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This webinar will use Zoom.

This webinar will run from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET / 7:00 am - 9:00 am PT on March 23, 2024 for a total of 2 credit hours.

For those who cannot attend the live webinar on March 23, a recording of the webinar will be available for 7 days following the live webinar, beginning the following Monday. CE credit is only available for live attendance.

About 10 percent of kids in school –approximately 9-13 million students — struggle with mental health problems. Whether they’re running out of a class, not doing their homework, disrupting others, or quietly being defiant, their behavior is often misread and misdiagnosed. The frustration level teachers face can be overwhelming, and traditional interventions are often ineffective and even unhelpful in addressing certain behaviors as they do not acknowledge the underlying causes. This training will provide empathetic, flexible, practical, and, more importantly, effective strategies for preventing inappropriate behavior from the start in the classroom. Participants will leave with easily implementable preventive tools, strategies, and interventions to reduce anxiety and oppositional behavior, increase work engagement, and self-monitoring in students.


Participants will be able to:

  • Describe why traditional breaks might not be effective for students with anxiety or trauma histories
  • Identify why common interventions may not always work for students with mental health challenges
  • Enumerate strategies for reducing negative thinking toward writing
  • Participants will be able to enumerate strategies to promote self-monitoring and initiation in students


This seminar is applicable to K-12 general and special education teachers, instructional coaches, and college instructors.


SteveJessica Minahan, PhD, BCBA, is a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to schools nationwide ( Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems. She is a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, with Nancy Rappaport (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).