Monday, August 13 &

Tuesday, August 14, 2022

Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI

This 2-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.

Melody Moezzi will be providing a copy of her book "The Rumi Prescription" to each participant.


Monday Keynote and Session Speaker: Melody Moezzi

Mental Health: From Illness to Wellness

Writer, activist, attorney, professor, and award-winning author, Melody Moezzi will share her deeply personal experiences of both struggling and thriving with a mental health condition (in her case, bipolar disorder, type I)—all as part of a concerted effort to combat the stigma and discrimination surrounding such conditions. Drawing on her unique perspective, she will discuss the importance of inclusion and intersectionality within and beyond our schools, and the roles of advocacy, self-care, and trauma-informed approaches in avoiding primary and secondary trauma, as well as compassion fatigue, for those of us in education and caretaking professions. Melody is the author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life and War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims, as well as her newest book, The Rumi Prescription: How an Ancient Mystic Poet Changed My Modern Manic Life. She has also appeared as a commentator on many radio and television programs, including NPR, CNN, BBC, PBS, and others.