Do you work in education? Are you thinking about what the school year will look like post pandemic? Join us for a two-day event with Dr. Stephanie Grant and the Developmental Enhancement Behavioral Health team as we unpack moving beyond the pandemic and hope for the 2022 school year.

Thanks to Co-Sponshorships with Hamilton Community Schools, the OAISD and Ridge Point the cost of this event is $10.00 and includes breakfast, snacks and event materials!

AGENDA

 

Day 1: 

8:00 Registration and Check-In

9:00 Opening – Stephanie Grant, PhD: Relationships Matter Even More: A Reflection on Moving Forward

9:30-10:30 Session 1

Break

10:45-11:45 Session 2

12-12:30 closing – Stephanie Grant: How to Hold the Hard

 

Day 2: 

9:00 Opening – Allie Nelson: Silver Linings: What Can We Keep?

9:30-10:30 Session 1

Break

10:45-11:45 Session 2

12-12:30 Closing – Stephanie Grant: You Matter: Let Me Show You

 

Opening Session Day 1

Relationships Matter Even More: A Reflection on Moving Forward

In this opening session, Dr. Grant will help us reflect on the use of relationships as we move forward and engage participants in practical strategies to rehearse the use of relationships as a healing tool.

Closing Session Day 1

How to Hold the Hard

In this closing session, Dr. Grant will discuss the need to “hold the hard” as we move forward rather than moving to solution focused strategies when there may not be a solution.

Opening Session Day 2

Silver Linings: What can we keep?

In this opening session, Allison Nelson, MPA, CTP-E will guide a facilitated conversation on what we’ve learned during the pandemic and what we might carry with us into the upcoming school year. 

Closing Session Day 2

You Matter: Let Me Show You

In this final session, time for reflection on your value will be provided with the goals of providing encouragement and increased strength as you move forward into a new academic year.

Break Out Sessions

Correcting with Connection: (presented 1x on both Thursday and Friday)

In this breakout, Julie McGowan, LMSW will provide practical, hands-on strategies for correcting behavior of students while keeping connection the priority.

 

Building Boundaries: (presented 1x on both Thursday and Friday)

In this breakout, Julie McGowan, LMSW will explore the importance of setting and holding boundaries with our students, as well as providing practical strategies to do this within the school setting. Participants will be given a chance to reflect on their own personal boundaries over the past year, assessing areas that may need to adjust moving forward.

 

Prioritizing Connection and Belonging Across the School Setting: (presented 1x on both Thursday and Friday)

In this breakout with Allison Nelson, MPA, CTP-E, participants will learn and collaborate on ways to utilize relationships and integrate touchpoints to increase connection and belonging for both students and staff.

 

Reframing Behavior (repeated): (presented 1x on both Thursday and Friday)

In this breakout with Allison Nelson, MPA, CTP-E, participants will consider how unmet needs and unsolved problems contribute to student behavior. This session will focus on mindset shifts to help 

minimize shame and collaboration around how to discipline with empowerment.

 

A Brief Introduction to Neurodevelopmental Trauma: (presented Thursday only)

In this breakout session with Stephanie Grant, PhD, participants will be provided with an overview of what neurodevelopmental trauma is and how it impacts student development and function. This session will be appropriate for anyone unexperienced with these ideas who would like to begin their education in this area or for more those who have learned this information before but would like a refresher on main ideas.

 

Strategies for Regulating Arousal: (presented Friday only)

In this breakout session with Stephanie Grant, PhD, practical strategies for regulating arousal in a group setting will be discussed and demonstrated. Prevention-based strategies will be given primary focus.

 

Reflecting Back and Forward: (running each day)

All participants will have the opportunity to attend one of these reflection sessions guided by licensed mental health providers. This session is designed to give participants a chance to reflect on the past year and the upcoming year in a group setting with others who “get it”. Sessions will be assigned based on registration criteria such as position and grade level(s) served. 

 

Administrator : (presented Friday only)

This breakout session is open to school administrators only (building and larger district/ISD levels). It is designed to provide administrators time to collaborate together about the coming year and the challenges you are facing in leading as we move out of the pandemic. The session will be guided by Stephanie Grant, PhD.

Join Us For A Day of Hope On August 5 and 6, 2020 from 9a-12:30p!