Stress & Achievement: A Delicate Balance

The workshop Stress & Achievement: A Delicate Balance will offer an incisive look at students stress and how it relates to success in school and in life.  This workshop will examine external and internal stressors that contribute to students stress such as events, environment, expectations, attitudes, and feelings.  In addition, this workshop will discuss the difference between good and bad stress and how certain stress-related behaviors can undermine student readiness for learning.  Professionals will come away with a deeper conceptual framework as well as practical techniques to apply in their work with children.

Zina Rutkin, PhD, is the director of Competent Kids, Caring Communities (CKCC); an innovative program that helps schools to build a strong social and emotional support system for student learning. Dr. Rutkin, began her career as a special educator, and then became a clinical psychologist with a strong background in program evaluation as well as mental health. She has served as a consultant to a variety of mental health organizations, social service agencies, and school settings throughout the New York area, and also as an adjunct professor at NYU. Dr. Rutkin has over thirty years’ experience working with, and on behalf of, children and families, with a particular eye toward the interface between education and mental health, and the development of foundational skills leading to success in learning and in life.

Date: Friday, February 28, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $135
CEUs for NYS: 6


The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0052.

If you are an Ackerman alumni of the Externship or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department to register.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111