TGC Learning Center, Inc.
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    TGC Learning Center, Inc.

    CHALMETTE, LA. 70044
    P.O. BOX 1604

    TGC Learning Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit
    organization dedicated to providing community support.

    Our workshop offerings are designed to:
    ¨ Prepare,
    ¨ Educate,
    ¨ and Assist
    Professionals in the handling of students with behavior

    TGC Learning Center, Inc. will have speakers experienced in
    dealing with these issues, educating attendees with the
    information gathered through extensive years of service and

    3 Continuing Learning Hours for Each Workshop Attended

    Friday, July 8th

    #1) 8:45am-12:00pm

    ADHD—Useful Strategies:
    Learn what ADHD is ,and what ADHD is not, through a
    didactic presentation including the signs and symptoms of
    the disorder, along with signs and symptoms often mistaken
    to be ADHD. During the course of the workshop you will also
    learn strategies to deal with classroom behavior in
    students with ADHD, and how to talk to the parents of the

    ® Mark Skellie, PsyD, a graduate of SUNY of Stony Brook and
    the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, has been
    a therapist in St Bernard parish for over seven years. He
    specializes in the treatment of anxiety, trauma,
    depression, impulse control problems, and psychological
    issues associated with chronic illness.

    #2) 1:00pm-4:15pm

    Cooperating with Parents:
    Ways to engage parents in the learning experience by
    learning family systems and some of the causes why parents
    may not be participants in this process. This workshop will
    teach you communication styles and strategies for engaging
    parents and handling resistance from parents.

    ® Mike McNeil, LCSW, BACS, a graduate of Tulane University
    and CEO of the Guidance Center, Inc., a private, for profit
    mental health center and human resource consulting agency,
    and Executive Director of the TGC Learning Center, Inc. a
    501(c)(3) organization – providing ongoing and customized
    professional education

    Friday, July 15th

    #3) 8:45am-12:00pm

    Poverty: A Multi-faced Problem:
    Defining how poverty, both generational and recent poverty,
    affects families emotionally, financially, socially, and
    behaviorally. Learn how these effects of poverty manifest
    in the classroom.

    ® Chaka Jarreau-Griffin, LCSW, with over 10 years
    experience in the social service field, including mental
    health, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, child abuse, and
    neglect. She earned a Master of Social Work Degree from
    Washington University in St. Louis, with specialization in
    Children, Youth and Families Healthcare. A Bachelor of
    Science in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Southern
    University A&M College in Baton Rouge

    #4) 1:00pm-4:15pm

    Trauma In Children:
    A didactic presentation exploring a variety of traumatic
    experiences: the natural resolution of trauma, when trauma
    is denied, when trauma persists, and behavioral symptoms of
    trauma. Covering issues in trauma, and how children react
    to traumatic events.

    ® Sharon Marie Chester, LCSW-BACS. A graduate from New
    College University of South Florida with a Master’s Degree
    in social work form Tulane University. Practiced social
    work in Hawaii and Mississippi , doing clinical work and
    custody studies which have been accepted in 6 states.

    Friday, July 22nd

    #5) 8:45am-12:00pm

    Working with the Mental Health Professional:
    Helps to answer educators’ questions about coordinating
    efforts with the mental health professional. During this
    time you will learn what questions to ask, patient
    confidentiality, what observation does, how it helps the
    teacher, and how it assists the mental health professional.

    ® Cindy Amie, LMSW, earned both her Bachelor of Social Work
    and Master of Social Work degrees from Southern University
    if New Orleans. She is a native of St. Bernard Parish, and
    has been working as a Social Worker in the Greater New
    Orleans Area since 2007.

    #6) 8:45am-12:00pm

    Prevention of Disruptive Behavior:
    Addressing types of disruptive behaviors, how to prevent
    these disruptions, and how to minimize disruptions when
    they occur. Betty will cover helpful techniques that target
    specific age groups and techniques that are useful in
    general classroom behavior management.

    ® Betty Penton, LPC, and Certified Pastoral Counselor.
    Earned her M.Ed. In Counseling Psychology from the
    University of Kansas and her M.Div. from Union Theological
    Seminary in New York. Betty has been providing professional
    counseling for over 15 years of private practice in
    California, North Carolina, and Alabama. Counseling
    specialties include strengthening family and couple
    relationships, trauma recovery, and spirituality for
    emotional healing.

    $35 for each Workshop
    3 Continuing Learning Hours for Each Workshop Attended

    TGC Learning Center, Inc.

    CHALMETTE, LA. 70044
    P.O. BOX 1604
    P:(504)-278-4006 F:(504)-278-4007