Student Success Webinar Program

The Student Success Program helps educators to better identify and respond to children with signs of a mental health or learning disorder. Our professional development webinars provide evidence-based, actionable strategies so you can better support students who are struggling in school. For educators in New York State, we are an approved sponsor of continuing teacher and leader education credits (CTLE’s).

CTLE Credits For educators in
New York State:
For Educators Outside of
New York State:

Our webinars include SEL topics such as Behavior Management Strategies for Educators, When to Worry About a Student’s WorriesTrauma-Informed School Support and Educator Stress Reduction. All courses are taught by the Child Mind Institute’s expert clinicians.

Student Success Program: Webinar Course Catalogue:

  1. Effective Behavior Management Strategies for Educators
  2. Mental Health 101: Signs & Symptoms of Common Disorders in Youth
  3. Recognizing and Stopping Bullying
  4. Trauma-Informed School Support
  5. When to Worry About a Student’s Worries
  6. My Brain Made Me Do It: Adolescent Brain Development
  7. Grit: What is it, why it matters, and how to cultivate it
  8. Mindfulness in School Settings
  9. Educator Stress Reduction
  10. Teenage Vaping

Webinar Descriptions

Adolescent Brain Development
This training provides educators with information about the teenage brain. Attendees will learn about why adolescents are particularly prone to risk-taking behaviors, vulnerable to peer pressure, and attached to social media. They will also learn how to capitalize on these changes to promote improved self-regulation and to maximize learning among teenaged students.

Educator Stress Reduction
This training provides educators with research-based strategies for self-care, including monitoring strong emotional reactions, combatting de-motivating or stress-inducing thinking patterns, effective goal setting, and coping skills, incorporating mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

Effective Behavior Management Strategies for Educators
This training reviews how to provide structure to increase positive behavior, utilizing proactive techniques drawn from the latest behavioral research. Educators will learn how effective behavior management strategies can be applied from preschool through high school, ultimately helping them to increase instructional time with students who exhibit behavioral challenges.

How Important is Grit?
This training reviews the role that grit plays in the success of a child with a learning disability. We examine how to define and measure grit and discuss interventions that promote social and emotional resilience in children and help to protect students with learning disorders from emotional distress.

Mental Health 101
This training reviews the signs and symptoms of some of the most common mental health disorders, including ADHD, depression, and anxiety, providing educators with actionable strategies to identify students who need support.

Mindfulness in School Settings
This training summarizes the latest research on the power of mindfulness strategies in promoting mental health.  Educators will be provided with practical guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness into the classroom and teach mindfulness exercises to students.

Recognizing and Stopping Bullying
This training addresses why bullying happens, who’s at risk of being bullied, and who’s at risk of being a bully. The discussion includes a review of developmental research on the links between social media and child/adolescent mental health. Educators will learn strategies for identifying bullying signs, promoting positive interactions between students, and addressing bullying across all levels of the school community.

Trauma-Informed School Support
Over 40% of school aged children have experienced at least one traumatic event, such as community or domestic violence, natural disasters, exposure to sudden death and suicide, or serious medical illness. This training provides an overview of traumatic stress and discusses how to identify and support students in the wake of a traumatic event. Educators will learn about typical and atypical responses to trauma, when and how to recommend treatment, and ways educators can manage their own stress during challenging times.

Vaping and the Teenage Brain
A recent surge in adolescent vaping has created a public health crisis. This training reviews the latest research on how e-cigarettes impact adolescent brain development. We offer strategies that educators can use to address the problem with teens.

When to Worry About a Student’s Worries
This training helps educators to recognize when a student’s worries are actually signs of an anxiety or mood disorder that can be treated. Educators will be introduced to several types of mental health disorders common in children and teens, and will learn about their signs, symptoms, and steps that can be taken to intervene.