Events and Trainings

2022-2023

Student Services Training Request Portal (TRP)

Training Portal

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) TRP is an online tool for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to request specific Professional Learning (PL) and Technical Assistance (TA) support from the USBE. The information submitted is used to help coordinate PL and TA across the state to ensure that LEA needs are addressed and met in an efficient manner.

PREPaRE Trainings

October 27, 2022
PREPaRE Workshop 1 (3rd Edition)

In this one-day workshop of the PREPaRE 3rd Edition, participants will learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety efforts that attend to both physical and psychological safety. The workshop addresses critical components needed to develop, exercise, and evaluate safety and crisis teams and plans and conduct building vulnerability assessments. The model also integrates school personnel and community provider roles in providing school-based crisis preparedness and response activities.

Presenters: Cathy Davis and Tami Gear (USBE)

Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Utah State Board of Education, Basement West, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Target Audience: School-based Mental Health Providers (School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers), Student Service Directors, Prevention Specialists, School Safety Specialists, Administrators

Meeting Registration
Eventbrite

For questions, contact Cathy Davis at cathy.davis@schools.utah.gov.

October 31 - November 1, 2022
PREPaRE Workshop 2 (3rd Edition)

This two-day workshop of the PREPaRE 3rd Edition develops the knowledge and skill required to provide immediate mental health crisis interventions to the students, staff, and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. The knowledge and skill developed within this session also helps to build a bridge to the psychotherapeutic and trauma informed mental health response sometimes required to address challenges associated with trauma exposure.

Presenters: Cathy Davis and Tami Gear (USBE)

Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Utah State Board of Education, Basement West, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Target Audience: School-based Mental Health Providers (School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers), Student Service Directors, Prevention Specialists, School Safety Specialists, Administrators

Meeting Registration
Eventbrite

For questions, contact Cathy Davis at cathy.davis@schools.utah.gov.

Suicide Prevention Trainings

October 26, 2022
Creating Safety Training (Virtual)

Participants will:

  1. Increase their understanding of the risk factors and warning signs of suicide
  2. Increase their confidence in suicide screening and triage
  3. Build their skills in implementing brief interventions that are proven to be effective in reducing suicide attempts, including:
    1. Collaborative Safety Planning
    2. ­Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
    3. ­Follow Up/Caring Contacts

Presenters: Tiana McCall, Michelle Glaittli, Bethany Marker (USBE Specialists)

Time: 8 a.m. - Noon

Target Audience: School-based Mental Health Providers (School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers)

Meeting Registration
Zoom

For questions, contact Tiana McCall at tiana.mccall@schools.utah.gov.

November 15, 2022
Creating Safety Training (Virtual)

Participants will:

  1. Increase their understanding of the risk factors and warning signs of suicide
  2. Increase their confidence in suicide screening and triage
  3. Build their skills in implementing brief interventions that are proven to be effective in reducing suicide attempts, including:
    1. Collaborative Safety Planning
    2. ­Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
    3. ­Follow Up/Caring Contacts

Presenters: Tiana McCall, Michelle Glaittli, Bethany Marker (USBE Specialists)

Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Target Audience: School-based Mental Health Providers (School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers)

Meeting Registration
Zoom

For questions, contact Tiana McCall at tiana.mccall@schools.utah.gov.

Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG)

The CSTAG training is the foundation to assist LEAs with the creation and implementation of threat assessment and a multi-disciplinary threat assessment team in accordance with the Utah State Legislature's Title 53G-8-802: State Safety and Support Program - State Board Duties and the USBE Administrative Rules R277-400: School Facility Emergency and Safety.

Structure: This training is offered as a 6-8 hour training for 80 individuals that consists of in person instruction and peer-to-peer collaboration.

Target Audience: School officials who serve on the school’s threat assessment multidisciplinary team such as School Administrators, School Resource Officers, School-based Mental Health Providers (School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers).

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training

Additional dates will be posted once available.

This course teaches DBT Skills through experiential learning. Participants will then be able to teach these skills to the students they work with. DBT Skills taught in this course include: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Participants in this course will not be trained as DBT providers. This is a skills-based course and only teaches DBT skills, not the full DBT treatment protocol.

Structure: This training is offered as a 10-week cohort of 25 individuals. Participation in weekly, 60-minute, live Zoom sessions with homework after each session is required. Completion of seat time and homework can result in 0.5 USBE Professional Learning Credits and 10 hours of Continuing Education (CE) for DOPL licensed participants.

Target Audience: School-based Mental Health Providers (School Counselors, School Psychologists, and School Social Workers).

For more information, contact Tiana McCall at tiana.mccall@schools.utah.gov.

Contacts

Tina Morandy
Executive Secretary | tina.morandy@schools.utah.gov

Shaleece Oldroyd
Executive Secretary | shaleece.oldroyd@schools.utah.gov

Trauma Sensitive Schools Professional Development

Overview

Trauma-sensitive schools recognize that trauma affects students, families, communities, and schools. Many children experience trauma amidst ongoing exposure throughout their early development, such as abuse, neglect, homelessness, or violence. Although not all exposure to trauma leads to difficulty in functioning, research tells us that exposure to trauma and toxic stress can lead to difficulties with learning and behavior. Schools are uniquely positioned to prevent and mitigate the impacts of traumatic exposure on students. Promoting trauma-informed school practices has the greatest potential to positively impact student outcomes, regardless of trauma history. By becoming a trauma-sensitive school, schools can become a protective factor for students’ and increase their social, emotional, and academic skills, while safeguarding the well-being of school personnel who strive to meet the unique needs of all learners.

Through online coursework via Canvas, the Trauma-Sensitive Schools Professional Development follows a Trauma-Skilled Schools Model (National Dropout Prevention Center, 2018) and is delivered in the following three phases:

  • Phase 1: Trauma-Informed Learning Modules
  • Phase 2: Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules
  • Phase 3: Trauma-Sensitive Schools Implementation and Maintenance Learning Modules

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Professional Learning Credit

Participants have the option to earn 0.5 USBE Professional Learning Credit for each phase completed. In accordance with the USBE Administrative Rules R277-315: Educator Professional Learning Procedures and USBE Credit, attendees requesting professional learning credit will need to complete all coursework, including 2 hours of an independent learning assignment. If you choose not to complete all coursework, you will be ineligible to earn USBE Professional Learning Credit. Please also note that you cannot receive USBE credit if you do not have a Utah Educator Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) Identification number and Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS) account.

Phase 1: Trauma-Informed Learning Modules

The Trauma-Informed Learning Modules are intended to:

  • inform all school personnel (certified and classified) about the prevalence and impact of trauma and toxic stress in the lives of Utah students; and
  • build capacity for individuals and schools who support students Pre-K through Grade 12.

At the completion of this training, participants will understand the impact of trauma and toxic stress as well as the short and long-term effects on student learning.

There will be three sections of the course offered throughout the year (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Each semester is a repeat, so participants will only need to register for one of the three semesters offered.

  • Fall Semester: September - December 2022 (Coursework deadline is December 31, 2022)
  • Spring Semester: January - April 2023 (Coursework deadline is April 30, 2023)
  • Summer Semester: May - August 2023 (Coursework deadline is August 31, 2023)

This course is designed for you to work at your own pace. However, you must have everything submitted by the last day of the month for the section in which you are enrolled (December 31, 2022, April 30, 2023, or August 31, 2023). If this coursework is not completed by the deadline, you will be required to enroll in a later course. Course registration for each section will close 30 days prior to the deadline.

Instructions for Enrolling in Phase 1: Trauma-Informed Learning Modules

To begin the Trauma-Informed Learning Modules, you must self-enroll into the course by completing the following steps.

Fall: September 2022 - January 2023
  1. If you already have a USBE Canvas account, go to Enroll in Trauma-Informed Learning Modules Fall 2022
  2. If you do not have a USBE Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
    1. Click on I'm a Student.
    2. Enter the Join Code B96ME3.
    3. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.
Spring: January 2023 - April 2023

Information coming soon.

Phase 2: Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules

The Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules are a continuation of the Trauma-Informed Learning Modules (Phase 1) and are designed to move participants from a trauma-informed to a trauma-responsive approach.

The Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules are intended to:

  • equip all school personnel (classified and certified) with trauma-responsive educational practices; and
  • build capacity for individuals and schools who support students Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.

At the completion of this training, participants will recognize the importance of schools as a sanctuary space that is rooted in trusting relationships between students and educators, prioritize proactive behavioral supports over-reactive disciplinary consequences, anticipate and respond to challenging student behaviors with de-escalation techniques, and align trauma-informed practices with other schoolwide initiatives.

There will be three sections of the course offered throughout the year (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Each semester is a repeat, so participants will only need to register for one of the three semesters offered.

  • Section 1: September - December 2022 (Coursework deadline is December 31, 2022)
  • Section 2: January - April 2023 (Coursework deadline is April 30, 2023)
  • Section 3: May - August 2023 (Coursework deadline is August 31, 2023)

This course is designed for you to work at your own pace. However, you must have everything submitted by the last day of the month for the section in which you are enrolled (December 31, 2022, April 30, 2023, or August 31, 2023). If this coursework is not completed by the deadline, you will be required to re-enroll in a later course. Course registration for each section will close 30 days prior to the deadline.

Instructions for Enrolling in Phase 2: Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules

To begin the Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules, you must self-enroll into the course by completing the following steps. Note, Phase 1: Trauma-Informed Learning Modules is the prerequisite to Phase 2: Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules. Successful completion of Phase 1 is required before enrolling in Phase 2.

Fall: September 2022 - January 2023
  1. If you already have a USBE Canvas account, go to Enroll in Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules Fall 2022
  2. If you do not have a USBE Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
    1. Click on I'm a Student.
    2. Enter the Join Code 4N7F63.
    3. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.
Spring: January 2023 - April 2023

Information coming soon.

Phase 3: Trauma-Sensitive Schools Implementation and Maintenance Learning Modules

Phase 3 is designed specifically for local education agency (LEA) leaders and building administrators. The purpose of this training is to assist administrators who want to move towards implementing practices that foster a trauma-sensitive school environment. This training is designed to give administrators the tools, knowledge, and framework necessary to move towards a sustainable, systemic approach for trauma-sensitive school practices.

Instructions for Enrolling in Phase 3: Trauma-Sensitive Schools Implementation and Maintenance

To begin the Trauma-Sensitive Schools Implementation and Maintenance Learning Modules, you must self-enroll into the course by completing the following steps. Note, this training is for local education agency (LEA) leaders and building administrators.

  1. If you already have a USBE Canvas account, go to Enroll in Phase 3: Trauma-Sensitive Schools Implementation and Maintenance.
  2. If you do not have a USBE Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
    1. Click on I'm a Student.
    2. Enter the Join Code 9Y4X84.
    3. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.

For technical assistance, please contact Tina Morandy, Course Facilitator, at tina.morandy@schools.utah.gov.