In this session, attendees will explore the underlying reasons for human behavior by examining brain smart principles and the brain states model. They will gain insights into the characteristics of executive, emotional, and survival brain states, and acquire practical tools to effectively communicate and engage with others.
Adolescents experiencing a substance use disorder need a vital piece to their continuum of care in San Antonio – a high school dedicated to providing an impactful and effective way to support youth in drug and alcohol recovery. This presentation will discuss why a recovery high school is necessary, who is eligible to attend, and […]
This presentation is an overview of the history and mission of the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative. Attendees will learn about the six partnering agencies, as well as services available for free to students, family members, teachers and district staff. They also will review the referral process and the impact of the program.
In a world that is no longer predictable, there has been a large wave of mental health challenges surfacing. Some people are experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety, and panic attacks for the first time. This training provides an open conversation about anxiety and stress. Participants will learn the brain science behind why their body […]
This training will discuss and share learning opportunities and social service improvements through the application of neuroscience basics in Social Services. The process of embedding brain science principles will lead to improved outcomes for children and families. Participants will discuss how to translate brain science concepts into programs, practice, and policy change.
“Nothing ever goes my way!” “What if I get into an accident?” Cognitive distortions, such as the examples above, are exaggerated patterns of thought not based on facts and are usually negative. In this training, participants will learn how to recognize cognitive distortions, discover when the brain starts to twist its thinking, and determine how […]
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® trains community members to help themselves and help others within their more comprehensive social network. The primary focus of this skills-based stabilization program is to reset the natural balance of the nervous system. CRM aims to help create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-focused” communities that share a common understanding of the impact […]
Depression, anxiety, grief, and substance use are on the rise, so it’s even more critical for those in helping fields to take care of themselves and actively prevent compassion fatigue. This course will take a deep dive into what compassion fatigue is, how to spot it and how to combat it. By the end of […]
Coping skills help us tolerate, minimize and deal with stressful situations in life. This training will go into detail about the benefits of using coping skills. Then participants will discuss several experiential examples, such as deep breathing, grounding, positive self-talk, using your words, exercise, creativity, emotionally focused tapping, and more.
This discussion introduces the concept of mental health and wellness to youth. There will be an emphasis on normalizing that all people encounter challenges at times, and that a lifelong awareness and effort to strive toward wellness is necessary, much like other areas of health. Topics include how to support a friend who is struggling, […]