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HWB14018: Heat Illness: Hydration Awareness - Athletics/Best Practices: Parental Involvement
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Credit Hours: 1

This course features Rhonda Fincher, co-founder of the Kendrick Fincher Hydration Foundation. The Kendrick Fincher Hydration Foundation exists to promote proper hydration and prevent heat illness through education and supporting activities. During this presentation coaches are provided with knowledge and encouragement to involve all stakeholders in hydration awareness.

Ms. Fincher's 13-year-old son, Kendrick, died from multi-system organ failure as a result of heat stroke following his first day of football practice in 1995. Since then, she has been active in educating parents, coaches, athletes and school children on the importance of proper hydration. Ms. Fincher has also published a book for grieving parents and others who better want to understand the grieving process entitled, Good Night Kendrick, I Love You - A Mother's Journal Through Grief.

This course is intended for the following audiences: athletic directors, coaches, and physical education teachers.

HWB14019: Heat Illness: Hydration Awareness - School & Parental Involvement
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Credit Hours: 1

This course features Rhonda Fincher, co-founder of the Kendrick Fincher Hydration Foundation. The Kendrick Fincher Hydration Foundation exists to promote proper hydration and prevent heat illness through education and supporting activities. During this presentation educators and administrators are provided with knowledge and encouragement to involve all stakeholders in hydration awareness.

Ms. Fincher's thirteen-year-old son, Kendrick, died from multi-system organ failure as a result of heat stroke following his first day of football practice in 1995. Since then, she has been active in educating parents, coaches, athletes and school children on the importance of proper hydration. Ms. Fincher has also published a book for grieving parents and others who better want to understand the grieving process entitled, Good Night Kendrick, I Love You - A Mother's Journal Through Grief.

This course is intended for the following audience: classroom teachers, physical education teachers, and administrators.

HWB14020: Hidden Wounds: What You Don't Know About Cutting
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Credit Hours: 2

"Hidden Wounds" is a dramatized story of 'Ashley' and how she copes with emotional pain through self-injury, interspersed with valuable information from seasoned Arkansas mental health and medical professionals. These professionals provide teachers, parents, and school counselors with much needed information on how to recognize signs and symptoms of self-injurious behavior, and how and where to access help for students in Arkansas who are suffering with this type of problem. This ArkansasIDEAS course is recommended for secondary level teachers, counselors, and administrators.

HWB14022: 108 Degrees: Critical Response
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Credit Hours: 1.5

Through personal testimonies from families who have been affected by exertional heat stroke and interviews with coaches, certified athletic trainers, kinesiologists, and other medical professionals, 108°: Critical Response looks at the seriousness of heat illness and its underlying causes, as well as how to treat and prevent exertional heat illness.

This course features the AETN documentary, 108°: Critical Response, which received the prestigious 2015 NETA award for achievements as a Teacher Resource in Instructional Media.

HWB15054: Something to Talk About: Suicide Awareness
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course meets the requirements of Act 770 of 2011. The rate of teen suicide is steadily rising in school communities, yet this growing trend is considered taboo by most and not up for discussion. Greg Adams, Program Coordinator for the Center for Good Mourning at Arkansas Children's Hospital, educates school communities about finding better ways to talk about suicide, which can be life saving. In this course, Mr. Adams addresses the challenges of talking about suicide and resolves the misconceptions that hinder our ability to prevent such an event. He also provides guidance on identifying the risks and warning signs of suicide, approaches to talking about it, and constructive responses for communities impacted by a suicide. Several resources are also provided to help in the prevention and postvention of suicide.

This course was taped on March 16-17, 2015 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

HWB15058: Gatekeepers: Youth Suicide Prevention Awareness (Update 2015)
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Credit Hours: 3

This course meets the requirements of Act 770 of 2011. Gatekeepers is a suicide awareness and prevention program made available through the Arkansas Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force. The purpose is to heighten suicide awareness in adults by providing knowledge about warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors. Many suicides are preventable if adults can recognize the warning signs and respond with specific intervention skills. Objectives for this course include: recognize the warning signs, distinguish between facts and myths about youth suicide, understand the risk factors for suicidal behaviors, demonstrate intervention strategies, and identify resources at school and in the community.

This presentation includes A Life Saved, a true story about a suicide intervention told by students and a guidance counselor. The video is appropriate to illustrate the value of teaching suicide prevention.

HWB16027: Bell Ringer: A Concussion Awareness Course for Arkansas Coaches
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Credit Hours: 1.5

Every year, as many as 3.8 million brain injuries occur in athletics, and they are more common among children and students than star athletes. We often hear about concussions in professional football, but they can be a problem in any sport and at any age. To ensure the lifelong wellness of active youth, it’s essential to better understand the brain and the process of safely navigating brain injuries.

This course features the AETN documentary Bell Ringer: The Invisible Brain Injury. Through eye-opening interviews with former professional players, medical experts, and renowned researchers, we explore the short-term effects and long-term risks of concussions, how to handle them when they occur, and the best methods of preventing them altogether.

HWB17118: Act 1236 of 2011: Child Maltreatment (2017)
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Credit Hours: 2

Act 1236 of 2011: Child Maltreatment (2017)

As licensed professionals and school officials, one of our most vital responsibilities is to ensure that any concerns regarding the abuse or neglect of children are handled appropriately. This course, featuring Sherry Williamson from the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence, delves into the legal requirements of the Child Maltreatment Act and the penalties and protections relevant to mandated reporters. Ms. Williamson explains that it is the legal responsibility for all school officials, which includes any adult working in an administrative or supervisory capacity, to report suspicions of abuse directly to the child abuse hotline. Indicators of abuse and neglect are also provided, as well as recommendations for managing disclosures of abuse from children.

This course, which was recorded on April 25, 2017 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas, meets the requirements of Act 1236 of 2011 for the 2017-2018 school year.

If you have reason to suspect the abuse or neglect of a child, call 1-844-SAVE-A-CHILD.

HWD14482: Bullying: Taking Charge, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 11.5

In Bullying: Taking Charge, you will explore what bullying is and why it is important to address it on the student, teacher, and school level. You will also learn some practical tools for confronting and preventing bullying. Through video examples, in-depth readings, and problem-solving scenarios, you’ll learn how to recognize and detect bullying, address bullying with the bully as well as the victim, discuss bullying with students through classroom activities, and implement a community-wide bullying prevention program.

HWG14003: Dyslexia: A Three-Part Professional Awareness
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Credit Hours: 1

Please Note: Referral policies for school districts may vary. Before making a referral, please investigate your school's policies and follow them accordingly. 

In this three-part dyslexia professional awareness program, we look at some of the indicators of dyslexia, the need for screening and early intervention, and important processes like Response to Intervention and referral for evaluation. We hear from students, parents, and various professionals in the fields of medicine, psychology, and education regarding the importance of the science behind teaching a student who is dyslexic. Experts and students themselves say it takes patience, long hours, hard work, and practice to overcome dyslexia. It is our hope to whet your appetite and to instill in you the desire and a sense of urgency to learn more about Specific Learning Disabilities, especially dyslexia, and how to make a lasting impact in the life of each student, every day.

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