SSIS SEH CIP Training 

Session 1 : An Introduction to the SSIS SEH CIP

This session introduces you to the Healthy Student Improvement Model that stimulated the expansion of the CIP beyond proven SEL lessons to include lesson on Healthy Behavior Routines. The featured instructional approach for all CIP lessons involves 6-phases (Tell -> Show -> Do -> Practice -> Monitor Progress -> Generalize) and results in a time-efficient and S.A.F.E.R. (Sequenced, Active, Focused, Explicit, & Responsive) program. Details are also covered regarding the use of the core lesson slides and support materials designed to advance high quality implementation and communication with educational stakeholders.


Session 2 : Understanding the CIP Healthy Behavior Foundation Lessons and their Implementation

This session focuses on the content of the 7 Healthy Behavior Foundation (HBF) lessons for the two program levels. After describing how these lessons operationalize the positive behavior focus, stress management, social support, and goal setting aspects of the SSIS Healthy Student Improvement Model, a “walk through” of selected lessons is provided to illustrate key implementation features and the use of related tools.


Session 3 : Understanding the CIP SEL Skill Units and their Implementation

This session focuses on the content of the 30 CIP SEL Skill Units by addressing fundamental questions most users have regarding their implementation with general education students. A “walk through” of key slides of the popular lesson on Getting Along with Others illustrates the 6-phase instructional process and the use of support tools to achieve high-quality
implementation and a triple-positive outcome.


Stephen N. Elliott, PhD


Mickelson Foundation Professor in the School of Social & Family Dynamics at Arizona State University and President of SAIL CoLab. Steve has collaborated with others to publish more than 150 research reports and present over 100 professional development sessions on the assessment of children’s social emotional skills and positive interventions to improve these skills.  A significant portion of this research concerns the development and use of high-quality multi-informant social behavior assessments and intervention programs for use in multi-tiered systems.

Christine K. Malecki, PhD


Distinguished Engagement Professor in the Psychology Department at Northern Illinois University. She has been the School Psychology Program Director for many years and enjoys training future school psychologists as well as providing professional development in schools to practicing student support personnel and other educators. Christine conducts research investigating social interactions that enhance or are barriers to social relationships and overall functioning for youth including social support, bullying behaviors, and prosocial teasing.

Michelle Demaray, PhD


Presidential Research Professor in the Psychology Department and Northern Illinois University. Michelle has conducted research on the importance of social support in the lives of children and adolescents for over 20 years. Along with Drs. Malecki and Elliott, they have created a measure of social support that is used in research across the world. She also conducts research on bullying and victimization in schools. She is passionate about improving the social emotional functioning of all youth in schools.