Online Training Resources

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    Normal - What Does that Even Look Like?

    Why does my deaf child behave that way? Does my child’s deafness cause bad behaviors? What do those behaviors mean? Will my deaf child be normal? Let’s take a moment and examine these concerns. Understanding what causes these behaviors and what the behaviors mean can lead to a better understanding of your deaf child’s emotions, needs, challenges, and social-emotional learning. How we respond, provide, support, and utilize appropriate strategies is the key to enhancing a sense of self-sufficiency and self-advocacy.


    Normal - Just a Setting on the Dryer

    Roger and Sherry Williams will jointly provide a workshop for parents and professionals about the challenges and rewards of parenting children who are Deaf and also have additional challenges including learning and emotional disorders. 


    Navigating the Unknown: Reducing Trauma When Reporting to DFPS

    Ms. Murphy will discuss the importance of utilizing Child Protective Services to ensure child safety and prevent potential trauma by providing guidelines about what to expect when working with DFPS and how to make the reporting process effective. This webinar will also address the possibility of Secondary Traumatic Stress and the importance of self-care, as well as how to advocate for the child during the reporting process.


    LGBTQ+ Awareness for Families

    Building community awareness and adopting strategies for providing support to LGBTQ+ children.


    LGBTQ+ Awareness for Educators

    With awareness, support, advocacy, and acceptance, how educators can support those in our communities who are LGBTQ+.


    Virtual Peer Learning Groups for Youth who are Deafblind

    Beyond the pandemic, the Helen Keller National Center finds Peer Learning Groups are successful social support platforms for peer-to-peer interaction for those who are Deafblind. 


    Understanding ADHD

    Learn about the various types of ADHD, new ways of thinking about ADHD, what behaviors are linked to ADHD, and recommended strategies. Gain an understanding of how ADHD impacts all aspects of life such as the ability to learn, the ability to regulate, the ability to engage in relationships, and the ability to manage executive functions of the brain.


    Language Deprivation

    How do we limit language deprivation? It starts with full access to language during the early critical time period of language development. Watch as Dr. Hall shares his in-depth research.


    Playful Parenting Building Connections and Raising Children with Play

    A six-part video series promoting the understanding of the importance of play while raising children, and building connections within the parent-child relationship.


    Providing Equitable and Accessible Services with Culturally Diverse Families

    A three-part video series promoting the understanding and applying skills when working with culturally diverse families, such as families of color.


    Step Out of the Storm: Navigating Crisis

    A three-part video series addressing the aspects of assisting students in a crisis.


    Mental Health Symposium 2021

    A virtual symposium for families and professionals, focusing on mental health for deaf and deaf-blind students. Some topics include information on state legislation updates, informed trauma care, and professional ethics. 


    Quarantine Toolbox for Parents and Guardians

    A seven-part video series that provides tips and tricks during this difficult time for addressing moments of conflict or behavior management challenges.


    Brain Development and Deafness

    A three-part video series on the effect of language exposure and hearing levels on brain development.


    Trauma / Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

    An overview of the ACES study and how trauma impacts an individual, leading to the discussion of the trauma-informed classroom.


    Guide for Clinicians Providing Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients

    A three-part video series designed to provide introductory information and strategies for working with deaf or hard of hearing children.


    Deaf Adopted Children: Trauma, Loss and Grief

    A three-part video series discussing different types of adoption, trauma, or neglect these children face and its impact on the adopted child’s learning.


    Deaf Culture and Mental Health of Deaf People

    A discussion on the importance of incorporating deaf culture characteristics and role models into mental health strategies.


    Communication: What Doesn't Get Said is Just as Important as What Does

    A look at how language and communication modes, expressed and received, impact mental health approaches and diagnoses.


    Introduction to Counseling Deaf People with Language and Learning Challenges

    Information and suggestions about working with deaf people of varying language and learning proficiencies.


    Suicide Risks and Prevention

    Suicide Risks and Prevention: A three-part series covering: institutional responsibility to establish policies and procedures, risk factors influencing suicide risks, and screening processes and documentation for screening.


    Clinical Suicide Assessment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

    A two-part series outlining the strategies for identifying the various factors that lead to suicide ideation, threats, and/or suicidal attempts in a clinical assessment and developing a student safety and intervention plan.