2019 Mental Health Summit Matrix
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A Look at Mental Health in Wisconsin's State Budget & What It Means For Our SchoolsSession 1
9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
The issue of kids' mental health, in tandem with school safety, has dominated education policy and legislative discussions the last few legislative sessions. The focus of the efforts in the State budget are on the challenges and barriers that students and school personnel are increasingly facing in our schools. Mental health is often the No. 1 issue that is raised with legislators regardless of geography, economics or demographics. Senator Patty Schachtner will share the current status of our State budget for supporting mental health efforts and the impact that it can have on our schools and students. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns and questions during this session.Senator Patty Schachtner, WI State Senator (D)
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Adolescent and Youth Mental Health IssuesSession 1
9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
This presentation provides an overview of mental health needs of adolescents and youth, including concerns related to depression and suicide, anxiety, interpersonal relationship concerns, and issues of self-control. Statistics about the mental health needs of adolescents and young children are presented. Other topics include methods to screen children and youth for mental health concerns, and methods for those in school-based settings to utilize tier-based services to provide a continuum of strategies for adolescents and youth in need for social and emotional support. Issues involving caregiver consultation and coordination with community based services are also discussed.Donald Lee Stovall, Psy.D., L.P
UWRF Emeritus Professor - School Psychology
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Human Trafficking and Vulnerable PopulationsSession 1
9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
Cat Jacoby is the Public Relations and Program Coordinator for Fierce Freedom, she oversees media relations for Fierce Freedom and works on the education side to present for churches, schools, groups and individuals about human trafficking as well as how Fierce Freedom works to combat it. On a daily basis, she also helps design and update materials and merchandise, works with volunteers, and assists Fierce Freedom's Survivor Advocate with victim support. During this session she will be speaking about domestic human trafficking, how prevalent it is, the warning signs and how you can join the fight.Cat Jacoby, Public Relations & Program Coordinator at Fierce Freedom-Eau Claire
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Understanding & Supporting Gender Diverse Students in Schools: Part 2, Strategies & ResourcesSession 2
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
The purpose of this session is to provide the participant with increased awareness and knowledge about gender diversity and schools; family matters about raising a transgender child and navigating the education system in this regard will also be presented. Finally, specific strategies and resources that participants can employ to support transgender and gender diverse students will be highlighted and shared. Learning will be supported through direct instruction, large- and small-group work, and resources that can be employed to facilitate these processes.Todd Savage, School Psychology Professor at UW-River Falls
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Student ResilienceSession 2
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Trauma and ACEs are part of our students and our lives every day. This training will focus on how to increase resilience in students and staff in managing stress and the world. It will build on basic trauma theory, giving participants resources to build resilience using resources from Starr Training, Circle of Courage Classrooms, DPI and Compassion and Resilient Tool Kit. Using these resources can result in increased Student and Staff resiliency resulting in a decrease in office discipline referrals (ODRs) and an increase in student achievement. Julie Peterson is a retired School Counselor with over 25 years of counseling experience. She is an Associate Trainer for Starr Training - National Center for Trauma and Loss in Children, presenting on Children of Trauma and Trauma Sensitive Schools on the regional and national level. She served on the a National AFT task force for supporting students experiencing trauma and loss. Currently, Julie is presenting a variety of presentations through FEI Behavioral Network, School Districts, and CESA's.Julie Peterson, Retired School Counselor from Chippewa Falls School District
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Stemming the Tide: Helping Students Make Good Decisions About JUUL, Vape and SubstancesSession 2
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Vaping has skyrocketed among school age children. Students respond to accurate information presented to them by people they respect and trust. By recognizing the signs of use and how to approach the problem, schools can help stem the tide of this problem and empower students to make healthier choices. This session will be presented by Michael McGowan, President of McGowan and Associates, a training and consultation firm specializing in education, alcohol, drug, conflict resolution, workplace and family issues. He works with schools, companies, parent groups, and students as a trainer, consultant, and motivational speaker. Mr. McGowan has spent the last twenty-three years working with families and children. He has worked as an educator, a youth care worker, a family therapist, an alcohol and drug counselor and a trainer. He has directed state certified training programs and alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs. During the last fifteen years he has given assemblies to tens of thousands of school children each year and has trained thousands of teachers in hundreds of school districts across the country.Michael McGowan, President of McGowan and Associates
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School-Based Suicide Prevention: Beyond Gatekeeper TrainingSession 3
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for Wisconsin students ages 5-19. State law requires school districts to provide specific classroom instruction in youth suicide prevention and to annually notify staff about the Department of Public Instruction's resources. Today's session presents new data related to youth suicides, discusses the social climate around lethal means restriction, summarizes DPI's online gatekeeper training, and summarizes factors that create disproportionate risk for suicide; including sexual minority youth and non-suicidal self-injury. Participants will: Understand the prevalence of youth suicide. Understand legal requirements. Gain knowledge and skills to improve their recognition of and response to risk factors and warning signs of suicidality.Gregg Curtis, DPI & Brenda Jennings, DPI
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Early Childhood Mental HealthSession 3
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
*Description Coming Soon!Abbe Braun, Supporting Families Together Association
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American Indian Historical Trauma Session 3
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Compared with all other racial groups, suicide rates for Native American adults and youth are higher than the national average, with suicide being the second leading cause of death for Native Americans from 10–34 years of age (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2007). The primary feature of historical trauma is that the trauma is transferred to subsequent generations through biological, psychological, environmental, and social means, resulting in a cross-generational cycle of trauma (Sotero, 2006). This session will provide an overview of historical trauma and offer some concrete suggestions for student and family supports.Kamewanukiw Paula Rabideaux, WI RtI Center
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What is SBIRT?Session 3
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Carol Zabel from the WISH Center will provide participants with an overview of the SBIRT Method for addressing student behaviors. SBIRT is an evidence-based method for addressing student alcohol/drug involvement and evidence-informed for addressing a range of other behavioral concerns, including attendance, classroom behavior, and mental health. It is a student-centered and strength-based service that teens rate with high levels of satisfaction. SBIRT also provides a Tier II and Tier III practice with PBIS. In addition, Response-to-Intervention can be ascertained by using baseline and follow-up screening results.Carol Zabel, WISH Center
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Supporting the Mental Health of Athletes in our SchoolsSession 3
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will provide information about the mental health of athletes/students (prevalence, what to look for, how to refer), how we support athletes dealing with the pressure to perform, and how teachers can best support students in terms of stress management. The strategies will be of direct relevance to high school students.Simon Almaer, Premier Sport Psychology
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Vaping: Mists and Myths for Education Professionals (ITV Session)Session 3
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Vaping or Juuling has become the new way to be cool. Unfortunately, the effects of vaping or Juuling are unknown both in the short term and the long term. Attendees will learn about tobacco industry marketing, how social media increases exposure to electronic tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and JUULs. These products can be 'hidden' in plain sight and some examples of this will be shown. The harmful effects of nicotine and secondhand vape will be explained through activities such as Fake News - Real News, videos, and discussion.Linda Hathaway, McMillen Health
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Mental Health Stigma is a Social Justice IssueSession 4
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Mental health justice will exist when all people have equal access to affordable, professional mental healthcare and feel comfortable seeking it out because treatment for mental illness is understood as just as important as professional mental healthcare either because there aren't services in their community, they don't have information about mental health, or mental healthcare is so stigmatized that people do not seek help. Through activities and discussion participants will explore practices and strategies that can support students and adults experiencing mental health issues.Courtney Bauder, UW Oshkosh
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Alphabet Soup! Connecting PBIS and SEL.Session 4
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is more than rules and discipline. This session will explain how to leverage a PBIS framework to consistently and effectively deliver Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).Milaney Leverson and Kent Smith, PBIS Regional Technical Assistance Coordinators
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Educator Self-Care: The Key to Thriving in our ClassroomsSession 4
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
The key to thriving, as both a human and an educator, rests in our own resilience, personal and professional reflection, and daily self-care activities. During this session, participants will be offered a range of manageable research-based strategies, identify helpful habits and dispositions, provide examples of self-care surveys, and lead you through reflective questions that will guide you in developing an individualized self-care plan.Kari Roppe, Webster and Amy Wise, Hudson
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Supporting the Mental Health of Athletes in our SchoolsSession 4
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
This session will provide information about the mental health of athletes/students (prevalence, what to look for, how to refer), how we support athletes dealing with the pressure to perform, and how teachers can best support students in terms of stress management. The strategies will be of direct relevance to high school students.Simon Almaer, Premier Sport Psychology
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Restorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships in SchoolsSession 4
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Restorative Practices is intended for all educators who support the growth and health of students in schools and are beneficial for improving school climate and culture. They allow each member of the school community to develop and implement a school's adopted core values. This session will provide participants with helpful practices that can be used every day, to set high expectations while being supportive of students and learn effective methods to resolve common conflicts.Carol Zabel, WISH Center
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