PSICertify

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.newbxPSICertifyLogo2-2

Topics include:

  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training
        Meets the annual requirement for school staff
  • Safety and Violence Prevention Training
        Meets the Ohio Revised Code 3319.073
  • American Heart Association Heartsaver ®
    CPR Training/AED Training
        Can you save a life? Certification Included
  • Anti-Bullying Programs
        Supports Ohio Revised Code 3313.666
  • American Heart Association Heartsaver ®
    First Aid Training
        Crucial Steps for Emergencies; Certification Included
  • Crisis Intervention Team Training
        Supports Ohio Revised Code 3313.536
  • Communicable Disease Awareness and Recognition
        Ohio Department of Job & Family Services–Meets ODE Requirement OAC3301-37-11
  • Staff Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training 
        Meets HB 543 mandates
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, Restraint and Seclusion Training
       Supports OAC 3301-35-15; PBIS Training provided by PSI; Restraint Training & Seclusion Guidelines provided through PSI by Certified   Restraint Training- CRT®
  • Epinephrine Autoinjector Training for School Staff
       Meets training requirement of ORC 3313.7110 & Ohio Substitute HB 296 (for non-patient specific Epinephrine auto injectors)
  • Overview of Ohio HB 264 regarding caring for students with diabetes in the school setting
     Meets training requirement of ORC 3313.713 & Ohio Substitute HB 264
    (Level I, II and III Training as appropriate)

For information on pricing, program descriptors and other available topics please contact karenmckelvey@psi-solutions.org.

Contact hours or certification provided for all PSICertify Training Programs​.

 

Proud PSI Moment at St. John Nottingham

Happy child with painted handsEach year St. John Nottingham dedicates the yearbook to a special person. This gives us an opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of those who give unselfishly to our school and our students.

The Faculty and Staff at St. John Nottingham Lutheran School are pleased to dedicate this yearbook to Mrs. Kelly Hickey, our School Psychologist. She works diligently to help our students learn skills to get along with others, practice self-control, become more organized and improve study skills. Mrs. Hickey is so much more than that. She is an exceptional Christian role model for our students who develops positive relationships with our students to help them achieve their God-given talents and abilities.

She conducts before school programs and is always looking for ways to help our students. This year she introduced Mr. Kita to the First Tee of Cleveland Program. First Tee seeks to positively impact the lives of young people from greater Cleveland by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote health choices through the game of golf. The 2nd-6th Graders of St. John Nottingham were exposed to First Tee and the game of golf this year. Mrs. Hickey makes a tremendous impact on our students and the culture of our school. We are blessed to have her on our staff!

From the Yearbook of St. John Nottingham Lutheran School 2014-2015
Yearbook Dedication
Mrs. Kelly Hickey, PSI School Psychologist

Missed the PSI Webinar on Sandy Hook and Making Your School Safer?

No worries!

This free webinar presented by Scott Poland, Ph.D. and Michele Gay, Sandy Hook Parent is now available on the PSI site.  Michele Gay tragically lost her daughter, Josephine, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting on December 14, 2012.  Since then Michele has chosen to help school communities improve school safety.  Learn the lessons that her school community learned in the aftermath of this tragedy along with steps to make changes in your own school.  Dr. Scott Poland, Ph.D. is a nationally known school violence expert who has appeared before congress, on national television and worked with numerous schools on these tragic situations.

View now by clicking here.

Engaging Phonics & Word Recognition Instruction Webinar now online

Just in case you missed this informative seminar or you just wanted to listen to it again. 
The good news is that it is available below for you to still watch.  We hope this helps.
For any questions regarding PSI services please contact karenmckelvey@psi-solutions.org at PSI. 

 

 

 

 

A Practical Approach to Building Enrollment

A Practical Approach to Building Enrollment webinar was given yesterday by Gerald Jindra and Holly Dickinson.  If you signed up for the webinar but were unable to attend you can click on this link and view the recorded webinar:  Click Here

Hope to see you at OAPCS Conference

PSI is pleased to contribute to the 8th annual OAPCS Conference. Please join us for the following Breakout Sessions:

“Educators as Partners In Suicide Prevention”
Thurs, Oct. 16th  (11:15 – 12:15)
Karen McKelvey, Ed.S.

“ELL’s & Special Needs: Is it ESL or an Educational Disability?”
Thurs, Oct. 16th (1:45 – 2:45)
Kay Almy, M.A.T. and Julie Goldyn Wood, M.Ed.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!

September 2014 PSIdelines is Available

This edition includes many article on back to school tips as well as information on digital education trends in education.

Download now…

The latest edition of Paradigm: Health Matters is available.

Find out about PSICertify PSI’s new division, learn how PSI goes above and beyond for a student with Alopecia, understand the PSI health screening program and help students get healthier teeth!  Download now…

PSI lost a dear friend and colleague

Zagorski ElizabethElizabeth Zagorski was a Nurse Manager at PSI from 2005 to 2010. Previously she had worked as a PSI school based nurse in the Twinsburg Public Schools and in other schools we serve. Elizabeth was loved in all the schools she served, by the children and their parents and all school and PSI administrators with whom she was associated. She added class and sophistication in every setting she worked, always raising the bar and expectation….and she always delivered! She was part of the PSI family for many years, a dear friend and a trusted colleague. We will all miss her. She is survived by a lovely family with two beautiful daughters and a devoted husband, all of whom she treasured.

What Do We Do To Prevent School Violence?

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The following PSI Webinar, The Minds of School Shooters-  Effective Strategies for Addressing and Preventing School Violence was recently presented by PSI. This webinar was given by PSI and Dr. Scott Poland.  Dr. Poland is a world-renowned expert on school safety and violence prevention.  He has personally responded to 13 school shootings and has authored several books and articles on school safety, youth violence, bullying and suicide.   The webinar is now available to stream online.