Training for Teachers

Educators are a key part of the behavioral health workforce.  They come into contact with students with behavioral challenges every day in their classrooms and serve an important role in helping their students.

Part of BHECN’s work is to provide training to both the traditional behavioral health workforce and non-traditional partners, like educators.  We partnered with ESU 13 to offer training to teachers and school staff on addressing some of the behavioral health challenges students face. 

Catherine Jones-Hazledine, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist practicing in the Panhandle, conducted a day-long training on October 30, 2014.  This training was recorded and we are making it available to educators across Nebraska.

The training video has been divided into shorter video segments.  While it is best viewed in sequence, you can jump around to the videos most relevant to you.

To watch the videos in a larger window, click the YouTube logo in the lower-right corner of each video.

Or you can watch them all in a playlist.


Part 1 – Introduction

Part 2 – About Dr. Cate

Part 3 – Behavioral health and mental
health definitions; why does this matter?

Part 4 – Common problems – depression

Part 5 – How to help students with depression


Part 6 – Common problems – anxiety 

Part 7 – Impact of anxiety in the classroom


Part 8 – What does anxiety look like

Part 9 – How to help students with anxiety

Part 10 – Common problems – ADHD 

Part 11 – ADHD strategies for the classroom

Part 12 – Self-injurious behaviors 

Part 13 – Reasons for self-injury; how to help students who self-injure

Part 14 – Transition to the classroom after hospitalization

Part 15 – Re-entry success

Part 16 – Empathy 

Part 17 – Empathy (continued)

Part 18 – Cognitive Affective map 

Part 19 – Strategies for classroom management

Part 20 – Classroom rules and positive attention

Part 21 – Functional analysis and behavior modification

Part 22 – Biggest behavioral challenges in the classroom 

Part 23 – Differential attention strategy 

Part 24 – Behavioral momentum and home school notes


Part 25 – Effective consequences for poor behavior 

Part 26 – Ineffective consequences for poor behavior