3rd Annual Growing School Mental Health Summit

June 22, 2018

Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q. Hammons Dr.
Middleton, WI 53562
Hotel Front Desk: (608) 831-2000



$60 One Day or $100 Package Discount for 2-Day Summer Institute


Day One – June 21, 2018

Social and Emotional Learning Conference

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team is exited to invite you to attend the Social and Emotional Learning Conference on June 21, 2018. This conference is for school staff, out of school time programs, community members and parents or anyone interested in starting or sustaining social and emotional learning in their school or district. The conference will include a keynote speaker and breakout sessions focusing on four tracks: Implementation, Assessment, State and Local Application and Out-of-School Time Programs. Join us for a Wisconsin Implementation panel of your peers as well as an exhibitors forum.

    Day Two – June 22, 2018

    3rd Annual Growing School Mental Health Summit

    Mark your calendar now and plan to join with school and mental health colleagues around the state on June 22 for the 3rd Annual Growing School Mental Health Summit.  This year’s Summit will once again feature the expertise of Elizabeth Connors, Ph.D., Director of Quality Improvement at the National Center for School Mental Health.  Breakout session topics will include universal assessment, engaging families, implicit bias, community partnerships, care coordination and more!

    More on the 3rd Annual Growing School Mental Health Summit on June 22:

    About Featured Speaker Dr. Elizabeth Connors

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    Dr. Elizabeth Connors is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and a faculty member at the national Center for School Mental Health.  Dr. Connors provides training, technical assistance, and evaluation supports to mental health agencies, schools, districts and behavioral health systems at local, state and national levels. Dr. Connors is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked as a school-based mental health clinician and supervisor in numerous Baltimore City Public Schools. She holds a Ph.D. in child-clinical/community psychology.

    Dr. Connors will speak to best practices in five key areas of school-based mental health quality; 1) multi-disciplinary teaming and collaboration, 2) needs assessment and resource mapping, 3) universal mental health screening, 4) evidence-based services and supports and 5) evidence-based implementation. Specific examples of innovation and excellence from other states will be highlighted to illustrate the possibilities. A free, web-based resource to help schools and districts assess the quality and sustainability of their multi-tiered systems of support will be provided to help teams get started. A brief introduction to Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles to support rapid cycle improvement and innovation in any of the five key areas of school mental health quality will be provided.

    Morning Networking

    Join us bright and early for morning networking starting at 8 am! Grab a cup of coffee and your business cards and get ready to meet and greet with more than 250 colleagues from across the state who are committed to advancing school mental health services. Start your day off right–share what you know and leverage the expertise of your colleagues!

    About Breakout Sessions

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    We are excited to offer a variety of breakout sessions this year designed for professionals connected with school-based mental health.

    Sessions to include: Evidence-based practice, trauma sensitive schools that support students & staff, funding expanded school-based mental health, universal screening programs, working with student groups, effective system supports for school mental health, increasing family engagement and so much more!

    Agenda in Brief

    Full Schedule Here

    8:00 AM      Breakfast and Informal Networking

    9:00 AM      Keynote – Elizabeth Connors, Center for School Mental Health

    10:30 AM    Morning Break

    10:45 AM    Breakout I

    12:00 PM    Lunch

    12:45 PM    Guided Table Discussion

    1:30 PM       Breakout II

    2:45 PM       Afternoon Break

    3:00 PM       Breakout III


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    General Questions: If you have questions about the event, please contact Rachel Kruse at (608) 257-5939 or by email at

    Registration or Billing: Questions about registration or payments, including cancellations should be made to Elizabeth Pease, DPI by email or by phone (608) 267-9240