About the Conference
- Move beyond a crisis response model to a more proactive approach
- Organize groups to address depression, anxiety and chemical health in schools
- Care for mental health providers and reduce symptoms of burnout
- Employ systems of identification for services when almost all students need support
- Provide support in a culturally responsive manner
- Adopt practices that promote mentorship, supportive adults and restorative practices to address mental health needs
- Address mental health needs for students with a disability through an individualized education plan
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Denise Moody, MSW, LICSW
Educator, therapist and school administrator, who finds purpose in supporting educators in transforming schools and reducing staff burnout.
Karlin Tichenor, PhD
Clinical scholar and educator who believes in positively impacting the lives of others, namely marginalized communities, in social emotional and psychological wellness.
Dr. Karen Treisman, MBE
Clinical Psychologist, trauma specialist and author experienced in the areas of trauma, parenting, adversity (ACE’s) and attachment.
Rick Bowman, M.A.
Trainer, Consultant and Coach dedicated to partnering with organizations, agencies, communities and systems to support staff serving children, youth and adults who struggle as a result of trauma, developmental differences or mental health challenges.
Doris Bowman, M.S. Ed/Spec Ed
Trainer, Consultant and Coach with over 20 years of experience working with and supporting children with challenging behaviors in schools, and training and guiding the teams that support them.
Katie Raher, PhD
Founder of Constant Love and Learning and an award-winning teacher turned School Psychologist focused on helping soul-led educators and mental health professionals cultivate social emotional learning and well-being within themselves, the children they serve, and their larger systems, so they can sustainably create impact without sacrificing their health, happiness, and wholeness.
Julia Bantimba, MS, OTR/L, ECMHS, RP II
Occupational therapist & early childhood mental health specialist, passionate about creating partnerships that ensure access to high quality, socially just, & culturally relevant care for all children.
Lauren Ashbaugh, PhD
Clay Cook, PhD
Chief Development Officer with extensive research and practical experiences involving the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support to promote children’s social, emotional, and behavioral well-being as the foundation for academic and life success.
Ways to Attend
Attendees that elect to attend the conference virtually will have access to live streams of all keynote sessions, including the opportunity to ask questions and interact with other virtual attendees. For the breakout sessions, there will be at least 1 session per breakout that will be offered exclusively in a virtual format. Virtual attendees can attend live or watch the session replay. In addition the in-person sessions will be recorded and made available for replay following the event.
The virtual conference event attendees will have opportunities to interact with the speakers and network with other virtual attendees during the live event.
Attendees that choose to attend the conference in person will have access to all the in-person or virtual sessions. Attendees that want to attend a virtual session live will have the option to participate in that session from their room, cabin or common space at the resort. In-person attendees will also have access to recordings of the sessions to watch after the event.
Because we believe that the mental health needs of students are so important, we have created an option for schools and departments to be able to participate in this conference together. So if multiple members of the counseling, social work or student services department at your district are interested in this conference, the department/school option is a great way to access the content at a low per person cost. We do believe that learning and revisioning what mental health services could look like happens best in collaboration with others, so we encourage you to participate live and/or bring together a team locally to learn together.
Who Should Attend?
This conference is designed to increase the capacity of educators and all working with students to create healing centered learning communities focused on building supportive systems, addressing equity and inequity in education and promoting social and emotional well-being. All are welcome!
- School Administrators
- Social Workers
- School Counselors
- Mental Health Therapists
- Student Services Staff
- School Support Staff
Preconference: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Conference: Thursday, May 5 - Friday, May 6, 2022
You can choose to attend this hybrid conference in person at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, MN or participate virtually. No matter which option you select, you will be able to view recordings of the presentations for 90 days following the conference.
COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS:
It is our first priority to ensure that this conference is a safe environment for everyone. For the protection of our guests, the in-person event is open to vaccinated individuals only. This event will follow local and national guidelines on mask mandates and social distancing.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Attend in person or livestream
Optional Add-on Session for a Fee of $149
Traditional approaches to behavioral change using conventional FBA's and Behavior Support Plans have long fallen short, continuing to fail children to whom they're applied most. With assumptions about the "why" of behavior based in kids wanting to "get" or "avoid", they've left us with little to do but attempt to externally motivate through rewards and consequences.
Learn how evidence-based approaches, pediatric neuroscience, and the latest resilience research can inform the creation and use of FBA's/BSP's that are trauma-informed, brain-based and skill-focused.
Registration for the workshop can be purchased as part of the conference or as a stand-alone workshop. The training can be attended virtually or in person at Cragun's Resort.
- Understand why using traditional FBA’s/BSP’s for children with trauma-related emotional/behavioral challenges may not effectively meet their needs;
- Understand how the Stress Response System is formed, and the critical role that it plays in a child’s ability to meet expectations of school, along with how to approach making changes to the Stress Response System;
- Identify important components of a “Trauma Informed Functional Assessment and Behavior Support Plan”
Trainers: Bowman Consulting Group
Rick Bowman, M.A.: Clinical Psychology Certified Trauma Practitioner – Clinical (CTP-C®)
Doris Bowman, M.S.: Ed/Special Ed Certified Trauma Practitioner of Education (CTP-E®)
Certificate for 7 CE hours will be provided to participants.
Schedule at a glance
An overview of the conference.
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Opening Session » 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Breakout Sessions » 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch » 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Keynote » 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Breakout Sessions » 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday May 6, 2022
Keynote » 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Breakout Sessions » 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Lunch » 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Closing Session » 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
March 1, 2022 - April 15, 2022
A group discount of $50 off each registration will be applied when registering a team of 5 or more
School or Department-Wide Registration
Virtual Option Only: Includes Virtual Access to Live Sessions and Recordings for 90 Days Following the Event for up to 100 Staff
before April15, 2022
$3,500 April 16, 2022 - May 2, 2022
A room block is being held at a discounted rate Cragun's Resort.