NEW! 5th Annual Growing School Mental Health Summit Resources (2021)

Resources – 5th Annual Growing School Mental Health Summit (Virtual Event)
Inspired and Inclusive: Mental Wellbeing for All
June 16 & 17, 2021

Coalition Listening Session (2A): NEW! The Coalition Board hosted a listening session with Summit participants – now you can listen in!

Quick Glance – Keynote Presentation Day 2: Pressing Toward Justice and Equity: Curriculum Tools to Advance Psychological Wellbeing (Presented by H. Richard Milner)

Summit Resources

Wednesday, June 16  List of Sessions & Linked Resources

Need vs. Behavior and the New 3 R’s  featuring Kristin Souers and Pete Hall
Keynote Session Description: Childhood trauma is real, and it is more prevalent than we might believe, especially now. In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers and former principal Pete Hall (authors of the best-selling and award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom – ASCD, 2016 and Relationship, Responsibility and Regulation: Trauma Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners – ASCD, 2019) about the importance of incorporating trauma-invested practices into the work we do with each other, caregivers, and our youth.

Kristin Souers, MA LMHC is an award-winning author of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom environment (ASCD, 2016) and many other publications and articles. She provides critical professional development, consultation, education, and training services to schools, school districts, and organizations throughout the country.

Pete Hall – After a teaching career that spanned preK-8 over three states, Mr. Hall served 12 years as a principal in three Title I schools: Anderson Elementary in the Washoe County (Reno, NV) School District, and Sheridan Elementary and Shaw Middle in the Spokane (WA) Public Schools. Under his leadership, Anderson ES was the only Title I school in the State of Nevada to earn “High Achieving” designation; Sheridan ES earned accolades from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent for its growth and achievement; and Shaw MS earned a Career & Life Readiness Award from the State of Washington.

Workshop Session 1  10:00 am – 11:00 am

Workshop Session 1A Developing Your Compassion Resilience Toolkit by Emily Jonesberg and Hannah Maechtle
Workshop Session 1B Partnering with Parents in School-Based Mental Health by Andrea Turtenwald and Panel including: Rachel Zwicky, Kimberlee Coronado, Shenika Moss (no current handout)
Workshop Session 1C Interconnected Framework for Behavior and Mental Health Needs at School by Krystle Bacha
Workshop Session 1D SEL and Mental Health is the Work of ALL in Education by Future Cain with additional presenters from the WI Center for Resilient Schools: Jodi Hubbard, Rachel Pufall, and Stacey Starke

Workshop Session 2  11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Workshop Session 2A NEW! Session Recording (Video) School Mental Health Coalition Listening Session featuring Coalition Board Members Chris Crowe, North Star Academy; Linda Hall, WI Office of Children’s Mental Health; Kathy Markeland, WAFCA
Workshop Session 2B Equity-Centered Practice in School-Based Mental Health by Armando Hernandez
Workshop Session 2C Beam me up, Scottie! Implementing Telepsychiatry into your School-based Mental Health Program by Leah Featherstone

Thursday, June 17 List of Sessions & Linked Resource

Pressing Toward Justice and Equity: Curriculum Tools to Advance Psychological Wellbeing featuring H. Richard Milner

Keynote Session Description: Understanding the psychological, emotional and mental health of young people and educators is essential to building school communities of success. Centering equity and diversity in curriculum practices can assist educators in building tools to identify and cultivate mental health (for educators and young people alike).  Particular attention will be focused on opportunity-centered practices that address people’s inside and outside of school experiences. Issues of race, racism, and racial justice will be framed to advance practices that confront and disrupt the strain of discrimination in relation to the psychological, emotional and mental health of students, educators, parents, families and communities. How do we build mindsets and practices that are opportunity-centered and that build psychological and mental health well-being?

H. Richard Milner IV (also known as Rich) is Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Education and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education.  Professor Milner’s research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools.  Professor Milner is President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association, the largest educational organization in the world. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

Workshop Session 3  10:00 am – 11:00 am

Workshop Session 3A Making Wraparound Supports Tighter: Where to Look for Creative Community Support  by Sara Bowe, Tyler Miller and John Klem

Workshop Session 3B Enhancing Staff Caregiver Capacity Using a Multi-tiered Approach by Sara Daniel

Workshop Session 3C Empowering Parents to Address Their Students’ Mental Health: Information and Outreach  by Megan Hofschulte

Workshop Session 4  11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Workshop Session 4A The Nature Connection: How Nature Impacts Mental Health and Wellbeing  by Julie Jarvis and Ashley Hegewald
Workshop Session 4B Effective Family Engagement: A Parent’s Perspective by Stacey Oliphant Deal
Workshop Session 4C Wellness Contagion In Schools: A Data-Driven Strategy by Wendy Harris and Rachel Podoski