2017 Love a Nurse Run

NurseRun1This month, PSI was very proud to participate in the 2017 Love a Nurse Run 5K to benefit the Alice Flaherty Excellence in Nursing Scholarship Fund! The event, going on its 3rd year, honors all dedicated nurses and supports our future nurses through scholarship funds.

Over 125 very worthy scholarship candidates were reviewed – ranging from women, men, young, old, 1st year students to masters candidates – many working full time in addition to going to school. 61 scholarships were awarded totaling 146 in the past three years! The Love a Nurse Run organization aims for even more in the future.

You can help spread the word about this great cause by visiting the Love a Nurse Run online or contact loveanurserun@gmail.com. Help us spread the word and contact them today to see if there is an event scheduled for your area!NurseRun2

PSI is very proud to be a part of this worthy cause and wishes all scholarship candidates the very best in their pursuit of nursing in the area.

Drugs of Addiction Webinar: What Educators Need to Know

This special seminar presented by Nancy E. Pommerening, OCPS and Director: Drug Awareness and Prevention Inc. provides an overview of marijuana, its dangers, and how youth attitudes towards it have changed. In addition, we will examine other illicit drugs, the process of addiction, and possible solutions to the opiate crisis and other substances of abuse.

Objectives:

-The participant will understand current rates of usage and levels of marijuana potency in northeast Ohio.
-The participant will understand the process of addiction, and who is most at risk for the disease.
-The participant will be able to list 3 prevention strategies for your students that reduce substance abuse.

Register by Clicking Here

Myths About Online Therapy: BUSTED!!

PSI discusses Myths about Online Therapy!

Myth #1: Telepractice is an inferior therapy model and not face-to-face.
vpsi1Reality: VirtualPSI is a face-to-face service delivery model accomplished electronically. Students engage in real-time, state-of-the-art digital platform with a trained, state and nationally certified professional. Studies have shown that telepractice outcomes match, and at times, exceed traditional therapy models

Myth #2: Students have a difficult time engaging in telepractice because the technology is complicated and cumbersome.
vpsi2Reality: Today’s students are considered “digital natives” and have been exposed to technology since birth. VirtualPSI’s digital platform provides a dynamic, yet uncomplicated electronic environment to achieve their goals.

Myth #3: Online services limit interactions with other staff members.
Reality: VirtualPSI’s digital platform provides the optimal environment for teacher collaboration and open communication with the special education team. With the click of a button, our staff professional can participate in meetings, attend parent conferences, collaborate with building staff members and administrators, and contribute necessary information, as needed. Participation is seamless, timely and effective.vpsi3

Myth #4: Telepractice is electronically unsafe.
Reality: VirtualPSI uses a state-of-the-art encrypted platform that adheres to HIPAA guidelines. Additionally, VirtualPSI’s licensed professionals are held to the same standards and code of ethics of service delivery as when services are delivered in person.

vpsi4What should you do next?   For more information or a VirtualPSI demo call 800.841.4774 ext 257 or e-mail christineworthington@psi-solutions.org.

Learn more by clicking here.

 

The Cleveland Plain Dealer names PSI one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces

THE PLAIN DEALER NAMES PSI A WINNER OF THE NORTHEAST OHIO AREA 2017 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

Cleveland, OH 06/19/17

We are very proud to announce that PSI has been awarded the Plain Dealer’s Top Workplace Award for Northeast Ohio for the second year in a row! THANK YOU to all of you, this would not have been possible without the support and dedication of our great team. Together, we create the foundation that helps all students Learn, Thrive, and Grow.

Do you want to join this great team?  View PSI Opportunities

 

Did you miss the Free Webinar on Human Trafficking?

If you were unable to listen to the live webinar, a recorded version is available now.  This webinar is presented by: The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking by Ruthmary Powers, HM, Ph.D., Educ. Specialist and Sister Josie Chrosniak, HM, B.S. in Education.

If you would like to view the recorded webinar, click here.

 

PSI Crisis Management Services

PSI’S School Crisis Management Team (SCM) is available to help schools prevent manage and cope more effectively with the aftermath of school-wide and/or individual student emergencies or natural disasters. Our team has been trained by Dr. Scott Poland, a nationally known school crisis expert, former chairman and leading member of the National Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT).

The PSI SCM Team will help your staff recognize the signs of suicide and learn strategies to optimize school safety. We assist your in-school crisis management and emergency response team to ensure immediate and positive action.

PSI Webinar OnDemand- Threat Assessment in Schools

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Miss this webinar?  No problem, it is available OnDemand on our web site.

School personnel such as administrators, school psychologists, social workers and counselors are increasingly faced with complex situations where students have made violent threats toward others or even the entire school. Many of these threats today are posted online or elsewhere.

Unfortunately, there have been schools who have received negative publicity for how they evaluated violent threats and for failing to share information with authorities and parents. School administrators also face a very difficult decision about whether to evacuate the school and many schools have lost numerous days of academic time as a result of receiving violent threats.

Watch this webinar and others by visiting our Virtual Webinar Library.  

 

 

PSICertify: A Division of PSI

PSI is proud to announce the opening of our newest division to train school staff in critical areas requiring certification and specialized programming due to state mandates. Trainings are available in face to face format–we come to you! Some topics are available in webinar format as well.

Topics include:

  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  • Safety and Violence Prevention Training
  • American Heart Association Heartsaver ® CPR Training/AED Training
  • CPR Training/AED Training
  • Anti-Bullying Programs
  • American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid Training
  • Crisis Intervention Team Training
  • Communicable Disease Awareness and Recognition
  • Staff Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training 
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, Restraint and Seclusion Training
  • Epinephrine Autoinjector Training for School Staff

Learn more on the PSICertify section of our website.

Miss the PSI webinar on Helping Students with ADHD?

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No Problem!

You can access the webinar on Helping Students with ADHD: Essential for Brain Coaching on our website.

After watching, you will be able to:

  • Identify reasonable developmental expectations regarding students’ executive functioning .
  • Relate common classroom and homework problems to specific executive dysfunction such as ADHD and ADD.

Learn a diagnostic and intervention strategy (“How exactly did you  do that?”) for curious and compassionate support around these common challenges.

Watch this recorded webinar now by clicking here.

To take the survey click here and email your responses to tammylyman@psi-solutions.org.