney@nsedu.org

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