REBOUND & RECOVERY COURSE FOR TEENS

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Rebound and Recovery for Teens is developmentally appropriate for upper middle and high school-aged youth. It is designed to strengthen adolescents’ cognitive behavioral skills and increase their ability to cope with unexpected daily stressors and life events. The curriculum has six one-hour lessons that promote learning through games, examples, discussions, and journalin. Youth will gain a toolkit of techniques they can use to manage feelings. The incorporated games and activities will also increase youth engagement. Each lesson will focus on emotional development and link it to identified thoughts and behaviors that accompany them. Long-term, this curriculum will provide continuity by building on the cognitive behavioral skills current preschool and elementary students are learning through Rebound & Recovery.

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By the end of Lesson one, group members will have a better understanding of what EMOTIONS are, and how their emotions relate to their thoughts and actions. Group members will learn how to identify the emotion they are experiencing and gauge the level at which they are experiencing the emotion. They will be introduced to journaling and the calming skill of progressive muscle relaxation.

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By the end of lesson two, group members will have a better understanding of what GOALS are and how goals give a sense of purpose and motivation. Group members will set SMART goals in relation to their emotions, thoughts, and actions to achieve where they want to be in life. They will also be introduced to creating a vision board and the calming skill of using visualization.

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By the end of lesson three, group members will have a better understanding of the connection between their emotions, thoughts, and actions and how their BRAIN works and influences their emotions and responses. They will learn about the limbic and cerebral cortex of the brain and the development of their brain during adolescence. They will be introduced to journaling and the calming skill of cognitive breathing.

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By the end of lesson four, participants will have a better understanding of the impact negative THOUGHTS have on emotions and actions. They will learn how to identify thinking errors and ways to reframe unhelpful and inaccurate thoughts. They will also be taught the calming skill of practicing mindfulness by doing ninja senses.

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By the end of Lesson 5, participants will understand the components of a healthy LIFESTYLE and the qualities of a healthy relationship. They will have practice with refusal skills and the the calming skill of yoga.

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By the end of Lesson 6, participants will identify the people in their SUPPORT systems and learn how to be a supportive friend to their peers. They will also plan for the future and how they will utilize skills they have learned to navigate anticipated challenges. They will be taught the calming skill of using a finger labyrinth or bean mandala.

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FEE OPTIONS & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Discounted Registration:
$350 per person
For groups of 5 or more:
$300 per person

For information on
DEL stipends see:
Educator Training Stipends

PLEASE NOTE: Course Access is not immediate upon registration and payment. Access and log-in credentials will be emailed to the address used to register.

Support:
Tai Cole, FSU Stoops Center for Communities, Families, and Children
tcole@fsu.edu

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CERTIFICATION

The certification consists of a series of self-paced modules with research-based readings, case scenarios, multimedia materials, assignments, and quizzes. It also includes comprehensive lessons to teach students about their emotions, thoughts, and actions and how to acknowledge and navigate them.

Rebound & Recovery certification is designed to benefit:

  • Middle & High School Educators

  • School District Personnel

  • Social Services Providers

  • Child Welfare Staff

  • Guardians ad Litem

  • Church Educators

  • Families and Children

ADVISORY REVIEW BOARD

    The research team at the Stoops Center for Communities, Families and Children appreciates the expertise of our Advisory Review Board Members:_

    • Dr. Craig Stanley, PhD, LCSW, Florida State University Professor, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects

    • Dr. Machelle Madsen, PhD, LCSW, Florida State University Professor, Researcher

    • Sasha Velez, LCSW, Boys & Girls Club SEL Program Manager

    • Christine Pringle, LMHC, MCAP, Bay Area Youth Services Senior Director of Behavioral Programs

    Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, Special thanks to the and the Boys and Girls Club Staff.

    Rebound & Recovery is a cognitive behavioral intervention comprised of professional certifications and curriculums that focuses on early childhood through adolescence. With Rebound & Recovery, children and teens learn about what their emotions are, how they are connected to their thoughts and actions, and how to regulate their emotions while understanding and reframing their thoughts. There is a direct correlation between childrens’ and adolescents’ ability to regulate and understand their emotions and thoughts and academic achievements from preschool to college.
    Rebound & Recovery is a three-prong approach where the focus is placed on building teacher skills in the classroom, supports are provided for caregivers at home, and the childs’ resiliency is strengthened through the use of cognitive behavioral skills to not only regulate their thoughts and emotions, and actions, but empower them to be advocates for their own well-being and academic success.

    CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT TEAM

    Written by: Tai Cole, Savannah Collier, and Rosemary Farrell
    Edited by: Lara Klopp
    Manual Design by: Lara Klopp and William Rowe
    Pilot Locations: Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

    Credentials

    The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) is proud to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that are accepted under Florida Administrative Code (Chapter 65C-22) by several state agencies including the Florida Office of Early Learning and the Florida Department of Children and Families for credential renewals and fulfilling annual training requirements. 1.0 CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of educational instruction. Participants may earn FLAEYC CEUs through attending and successfully completing this specific early childhood professional certification offered by Florida State University. The FSU Stoops Center for Communities, Families, and Children (FSU CFC) has partnered with FLAEYC and has been approved for the issuance of CEUs for their early childhood Rebound & Recovery Professional Certification totaling 1.5 CEUs. Those registering for CEUs will be required to complete a learning gains survey and pay $28 to receive their CEU certificate. Emailed CEU certificates are received approximately 1 – 2 weeks following CEU registration.

    Upon successful completion of the course, students are issued a downloadable Professional Certification. Additionally, various professions receive Continuing Education Units or In-Service Training hours. Participants must contact their school district or accreditation board to determine credit awarded.

    F A Q

    COST

    How much does the training cost?
    The training is $350 per person.

    Is the registration fee different for non-Florida residents?
    No. Participants are charged the same course fee: $450 for an individual and $400 per person for an organization registering 5 or more) regardless of where they reside.

    Do you offer discounts to non-profits?
    The vast majority of our participants come from non-profit organizations. As such, we did everything in our power to keep the cost of the training as low as possible. So, while we do not offer discounts to non-profits specifically, we do offer discounts to the following populations:

    1. Active and inactive U.S. Military
    2. FSU Alumni
    3. FSU Students, Faculty, & Staff

    How do I obtain the discount?
    You need a promo code that you MUST enter during you registration process. This cannot be applied retroactively. To obtain the promo code you must supply the following information for each population (use the contact form below):

    1. Active and inactive U.S. Military
      • Send an email from your .mil account, OR
      • Scan and email your military orders, OR
      • Scan and email you military ID
    2. FSU Alumni
      • Full name as it was when you attended FSU, and
      • Date of Birth, and
      • Graduation Year
    3. FSU Students, Faculty, & Staff
      • Full name as is found in the Faculty/Staff database

    Do you offer group discounts?
    Associations, agencies, and organizations who are registering 5 or more participants receive a special rate of $400 per participant.

    Can I use my State Tuition Waiver?
    State Employee Tuition Waivers are restricted to credit courses. This course is non-credit, professional development and therefore does not apply for the tuition waiver.

     

    COURSE FORMAT

    How does the online course work?

    • The program is self-paced and fully online. Participants have 24/7 access to the course materials so they can work around their busy schedules. Also, participants have access to the course for one year from enrollment date.
    • Participants must work through each chapter module completely before the chapter quiz is released. The quiz can be retaken an unlimited number of times.
    • Upon successful completion of the last chapter (Chapter 15) the Feedback Survey will be released. Participants must complete the Feedback Survey in order for the Professional Certification to be released and downloaded.

    How long does it take to complete the program?
    The 15 modules take an estimate of 10 hours to complete.

    Must the course be taken in a specific order?
    Yes. Each module in the course must be completed before moving to the next module.

    Is there a time-frame in which I need to complete the training?
    After you register, the training will be open to you for one year (calendar year). Even if you complete the course in a short period of time, the course materials will remain open to you for the entire year.

     

    REGISTRATION

    Who can register for this training?
    The training non-credit, professional development and is therefore open to the public. Participants do not need to apply to the University, rather they simply have to register and submit their payment.

    Who should register for this training?
    This course enables educators and other individuals working with young children to develop the knowledge and skills they need to understand Cognitive Behavioral skills and be able to teach the ten courses of Rebound & Recovery. It is specifically designed for a multidisciplinary audience, with content that will inform and advance the knowledge and skills of professionals in many fields.

    Do I need to apply to the program?
    No, there is no application process to participate in this program. This is a non-credit professional development/continuing education opportunity that is open to the public.

    Are there educational requirements or pre-requisites to participate in this training?
    There are no special degree requirements to participate in this training.

    How do I register for this training?

    PLEASE NOTE: Access to this course is on another website. Your login information and the link to the course will be sent to you 1-2 business days after your payment is confirmed. If you submit your payment on Friday or on the weekend, your login information will be sent to you that following Monday.

     

    WHERE DO I TAKE THE PROGRAM AND WHEN DOES IT START?

    When are the courses offered?
    Registration for the course is rolling and the curriculum is self-paced and fully online. This means participants may begin at any time – after registration and payment has been received.

    PLEASE NOTE: Access to this course is on another website. Your login information and the link to the course will be sent to you 1-2 business days after your payment is confirmed. If you submit your payment on Friday or on the weekend, your login information will be sent to you that following Monday.

    Where do I take the training and when does it start?
    Participants will be able to access and start the training once payment has been submitted and processed and login credentials have been provided.

     

    WHAT CREDENTIALS CAN I EARN?

    Upon successful completion of the course, students are issued a downloadable Certificate of Completion. Additionally, various professions receive Continuing Education Units or In-Service Training hours. Participants must contact their school district or accreditation board to determine credit awarded.

    Cancellations

    Please note that there are NO REFUNDS. So, be sure that you can take the course before inputting your payment information.

    Discounts

    To obtain Discount Codes, please reach out to Catia Carballo using the contact form at the bottom of this webpage. Discount codes MUST be entered in the Promo Code field during the registration process and cannot be applied after the registration is submitted. Before submitting your registration, please verify that your total amount due reflects your discount.

    We currently offer discounts to the following populations:

    All active/inactive U.S. Military – 10%
     Must supply:

    • Send an email from your .mil account, OR
    • Scan and email your military orders, OR
    • Scan and email you military ID

    FSU Alumni – 10%
    Must supply:

    • Full name as it was when you attended FSU, and
    • Date of Birth, and
    • Graduation Year

    FSU Students – 10%
    Must supply:

    • Full name and
    • Date of Birth

    FSU Faculty & Staff – 10%
    Must supply:

    • Full name as is found in the Faculty/Staff database

    FSU Alumni Association Members– 15%
    Must supply:

    • Forward the confirmation email from FSU Alumni Association received upon joining, OR
    • Screenshot of your FSU Alumni Association account page showing your name, Membership #, and current status, OR
    • Email your membership # (please allow time for us to verify Membership status)

    Group Discounts also Available

    • Reach out using the contact form below.

    *Discounts are not cumulative. Only one discount can be used per student.

    Requirements

    Minimum Hardware Requirements
    A functional laptop or desktop computer, tablet or smartphone with a reliable high-speed Internet connection.

    Minimum Skills Requirements
    Basic computer literacy including the ability to connect to the Internet and navigate the web using URLs, Web search engines and links.

    Minimum Time Requirements
    The estimated time to complete this certification is 10 hours.

    Initial Course Evaluation

    Completed by: Chelsea T. Morris, Ph.D. | June 24, 2021

    Introduction

    Young children who lack the ability to understand and regulate their emotions and behaviors are at risk for a host of negative outcomes, including a negative impact on school readiness, negative relationships with peers and adults, and academic failure. These children may develop chronic challenging behavior (e.g., aggression, disruption) or become at risk for future identification of an emotional or behavioral disorder. Further, discipline data suggests that young children who engage in negative or inappropriate behaviors are at risk for suspension or expulsion, resulting in a loss of valuable foundational opportunities for growth and learning.

    Research has shown that receiving high quality early learning experiences that are enriched with opportunities to practice Cognitive Behavioral strategies and skills support young children’s engagement and learning as well as fosters positive interactions with teachers and peers. One of the keys to supporting these experiences is the development of and access to evidence-based preventative classroom-based interventions that aim to increase Cognitive Behavioral Resiliency, enhance positive teacher-child interactions, and ameliorate challenging behaviors. Early childhood and early elementary school classrooms are ideal contexts for teachers to implement Cognitive Behavioral skills learning programs, as it is a time in development when children’s skills are most malleable.

    This report is meant to serve as an executive summary of Rebound & Recovery: Cognitive Behavioral Education and Intervention for Early Childhood, a fifteen-module certificate program offered by the FSU Stoops Center for Communities, Families, and Children (“CFC Center”). Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (“CFC Center”). The course is meant to build their capacity for responding to challenging behavior, symptoms of trauma, and delays that young children might display in classrooms and home. The course focuses on processing emotions and coping with difficult feelings with a focus on engagement and communication skills.

    Rebound & Recovery Curriculum

    Rebound & Recovery: Cognitive Behavioral Education and Intervention for Early Childhood is inclusive of the Rebound & Recovery curriculum, ten lessons that provide direct instruction through scripted material, large- and small-group instruction, stories and activities. These lessons include: 1) How my emotions, thoughts, and actions are connected, 2) What are my thoughts and actions? 3) What is sadness? 4) What is anger? 5) What is worry? 6) What is calm? 7) What is happiness? 8) What are negative thoughts? 9) What is self-care? and 10) What are support systems? The ten lessons have associated resource pages and are organized by a lesson objective, the materials needed and what is needed to prepare for the lesson before class. Following these initial components, a step by step script is provided to help educators deliver the curriculum to students. Delivery guidance components and order of components varies based on the lesson and can include any of the following: a) whole group instruction (i.e. “Gathering Time”, including the CBT Focus); b) story time, including “I Wonder Time” where students respond to the story; c) singing; d) creation time, where students complete the week’s activity sheet, journaling, art/craft, or; and, e) closing (including the use specific strategies, and saying goodbye).

    The use of Rebound & Recovery in the course demonstrates best practice. Best practices in early childhood recommend that interventions are guided by a developmental and contextual understanding of children’s behavior. In a dynamic model for understanding children’s social-emotional skills, behavior is best understood as a mismatch between the demands of the classroom’s social or learning environment and the child’s developmental capacities. In this way, Rebound & Recovery creates opportunities for learning that are presented across the day, in different activity settings. Also, rather than an intervention focused on a specific setting (e.g., hospital, health clinic, etc.), Rebound & Recovery is situated to provide intervention that occurs more broadly within the proximal settings where children spend most of their day (i.e. home and school) and implemented by those most proximal to the child (i.e., teacher and family).

    Key Components

    The Emotion Meter Check-In and Calming Techniques are used in every lesson, reinforcing skills and knowledge that children need to identify their emotions and respond to difficult situations appropriately. These daily tools help children express themselves. This component is valuable for young children because research shows that expression of emotions requires explicit training and support from adults. Further, this is one assessment tool included, which allows educators to determine the impact of the curriculum.

    The caregiver components of this course are also worth a standalone mention. The “Caregiver Lesson Tool Kit” is available to support educators’ abilities to share the curriculum with families and caregivers. The tool kit includes guidance and scripts for introducing the CBT Triangle and various calming techniques in a workshop-like environment. In many early childhood programs, families and parents are valued as their child’s first teacher. Family engagement and family-school collaboration play a critical role in the effectiveness of interventions and the implementation of consistent practice opportunities across settings. Further, caregiver letters are available in English and Spanish, showing a beginning promise to non-English speaking families, a necessary component in today’s classrooms.

    The adaptability of the included Rebound & Recovery lessons is another critical component that ensures educators can be successful in their use of the intervention and application of the knowledge and skills they gain from the course. Interventions that are focused within the school-based setting should be able to be adapted within classrooms, by educators. The Rebound & Recovery curriculum allows educators the opportunity to piecemeal components that are most relevant and responsive to the students they teach or implement the program in scripted steps.

    Summary

    This course meets a need for training that is beyond the scope of the traditional pre-service educator program and those who are working in early childhood without formal training. Its accessibility, video modules, and repetitive framework make the course easy to complete, while maintaining high expectations of the learner to master the learning objectives. The overall platform has a user-friendly navigation page and individual images/slides can be easily magnified on multiple device types (e.g. phone, computer). This course will hold value in the field of early childhood, particularly for educators that work with small groups of children and in classrooms. While the topic of Cognitive Behavioral Resiliency is not new, comprehensive curriculums with clear lessons are not plentiful. Thus, Rebound & Recovery, as embedded in the certification course, holds value as both innovative, novel, and necessary.

     

    For questions, additional requests, or comments:
    Dr. Chelsea T. Morris | ctmorris@unm.edu

    CONTACT FORM

    Please submit your questions about the FSU Professional Certification in Rebound & Recovery: Cognitive Behavioral Education & Intervention for Teens.

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