Description:

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How do you qualify? Who can diagnose it, prescribe medications, and offer counseling? Does a child with ADHD automatically qualify for an IEP? This training will answer these questions and many more. It will also provide strategies for parents to teach their children how to manage their symptoms. Also included are “Tips for Teachers” for specific instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom. This training contains an overview of the dynamics of bullying, including what bullying is, what the types of bullying are, who is bullied, and why children are bullied. Other topics include steps to intervene in bullying behavior, how to encourage students who witness bullying to take action, the role of the school, and laws and policies. This training will be provided by MPACT.  This course is worth 2 credit training hours. 

Instructor(s)

Director of Training

Joe Yearns

Joe Yearns is the Director of Training at FosterAdopt Connect. As a child of generational abuse, Joe knew two things. First, he wanted and loved kids. Second, he realized, that kids need to be parented differently than he was. After ten years in the finance industry, building training and quality assurance measures for corporations, he and his husband, Clayton, fostered and eventually adopted four children. Clayton and Joe were one of the first same-sex couples in Jackson County, Missouri, to have a single adoption from foster care. In addition to raising their youngest boys, Joe is actively involved in foster care advocacy and working with their local school district to ensure the voices of children impacted by foster care are being heard. Currently, Joe and his family reside in Raymore, MO, where they actively contribute to the development of their community.

Alisha Ogden

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Zoom Link

  2. 2
    • MPACT - Understanding ADHD and Bullying Prevention- Survey