October 21, 2016

  • with Michael Ungar

    How can we show children we love them even when they push us away? How do we make children more resilient when they are angry, self-harming, anxious, abusive or delinquent? In this story-filled presentation, Dr. Michael Ungar provides nine practical strategies parents, caregivers and educators need to help young people of all ages heal, no matter a child’s emotional, psychological or behavioral problems. more

  • with Linda Lantieri

    For many of us in the serving professions, our professional lives may have started out with a deep inner calling. We may have held onto a sense that our occupation was also our vocation. However, as we continued to serve and lead in a variety of roles, staying connected to this calling and sense of inner purpose may at times have become challenging. more

  • with Dr. Dzung Vo

    Mindfulness means “Paying attention in a particular way: On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally” (Kabat-Zinn). The field of mindfulness-based interventions for adolescents is currently exploding. Emerging mindfulness-based interventions for youth are showing significant promise in helping adolescents to cope with adversity, and promote resilience and positive youth development. more

  • with Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

    The concept of “risk” is frequently used when talking about children and youth. Yet many questions remain about what it means for a child and/or youth to be “at risk.” Some of the questions that will be explored in this session include:What does it mean to be identified as “at risk?”What are the processes and mechanisms that promote or prevent risk? more

  • with Eli Puterman

    Stress is ubiquitous. Stress in our families, work, and finances can build and take a toll on our minds, bodies, and relationships. Health psychologist Dr. Eli Puterman presents his work on the longterm effects of stress on the aging of our immune system, more

October 22, 2016

  • with Shelley Moore

    Our language shapes our world, including the words we use to refer to students and ourselves. Come listen through story and laughs at how Shelley Moore learned the important lesson of labels and how they connect to bigger life lessons. more

  • with Monique Gray Smith

    Many people say that when they hear the powerful sound of a traditional Indigenous hand drum, it stirs something deep inside. What is often unknown is that on the back of a traditional hand drum are pieces of 4 pieces of sinew or hide that pull the front of the drum tight so it not only stays in place, but makes the beautiful, soul stirring sound. more