Catch each session live or access the presentations through the conference account page through June 1, 2022!
Thursday, November 4, 2021: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM CST
Self-Care is Selfless and Mental Health is Mandatory, James Moffett
What is self-care and why is it important for school staff? This keynote presentation will explore the three types of self-care, immediate, short-term and long-term, overcoming the stigma of mental health and the integration of self-care and mental health.
Thursday, November 4, 2021: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Creative & Expressive Ways to get to know the Unique Child, Karen Triesman
|This uplifting talk will offer a range of creative, tangible, and expressive ideas on different ways of getting to know the unique child, teen, or adult. Including creative ways of exploring with them their hobbies, interests, things that are important to them, different parts of their identity and more. This is a key part of increasing engagement, getting to know the person, relationship building and seeing the person not the problem.|
Thursday, November 4, 2021: 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM CST
Re-conceptualizing Trauma: The Eugenic Logic of the ACE Campaign and the Systemic Oppression of “Resilience” Education, Alex Winninghoff
|This talk will begin with brief overview of the twenty-three-year ACE campaign and emerging ethical concerns over its applications. It will highlight how ACE claims contribute to biologically deterministic notions of students’ who fail to overcome the likely trajectories ascribed by ACE science by “building resilience.” As educators, we must reject the reductive duality of ACE/resilience paradigms, critically examine traumas that are systematically produced and perpetuated by schools, and address these through anti-oppression work, advocacy, and by building coalitions of resistance.|
Friday, November 5, 2021: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM CST
In the Midst of Opportunity: A Paradigm Shift, Matthew Portell
Hear how one school’s journey took them from shifting their paradigm from compliance to connection as they transformed their school culture and community into a fully integrated trauma-informed school. Grounded in applied neuroscience, Portell and his team have gone from theory to action by acting upon current research and science to ensure proactive approaches are used to teach students skills needed to meet their fullest potential. Portell continues to remind educators that trauma-informed education is a journey and not a destination.
Friday, November 5, 2021: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Generating Healthy Educators, Jessica Pfieffer
|The Covid-19 pandemic has shown educational systems that if we want to build resilience in students, we first must start with generating healthy educators. This presentation will highlight the effect stress has on us and different modes of human regulation to manage that stress. We will look at the impact, at a systems level, for not prioritizing educator’s regulation and connect it to the cycle of learning we are trying to engage students in. To evolve our educational system, we must think beyond trauma informed and move towards creating environments that focus on regulating our adults just as much as our students.|