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Role of Empathy in Education

This Session will be led by Michelle Borba, Ed.D., an internationally recognized educational psychologist and parenting, bullying and character expert whose aim is to strengthen children’s empathy and resilience and create safe, compassionate school cultures. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has presented keynotes throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations including the Pentagon and 18 US Army bases in Europe and the Asian-Pacific. Her practical, research-based advice is culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.  Media outlets regularly depend on Dr. Borba as the “go-to” expert on parenting, bullying prevention, education and child/teen issues. She is an NBC contributor appearing over 100 times on the TODAY show and has been featured on Dr. Phil, Dateline, The View, The Doctors, Fox News, The Early Show and CNN.  Dr. Borba is the award-winning author of 22 parenting and educational books translated into 14 languages, including Don’t Give Me That Attitude!, Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me!, No More Misbehavin’ and Building Moral Intelligence.  Her newest books are UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World and The Essential 6 R’s of Bullying Prevention.

Growth Mindset

This Session will be led by Lisa King, Ed.S, LPC, author of Making the Link: Helping Students Link School Habits and the World of Work and Mindset Matters: Helping Students Succeed with a Growth Mindset.  Lisa has served as an elementary school counselor for 15 years, and was named Counselor of the Year in one of the largest school districts in the southeast United States.  She has also received awards for her writing and has presented at many conferences.

Gender-Based Education

This Session will be led by Michael Gurian, Ph.D, the New York Times bestselling author of 28 books in 22 languages, pioneering efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools and public policy. The Gurian Institute, which he founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals.  Dr. Gurian has spoken to the United Nations on violence against women; provided information on boys’ and girls’ educational needs to the White House; and briefed members of Congress on the boy crisis in America. A number of Dr. Gurian’s books have sparked national debate, including The Wonder of Boys, The Wonder of Girls, Boys and Girls Learn Differently! and Leadership and the Sexes.

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

This Session will be led by Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP, a nationally known author and speaker who has led professional seminars throughout North America on student mental health, bullying, self-injury, depression, anxiety and anger – as well as youth leadership and student empowerment. Kaye is co-author of See My Pain, Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure (featured in USA Today), 102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children & Adolescents and Mean Girls: 101½ Creative Strategies and Activities for Working with Relational Aggression.

Mindfulness & Education

This session will be led by Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, author of The Way of Mindful Education and The Mindful Education Workbook. He is the founding director of Mindful Education, a mindfulness and social emotional learning platform for educators. He organizes the annual Mindfulness in Education Conference and Teacher Training at the Omega Institute.

Daniel provides keynotes and mindfulness trainings at conferences, communities, businesses and schools around the globe. He teaches mindfulness through music, sports, storytelling, games and other creative and engaging ways. He is inspired to utilize mindfulness to help us become more conscious, compassionate and committed to taking care of the miraculous world in which we live.

Daniel Rechtschaffen teaches mindfulness through music, sports, storytelling, games and other creative and engaging ways. He is inspired to utilize mindfulness to help us become more conscious, compassionate, and committed to taking care of this miraculous world we live in.

Self-Regulation

This session will be led by Brad Chapin, LCP, LMLP, who is a leading authority on Self-regulation.  He is a masters level psychologist with a passion for helping others learn the skills necessary for success and happiness. Brad is a best-selling author of several books including Self-Regulation for Young People, Self-Regulation for Teens, Self-Regulation for Pre-Schoolers and The Legend of the Regulators.  He is the creator of the Challenge Software program and the Smart Guidance: Self-Regulation DVD, as well as a nationally recognized speaker in the area of Self-Regulation. He has served as the Director of Child and Adult Community Services for a large mental health center where he supervised 65 mental health field staff and currently serves as Director of Clinical Services for Stormont-Vail Behavioral Health Services.

Intra-Racial Bullying

This Session will be led by Carolyn Strong, MAT, M.Ed. who is the author of Black Girl Blues, and a motivational educator with an anti-bullying message of hope for children, families and schools.  An educator with more than 10 years of experience working with inner-city youth, Carolyn is currently Dean of Students in a high school serving more than 2,100 young people. In this role as disciplinarian, she witnesses and confronts bullying and relational aggression daily by creating and implementing prevention programs in conjunction with traditional discipline.

Elementary Career Counseling

This Session will be led by Lisa King, Ed.S, LPC, author of Making the Link: Helping Students Link School Habits and the World of Work and Mindset Matters: Helping Students Succeed with a Growth Mindset.  Lisa has served as an elementary school counselor for 15 years, and was named Counselor of the Year in one of the largest school districts in the southeast United States.  She has also received awards for her writing and has presented at many conferences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find Answers to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions Below.

If You Have a Question that is not listed below, Please Email Us at pd@accutrain.com or Give Us a Call at (800) 251-6805.

Who Should Attend This Conference?
  • School Counselors (PK-12)
  • Principals
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Administrators
  • Deans
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Behaviorists
  • Therapists
  • Community and Faith-Based Youth Workers
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Other Professionals Working with Young People
Is There a Discounted Room Rate at the Conference Hotel for Conference Attendees?

YES, please see the hotel page for each location for available room discounts!

If I Register for this Conference do I also have access to the other Conferences that are a part of the Innovative School Counseling Summit?

YES! By Registering for this Conference, you are also able to attend the other Conferences that are a part of the Innovative School Counseling Summit, including the Stop Girl Bullying Conference and then School Counseling Resources & Strategies Conference. Attendees are allowed access to all of the co-located keynotes & breakout sessions and Exhibitors will receive traffic from all of the events.

Do You Offer Student Discounts or Scholarships?

At this time, Developmental Resources is unable to offer student discounts or scholarships for this three-day event.

Please consider the following other avenues for possible funding:

·        Your Local PTA

·        Donors Choose http://www.donorschoose.org/ (This is a website through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Education)

·        GoFundMe http://www.gofundme.com/ (This is a personalized crowdfunding site)

·        Title 1 funding in your area

Can I receive Continuing Education Credit by attending this Conference?

Yes!

Developmental Resources is an approved provider for Continuing Education by:

    • Association of School Work Boards (ASWB #1053) This organization Developmental Resources, #1053, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Developmental Resources maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: (8/13/2016-8/13/2019). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
    • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #5602) Developmental Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
    • We are approved to provide continuing education activities for Marriage & Family Therapists by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.
  • Developmental Resources is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Professional Counselors in Texas by the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

*NOTE: 17 contact hours includes attendance at both pre-conference workshops as well as the entire conference. Check with your representative board or organization concerning its policy with regard to Continuing Education.

Do You Offer Partial Registration if You Are Unable to Stay for the Entire Conference?

We do not currently offer a one-day or two-day partial registration fee.

What is Your Cancellation Policy?

If a registrant cannot attend any part of the conference, substitutions may be made - via mail, fax or email - by February 1, 2017. Registrations cannot be shared. Cancellations received in writing by February 1, 2017 will be refunded in full, less a $30 non-refundable processing fee. Refunds will be issued no later than 8 weeks after the conference in the same form that payment was received. After February 1, no refunds will be granted, but substitutions are encouraged.

How do I Request Special Accommodations Due to a Disability?

Should you have any concerns, call us at 1-800-251-6805. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax us at 888-372-6061 or email us at pd@accutrain.com at least 1 month prior to the conference, and note your request on your registration form.

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