•  December 16, 2021
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The World Can be a Scary Place: How to Talk to Your Students (webinar)

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants, Family Members, Family Educators

Description – Participants will engage in conversations around trauma experienced on a large scale, for example COVID-19 and active shooter drills. We will discuss ways to engage young children in developmentally appropriate conversations to help process collective traumas. Participants will reflect and be in the process of developing an action plan.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 2 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 3
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area E (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.

Presenter(s)

  • Cecilia Mintz
    Cecilia Mintz, B.S. Ed, is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. She has worked in Early Childhood since 2007. Cecilia has worked with a diverse population at Head Start. While working with Head Start she guided children with Project Approach. Cecilia worked at engaging families in their child’s education by encouraging their input on family goals involving their child. She collaborated with local education agencies on IEPs.
  • Anni Reinking
    Anni K. Reinking, Ed.D. is a Family Resource Specialist at STAR NET Regions I & III. She also sits on her local school board, Peoria School District 150. Prior to her current role, she was a full-time early childhood professor and early childhood classroom teacher. She specializes in early childhood education, family advocacy, and multicultural education. Additionally, Dr. Reinking has published and presented research in the areas of multicultural education, challenging behaviors, trauma informed practices, and creating positive school cultures, and more.
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