On-Demand CE Training

ODL 261: Effective Practices in the School Setting for Helping Professionals Symposium

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Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


A child spends the second largest amount of time in school, right behind sleep. Therefore, it is imperative that schools are able to serve the whole child while they are there. This course will focus on how school social workers and other professionals can collaborate with school staff to make sure the whole child is being served. This course focuses on attendance. There is a discussion about causes of poor attendance and addressing barriers for students and their families. Innovative interventions will be discussed, and participants will leave with new ideas. There is a discussion about what restorative practices are, how to implement them, and the importance of implementing restorative practices in the school setting. 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Name three causes of poor attendance
  • Give examples of attendance interventions
  • Describe how restorative practices are beneficial in the school setting


Ashley Bell, M.Ed., and School Counselor

Ashley Bell, M.Ed. and school counselor, is the face behind Mrs. Bell, The Crafty Counselor. She is a Florida-based elementary school counselor and social-emotional curriculum designer who loves travel, going to the beach, and all things SEL and emotional regulation. Ashley has been a counselor for almost a decade and is passionate about creating resources that leave a lasting impact on children. She specializes in behavior management and helping children learn to self-regulate their emotions. Ashley loves implementing crafty interventions that teach practical skills that, once mastered, can change the course of a child’s life. Learn more about Ashley and her counseling programs at mrsbellthecraftycounselor.com

Nick Swanson, LMSW, School Social Worker and Adjunct Professor

Nick Swanson, LMSW, is a school social worker for the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, based out of Bettendorf, Iowa. He has been a school social worker, serving schools for over ten years. Prior to his work in schools, he was a mental health professional at a residential facility for at-risk youth. He is an adjunct professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Nick’s focus in schools includes building systems to support social-emotional behavioral needs of students, providing direct services to students and families, and evaluating and supporting students within special education. His work has included great attention on improving practices and policies within districts, and increasing therapeutic supports in schools.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 4 Ethics CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 4 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 4 Ethics Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 4 Contact Hours
4 Ethics Hours or 4 Contact Hours*
NBCC ACEP – 4 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 4 Contact Hours

* Some states do not require/accept ethics hours for counselors, for those cases contact hours will be awarded.

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.