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Educational Presentations

G-R-E-A-T Principles for Structuring Time at Home with Your Kids

In this video presentation G-R-E-A-T Principles for Structuring Time at Home with Your Kids Dr. Aida Midgett, Professor and Chair, Counselor Education, Boise State University, discusses five straightforward principals through the acronym G-R-E-A-T to help parents structure time with kids at home during COVID-19 and beyond. Dr. Midgett talks about setting goals, developing a routine, communicating expectations, being willing to be adaptable, and how parent time all play an important role in creating a thriving environment for kids.


Social Emotional Wellness for Children

In this video presentation Social Emotional Wellness for Children Dr. Laura Gallo, Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, Boise State University, discusses three important topics parents can utilize at home during COVID-19 and beyond. The three topics include: The Importance of Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Practicing Mindfulness. Dr. Gallo offers insight and practical strategies for parents so that they may help their children cope in an uncertain time while also building resiliency.


Brain-Based Wellness

In this video presentation, Brain-Based Wellness, Dr. Raissa Miller, Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, Boise State University, discusses wellness from a brain-based perspective. She introduces a hand model of the brain that is useful for understanding regulated and dysregulated emotional states. Dr. Miller then presents indicators of brain health and specific actions we can take to foster greater brain-based wellness.


Bullying and Cyberbullying Basics for Parents

In this video presentation, Bullying and Cyberbullying Basics for Parents, Dr. Aida Midgett, Professor and Chair, Counselor Education, Boise State University, shares prevalence rates of bullying and cyberbullying in Idaho, defines what bullying is and what it isn’t, as well as talks about the negative consequences of bullying for targets and bystanders. Dr. Midgett also shares four specific strategies students can use when they witness bullying to act as “defenders” on behalf of targets based on her extensive research in the area of bullying prevention and intervention. She also discusses what parents can do to help their kids if they are bullied or witness bullying at school or online.


Stress and Substance Use

In this video presentation, Stress and Substance Use, Leah Kalk, MA, LCPC, RADAR Director, Boise State University, discusses stress and substance use during COVID-19 and beyond, as well as how to use the HALT acronym (hungry, angry, lonely, tired) as a self-care tool to manage stress and substance use.