Upcoming Events

June 26, 2019

Finding Our Way: Healing Our Traumatized Children

Archdiocese of Boston - Catholic Schools Office
Braintree, MA

Many children face adversity with traumatic abuse, neglect, or special needs that often leads to apathy, learning problems, or aggressive behavior. Dr. Rappaport presents a comprehensive, accessible, and flexible framework for intervention with traumatized children and their caregivers. As the author of the influential book Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, she will share the FAIR plan method of understanding and improving behavior in challenging students which looks at the function of the behavior, accommodations, interventions, and nurturing responses to traumatized children. Dr. Rappaport will offer new strategies for healing support to promote resilience and motivation in the children who need us the most. Dr. Rappaport will use interactive case studies to allow participants to engage with the FAIR plan method right away.

Dr. Rappaport also has provided assessments and consultation to schools for over twenty years addressing whether a “child is safe to be in school” and her research shows that many times these are students with significant trauma. She will provide critical information about building a safety assessment team as well as provide an overview of warning signals for substantive threats while also emphasizing context and nurturing developmental competencies in traumatized children.

Previous Events

April 29, 2017


Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival
Cambridge, MA
April 05, 2017


Public Health Week Performance sponsored by Cambridge Health Alliance
Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA
March 10, 2017

The Behavior Code: Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students

2017 General & Special Education Conference
Seattle, WA
February 04, 2017

Keeping Students Safe at School: Understanding and Improving Safety Assessment

Harvard Medical School conference: School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12
Boston, MA
January 19, 2017


Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge, MA
December 10, 2016

Picking up the Pieces: Working with Families Left Behind after a Suicide

Harvard Medical School CME Course: Self-Destructive Behavior
Boston, MA
October 18, 2016


Initiative for Arts and Humanities at Harvard Medical School
260 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA
October 16, 2016


Stage Door Reading Series, Irvington Town Hall Theater
Irvington, NY
October 02, 2016


Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
October 01, 2016


Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
September 23, 2016


Madeline Crivello Memorial Lecture
Hurwitz Auditorium at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
November 10, 2015

The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching Our Most Challenging Students

Special Education Surrogate Parent Conference: Making a Difference
Marlborough, MA
September 16, 2015

Children of Suicide: In Her Wake

Webinar for the Association for Death Education and Counseling
April 16, 2015

Memoirs Can Be Messy: The Delicate Balance of Writing About Family

Examined Life conference
Iowa City, IA
March 26, 2015

Is This Student Safe to Return to School?”: Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists’ and Psychologists’ Roles in Threat Assessments for Students at Risk for Violence

ASAP/ISAPP conference
New York, NY
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