RESPONDING TO TRAUMA, BEHAVIOR, AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
This is a complex issue for kids, adults, and schools. My services provide specific training and consultation to better serve this unique student population.
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Meet Danielle Theis
Danielle Theis has served children and families since 1990. She has provided leadership in schools for children struggling significantly with behavior along with management of their mental health and the impacts of trauma, since 2000. Danielle is a Special Education Director, Principal, and Psychotherapist. Her unique lens is a combination of what is clinically and educationally appropriate for children. Danielle is a dynamic and engaging presenter with a true passion for kids who struggle in school. She currently serves as the Director of Special Services in Owatonna, Minnesota.
Danielle provides trainings and consultative services to support children impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and the adults who serve them, in our schools and communities.
Ms. Danielle was an awesome instructor; she was very knowledgeable and had a great amount of professional experience she shared with us. She came every day with confidence and assurance that we would benefit from LSCI training and she was right. This was an amazing training session and a great experience for me.
The most important takeaway for me was the change in my response time going forward and just staying in the moment with the student. If you are not present in the moment you could be adding trauma to the student instead of using that moment to build trust that the student may need.
I will be using this every chance I get. I will use it with my students, peers, and in my home life.
I have more awareness about the impact of Covid and many events that happened within the last 13 months that will have an impact on our students. I learned the importance of looking first at the students perspective and not just mine.
I feel better equipped to handle challenging conversations with staff members about students. I feel better prepared to advocate for universal instructional practices in self-regulation.
This training allowed me to look at my own attitudes and behaviors to make sure that I am positive in my interactions with others (faculty and students).
I think it will impact how I interact with staff and gave me some ideas and courage to have the tough conversations.
I will be able to respond to students and staff in ways to make our climate more positive.