Registration and Check-In
Opens at 9:00 am
Registration and check-in will open at 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 and run throughout the day until 6:00 pm.
Sponsors and Exhibitors Area
Open Starting at 9:00 am
12:45 pm – 4:00 pm
"Fifty Shades of Trauma"
Heather T. Forbes, LCSW
This session is designed to give participants a solid foundation of what defines trauma, how trauma impacts a student’s brain, and why students act out in negative ways due to their experiences of trauma. This session is a MUST for anyone who has little to no training in trauma as it will set the tone for the rest of the keynotes and break-out sessions to follow. All the other conference sessions will cover more advanced trauma-informed information so attending this session will get you ready and prepped for what is to follow.
An Important Note from Heather About This Session:
I also highly encourage this session for ALL participants, even if you have a strong background in trauma or if you’ve seen me present in the past. There truly are fifty shades of trauma, meaning there are multiple layers and layers—and more layers—to understanding how trauma impacts our students. Knowledge is power so the more you repetitively learn about trauma and all its nuances, the more you will be equipped to effectively and efficiently know which solutions and techniques to implement. Each time you open yourself up to the foundational premises of trauma, the more you will deepen your knowledge base and become more of an expert in this area. Trauma runs deep into a child’s soul, so it takes a constant learning process to grasp the depth of how trauma changes not just our students, but all of us.
Build up your knowledge base and keep expanding your foundation by joining me for this very important start of the conference!
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Join our exhibitors for a quick, fun, and informative series of presentations to
introduce you and get you familiar with their wonderful products, resources, and services!
(This session is not eligible for CEUs.)
Welcome Reception and Exhibitor Showcase
4:00 pm - 5:45pm
Join us for our Welcome Reception immediately following the Opening Session. Network and mingle with old and new friends. Enjoy connecting with others from around the nation, and the world, to hear what they are doing to build their trauma-informed schools and districts.
Visit our exhibitors and sponsors during this time, as well. Find out what resources and solutions they have developed to help you stay up-to-date and on the cutting edge.
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Broken Places, the 33rd documentary from Emmy winner Roger Weisberg, poses the complex question of why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. To help answer this question, Roger and his team dug into 40 years of their film archives to update a few of the stories of children growing up in difficult circumstances that were filmed decades ago. It turns out that some of these children were so scarred by abuse and neglect that they are now in mental institutions, correctional facilities, or drug rehabilitation centers. A few died prematurely. However, there are others who managed to overcome comparable childhood stress and are now healthy, self-sufficient adults. Viewers are given a unique time-lapse perspective, witnessing how a few of these troubled children evolved into the adults they are today.
Broken Places is written, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg, whose previous productions have won over a hundred and fifty awards including Emmy, duPont-Columbia, and Peabody awards, as well as two Academy Award nominations.
More information on this documentary can be found on their website here.
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