Multi-District Day Session Descriptions
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Half Day ~ 1pm-3pm with a 10 minute break1Understanding Men Who Batter and the Impact on VictimsAllDomestic violence in the context of battering (beating or threatening one's family into submission with the intent to dominate) can be very frustrating for those of us outside the violence. Most of the frustration is with victims because that tends to be who we have contact with. However, when there is an understanding of what battering does to women and children that includes the ongoing risks they face, our patience, expectations and interventions will improve.

This session will help participants understand the different types of domestic violence with specific attention to battering. The session will also help teachers, administrators, counselors and other school officials understand why men batter, how they execute the tactics of abuse and what the impact is on the rest of the family. Lecture, conversation, group exercise and video will all be components of the training.
Scott MillerScott Miller has worked for the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs since 2000. Scott coordinates Duluth’s Coordinated Community Response to domestic violence which is currently under a demonstration project funded by OVW called the Blueprint for Safety. Serving as both system advocate and coordinator of the men’s nonviolence program, he is instrumental in the evolving work being done in Duluth. Scott trains nationally and internationally on the components of the Duluth Model of intervention and helps develop new resource materials and curricula for use in communities working to end violence against women. Scott has also co-authored the new DAIP men’s nonviolence curriculum Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter.
Scott works independently as an expert witness in criminal and civil trials to explain how the tactics of abusers and the associated risks generated by battering are linked to the counterintuitive behaviors of victims. Scott has testified in family court, state district court and federal/military court.
From 2001 to 2015, Scott was a contract trainer and forensic interviewer for First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center in Duluth. Scott was responsible for conducting forensically sound interviews of children suspected of being physically or sexually abused as part of a criminal investigation. Scott also trained nationally on how to conduct interviews with children and work from a multidisciplinary team approach in the investigation of child abuse.
Scott Miller has been working in the women’s movement since 1985.
6023110will bring laptop to play a DVD. (not a Mac)
Need projector w/ speakers
Half Day ~ 1pm-3pm with a 10 minute break2Calm, Confident, and In Control AllSpeaking from personal experience with having too much to do in too little time, Katie and Lisa will work with teachers to find ways to create a balance that leads to calm, confidence, and control. Participants will use a personal assessment, fun group experiences, and a calming exercise to change the way they think about themselves and their work. They will also leave with some easy-to-follow steps to move into a life of calm, confidence, and control.Kathy Allen & Lisa RandallEven certified life coaches like Kathie Allen and Lisa Randall sometimes deal with too much on their plates and not enough time and energy to get it all done. Kathie taught at ICC for 30 years where she developed a number of classes as well as being a coach and athletic director. She has been a life coach & leadership coach since 2003. Lisa Randall has facilitated groups of adults for more than 18 years, and shares relevant stories by drawing from a diverse work history. They combine their personal experiences with stress and anxiety, their life coaching expertise, and their dynamic workshop facilitation skills to walk alongside others who seek a life that is calm, confident, and in control.3030300
Half Day ~ 1pm-3pm with a 10 minute break3Resources That Engage All StudentsAllThe Minnesota Humanities Center’s Absent Narratives Resource Collection contains award-winning videos, books, and educator guides that reflect the experiences, cultures, and perspectives of today’s diverse student body.

During this session you will engage in activities designed to assess whether resources are appropriate and respectful to the stories being shared. Coming away from the workshop, you will have a framework for interrogating materials you come across, as well as tools and strategies to increase student engagement by bringing absented or marginalized voices into your classroom.

If you're searching for free resources that will increase student engagement this session is for you! The Circle of Healing is pleased to partner with the Minnesota Humanities Center to bring "Resources That Engage All Students" to this year's Multi-District Staff Development Day.
Eden Bart &
Shandi DiCosimo
Eden Bart, Program Officer, Minnesota Humanities Center
Eden joined the Humanities Center staff in 2003, and currently leads the 900+ educational resource collection. She has served as a liaison to schools within school partnership programs, planned and facilitated professional development workshops, and collaborated with partnerships to develop community programs. Prior to joining the Humanities Center, Eden taught sixth grade.

Shandi has been with the Humanities Center since June 2008, and currently coordinates the design and implementation of the Center’s work with Increase Engagement Through Absent Narrative approach in Minnesota as a Program Officer. Continuously taking on additional responsibilities, Shandi held positions held at the Center from Program Specialist for Community Engagement, Program Assistant for Professional Development and Events Manager for the Event Center.
3030Choir Room S 101
We will be bringing a PC laptop to connect to an LCD projector (that you are providing), and we will also need audio to play several video clips
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm4The Journey – Through Adolescent Chemical Health Services AllThe audience will gain information related to OP services, residential services, some “red flags” (referral process), current drug trends, supporting students upon the return to the community/school and supporting students through the OP process.Dawn Jolicoeur, Kelly Owens and Brandon TorgersonKelly Owens, LADC, Adolescent OP counselor, NRC and NRAC
Dawn Jolicoeur, LADC, Adolescent IP counselor, NRAC
Brandon Torgerson, LADC, Adolescent IP counselor, NRAC

Kelly, Dawn and Brandon are Adolescent Inpatient and Outpatient Chemical Dependency Counselors at Northland Recovery Center.
3029106Computer, Projector
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm5Understanding Anxiety Disorders in YouthAllParticipants will gather information regarding anxiety disorders in school aged children, symptoms/behaviors and classroom accommodations.

There are several types of Anxiety Disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, specific phobias, and Panic Disorder. Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. However, Anxiety Disorders, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person's ability to function and developmental growth. For individuals with an anxiety disorder, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming.
Jollene Latvala, MSW, LGSWJollene Latvala joined Children's Mental Health Services in 2006 as a practitioner and joined their clinical team in 2013 as a mental health professional. She has a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and Master of Social Work from the University of North Dakota. Jollene's clinical work has focused primarily in anxiety disorders; depressive disorders; trauma related disorders; disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders; and co-occurring disorders: adolescent addiction and mental health issues.3030105Projector
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm6Connecting the Puzzle Pieces: Trauma Informed Schools Within a Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)AllThis presentation will describe the connection between Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) , Trauma-Informed Schools and Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) within a school setting. Resiliency factors will be emphasized. The PBIS framework will be used as a platform to demonstrate how Trauma-Informed service delivery can be realized in schools within an MTSS framework.Mary HuntMary Hunt is a school psychologist currently working as the Related Services Specialist at MDE with a goal to promote multidisciplinary collaboration to support positive outcomes for all students and partnerships with families. Her work experiences have ranged from school psychologist, adjunct professor and consultant. Her most recent work has been around supporting the implementation of PBIS across state, regional, district and school systems. Mary is an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) and Resiliency Trainer.5029Staff Dev Roombringing my computer, Projector
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm7Resiliency Building in Special Education PlanningAllThe role of special education in school systems in providing behavioral supports and promoting resiliency in children and youth with these risk factors will be presented, including the potential of school and community collaboration. Participants will review ways special education builds resilience in students with disabilities and identify how effective linkages between special education and community agencies may support resiliency.Tom DelaneyTom Delaney is a school psychologist working as the Nontraditional Education Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, and is also an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resiliency trainer with the department. His experience in designing innovative programs to support the resiliency of children and youth includes establishing and serving as the founder and director of an alternative high school in the Stillwater Area Schools, a district administrator for the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in the Saint Paul Public Schools, and co-facilitator of an Ojibwe and Dakota language revitalization program sponsored by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council.5036AuditoriumProjector
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm8It's Not "Just Play": Healing Through Interactive Play TherapiesAllParticipants will walk away with a better understanding of potential benefits of utilizing play therapy with children and families. Participants will learn at least one new communication strategy they may incorporate when working with troubled youth and families.Lynette Schmidt, MSW, LICSWLynette Schmidt: MSW, LICSW. She has worked in the human service field for over 20 years. Over the past 10 years she has done extensive training to learn and use experiential play methods in therapeutic work with children and families. These therapies are used to address a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce and adoption.3029312
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm9The Effects of Trauma, Resilience, Perseverance, and Compassion on Childhood Learning AllThis workshop provides the groundwork to understand the negative impact of stress and trauma on learning, the need to build resilience and perseverance, and the importance of compassion in working with students. It begins with a short overview of the neurobiology of the brain. The impact of trauma on early childhood learning and teaching is outlined next, followed by learning about the protective systems that can help build resilience and perseverance in early childhood/childhood, including embracing a compassionate school mindset.
Learning Objectives for this workshop:
● Gain an awareness about how acute and chronic distress / trauma can affect the brain
● Recognize how acute and chronic events in early childhood impact learning and teaching
● Identify Protective Systems that help develop Resilience and Perseverance in Childhood.
Beth Prewett, PsyD, MS LPCCDr. Beth Prewett, has worked in the mental health field for 30 years. She has been diagnosing,assessing, and treating children, adolescents, and adults for the last 10 years. For the last 6 years, Dr. Prewett has primarily focused on early childhood young adult, school based services, and trauma informed practices. Dr. Prewett works at Children’s Mental Health Services where she is a practicing clinician and the Clinical Director, providing clinical direction for School Based and Office Based Mental Health Programming.3026208I can bring my own computer- it is a Windows, Projector
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm10Why don't they seem to listen - ADHD introduction to signs/symptoms and how to engage kidsAllWe will review criteria of ADHD, the different types of ADHD, along with what this may look like for students, and strategies to best help students be successful in their learning environments. There will be an over of symptoms that overlap with other diagnosis such as anxiety or depression.Jennifer Alstad, MS, Ed, LMFT and Brandi Worrath, MS, LPCCJennifer Alstad, MS, Ed, LMFT has worked at Northland Counseling Center, Inc for the past seven years. Jennifer provides individual therapy to those ages 12 and up. She is experienced in working with those struggling with Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Personality Disorders and Relationship Issues. Jennnifer is part of the Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Team and utilizes cognitive behavior therapy as part of her practice.

Brandi Worrath, MS, LPCC has worked at Northland Counseling Center for 7 years. She currently provides Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Group Psychotherapy to those with anxiety, mood disorders and personality disorder. Brandi works with adolescents ages 15 and up.
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm11A 11BWhat's Left: Lives Touched by Suicide ExhibitAllView this ExhibitJohn Bauer30A - 24
B - 26
Projects Lab
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm12A 12BQPR: Question Persuade ReferAllParticipants will learn to recognize warning signs of suicide and how to question a person about suicide, persuade them to get help and refer them to appropriate resources.Tanis HendersonTanis Henderson is a school counselor at Deer River High School and received her QPR Instructor's certification this summer.30A - 15
B - 14
103yescomputer, projector, speakers, screen
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm13A 13BCalm, Cool & Collected: An Introduction to Dysregulated Children and How to Work with Them.Elementary & Middle SchoolThis presentation will focus on dysregulation in children with the aim to identify what dysregulation is and how it typically presents in children. We will incorporate helpful tips and interventions that can be used to help prevent dysregulation as well as education around the mental health conditions that typically create dysregulation struggles for children.Lauren Flood, MA and Kirstiane Holgate, MSW, LGSWLauren Flood, MA is a clinician at Northland Counseling Center, Inc and specializes in working with children and adolescents ages 4 and up. She has been with NCC for the past year and has prior experience in working with children in a day treatment setting. Lauren focuses on emotion regulation and parent-child interaction and relationships as well as anxiety disorders. Lauren also participates in NCC's Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program for adults and adolescents.

Kirstiane Holgate, MSW, LGSW is a clinician at Northland Counseling Center, Inc and utilizes play equipment with children and adolescents ages 5 and up.  She has completed her internship and has experience in diagnostic assessments, sand tray, and cognitive behavioral therapy with children and adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders.
30A - 28
B - 24
104Computer, Projector
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm14A 14BIt’s all about ME! Self-care tips for teachersAllBurnout is common when working with students, parents, coworkers, or people in general. This seminar will focus on self-care tips to refresh your batteries and increase your ability to cope with job stressors. We will focus on mental health, relational health, physical health, and engaging in positive activities.Jim Christian, MS, Ed, MFTJim Christian has a Master’s in Education and is a Licensed Associate Marriage Family Therapist, certified Prepare Enrich facilitator, and is certified as a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist.
Jim works with with teenagers 16 years and older, individuals, and couples with various types of mental health difficulties.
Jim believes the best in people and feel they tend to “get stuck” in life and with a little help and guidance, can make significant changes that can impact their future. Nothing is ever permanent including our current life decisions. Our past does not determine our future, it is the choices we make today that do.
30A - 30
B - 30
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm15A 15BTrauma and Brain Development in Children: Warning signs and InterventionsAllThis session will focus on the impact of trauma on the brain development of a child. When a young person experiences trauma symptoms can often mimic other diagnoses such as ADHD or ODD. You will learn warning signs and interventions for the classroom.John White, MA, LMFTJohn White, MA, LMFT is a marriage and family therapist who has worked with Northland Counseling Center, Ind for 4 years. John works with kids, adolescents and adults ages 7 and up. John has received training in play therapy and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He works with those who have undergone trauma, struggle with anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.30A - 23
B - 28
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm16A 16BIs it just worrying or anxietyMiddle School & High SchoolDuring this session you will be given an overview of anxiety and how this may mimic other diagnosis. You will gather an understanding of the biological and environmental stressors that can influence a person developing and/or coping with anxiety. You will be given tools to assist youth with coping with anxiety.Mandi ShimekMandi Shimek, MA has recently joined Northland Counseling Center, Inc and works with both adolescent and adults. Her specialties include Anxiety, Depressive and Mood Disorders, Addictions and dual diagnoses, Cognitive Disorders and working with persons challenged by traumatic brain injury (TBI).30A - 23
B - 24
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm17A 17BMental Illness and Chemical DependencyMiddle School & High SchoolThis session will focus on the impacts of mental health and chemical dependency and the impact this can have on and child/adolescent and family system. Along with addressing support that is needed whether it is the adolescent receiving services or a family member. Break out session to include education on Mental Health and Chemical/Substance Use, understanding co-occurring disorders, treatment strategies, and resources.Laurie Vizenor-Troumbly, MSLaurie Vizenor-Troumbly, M.S. Clinician at Northland Recovery Center in Grand Rapids. Specializes in Mental Health and Chemical Dependency working with men, women, and adolescents.30A - 24
B - 24
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm18A 18BKeeping your cool...emotional dysregulation skills for teensMiddle School & High SchoolIn this session you will learn skills to assist students in regulating their emotions and behaviors. You will learn what anxiety and depression can look like in an adolescent. This will help basic techniques to help you in providing validation strategies and de-escalating emotions/behaviors.Jean Heitzman, MSW, LICSWJean Heitzman, MSW, LICSW works with adolescents and adults who need support for anxiety, depression and personality disorders. Jean has completed extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Clinical Hypnosis. She utilizes DBT skills and strategies to assist those who struggle to regulate their emotions and behaviors.30A - 31
B - 21
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm19A 19BGender Cultural Sensitivity: In this 50AllGoal of session: Become familiar with gender and impact on students.
Participants will have an overview of gender and transgender issues that affect students and families in our community.
The presentation will include information, a brief video, and time for discussion.
Michele Rinne, MS, Ed, LPMichele Rinne, MS Ed is a Licensed Psychologist at Northland Counseling Center. She works with adolescents and adults and has received training on Gender Cultural Sensitivity, along with Clinical Hypnosis, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and The Nurtured Heart Approach.30A - 17
B - 27
200Projector, DVD player, TV
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm20A 20BUnderstanding Child ProtectionAllOverview of the Child Protection system in Itasca County. Who needs to report, what happens after you report, how are cases assigned, how/when do children enter foster care, when do the courts gets involved, how do we address mental and chemical health issues within the family?

Panel of Child Protection staff will present information about the system in Itasca County as well as answer questions participants may have regarding the system.
Becky LauerPanel of Child Protection staff with years of experience in addressing child protection issues including mandated reporting, intake, assessment tracks, out of home placements, court process and mental and chemical health issues.60A - 44
B - 42
Band RoomChairs for panelists
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm21A 21BFirst Call for Help/Crisis Response Team ServicesAllThis break out session will educate participants in the assessments and services of the Crisis Response Team, current systems within Itasca County and current statistics regarding mental illness within our county. The second portion of this session will educate participants as to the nearly 11,000 resources within our county,our full spectrum of care, how 2-1-1 links callers to necessary services and other primary services of 2-1-1.Tom Gaffney / Cre LarsonTom Gaffney, RNC MA is the Clinical Director of the Crisis Response Team of Itasca County since its inception in 1999. Tom has extensive experience with Psychiatric patients both in facility and community based. Tom has helped create a Crisis Response Team that is a Model for others state wide and has 22 CRT members working as part of this 24/7/365 service. Cre Larson BA MHP has been the Executive Director of First Call for Help since July 2014, Prior to taking the position of E.D. she sat on the board of FCFH for 7 years. Cre has also worked as a CRT member since 1999.30A - 15
B - 24
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm22A 22BThe Nurtured Heart ApproachAllParticipants will receive an introduction to the Nurtured Heart Approach and information on how to implement this in their classroom. The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a set of strategies that builds richer relationships. It inspires appropriate behaviors by energizing children when things are “going right”, and it sets clear limits.
Doreen MattesonDoreen has been working in the special education field for over fifteen years and is a certified trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach.30A - 26
B - 23
309yeswill bring her own PC/laptop
needs projector & speakers
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm23A 23BSexual exploitationAllSexual exploitation is everywhere, in our state, our county, and our city. Participants will learn what sexual exploitation is, and how to identify it within the schools.They will have the opportunity to talk with the Northwest Regional Navigator, and a Support Within Reach staff about sexual exploitation.Kayla Folwick and Monica MillerMonica Miller is the Northwest Regional Navigator for Support Within Reach. Monica works in 15 counties in MN to help spread awareness about the sexual exploitation of youth. She is very intelligent and committed to helping the youth of MN. Monica is not only one of the staff, she is also a survivor of SEY. Kayla Folwick is co-presenting with Monica. She works for Support Within Reach working with sexual assault victims. One of her main focuses is SEY. Both Monica and Kayla have had the pleasure of working with an SEY team, named Community Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE), that formed within Support Within Reach. Their goal with this presentation is to make listeners well aware of what Sexual Exploitation of Youth is and how it needs to be talked about in our communities.30A - 10
B - 19
314yesComputer, Projector
Session 1 ~ 1:00pm-1:55pm OR Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm24A 24BStrengths!AllLet's face it - we tend to focus our attention on weaknesses rather than strengths. In this workshop, we will discuss the merits of shifting our attention to strength-based strategies. Participants will gain insights as to the unique contributions and needs of individual strengths as well as strategies for leveraging them.Jason AndersonAs the director of Itasca County Probation, Jason became enamored by strengths-based strategies when his department completed the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment about 3 years ago. The concept of leveraging strengths rather than trying to improve areas of weakness was so compelling that Jason was easily convinced by the County Administrator to pursue a certification in individual strengths-based coaching. He has subsequently provided coaching for several county departments; helping people unlock their own strengths for personal and professional growth.30A - 29
B - 29
203Computer, Projector
Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm25Why do they keep doing that - Behavior modification strategiesAllDuring this session you will learn about positive and negative behavior reinforcement and ways to increase positive behaviors and eliminate/decrease ineffective behaviors.Jennifer Alstad, MS, Ed, LMFT and Brandi Worrath, MS, LPCCJennifer Alstad, MS, Ed, LMFT has worked with Northland Counseling Center, Inc for the past 7 years. She works with adolescents and adults ages 12 and up. Jennifer works primarily focus is working with those with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Personality Disorders and Relationship Issues. Jennifer utilizes cognitive behavior therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in individual and group settings to asst in those to modify ineffective behaviors and identify behavior reinforces.

Brandi Worrath, MS, LPCC has worked with Northland Counseling Center, Inc for the past 7 years. She works with adolescents and adults ages 15 and up. Brandi utilizes cognitive behavior therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in individual and group settings to asst in those to modify ineffective behaviors and identify behavior reinforces.
Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm26Medication's in AdolescentsMiddle SchoolBasic knowledge regarding the following:
- Common presentation of behaviors seen in adolescent students - what they may be telling you
- Determining age related behavior vs. concerning behaviors
- What to look for and how to be aware
- Basic medications used utilized in adolescents
- Expectation with treatment
Angela C. PelleritoAngela is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Northland Counseling Center, Inc. working with a unique population of clients age 4+ (through the lifespan). Majority of her practice is focused on clients age 4 - 20 years of age. She has experience working with severe to mild behavioral/organic conditions. Prior to obtaining her NP degree, she worked in Trauma Focused Medicine. Combined experience in both fields has provided her with a broad knowledge base and ability to recognize chemical use related behavior, consideration of other possible diagnosis related to depression/behavior, ADHD, organic disease, and other developmental/cognitive concerns.3030105Computer, Projector
Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm27Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drug Prevention Ideas and StrategiesAllGain understanding of current trends and issues in substance abuse prevention
Learn new ideas and strategies that can be implemented in school and community to help create a positive change.
Laura BennettRegional Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Coordinator for NE MN since 2007. MN Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division grantee, employee of the Carlton-Cook-Lake-St Louis Community Health Board Certified Prevention Professional Reciprocal.3024Staff Dev Room Projector
Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm28Supporting Caregivers Raising a Child with a Mental Health DiagnosisAllYou will learn about how mental health difficulties affect family functioning and can impact the child's ability to learn and concentrate. Ideas will be shared on resources and ways to support the child and caregiver.Jennifer Kendall, MA LMFTJennifer works at Children's Mental Health Services as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She provides individual therapy, family therapy and multi-family group therapy. She works with children and families who have a mental health diagnosis when the difficulty is impacting functioning in home life, school, and the community.3020Auditorium
Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm29Innovative ways to engage students in community lifeMiddle School & High SchoolIn 2014 students in grades 7-12 across the IASC region participated in the Youth Voices survey. Last summer, a group of Civics teachers worked together to identify strategies for using the survey results as part of the Civics curriculum.

Participants in this session will leave with sample lesson plans and practical steps for implementing in their classrooms.
Jaci David & Brielle CarlsonBrielle Carlson teaches 9th grade advanced civics at Grand Rapids High School. She’s passionate about helping young people engage in opportunities to make their communities stronger.

Jaci David works at the Blandin Foundation and provides facilitation to "Spark", a community based group dedicated to building stronger communities for all.
Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm30PBIS - Stop, Walk, and Talk: Anti-BullyingElementary & Middle SchoolParticipants will walk away with an understanding and ready to incorporate the anti-bullying program designed through PBIS: Stop,Walk, and Talk.Clayton LindnerClayton is trained in PBIS through the University of Oregon and KOI. He was a consultant for the state of Arizona for three years working with schools and districts to implement Tier I,II, and III levels of PBIS. In addition he taught for ten years and has spent the last five in school administration.3022208Projector
Session 2 ~ 2:05pm-3:00pm31Positive Community Norms: Perceptions are powerful, therefore so are Misperceptions.AllWe will learn about the structure and meaning behind the Science of the Positive Framework. We will also look at how powerful perceptions and misceptions are, while explaining the Social Norms Theory. The session will wrap up with how we use the PCN framework and the impact it has on the Deer River Community!Heather SchjenkenHeather has worked with teens for the past 17 years; the last 5 years in prevention. While working on prevention, she has been trained to use the Positive Community Norms Framework and has seen the power perceptions and misperceptions can have in a community! 3030313Computer, Projector
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