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Webinars from RethinkCare

 

Register below for our monthly webinar series.

 
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If you are not yet enrolled in your benefit, reach out to support@rethinkcare.com to sign up.

 

How to Strengthen Relationships through Improv

 

December 13th | 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET 

Improvisers voluntarily engage uncertainty and ambiguity. They learn to listen and respond in the moment, to strengthen relationships and build collaboration on the spot without knowing what might come next. Because of this high-stakes, risky endeavor, they have developed principles, exercises, and techniques to exercise their creativity and collaboration “muscles.” In other words, improv is the gym for skills and mindsets such as empathy, awareness, resiliency, flexibility, and creative problem-solving.

Improv is not a metaphor. It is what we do everyday. As the world moves faster, becomes increasingly unpredictable, and forges new interdependencies with others, our ability to improvise well becomes more critical. In this dynamic and practical session, we will apply the basic principles of improv to work and life, exploring empathy, awareness, spontaneity, collaboration and risk-taking to expand your ability to innovate, deal with change, and ultimately strengthen relationships.

 

 

If you can’t make it, don’t worry! If you register, you’ll receive an on-demand recording the day after the webinar.

 
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Kat Koppett

Founder, Koppett

Kat Koppett is the eponymous founder of Koppett, an organizational development company specializing in blending traditional organizational development tools and principles with cutting-edge improvisation and storytelling techniques to enhance individual and group performance. She holds a BFA from NYU, and an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia. Her book Training to Imagine: Practical Improvisational Theatre Techniques to Enhance Creativity, Teamwork, Leadership, and Learning, is a seminal work in the field of Applied Improvisation and is used by professionals around the world.

 

Mastering the 5 Components of Social and Emotional Learning At Home

 

December 14th | 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET 

Studies show parents rank strong social/communication skills at the top of the list of skills needed for their child’s future success. Parents lose sleep (and productivity at work) thinking about how to help their children do better in these areas. But as parents, what do we teach and how do we do it? Join Angela Nelson, VP of Operations and Executive Director of Clinical Services at RethinkCare as she walks through an inside look into parenting.
 
Attendees will get a better understanding of the following:
  • Why social/communication skills keep parents up at night
  • How to teach within the 5 components of Social and Emotional Learning

 

 

If you can’t make it, don’t worry! If you register, you’ll receive an on-demand recording the day after the webinar.

 
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Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA

Executive Director of Clinical Services, RethinkCare

Angela Nelson is the Executive Director of Clinical Services for RethinkCare. She oversees consultation services and content generation of our solutions. Angela began working at Rethink in 2011 and specializes in working with parents raising children and teens with learning, social, and behavioral challenges, as well as organizations motivated to support employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Angela holds a master’s degree in Counseling from California State University, Northridge, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is pursuing her doctorate in Education with a specialization in organizational behavior change at the University of Southern California (USC).

 

Help Kids Strengthen Their Social Skills

 

January 19th | 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET 

Socializing can be a challenge for anyone, from asking a peer to play and starting a conversation to attending a party or to going on a date. Individuals learn these skills from childhood to adolescence through watching others, reading of social cues, trial and error, or direct teaching and practice. During this webinar, we will discuss strategies to help set your child or teen up for success in initiating social interactions, sustaining conversations, scheduling play dates/get-togethers, and more. We will also discuss how to help them fortify their self-confidence and motivation as they learn that they are capable of making and keeping friends.

 

 

If you can’t make it, don’t worry! If you register, you’ll receive an on-demand recording the day after the webinar.

 
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Pasha Bahsoun, M.A., BCBA

Director of Family and Clinical Services, RethinkCare

Pasha Bahsoun is a Director of Family and Clinical Services at RethinkCare where he conducts parent and caregiver consultations with families around the world, hosts webinars on various topics, and creates content through Rethink’s app and web-based platforms. He has been in the field of education and psychology for over a decade and a half and has worked with a variety of individuals across age groups, diagnoses, modalities, and settings, including homes, schools, group homes, and telehealth. He developed a social skills curriculum and presented his research at two international ABA conferences, titled, “The Value of Curriculum-Based Social Skills Training.” He has had a passion for teaching and mentorship in various forms for all of his life including as a martial arts instructor, personal trainer, camp counselor, drum major, and trumpet section leader. He also has a passion for writing and has had the opportunity to write articles on the topic of education, psychology, and developmental disabilities for various organizations including Rethink. Pasha earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology and French from UCLA, his master’s degree in Developmental Psychology and Behavior Analysis from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

 

Creating a Culture of Inclusivity 

 

February 16th | 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET 

Creating an environment that respects employees from diverse backgrounds and experiences may seem overwhelming, especially when individuals have different ways of thinking and behavioral styles. However, several strategies can be employed to help us all relate to others in an inclusive way. For this webinar, we will focus on embracing inclusion and neurodiversity. You will learn about the concept of neurodiversity and how you can foster team culture for the betterment of a neurodiverse population.

In this session you'll learn how to:
1) Promote inclusion and a sense of belonging
2) Support fellow employees in developing neurodiversity initiatives
3) Learn more about the concept of neurodiversity

 

 

If you can’t make it, don’t worry! If you register, you’ll receive an on-demand recording the day after the webinar.

 
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Louis Chesney

Diversity and Inclusion Product Manager, RethinkCare

Louis is a Product Manager at RethinkCare, overseeing the day-to-day operations and expansion of RethinkCare’s diversity & inclusion course content and training approach. Louis began working at Rethink in 2020 and specializes in supporting and advocating for the equitable treatment of neurodiverse individuals and other marginalized groups in sectors such as race, gender, gender identity, and orientation. Louis also represents RehinkCare on three Disability:IN committees. Before joining RethinkCare, Louis started a hiring program for individuals with neurodiverse conditions such as autism at a global technology company. He continually aims to make a positive impact on those who are underserved. As an individual who experienced selective mutism first-hand, Louis inspires and actively contributes to the current work. He is the co-author of “ECHO: A Vocal Language Program for Easing Anxiety in Conversation,” a Plural Publishing book designed to help older children and teens needing social communication support. Louis obtained a bachelor of science degree in finance from Saint John’s University.

 

Navigating School Systems for Kids with Support Needs

 

March 16th | 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET 


Navigating the public school system as a parent and as an advocate for your child is difficult. It’s hard to know who to talk to and where to start for additional learning support. In this webinar, you will learn about your rights as a parent navigating educational services in the United States public school system for children ages 3-22. We will explore the educational evaluation process, discuss special education services, and additional advocacy resources.

Attend this webinar to:

  1. Discover your rights during the evaluation process
  2. Learn about special education services and the difference between 504 plans and IEPs
  3. Uncover how to access additional advocacy resources

 

 

If you can’t make it, don’t worry! If you register, you’ll receive an on-demand recording the day after the webinar.

 
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Vivian Escobar, MAT., BCBA

Director of Family and Clinical Services, RethinkCare

Vivian Escobar is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Director of Family and Clinical services here at Rethink. For over a decade, Vivian has been a supervisor in the field of applied behavior analysis and her expertise includes, providing quality behavioral services to children and adolescents with ASD and other related developmental disabilities, families, and school teams. In addition to the clinical practice, Vivian conducted staff trainings based on current practices, as well as created curriculum for both registered behavior technicians and graduate students. Vivian has had the pleasure of working with multiple ABA agencies and has had the privilege to work with various school districts in Southern California, as well as non-public schools

 
 
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Jennifer Wilkens, M.A., BCBA

Director of Family and Clinical Services, RethinkCare

Jennifer Wilkens is RethinkCare’s Director of Family and Clinical Services. Jennifer manages consultation services, develops and implements RethinkCare’s clinical and quality assurance model, and develops content to support the parent and employer experience. Jennifer began working at RethinkCare in 2014 and specializes in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as children and teens with various learning, social, and behavioral challenges. 

 Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Special Education with an Autism Spectrum Disorder emphasis from San Francisco State University, a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).