3rd Annual Growing School Mental Health Summit Resources (2018)

June 20, 2018


Keynote Speaker Dr. Elizabeth Connors

Keynote PowerPoint

Breakout Session #1

Motivational Interviewing + Trauma Informed Care – Shawn Smith

Making Schools Safe for Transgender and Non-Binary Students – Shelley Gregory, JD

First Things First: Creating Effective Student Assessment & Screening Practices – Panel

Partnering to Meet Youth Mental Health Needs: Schools and County Human Services Working Together (See Individual Presentations Below) – Kathi Cauley, LPC, LCSW & Lanora Heim, Ph.D.

The Nuts and Bolts of System Supports for Effective School-based Mental Health Services: Setting up Shop – Charles Bauernfeind, MSW, APSW, Alecia Corbett, MSW, APSW, & Dr. Sebastian Ssempijja, Psy.D.

Social Healing, Learning, and Unlearning in the Classroom: The Understanding that Occurs Beyond Understanding – Ben Rader, Psy.D. & Aaron Pressie, MSW, CSAC

Breakout Session #2

School Mental Health System Development from the Ground Up: Early/Intermediate –  Handouts: Additional Resources  – Elizabeth Connors, Ph.D.

Motivational Interviewing + Cultural Reverence – Shawn Smith

Transforming Change Conversations Through Co-Planning with Youth and Families – Monica Wightman, MSW, LCSW.

Leveraging School & Community Resources to Foster Trauma Sensitive Futures – Elizabeth Hudson, LCSW & Elizabeth Cook, Ed.S.

Getting Ready for Evidence-Based Practice in Schools – Scott Caldwell, M.A., M.S., CSAC

Partnering with Families: First Phone Call Through Referral, Services & Transitions – Greta Blancarte, M.A., CSW

Breakout Session #3

Trauma Sensitive Schools – Elizabeth Cook, Ed.S.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & School Integration – Jessica Springer, LCSW. & Jennifer Evancy, LCSW.

Expanding Behavioral Health in Schools: Development of a Collaborative Service Delivery Model – Armando Hernandez, Ph.D

Whatever it Takes: Thinking and Acting Outside the Box to Engage Diverse Families – Margo Camacho,LCFT &  James Santiago Lloyd, LMFT.

Cutting Edge Challenges and Horizons for School Mental Health: Intermediate & Advanced – Elizabeth Connors, Ph.D.

Referral Pathways – Best Practices in Managing Referrals for School-Based Mental Health Services and Coordinating Ongoing Services – Jonathan Grapengieser, Psy.D.

Conference Program

Article about Darling & Rohrkaste Award at Summit


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