simplebooklet thumbnail

Hosted by
Hosted by
Please Note Final Content of This Program Subject to Change
Please Note  Final Content of This Program Subject to Change
Hosted by The Beyond Consequences Institute is proud to have envisioned created developed and sponsored the first ever Trauma Informed School Conference of this magnitude We are dedicated to making the world a more loving tolerant and joyful place and that begins with our children It is our hope that this leading edge event will exponentially provide more to the momentum that has been building around the nation and the world and that this movement will continue to grow beyond our wildest dreams Mission of BCI To provide every child and student the opportunity to be parented and taught out of love ending the myth that children can only respond learn and bond through fear based techniques www BeyondConsequences com Conference Location This newly renovated Marriott is located next to the Lambert International airport and will provide a complimentary airport shuttle for all participants We have been able to secure a special conference rate of only 129 00 per night for conference attendees Reservations must be made by May 12 2017 or before the block of discounted rooms fills whichever comes first to receive this exceptional conference room rate Reservations can also be made by phone 866 661 8953 Reference the BCI event to get the discounted rate
Hosted by   The Beyond Consequences Institute is proud to have envisioned, created, developed, and sponsored the first eve...
WelcomeThese two days will to be filled with hope inspiration solutions knowledge and love and I m doing the happy dance because I m so excited for you to be a part of it all Your presence will help to create the synergy needed to make it the best it can be So welcome From the beginning moment that we envisioned creating this conference there has been an amazing about of momentum behind it Everything about it has simply felt right joyful and uplifting Knowing that we could bring the most talented and passionate people like yourself together in one gathering has been like jet engine fuel powering us all along the way in the planning and organizing of this conference Welcome to our 1st Annual Trauma informed Conference for Schools I remember vividly in 2010 when I attended the Resilience of Hope Conference my whole life changed At that time I had very little knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences and no knowledge of how toxic stress impacts a student s behavior and ability to learn For the first time in my life I heard that a student s behavior was not a choice and that when highly escalated their behavior was out of their control This went against how I was trained It exposed that my approach to discipline was not a teaching model which led to my paradigm shift which then led to the powerful outcomes we experienced at Lincoln High School It truly was a turning point in my career and in my life I am confident you will be glad you came and that you will leave more empowered and energized than ever to put a trauma informed approach into action Most of all have fun while you re here and enjoy My hope is that you also leave this two day conference inspired and validated to implement what you have learned and to bring hope and healing to those you serve Press on All the best Heather Forbes Jim Sporleder Beyond Consequences Institute Pre Conference Evening Sunday June 11 2017 4 00pm 6 00pm Check in and Registration 6 00pm 8 00pm Evening Screening and Q A Paper Tigers Jim Sporleder and Heather T Forbes LCSW Paper Tigers follow up up Q A 1
- WelcomeThese two days will to be filled with hope, inspiration, solutions, knowledge, and love and I   m doing the happy...
Conference at a Glance Monday June 12 2017 Breakfast will begin at 7 45 am in the Pavilion Must be selected as an option at time of registration 7 00am 8 30am Check in and Registration 9 00am 10 15am Welcome and Keynote Heather T Forbes LCSW The Survival Brain and the Compromised Window of Tolerance 10 15am 10 30am Transitional Break Session 1 Choice of 6 Concurrent Sessions 10 30am 11 45am Kathy F Szafran LPC and Joseph King LCSW Building Trauma Informed Elementary Schools The TIES Model Kelly Dorfman LND The Surprising Connections Between Nutrition and Trauma Amanda Lynch MA The Ripple Effects of Addiction Jane Ellen Stevens Featured Speaker Childhood Adversity ACEs Science and Solutions Cody Wiggs LPC The Neuropsychology of Mindfulness Trauma Sarah Schroeder M Ed and Amie Bemke M Ed Social and Emotional Programming for Secondary Schools 12 00pm 1 00pm 2 Plated Lunch in the Ballroom
Conference at a Glance Monday, June 12, 2017 Breakfast will begin at 7 45 am in the Pavilion  Must be selected as an optio...
1 00pm 2 15pm Session 2 Choice of 6 Concurrent Sessions Jim Sporleder Featured Speaker The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing a Trauma Informed School An Interactive Dialogue Part 1 Cara Koscinski MOT OTR L Sensory Processing Disorder in the Classroom Strategies for Success Ali Smith Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindfulness for Schools Eric Nelson M Ed You Have to Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First Katie Bell Simpson BA The Trauma Responsive Elementary School Shannon Meyer M Ed A Trauma Informed Lesson Plan Transitional Break 2 15pm 2 30pm 2 30pm 3 45pm Session 3 Choice of 6 Concurrent Sessions Jim Sporleder Featured Speaker The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing a Trauma Informed School An Interactive Dialogue Part 2 Dr Jamie Van Dycke and Dr Joanne Fish From Reacting to Responding Changing the Question for Educators Begins with Engaging in Self Care James Meinert Masculinity and Emotional Expression Kay Schieffer M A M Ed Enhancing Safety Regulation and Resilience in At risk Students Through The Sunshine Circle Model Pre K Heather T Forbes LCSW The Difference Between Bad Behavior and Developmental Trauma 3
1 00pm - 2 15pm  Session 2 - Choice of 6 Concurrent Sessions Jim Sporleder  Featured Speaker  The Nuts and Bolts of Implem...
2 30pm 3 45pm Anne Hudson Price Esquire Litigation as a Stratagem to Bring Trauma Sensitive Practices to Schools 3 45pm 4 00pm Transitional Break 4 00pm 5 15pm Afternoon Keynote Howard Glasser M A Transforming the Difficult Child 5 15pm 6 15pm End of Day Celebration Recognition Ceremony Hats Off to You Happy Hour Free Drinks to first 250 registrants 4
2 30pm - 3 45pm  Anne Hudson-Price, Esquire Litigation as a Stratagem to Bring Trauma-Sensitive Practices to Schools  3 45...
CEU Information Approved by the Texas Education Agency CPE 902 490 One CPE credit hour is equivalent to one hour of training Partial credit hours will be issued in 15 minute increments CPE Provider 902 490 This conference is approved by the NASW Colorado Chapter for Continuing Education Credits One credit hour is equivalent to one hour of training Partial credit hours will be issued in 15 minute increments Approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers One credit hour is equivalent to one hour of training Partial credit hours will be issued in 15 minute increments Provider 6202 Please note It is up to each participant to ensure this conference meets his her licensing board requirements Please check with your respective state board to confirm acceptance of these credits 5
CEU Information  Approved by the Texas Education Agency CPE  902-490. One CPE credit hour is equivalent to one hour of tra...
Tuesday June 13 2017 Breakfast will begin at 7 45 am in the Pavilion Must be selected as an option at time of registration 7 00am 8 30am Check in and Registration 9 00am 10 15am Welcome and Keynote Jim Sporleder My Story at Lincoln 10 15am 10 30am 10 30am 11 45am Transitional Break Session 1 Choice of 6 Concurrent Sessions Heather T Forbes LCSW Featured Speaker Overcoming Negative Belief Systems The Number Obstacle to Change D J Schoeff SRO Relationship Based Approach from a School Resource Officer Melissa Sadin MAT M Ed Creating Trauma informed Schools and School Policy Change Vontriece McDowell MSW and Emily Luft MSW The Importance of Caregiver Engagement in Creating Trauma Informed Schools Molly Ticknor LPC and Dr Luis Cordoba Trauma Sensitive Mental Health Initiative Lessons Learned Jill Reedy EdS Balancing the Effects of Trauma on Student Learning 12 00pm 1 00pm 1 00pm 2 15pm Plated Lunch in the Ballroom Session 2 Choice of 6 Concurrent Sessions Jodi Grove and Jim Sporleder How to Implement a Calm Room at Your Elementary School 6
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Breakfast will begin at 7 45 am in the Pavilion  Must be selected as an option at time of registrat...
1 00pm 2 15pm Jane Ellen Stevens Asking the Experts A Panel Discussion from the Student s Perspective Dr Gerald Cox and Theresa Kummer M Ed Developing a Trauma Informed Building Wide Leadership Team Dr Ashley Wagner and Christine Lloyd PT IEP s and Trauma Addressing the Elephant in the Special Education Classroom Howard Glasser MA Featured Speaker Nurtured Heart Experiential Workshop Kim Jewers Dailley Creating a System of Care to Address Trauma in Schools Transitional Break 2 15pm 2 30pm Session 3 Choice of 6 Concurrent Sessions 2 30pm 3 45pm Heather T Forbes LCSW Featured Speaker What Does This Look Like Teri Lawler MA and Jessica Begley M Ed Framework to Create a Trauma Informed School Community Julie Young M Ed Taking the Anxiety Out of IEP Meetings Anne Thomson LCSW Trauma informed For All Equity for LGBTQ2 Students Dr Christine Jarus STEP Up to Success James Moffett MSW and Cindy Blasi LMSW CCTP Responding vs Reacting Helping Your Students Understand the Importance of Self Regulation Begins with You 7
1 00pm - 2 15pm  Jane Ellen Stevens Asking the Experts  A Panel Discussion from the Student   s Perspective Dr. Gerald Cox...
Art from Students Impacted by Trauma T Lynn Melendez Ezra Joanna Skyler T Lynn Joanna describes this as a representation of a search for grounding somewhere to bury your roots even though sometimes grounding feels extremely daunting
Art from Students Impacted by Trauma  T. Lynn  Melendez  Ezra  Joanna  Skyler  T. Lynn  Joanna describes this as a represe...
June 11 2017 Pre Conference Evening 4 00 pm 6 00 pm Registration and Check In Sunday Evening Screening 6 00 pm 8 00 pm Paper Tigers East Ballroom Sunday Screening Created by James Redford Featuring Lincoln High School Paper Tigers explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences on struggling teens The film follows a year in the life of Lincoln High Alternative School in Walla Walla Washington which after radically changing its approach to disciplining its students saw a dramatic turn around in everything from the number of fights to test scores to graduation rates The school became a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty violence and disease that affect families through the practice of ongoing trauma informed strategies Told with intimate realism and diary cam footage Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest research on childhood adversity is proving that one caring adult can change the trajectory of a young person s life Open Question and Answer Jim Sporleder and Heather T Forbes LCSW Open Q A East Ballroom Walla Walla Washington and Boulder Colorado Immediately following the screening an open Q A will be led by Jim Sporleder and Heather T Forbes LCSW Join us for this engaging and thoughtful discussion on how these profound changes can be brought to your school and help the children you serve 9
June 11, 2017  Pre-Conference Evening 4 00 pm - 6 00 pm Registration and Check-In  Sunday Evening Screening 6 00 pm-8 00 p...
Breakfast will begin at 7 45 am in the Pavilion Must be selected as an option at time of registration Monday June 12 2017 8 00 am 9 00 am Registration and Check In Welcome and Opening Keynote 9 00 am 10 15 am Welcome and Keynote The Survival Brain and the Compromised Window of Tolerance Heather T Forbes LCSW Boulder Colorado The typical demands placed on students within the classroom overwhelm children who have been impacted by trauma in their homes and communities to the point they decompensate and they exhaust their windows of stress tolerances These are the students who have the ability to shift an entire classroom from a place of calm to a place of utter chaos Their brains are wired for fear and they live in a place of survival often years after the traumatic event occurred The result is continual behavioral challenges and academic failure Explanations as to why these students act out in negative resistant defiant and socially inappropriate ways will be given based on the science of the developing brain in this keynote address Session 1 Breakouts 10 30 am 11 45 am Childhood Adversity ACEs Science and Solutions Featured Speaker Jane Ellen Stevens 10 Sacramento California In this featured breakout Jane Ellen Stevens will be discussing the ACEs science the epidemiology of ACEs ACE Study neurobiology of toxic stress health and epigenetic consequences of toxic stress and resilience research in the presentation along with how different sectors are integrating trauma informed and resilience building practices based on ACEs science The focus will be on schools but it will emphasize a cross sector approach Participants will leave with an understanding of how the ACEs science is a new understanding of human behavior and how trauma informed and resilience building practices relate to ACEs science Jane will also include examples of people organizations and systems that are currently using practices based on ACEs science
Breakfast will begin at 7 45 am in the Pavilion  Must be selected as an option at time of registration.   Monday, June 12,...
Breakout Session The Surprising Connections Between Nutrition and Trauma How What You Eat Increases Susceptibility to Trauma and Can Disrupt Recovery and What to Do About It Kelly Dorfman M S LND Ashburn Virginia Two different people can have similar traumatic experiences and one will recover and the other may suffer indefinitely We now know that nutritional status is an important factor in determining which response a person will have Trauma causes widespread biochemical changes that are hard on the body The right diet increases resilience and supports healing Come learn how targeted nutrition therapy can improve clinical outcomes for those with psycho emotional trauma and anxiety The Ripple Effects of Addiction Breakout Session Amanda Lynch MA Richmond Virginia The National Association of Children of Alcoholics estimates that there are 11 million children under age 18 living in families of alcoholics and substance abusers and that 1 in 4 children have some experience with this disease through contact with family members or caregivers This session will explore the impact the cycle of family substance abuse and addiction has on young learners Further we will discuss strategies that elementary school teachers can implement into their classrooms to make them trauma centered Building Trauma Informed Elementary Schools The TIES Model Kathy F Szafran LPC and Joseph King LCSW Breakout Session Wheeling West Virginia This presentation will discuss how the TIES model is successfully being implemented in elementary schools in Northern West Virginia The presenters will show how the TIES model helps to build strong partnerships between therapists and schools to support students as well as to support teachers and other school personnel Participants will gain insight on how to build and strengthen environments where secure attachments and feelings of safety can be forM Ed The presenters will also discuss barriers to and solutions for the implementation of a trauma informed perspective from their own experience 11
Breakout Session  The Surprising Connections Between Nutrition and Trauma  How What You Eat Increases Susceptibility to Tr...
The Neuropsychology of Mindfulness Trauma Breakout Session Cody Wiggs LPC Denver Colorado This experiential workshop will explore the neuropsychological connection between mindfulness and trauma First an understanding of mindfulness will be developed in the context of social and emotional learning The presenter will briefly review the research supporting the use of mindfulness as a self care strategy define the what why and how of mindfulness and discuss the implications of mindfulness as it relates to psychological trauma adverse childhood experiences and nervous system states Participants will experience the benefits of mindfulness first hand through various mindfulness practices and deep breathing techniques Social and Emotional Programming for Secondary Schools Sarah Schroeder M Ed and Amie Bemke M Ed Breakout Session Wheeling West Virginia This workshop is designed for teachers administrators and building level counselors who are interested in implementing social and emotional programming within their home school and or district The presentation will focus on the need for the social emotional classrooms and supports along with explaining the action steps taken to implement social emotional programing into Fort Zumwalt North Middle School The presenters will share specific strategies and suggested resources for curricular programming as well as implementation procedures data collection templates and crisis intervention tools Lunch will be served at 12 noon in the Ballroom Included in your registration 12
The Neuropsychology of Mindfulness   Trauma Breakout Session  Cody Wiggs, LPC Denver, Colorado  This experiential workshop...
Session 2 Breakouts 1 00 pm 2 15 pm Featured Speaker The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing a Trauma Informed School An Interactive Dialogue Part 1 Jim Sporleder Walla Walla Washington This session will use The Trauma Informed School A Step by Step Implementation Guide For Administrators and School Personnel authored by Jim Sporleder and Heather Forbes In this session Jim will share a step by step approach to implementing simple and effective trauma informed systems that have a significant impact on building caring adult relationships with our most struggling students Each system that will be introduced can be used as a measurement tool that allows you to compare pre and post data to monitor how the trauma informed approach is impacting student discipline attendance student engagement and state assessment scores Sensory Processing Disorder in the Classroom Strategies for Success Breakout Session Cara Koscinski MOT OTR L Charleston South Carolina Millions of children experience sensory processing disorders The difficulties of those disorders significantly affect children in the classroom There is a huge difference between bad behavior and sensory overload We can dramatically help children by recognizing signs and symptoms to prevent meltdowns and improve support that facilitates learning Taking a collaborative approach is necessary and beneficial to foster student s increased independence improved behavior and healthy self image This course will provide detail about sensory processing disorder and will discuss interventions that can be used immediately for improved function in the classroom Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindfulness for Schools Breakout Session Ali Smith Baltimore Maryland The Holistic Life Foundation has partnered with The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health and Penn State University s Prevention Research Center on a federally funded randomized controlled trail in Baltimore City Public Schools studying the effectiveness of yoga and mindfulness on urban youth The work from this endeavor will be shared in this session as a way to help participants learn to develop their own mindfulness practice for self care as well as the benefits of mindfulness in school based settings This session will guide participants on how to use the breath to regulate the autonomic nervous system and ways mindfulness and yoga can be used to heal trauma 13
Session 2 Breakouts 1 00 pm -2 15 pm  Featured Speaker  The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing a Trauma Informed School  An In...
You Have to Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First Breakout Session Eric Nelson M Ed Omaha Nebraska Every time we fly the flight attendant reminds us In case of emergency put the mask on yourself first and then help the child next to you This session will challenge the participants to think differently about the problems that face our children and staff to come up with a new way of supporting everyone especially themselves to help build relationships overcome anxieties and help students learn to their full potential A clear cut plan for providing professional development engaging community support and getting staff buy in will be given from the presenters own experience The Trauma Responsive Elementary School Breakout Session Katie Bell Simpson BA Redding California This session will illustrate the importance of schools not only understanding the impact of trauma upon children but also learning to respond to the repercussions of trauma effectively Instruction will be given on how to re engage the child s brain during a meltdown Communication tools will be taught and how to help children with challenging behavior by assisting them in identifying triggers responding to body cues and using a variety of coping skills Real life examples of teaching selfregulation to children will be provided Breakout Session A Trauma Informed Lesson Plan How to Design a Learning Experience That Will Support All Students Learning 14 Shannon Meyer M Ed Montclair New Jersey In this workshop participants will learn the nuts and bolts of a classroom learning experience that partners the latest in learning theory and the critical knowledge of how a Billy might experience the classroom Working from the student s perspective participants will be given strategies with real life application to help create a regulated environment for students Physical and environmental cues will be identified as well as transitional strategies This solution and strategy focused workshop will model many of these strategies in the actual presentation Time will be given for participants to debrief the experience as well as exchange their own ideas
You Have to Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First    Breakout Session  Eric Nelson, M.Ed Omaha, Nebraska  Every time we fl...
Session 3 Breakouts 2 30 pm 3 45 pm The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing a Trauma Informed School An Interactive Dialogue Part 2 Breakout Session Featured Speaker Jim Sporleder Walla Walla Washington Continuing from the previous session this second breakout will give more step by step procedures and daily routines needed to successfully implement a trauma informed school platform There are numerous systems that need to be in place to effectively become a trauma informed school and this second session will compliment the first by giving you more of the nuts and bolts you need to successfully return to your school or school district empowered and ready to make it happen Additionally this session will help you see how your own personality and past experiences can be a powerful tool in the success of implementing a trauma informed school From Reacting to Responding Changing the Question for Educators Begins with Engaging in Self Care Dr Jamie Van Dycke and Dr Joanne Fish St Louis Missouri This session will provide participants with the opportunity to examine what it means to be at risk for trauma induced reactions and provide practical tools to manage those reactions Participants will learn how to build resiliency in their own professional lives and examine the importance of self care and the critical role it has in the well being of educators Participants will leave the session with a working definition of trauma and a collection of resources to aid in managing the toxic stress that is an inherent part of the job Masculinity and Emotional Expression Breakout Session James Meinert St Louis Missouri Most boys are expected from an early age to be tougher told not to cry and are offered less emotional support which sets them up at school to act in aggressive ways This results in them being seen as trouble makers This session will give participants an understanding of the ways emotions are culturally shaped in our male students and how to identify behaviors that males especially young males display when they are looking for emotional support Ideas on how to support our male students in schools and how to help them process emotions in non violent and constructive ways will be given 15
Session 3 Breakouts 2 30 pm -3 45 pm  The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing a Trauma Informed School  An Interactive Dialogue...
Breakout Session Enhancing Safety Regulation and Resilience in At risk Students Through The Sunshine Circle Model Pre K Kay Schieffer M A M Ed West Branch Iowa Sunshine Circles is a form of group Theraplay designed to provide young children with a positive well regulated emotionally rich and rewarding experience with other children and trustworthy adults It is a powerful intervention for improving the social and emotional well being of young children particularly those living in highly stressful environments and can be used effectively with relatively low start up and maintenance costs This interactive presentation will provide video and live demonstrations to help participants understand the principles and techniques of therapeutic play Playgroup protocols sample lesson plans and a list of games and activities will be provided The Difference Between Bad Behavior and Developmental Trauma Breakout Session Heather T Forbes LCSW Boulder Colorado We often underestimate the impact of trauma on a child s development Unpredictable unstructured and emotionally or physically hurtful experiences can create heightened states of autonomic arousal anxiety depression mood changes irritability agitation non reality thinking and a general pattern of disorganized behaviors Tokens and other non effective behavioral strategies not only do not work they often make it worse for these students as this is a developmental trauma issue not a behavioral issue A social emotional approach is needed to help these students excel to their highest academic potential Explanations of how to do this from a scientific brain based perspective will be explained and demonstrated in this presentation Breakout Session Litigation as a Stratagem to Bring Trauma Sensitive Practices to Schools The Story of Peter P v Compton Unified School District 16 Anne Hudson Price Esquire Los Angeles California This session will serve as a case study of Peter P v Compton Unified School District a groundbreaking lawsuit filed in 2015 on behalf of students whose ability to access an education has been adversely impacted by trauma The suit asks the Compton Unified School District to implement district wide trauma sensitive practices arguing that failure to do so is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act The case which is ongoing has already resulted in a judicial finding that manifestations of trauma must in certain circumstances be accommodated under the ADA and Section 504 This breakout session will cover the legal theories underlying the case the obstacles the attorneys faced in bringing it and the ways in which conference participants may leverage the litigation to seek trauma sensitive services in their own communities
Breakout Session  Enhancing Safety, Regulation and Resilience in At-risk Students Through The Sunshine Circle Model  Pre-K...
Session 4 Afternoon Keynote 4 00 pm 5 15 pm Transforming the Difficult Child Howard Glasser Keynote Tuscon Arizona Dealing with problematic or intense children is a daunting task to handle We usually react by increasing our energy in negative ways and expecting better results Although this can work at times there is a better way to handle these situations while building inner wealth and teaching children to embrace their intensity in positive ways The Nurtured Heart Approach teaches adults how to embrace the success of children in highly energized ways while using little to no energy when handing out consequences for undesirable choices and behaviors This allows the children to build inner wealth and receive great energy when things are going right and encourages them to remain on this path to positivity The approach focuses on recognizing energy flow and helping children realize their greatness talents and abilities and teaching them how to live this out in their everyday lives Children who experience inner wealth feel good about themselves they learn that they can take control of their own intensity and power and can use it for good and they develop an unshakable confidence End of the Day Celebration 5 15 pm 6 15 pm Recognition Ceremony Hats Off to You Happy Hour Join us for the Hats Off to You Happy Hour At this fun networking event we will also be recognizing some trail blazing individuals who are doing incredible work in their schools and school districts We want to take our hats off to congratulate these people for their courage tenacity and commitment to the students of our world Doors open at 5 15 recognition ceremony begins at 5 45 17
Session 4 - Afternoon Keynote 4 00 pm - 5 15 pm  Transforming the Difficult Child Howard Glasser  Keynote  Tuscon, Arizona...
Art from Students Impacted by Trauma Kathleen Levi Sierra
Art from Students Impacted by Trauma  Kathleen  Levi  Sierra
Breakfast will begin at 7 45 am in the Pavilion Must be selected as an option at time of registration Tuesday June 12 2017 8 00 am 9 00 am Registration and Check In Welcome and Opening Keynote 9 00 am 10 15 am Welcome and Keynote My Story at Lincoln Jim Sporleder Walla Walla Washington Prior to becoming the principal at Lincoln High School Jim Sporleder was a Special Ed teacher for eight years at Garrison Middle School Jim became the assistant principal for four years and then transitioned to the role of principal He was feeling comfortable and blessed ready to retire after being at Garrison for thirty years But then one day his plans completely changed with an unexpected visitor This is where the Lincoln story as filmed in the award winning documentary Paper Tigers begins In this keynote Jim will share his journey that led him to leave his dream job to become a maverick a leader who questioned everything that was traditionally accepted as the standard to change the lives of students who were at a high school that was completely under serving them Jim s story telling ability along with his loving perspective will start this day off putting you in an empowered and energized mood Session 1 Breakouts 10 30 am 11 45 am Overcoming Negative Belief Systems The Number Obstacle to Change Featured Speaker Heather T Forbes LCSW Boulder Colorado Many of our student s histories are plagued with multiple layers of chronic and prolonged abuse abandonment and or neglect The result is a negative belief system that drives our students to self sabotage reject help and create chaos Their negative belief systems have the power to render even the best of teacher support proven mindful techniques and unwavering support systems useless This presentation will shine light on this often missed issue for our students and more importantly how to help them change these negative beliefs into positive ones of self love self acceptance and self confidence 19
Breakfast will begin at 7 45 am in the Pavilion  Must be selected as an option at time of registration.   Tuesday, June 12...
Relationship Based Approach from a School Resource Officer Breakout Session D J Schoeff SRO Carmel Indiana In this session the presenter will share his own experience in building positive relationships from students K 12 Techniques of situational de escalation and conflict resolution will be discussed as well as how high expectations with love can result in high level results Discussion will focus on how to train SROs to expose their hearts to the youth in their respective communities In addition he will share how training SROs in understanding the teen brain has proven to be successful The presenter will share his experience in working with legislators in the State of Indiana to pass a funding bill putting hundreds of new SROs in Indiana and ensuring those SROs are properly trained In this session you will be witness to D J s love and passion with a servant mindset for youth Balancing the Effects of Trauma on Student Learning Breakout Session Jill Reedy EdS Decatur Illinois This session will share the Illinois Macon Piatt Regional Office of Education s journey with the Illinois Education Association the Macon County Education Coalition and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Five pilot schools ranging from rural to urban and elementary to secondary bravely agreed to become all in by committing to a year long study of trauma awareness and its effect on teaching and learning An explanation of how this program was implemented and its encouraging and successful outcomes will be discussed Pragmatic tools resources and interventions will be shared so participants will leave with a comprehensive understanding of how to return back to their districts to duplicate a similar program with success The Importance of Caregiver Engagement in Creating Trauma Informed Schools Breakout Session Vontriece McDowell MSW and Emily Luft MSW Wheeling West Virginia 20 To ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of a trauma informed school it is imperative to engage the adults that have lasting effects on the lives of the students beyond the school walls This presentation will discuss the importance of engaging caregivers in the creation of trauma informed schools potential strategies common challenges recommendations to address challenges and highlights of success stories Caregivers unique insights and understanding of students experiences can be a key part of a team approach to supporting a student s success Additionally as caregivers engage in schools trauma informed efforts they are better able to implement learned strategies and techniques at home leading to a greater impact on students and school culture
Relationship-Based Approach from a School Resource Officer Breakout Session  D.J. Schoeff, SRO Carmel, Indiana  In this se...
Trauma Sensitive Mental Health Initiative Lessons Learned Molly Ticknor LPC and Dr Luis Cordoba Breakout Session Kansas City Missouri Trauma Sensitive Schools TSS is a best practice for working with students staff and families in our Kansas City Public Schools KCPS and community given the high prevalence of trauma in the urban core KCPS is creating a culture that promotes socio emotional supports to foster mindfulness emotional intelligence self regulation and creative problem solving through embedded multi modal curricular strategies positive behavior management and creates an optimistic school culture This workshop is ideal for school board members superintendents school administrators and all levels of school leadership who would like a framework and implementation strategies of TSS and socioemotional mental health supports Creating Trauma informed Schools and School Policy Change Breakout Session Melissa Sadin MAT M Ed Somerville New Jersey This presentation will offer an explanation of various strategies for trauma informing a public school district from the top down and the bottom up in cooperation with the superintendent and board of education Trauma informed policy changes will be discussed and samples will be provided Components that need to be in place for successful implementation of trauma informed schools will be identified In addition the presenter who is both a public school administrator and a vice president of a board of education will share lessons learned Lunch will be served at 12 noon in the Ballroom Included in your registration 21
Trauma Sensitive Mental Health Initiative  Lessons Learned Molly Ticknor, LPC and Dr. Luis Cordoba  Breakout Session  Kans...
Session 2 Breakouts 1 00 pm 2 15 pm Nurtured Heart Experiential Workshop Featured Speaker Howard Glasser Tuscan Arizona The Nurtured Heart Approach is based on very simple premises and taking 3 Stands that work in concert Come experience how these three spheres collaborate and feel in use to serve the cause of children with trauma We will capture the ability to actualize the techniques of the 3 Stands and to experience the empowerment that comes with ways of conveying success and greatness Asking the Experts A Panel Discussion from the Student s Perspective Breakout Session Jane Ellen Stevens Sacramento California Jane Ellen Stevens will be the panel moderator for this incredibly insightful and powerful discussion as to what students with trauma histories need in the school environment The panel will consist of students who have experienced challenges at school and have agreed to openly and honestly give their perspectives as to what worked and what didn t work in their experiences Jane has moderated numerous panels in the past and is a master at connecting panelist with the audience Her ability to ask targeted and in depth questions will give participants attending this session a lasting and memorable perspective of what truly makes a trauma informed school successful Developing a Trauma Informed Building Wide Leadership Team Breakout Session Dr Gerald Cox and Theresa Kummer M Ed 22 St Louis Missouri The presenters for this break out session have been implementing a trauma informed multidisciplinary leadership model in a large suburban public school district for the past five years with significant success With examples from their own experience participants in the session will learn how to develop a social emotional support SES team identify what training is necessary and learn how to overcome obstacles Participants will learn how these teams can be used to support students and teachers in the building as well as families of the school s community Participants will also be provided a copy of their newly developed SES team
Session 2 Breakouts 1 00 pm - 2 15 pm  Nurtured Heart Experiential Workshop Featured Speaker  Howard Glasser Tuscan, Arizo...
IEP s and Trauma Addressing the Elephant in the Special Education Classroom Dr Ashley Wagner and Christine Lloyd Breakout Session St Louis Missouri Trauma has become a bit of an elephant in the special education classroom While there is an awareness of the trauma that students with IEPs have experienced there is a misunderstanding how the trauma plays out in the everyday demands of the classroom This presentation will examine how participants can utilize the IEP and therapy services in the school to provide trauma informed supports Participants will be given strategies for utilizing all members and resources of the IEP team to create a school community prepared for the challenges of students impacted by trauma How to Implement a Calm Room at Your Elementary School Jodi Grove and Jim Sporleder Breakout Session Walla Walla Washington This presentation will walk participants through the purpose of a calm room and why it is a necessary and essential tool for schools Participants will learn how to design a calm room from the physical aspects to the activities to provide to the relationship that can be created Visual examples from an actual calm room will be shared as well Participants will leave this session eager equipped and ready to create a calm room at their own school to help their students cope with trauma and ultimately build resilience through relationships and the teaching of self regulation Creating a System of Care to Address Trauma in Schools Breakout Session Kim Jewers Dailley New Haven Connecticut This presentation will share a system of care developed by the New Haven Trauma Coalition created after the tragedy in Sandy Hook and Clifford Beers Clinic This multi tiered model offers a whole school whole child and whole family approach that has successfully addressed trauma from a school and community wide perspective This presentation will share how their collaborative efforts have addressed both the preventing and addressing of trauma in schools Additionally research findings and data showing how the efforts have reduced absenteeism reduced post traumatic stress symptoms in students improved teachers wellness and stabilized families will be shared 23
IEP   s and Trauma  Addressing the Elephant in the Special Education Classroom Dr. Ashley Wagner and Christine Lloyd  Brea...
Session 3 Breakouts 2 30 pm 3 45 pm What Does This Look Like Featured Speaker Heather T Forbes LCSW Boulder Colorado Understanding the brain science and recognizing the impact that trauma has on our students is only half of the equation Learning how to apply this knowledge in the daily interactions with students is the other half and often the most difficult This workshop will help participants apply the concepts of neuro science into real life Through role plays and video clips of real life behavioral examples participants will leave this presentation saying Now I get it now I understand how to put science into action Framework to Create a Trauma Informed School Community Breakout Session Teri Lawler and Jessica Begley St Louis Missouri Instead of diverting students with challenging behavior into disciplinary and alternative programs a trauma informed environment can connect and engage such students This session will focus on Stanton Middle School s evolution in implementing a trauma informed program Previously Stanton was a priority school with poor achievement scores high disciplinary referrals and low staff morale However Stanton embarked on a journey to develop a Compassionate Schools Framework and the result improved scores in every area Following an explanation of this framework the presenters will show participants how to asset map various resources in their school community and develop their own framework to develop a trauma responsive school community Taking the Anxiety Out of IEP Meetings Breakout Session Julie Young M Ed 24 Lafayette Colorado This presentation will explore how regulating our own fears with positive self talk can set the tone for a calmer more regulated IEP meeting This presentation will focus specifically on our students with trauma and how to address their unique needs through the IEP process The areas that cause the greatest anxiety in IEP meetings will be discussed and participants will practice a three step process for reducing these anxieties Participants will also be given the opportunity to walk in the shoes of both the parent and student with trauma in an IEP meeting
Session 3 Breakouts 2 30 pm - 3 45 pm  What Does This Look Like   Featured Speaker  Heather T. Forbes, LCSW Boulder, Color...
Trauma informed For All Equity for LGBTQ2 Students Breakout Session Anne Thomson LCSW Ontario Canada Ensuring that the trauma informed schools are accepting to lesbian gay bisexual transgender queer questioning and two spirit LGBTQ2 students and families is an essential part of creating a trauma informed school LGBTQ2 experience trauma and mental illness at higher rates than their straight and cis gender peers Thus it is imperative that schools examine their policies and school climate to ensure that this vulnerable population is not being overlooked This presentation will also examine how to ensure that school communities embrace students and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities Responding vs Reacting Helping Your Students Understand the Importance of Self Regulation Begins with You Breakout Session James Moffett MSW and Cindy Blasi LMSW CCTP Derby Kansas In this session the presenters will discuss their journey to becoming a trauma informed school and how teaching students the process of self regulation is the premise of it all After watching Paper Tigers Derby Hills staff reached out to Jim Sporleder the trauma sensitive leader spotlighted in the film With Sporleder s help Derby Hills become one of four schools nationwide to pilot his approach The most important element they discovered in implementing a trauma informed school was self regulation Interventions and best practices to address self regulation for both students and educators will be shared in this presentation STEP Up to Success Breakout Session Dr Christine Jarus St Louis Missouri In this presentation participants will learn about STEP Substance Treatment and Education Program STEP offers students an alternative to out of school suspension when caught in possession or under the influence of drugs or alcohol on school grounds This presentation will discuss the journey to developing STEP and participants will learn how to gain buy in from school personnel and the community Practical information including student contracts and program guidelines will be shared as well as program data and student outcomes 25
Trauma-informed For All  Equity for LGBTQ2  Students Breakout Session  Anne Thomson, LCSW Ontario, Canada  Ensuring that t...
Books by 1st Annual Trauma Informed Conference Presenters More books available by this author at the conference book store Books by Heather T Forbes LCSW and Jim Sporleder Books by Howard Glasser Books by Kelly Dorfman Books by Heather T Forbes LCSW 26
Books by 1st Annual Trauma-Informed Conference Presenters  More books available by this author at the conference book stor...
Books by Dr Gerald Cox and Theresa Kummer M Ed Books by Cara Koscinski MOT OTR L More books available by this author at the conference book store 27
Books by Dr. Gerald Cox and Theresa Kummer, M.Ed  Books by Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR L More books available by this author ...
Exhibitors Rhonda Robinson Trauma Informed Specialist More Exhibitors Coming Soon 28
Exhibitors  Rhonda Robinson Trauma-Informed Specialist  More Exhibitors Coming Soon   28
More Exhibitors Coming Soon
More Exhibitors Coming Soon
Advertisers Rhonda Robinson Trauma Informed School Specialist Rhonda Robinson has worked in the field of trauma for more than 20 years and has trained with Heather T Forbes LCSW for the past ten years She is a master at implementing the Beyond Consequences model and is an expert in IEP writing and handling IEP meetings more effectively and efficiently She has extensive knowledge and expertise in understanding the effects of trauma both at the classroom level and the individual student level Rhonda s services can help you implement a trauma informed school with even the most challenging of Billy s in your school or district More Advertisers Coming Soon 30
Advertisers Rhonda Robinson, Trauma-Informed School Specialist Rhonda Robinson has worked in the field of trauma for more ...
Scholarship Sponsors List of Scholarship Donors Coming Soon 31
Scholarship Sponsors List of Scholarship Donors Coming Soon   31
Children exploring King Tut s Mummy Case at the Saint Louis Science Center We look forward to seeing you next year
Children exploring King Tut   s Mummy Case at the Saint Louis Science Center.  We look forward to seeing you next year