"The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog" Book Study

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/3/2019 - 7/7/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 27 of 32
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 7/15/2019 - 8/18/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll. Transcripts for this class will be mailed in the Fall 2019 semester.

  • Currently Enrolled: 24 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 7/15/2019 - 8/18/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll. Transcripts for this class will be mailed in the Fall 2019 semester.

  • Currently Enrolled: 20 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 9/9/2019 - 10/13/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 23 of 30
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 10/28/2019 - 11/24/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 23 of 26
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 10/28/2019 - 11/24/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 20 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 3/16/2020 - 4/19/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 25 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 2/17/2020 - 3/15/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 24 of 28

About the Course

We will do a book study on "The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog" to discuss trauma, how it affects children, and how we as educators can understand this and provide simple ideas to use in our relationships with all kids.

Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz wrote this book trying to seek balance between detailed individual stories of individual children experiencing trauma and the teaching of scientific material. It is a fine line, and for some readers the intensity or complexity can be too much.

The authors' note: "If you are reading this book for first time and have a history of traumatic experience, be aware that it does contain some extremely disturbing material. Pace yourself accordingly."

Required Text:

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz

  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): Professional Development Differentiation

Facilitator

Jennifer Shoen

Tell us why you chose "Something Else"

Behavior strategies, interventions, Autism strategies, interventions

Who are you?

I teach the elementary (K-5) SIED program for Littleton Public Schools (center-based program for students with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities).

What led you to education?

First of all, I love having summer off AND.......I wanted to be a counselor, but I felt 1 hour was effective enough so I chose this type of classroom to maximize the time I can work with students with severe behavior challenges.

What do you have a knack for? How did you find that out?

I have a knack for finding effective strategies to help students with behavioral challenges.  I discovered this when I was managing swimming pools and would help the "pool rats" who had trouble with all the lifeguards have fun at the pool.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?

I am passionate about advocating for what a child needs in all settings (school, home, youth athletics).  I have a few soap boxes that I get on, but I want to make sure a child feels safe and successful in all areas!

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

When I am not working, I am usually either outside enjoying the sun, probably while watching my boys in their athletic events.  They play football, basketball and baseball and currently I am coaching varsity volleyball so I'm either on a field our court this time of year!

What would be impossible for you to give up?

It would be impossible for me to give up playing volleyball myself.  I currently play 1 night a week with a fun group of ladies!


Facilitator

Jennifer Shoen

Tell us why you chose "Something Else"

Behavior strategies, interventions, Autism strategies, interventions

Who are you?

I teach the elementary (K-5) SIED program for Littleton Public Schools (center-based program for students with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities).

What led you to education?

First of all, I love having summer off AND.......I wanted to be a counselor, but I felt 1 hour was effective enough so I chose this type of classroom to maximize the time I can work with students with severe behavior challenges.

What do you have a knack for? How did you find that out?

I have a knack for finding effective strategies to help students with behavioral challenges.  I discovered this when I was managing swimming pools and would help the "pool rats" who had trouble with all the lifeguards have fun at the pool.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?

I am passionate about advocating for what a child needs in all settings (school, home, youth athletics).  I have a few soap boxes that I get on, but I want to make sure a child feels safe and successful in all areas!

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

When I am not working, I am usually either outside enjoying the sun, probably while watching my boys in their athletic events.  They play football, basketball and baseball and currently I am coaching varsity volleyball so I'm either on a field our court this time of year!

What would be impossible for you to give up?

It would be impossible for me to give up playing volleyball myself.  I currently play 1 night a week with a fun group of ladies!


Reviews

Scott Slaby
Great class and what you learn can immediately be applied in your classroom.
Kim
Beware! This book is rough content and very hard to read for some. The reason I am giving this class such a low score is because the direction and content of this class was not accurately portrayed. Yes, the book is heart breaking and it was incredibly hard to read at times. It concentrates on all those worst types of trauma a child could go through. This is no reflection of the facilitator. This class should come with a banner of what participants are getting into. Especially if you have been through a trauma this can be very triggering!
Katherine Kennedy
Every educator should take this class! While so much of it will break your heart, it will also open your eyes!

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