Thursday, October 23rd from 7:00-9:00 PM at the MSMS Library.
Presented by Joel M. Ristuccia, a certified School Psychologist with over twenty-five years experience working in the public schools. Over the last twenty years he has developed and worked in programs for students at risk for failure due to social/emotional disabilities and continues to assist schools and school districts in addressing the needs of these students. Mr. Ristuccia has served as a consultant on the impact of trauma on student learning to the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) and is a co-author of “Helping Traumatized Children Learn”, volumes 1 and 2. Additionally he has consulted to the Department of School Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, presented program model research findings at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), presented for the Departments of Education in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Washington as well as the University of Wisconsin on topics related to the impact of social/emotional issues on learning.