FDLRS / FIN Action Resource Center

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  FDLRS / FIN Action Resource Center


Tough Kids Social Skills

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Registration open through 12/12/2022 11:59 PM

Seats Available: 8




Target Audience: Behavior Specialists, Counselors, School Psychologists, Social Workers and K-8 teachers who facilitate social skills groups


Course Objective: Tough Kids often have a difficult time getting along in social situations, largely because they have not learned appropriate ways of behaving. The Tough Kid Social Skills Book teaches those learned behaviors that students need to get along successfully in a majority of social situations. This one-day professional development is designed to help professionals teach a variety of social skills to children.


Course Description: Participants will learn a variety of tools and strategies to help:

  • Identify Tough Kids in need of direct social skills training.
  • Gather data to assess important social skills.
  • Lead productive social skills groups.
  • Conduct structured social skills programs in small group, classroom, or schoolwide applications.


Each participant will receive a copy of the Tough Kids Socials Skills book containing examples and procedures for a variety of social skills lessons and group activities.


Implementation Activity: Participants will be required to complete a follow up implementation activities prior to receiving 12 inservice credits.


Follow-up Method: Email communication and coaching throughout the implementation period will be available upon participant request.


If you have any questions related to this course please contact: Jennifer Borrelli jennifer.borrelli@fdlrsaction.org


Jennifer (Jen) Borrelli

Jen graduated from University of Florida in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. In 1996 she received her Master’s Degree in Communication from UCF. She is certified in K-12 ESE, Elementary Education and holds Reading Endorsement.

An educator for more than 25 years, Jen has taught students with behavior disorders, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities and general education students in inclusive and separate class settings, ages kindergarten through college. She has served as an MTSS coach and as a reading coach. Her roles at FDLRS as Learning & Technology Resources Specialist include providing professional learning, support and coaching in behavior, literacy, technology and Universal Design for Learning.




Elizabeth (Beth) McAulay M. Ed.

Elizabeth began her teaching career in 1997. She attended the University of Central Florida and earned a Masters of Education in Varying Exceptionalities. Her teaching experience includes working with students with physical impairments, significant cognitive disabilities and autism in both structured classroom and inclusive environment settings. Elizabeth broadened her reach as an educational professional while working as an Instructional Support Teacher at the district level supporting teachers and schools throughout Orange County Public Schools. Her role in this position included working with teachers, school staff, parents and administrators in creating effective learning environments for students with disabilities. Additionally, Elizabeth has been a certified CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) instructor since 2004.

Elizabeth's areas of focus at FDLRS include: Behavioral MTSS at the school wide, classroom and individual student levels; instructional practices for students with significant cognitive disabilities; instructional practices for students with autism spectrum disorder, high functioning autism & Asperger's syndrome; and ESE compliance to include Quality IEP, Facilitated IEP and Matrix trainings.



Inservice Points: Points - 12


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