The FWSU paraeducators attended the 4th Annual “We Are All Interventionists” training presented by Northwestern Counseling & Support Services (NCSS) School-Based programs. Paraprofessionals from schools throughout Franklin County attended a day of professional development targeted to the specific learning needs of paraprofessionals. This training is one of the many supports NCSS offers to schools and is free of charge. The training was held at Sheldon Elementary School.  

The morning keynote presentation focused on the importance of working together to better meet the mental health needs of students. They provided an overview of the NCSS continuum of school-based services and their role in schools.

Each of the four school based teams facilitated workshop sessions.  The NCSS teams are the Behavior Consultation Team, the Collaborative Achievement Team, the School-Based Clinician Team, and the School-Based Autism Program. Paras attended a variety of workshops throughout the day. The topics related to supporting the emotional and behavioral needs of today’s students. The workshops focused on functions of behavior, use of positive reinforcement, relationships, and professionalism. 

Rachel McIntyre is the Director of Student Support Services at Franklin West Supervisory Union. She is a regular contributor to THE FWSU STORY

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