SOS coordinates and sponsors four to five professional development programs a year in area schools. These programs cover a variety of topics of interest and benefit to professionals who work with children and families both in and outside of school settings. All presentations are free of charge to SOS members. APA-approved continuing education credits and Act 48 education credits are available for a fee.

Below is a listing of some of our programs.

Program Name Program Information

Cyber Etiquette

Gender Diversity and Transgender Issues in Youth

Childhood Should Be a Journey, Not a Race

Music activities as a beneficial experience for learning in the classroom setting

Tuning In: Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning

Countertransference with Difficult Teens: How to Love and Hate Strategically to Produce Change

Tourette Syndrome: A Clinical Perspective

Testing for the SAT/ACT and College Accommodations (with hints about High Stakes Testing)

Visual and Active Social & Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills for Children with Social Cognitive Deficits

Recognizing and Responding to Depression in Children and Adolescents

Creating a Social/Emotional Curriculum for Students K-6

Physical, Somato-Sensory and Brain-Based Interventions in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Play Therapy: An Introduction

How to Help Schools Succeed with Early Adolescents

Story Telling Techniques in the Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents

The Art (and Science) of Demystification: Helping Children Understand Their Unique Learning Profile