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2022 Conference Schedule

More sessions and speakers are being added! Check back soon for the full conference agenda!

Thursday, October 27

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM CST Opening Keynote Building Resilience Lauren Ashbaugh
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM CST Break (15 Minutes)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST In Person Breakout Sessions
The Whole Child Approach: Coordinated Early Intervention Supports, Equity & MTSS Beth Shermoen & Christi Sickel
Building Student Resiliency through a Peer Support Program Amanda Burget
Collective Trauma and Toxic Stress Sarah Clarke
Virtual Breakout Sessions Building Bridges & Breaking Silos: Sharing Equitable Alternative School Practices for Students & Staff Sarah Giddings
Understanding and Practicing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the School Melissa Sollom
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST Break (60 Minutes)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM CST Keynote Well Wishers, Dismissers and Alarmists: Rethinking our approach to Mental Health Denise Moody
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM CST Break (15 Minutes)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST In Person Breakout Sessions Hike Your Own Hike: An individualized approach to lifeskills and wellness for secondary students Martha Kent
Improving Mental Health as a School Community: Supporting Our Village Lauren Ashbaugh & Megan Cassidy
Virtual Breakout Sessions Enhancing Protective Factors to Treat Mood Disorders and Youth Suicidality: Considerations for School-Based Professionals Denise Gilstrap
6 Simple Tools for De-Escalation Julia Rose Polk
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM CST Break (15 Minutes)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM CST Panel Discussion

Friday, October 28

Time Session Session Title Presenter
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM CST Keynote Energy for Change Bucky Flores
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM CST Break (15 Minutes)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST In Person Breakout Sessions Now What Do I Do? A Reintegration Plan for Students Returning to the School Environment after a Mental Health Crisis Jen Balzer
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of creating a customized Learning Management System for Drop Out Students Jennifer Glover
A Compassionate Framework for Belonging and Systems of Support Carol Kampa
Virtual Breakout Sessions
Secondary Traumatic Stress/Vicarious Trauma for Educators Ami Amero
Strategies for Supporting Trauma-Impacted Students Melissa Sollom
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST Break (60 Minutes)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM CST Closing Keynote The Power of Affirmations Jasmyn Wright

Schedule is tentative and subject to minor changes.

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