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The Center for Educational Excellence is committed to addressing the professional development needs of New Hampshire educators through affordable training focused on best practices.  We offer trainings and workshops both on and off campus and work with schools to design professional development for teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff.

To learn more about how the Center for Educational Excellence can partner with your school to provide professional development based on your needs, please contact Dr. Heather Wood,

Upcoming Seminars:​

Presented by Amy Gillam O'Riley, M.Ed.  All events are FREE.  

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 8 am - 5 pm, Grappone Hall

View event flyer here.  Register at

Designed for adults who interact with youth in schools, community programs, athletics, families, etc., this 8-hour course gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to an adolescent who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.  The training introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Be prepared to handle difficult situations by recognizing, understanding, and responding to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  

Anyone, anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance use challenge – if they know what to do and what to say.  Learn more at   

Lunch and snacks will be provided.  Participants will receive a course book and certificate for 8 hours of professional development.  Registration coming soon.

We ask participants to consider bringing a food donation to End 68 Hours of Hunger, a collaborative project between the NHTI Education Club and the Concord High School CTE Teacher Preparation Program. See for more information.

Heather Wood
(603) 271-6484 x4358
Fax: (603) 230-9307

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