Join us for the 3rd Annual Conference!
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WHY DO STUDENTS ACT THIS WAY & WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th, 2018
7:45 am – 3:15 pm 

Region 4 ESC
7145 W. Tidwell Road Houston, TX 77092
Breakfast & Lunch Provided
CEU’s Available

$45 Earlybird registration
$55 Registration after 9/3/18
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The Conference will engage education and social services professionals in a conversation about trauma, social and emotional learning, and high risk behaviors. We expect 600 teachers, school and district administrators, counselors, social workers, and other professionals to attend.

Attendees will participate in two breakout sessions, hear from keynote speaker Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, and take part in advanced skill building workshops to gain hands-on skills to take back to the classroom. There will also be an exhibitor hall for participants to be able to network and gain resources from local organizations and partners. 

Our goal is to provide a heartfelt, educational and stimulating day that will generate significant positive impact throughout the greater Houston region.

Breakout sessions will include: 

Trauma 

  • Identifying and Supporting Traumatized and Grieving Students: Trauma and Grief Component Therapy
  • Dynamic Mindfulness as a Tool for Healing Trauma and Developing Stress Resilience
  • Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, or Educator Burnout: See it, Know it, Stop it.
  • Creating Caring Connections in the Classroom 
  • Positive Engagement for the Traumatized Child

Social and Emotional Learning 

  • Anything Mindfulness– Dealing with Strong Emotions, Mindful Discipline, Mindful Communication
  • Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning Into Your Existing Classroom Schedule
  • Go Be Kind: Our Kindness Revolution
  • Exploring the Brainforest
  • De-Escalating the Escalated
  • Josie’s Journey: The Impact of Therapy Dogs in the School Setting
  • The Whole Child: Mind, Body, Spirit, and Story 

High Risk Behaviors 

  • Screening for Suicide in Schools
  • E-Cigarettes, Vaporizer, and Marijuana Trends: Research Findings
  • Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Children and Families
  • The Romantic Life of Generation Alpha, Red Flags, and What to Do About It
  • The State of High-Risk Sex Behaviors and Teen Pregnancy 

Advanced Skill Building topics include suicide screening in schools, using games for social emotional learning, mindfulness, the impact of therapy dogs, engaging traumatized children, healthy relationships and how learning about the whole child can impact growth.  

Keynote Address by Special Guest Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, she has worked locally, nationally, and internationally for more than three decades. To learn more about Laura, please visit her website here

 

 

For more information or questions about the 2018 Conference, please contact:
Betsy Blanks at bblanks@mhahouston.org or 713.523.8963 x 231

 

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