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Professional Development

Professional Development

Empowering Your Team

New Story's Professional Development program delivers customized workshops and sessions, firmly grounded in evidence-based practices, and led by experienced professionals. Led by Thrive Alliance Group, a company within the New Story network, we offer asynchronous online mental health training modules covering topics like suicide risk assessment, trauma informed care, anxiety, depression, and school refusal. In addition, educators can work with our team to develop in person and virtual professional development sessions customized to your needs. 

Our ultimate objective is to ensure that every member of your team possesses the necessary skills, knowledge, and competencies to provide high-quality and best-practice education services to your students.

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Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating a Trauma-Informed Learning Environment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Fostering Best Practices for Schools
  • Increasing Student Engagement Using Positive Behavioral Supports (2-part series)
  • Instructional Strategies to Address Stress and Anxiety in Your Classroom 
  • Integration of Mental Health Goals into the IEP
  • Intervention for School Refusal
  • Intervention for Self-Harm and Self-Injury (NSSI)
  • Introduction to Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) & Engaging the Challenging Parent
  • Mental Health Integration in the School Setting
  • Paraprofessionals Empower Student Learning
  • Record Keeping, Recording & Data Collection
  • Reintegrating Students After School Refusal, Hospitalizations, or Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment & Suicide Screening
  • School Shootings and Violence
  • The Impact of Adoption on Mental Health
  • The Unmotivated Student
  • Understanding and Responding to Behavior Issues
  • Understanding Trauma-Informed Care
  • Untangling the Web: How Social Media Affects Mental Health
  • Understanding and Working with Students who Identify as LGBTQIA+
  • Working Through Teacher Student Conflict
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We offer a wide array of delivery options, including in-person and virtual sessions. Our team collaborates closely with your team to ensure that each session aligns precisely with the specific and unique needs of your district.