For High School Psychology Teachers
Friday, October 23, 2015
Unsimplifying Mental Disorders: Principles for Understanding and Teaching Abnormal Psychology
Current popular explanations for mental disorders are often gross oversimplifications that are not only inaccurate but can also exacerbate the public stigmas associated with them. Four Principles for teaching abnormal psychology are presented as a foundation for providing a better understanding of, and perhaps reducing the stigmas associated with mental disorders.
Attitudes and Approaches for Diversity in the Classroom
What do we need to get ourselves ready for addressing diversity effectively in our classrooms? This presentation helps with approaches and mindsets for productive and respectful diversity efforts and shares an activity that has been effective for relaying some core issues in diversity and social psychology time and time again.
Homeless Youth in Utah: What We Know and What Is Being Done
While it’s hard to know exactly how many youth experience the various degrees of homelessness in Utah, we know the numbers are high. They are a hidden group. While Utah has made great strides in helping the adult homeless population, the new focus is on homeless youth and this presentation will help you take part in the solutions.
Unaccompanied youth end up homeless or in unstable and unsafe housing through a number of ways including behavioral problems, gender and sexual identity, economic forces, and abuse. Many more are at high risk for homelessness due to being thrown away, running away, or when foster care fails them. Many still try to remain in school, and research shows that this stability can be the last safety net that keeps them from falling off the grid of mainstream society and deeper into dangerous street culture.
This presentation will talk about the current state of adolescents and emerging adults experiencing homelessness in Utah and the resources available. Advocacy and ongoing research from the Utah Coalition to End Youth Homelessness will also be presented. Resources on what you can do and what to look for in at-risk youth will be shared.
PARTICIPANT IDEA SHARE
One of our most popular sessions at UTOPSS is the Participant Idea Share! If you’d like to present a favorite lesson plan, demonstration, teaching practice, and/or media resource, contact Annette Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org. For inclusion in the resource binder, ideas must be submitted electronically to Annette no later than Friday, October 16.
Registration is $50.00 and is due October 16. Please note there is a $10.00 late fee for registration received after this date.
Cost includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and a certificate of completion.
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Please note: If you are unable to attend, refunds will be given until October 16. After that date there will be NO REFUNDS. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Whitlock at email@example.com.
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