Monday, August 14, 2023
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Schedule now available!
This two-day conference provides strategies and techniques to assist with behavior management and mental health issues in the school setting. This event also provides an opportunity for educators to network and collaborate around behavioral and mental health needs of students as well as
practice self-care and compassion.
In addition to our distinguished keynote speakers, the Mental Health & Behavior Summit features thought-provoking breakout sessions from local experts in the field, and offers specific strategies and information for you to bring back to your district and classroom.
*This event qualifies for funds through the Get Kids Ahead Initiative.*
2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Monday Keynote and Session Speaker: Anne Moss Rogers
Turning Pain into Purpose
Turning Pain into Purpose
After trying to find help for her once joyful son and rap artist, including wilderness therapy and therapeutic boarding school, Charles met heroin, a love/hate affair that ended with his suicide in June 2015.
This presentation is about her journey to healing by dragging an unpopular topic into the spotlight, how giving back has helped her heal, and how a blog community that came together in their shared pain has saved lives
in the most surprising and
unconventional of ways.
The Emotionally Naked Truth about Student Suicide
Based on the book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, by Anne Moss Rogers and Kim O’Brien, PhD, LICSW, this workshop will empower teachers, educators, youth leaders, parents and stakeholders, with the skills to leverage their relationships with students to reduce this threat to life.
Tuesday Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Dipesh Navsaria
MPH, MSLIS, MD
Early Experiences Elevate Everything: Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress
Dr. Navsaria will discuss the critical importance of the first thousand days of life and the key role human relationships and interactions play in that time period. The concepts of toxic stress and how early adversity leads to lifelong issues will be reviewed, with practical examples and discussion of research which highlights these areas. Broad policy and programmatic principles that may help address the issue will also be discussed, providing a practical framework for those who work with children and families.
Dr. Navsaria is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison
In addition to our distinguished keynote speakers, the Mental Health & Behavior Summit features thought-provoking breakout sessions from local experts in the field. It offers specific strategies and information to bring back to your district and classroom.