The 1st Annual Mental Health in Schools Regional Conference will provide educators, school administrators and school personnel with the most current information on some of the more common mental health disorders. The goal is to provide educators with strategies, resources, and tools that will improve their effectiveness in working with students who are dealing with mental health conditions. Not only are we seeking to improve academic outcomes for these students, but we are also looking at ways to improve their social and emotional competencies as well.
The conference will include keynote speaker Maurine Molak of the David’s Legacy Foundation and “David’s Law”. There will be 10 breakout sessions each day, to include information presented by child and adolescent psychiatrists, school psychologists, school counselors, school district personnel, community mental health providers, and mental health advocacy agencies. As a bonus, attendees will have the opportunity to screen the documentary film “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. This film documents how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for negative outcomes such as disease, homelessness, alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, and suicide. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress.
CEU hours will be available for Social Workers and LPC’s.
Registration is $100.00