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Wellness Center Tours (pre-registration required)
Kristin Nelson, MSW, MPH, PPSC

Curious to learn how Napa Valley Unified School District has successfully implemented integrated wellness centers within our campus’? Join Kristin Nelson and team to discover how students are able to access wellness services for free and learn how wellness center staff work within the school site to support referrals. Wellness Center & PBIS Tours include an introduction

Mar 13, 2019, 01:00
Common Core Cooking & Gardening for the Next Generation (Pre-Registration Required)
Carrie Strohl

ABOUT: Current wellness approaches often overlook some of the most critical components of food education: the sensory, the social, and the communal aspects of eating. In this presentation, I will demonstrate how cooking and gardening engage children in a purposeful activity that nurtures their bodies and expands their minds. Specifically, I will share best practices

Mar 13, 2019, 01:00
Defining Resilience, Defining Masculinity (Pre Registration Required)
Brian Sisco

Join The Representation Project’s Beth Miller and Natalie Marques along with members of the Legacy Youth Project as you deep dive into the lives of boys and young men as they stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives,

Mar 13, 2019, 01:00
KEYNOTE: Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life:
Mark Katz, Ph.D.

  Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life: Advances in Our Understanding of Human Resilience and of the Limits or Emotional Endurance. Why is it that some children who fail at school still manage to succeed decades later at life? And how can their life experiences help prevent others from having to endure the years

Mar 14, 2019, 11:45
Youth Mental Health First Aid- 8 hours
Kristin Nelson, MSW, MPH, PPSC

ABOUT: CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid for Youth is an 8-hour course which helps you assist a young person (age 12-18) experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The

Mar 15, 2019, 08:00
Are We Too Late to Stop the California Bullying Epidemic?
Nicholas Carlisle

ABOUT: School bullying and cyberbullying are some of the most widespread forms of violence experienced by youth in California. Over thirty-four percent of students in grades 7 through 11 are the target of bullying. Without intervention, students are at risk of post-traumatic symptoms and enduring mental health effects similar in severity and long-term persistence to

Mar 14, 2019, 08:30
Wellness and School Climate: Empowering Youth as Change Agents
Rick Phillips, M.S., Ed.

ABOUT: This presentation focuses on empowering socially influential students to prevent and stop mistreatment, bullying and cyberbullying. Students see, hear, and know things that adults don’t and can intervene in ways adults can’t. Students set the social norms on campus, but are often under empowered and underutilized. When students are empowered to safely intervene when

Mar 15, 2019, 08:30
Mind Your Mindset: How to Beat Anxiety, Overwhelm and Stress For Good
Keren Eldad

ABOUT: Where do stress and anxiety come from? The truth will surprise you, as will the grim statistic. In today’s world, the phenomena of stress, anxiety and overwhelm are not only increasingly apparent but create significant ramifications in the home and the workplace. It’s time for a detox. With this warm, confident talk – Certified

Mar 14, 2019, 10:00
Fighting Racial Inequities through Mentoring
Laurie Vargas M.S., PPSC

ABOUT: Mentoring can be used as a positive strategy for addressing racial inequities in the school systems. When a young person is matched with a mentor they (together) have an opportunity to have real-life discussions about racial equity. Mentors have an obligation to providing a cultural humility space and can provide the space to have

Mar 14, 2019, 08:30
Creating a Mindful School: Whole School Implementation
Kory O’Rourke

ABOUT: This workshop will focus on the process of creating a “Mindful School.” There is no one-size-fits-all whole-school implementation plan or model. Every school is different and has its own unique needs, opportunities, and challenges. In this session, we will share our approach, offerings, and resources and talk about the general state of mindfulness in

Mar 14, 2019, 08:30
Cyberbullying…. Prevention Before Intention!
Sandra Pesavento, Ed.D.

ABOUT: Bullying has been a problem in schools for as long as we can remember. However, in today’s interconnected world, where technology tools are being used by students starting at a very early age, bullying is able to find its way in through a new platform. Cyberbullying, the act of harassing someone online by sending

Mar 14, 2019, 01:30
Change What You See: The Nurtured Heart Approach
Scott Lindstrom

ABOUT: Do you struggle to find the correct point system or punitive consequences to change behavior? Are your relationships with some kids (parents/colleagues) built around a focus on symptoms and problems? Did you know that relationships drive learning, school climate, and well-being in children and adults? Would you like to end each day feeling less

Mar 15, 2019, 10:00
Creating Environments for Student and Staff Wellness
Michael Lombardo

ABOUT: The National TA Center on PBIS defines PBIS as “a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.” This presentation from the California PBIS Coalition will outline the key elements of this approach, key

Mar 15, 2019, 02:00
Integrating Mental Health Into Your MTSS
Michael Lombardo

ABOUT: Children, youth and families face a number of life challenges, traumatic experiences and mental illness. It is well established that these challenges impact learning, social interactions, behaviors, safety and an overall sense of wellbeing in our school communities. This presentation will focus on how participants can use Multi-tier System of Support framework for integrating

Mar 15, 2019, 11:30
Commit to Be Fit: A Three-Pronged Approach to Creating a Culture of Wellness
Hollyann E. Jenkins

ABOUT: Commit to Be Fit is an award winning, grant funded, school supported program in a rural Virginia county that is geared towards creating a healthier culture in three key areas: cafeteria, classroom, and the community. Realizing that academic performance is strongly correlated to healthy minds and bodies, wellness and healthy lifestyles have become an

Mar 14, 2019, 10:00
Incorporating Mindfulness into your classroom, family and daily schedule
Christian Freeman

About: In this presentation, you will learn how to incorporate mindful practice into your school and classroom, parenting and daily schedule. You will also learn how to create “buy-in” for your staff, students, parents, and community. These mindfulness strategies are quick and beneficial coping skills that can help create a more positive and conducive environment

Mar 14, 2019, 03:00
One Love: Let’s talk about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships with your students
Megan Gray

ABOUT: Join One Love and learn how to talk about healthy relationships with your students. During this presentation, One Love will walk you through their peer to peer model, award-winning content, and the steps you can take to bring it all to the students and young people you work with! They reached over 20,000 students

Mar 14, 2019, 01:30
Wellness and School Climate: Empowering Youth as Change Agents
Rick Phillips, M.S., Ed.

ABOUT: This presentation focuses on empowering socially influential students to prevent and stop mistreatment, bullying and cyberbullying. Students see, hear, and know things that adults don’t and can intervene in ways adults can’t. Students set the social norms on campus, but are often under empowered and underutilized. When students are empowered to safely intervene when

Mar 15, 2019, 10:00
Creating a Mindful School: Whole School Implementation
Kory O’Rourke

ABOUT: This workshop will focus on the process of creating a “Mindful School.” There is no one-size-fits-all whole-school implementation plan or model. Every school is different and has its own unique needs, opportunities, and challenges. In this session, we will share our approach, offerings, and resources and talk about the general state of mindfulness in

Mar 14, 2019, 10:00
Fighting Racial Inequalities through Mentoring
Laurie Vargas M.S., PPSC

ABOUT: Mentoring can be used as a positive strategy for addressing racial inequities in the school systems. When a young person is matched with a mentor they (together) have an opportunity to have real-life discussions about racial equity. Mentors have an obligation to providing a cultural humility space and can provide the space to have

Mar 14, 2019, 10:00
Jin Shin Jyutsu – The Perfect Mindfulness Companion
Kate Martin

ABOUT: Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) is an ancient, oriental art that harmonizes life energy in the body. This art has one tool: our hands. Our hands connect us to the Universal Harmonizing Energy. And what I love about this art is that everyone can learn JSJ sequences (called “flows”) and implement them in their daily

Mar 14, 2019, 08:30
Listen as Wise Youth Discuss what Supports or Undermines Resiliency
Dan Sackheim

ABOUT: A youth panel will discuss factors that are at the core of student resiliency and learning. Participants will (1) learn about factors that support or undermine youth engagement in school and the community and (2) learn about factors in school and the community that support or undermine youth resiliency in the face of challenges

Mar 14, 2019, 10:00
Our Pyramid Scheme: Why a Multi-tiered SYSTEM of Support Must Provide an Integrated Approach to Attendance, Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and Mental Health
Dan Sackheim

ABOUT: Participants will (1) learn about why a Multi-tiered SYSTEM of Support must provide an integrated approach to attendance, behavioral interventions and supports, and mental health. (2) learn how each of these integrated elements area addressed in Tier 1 Prevention,  Tier 2 Early Identification and Response, and Tier 3 Intensive Interventions;  (3) Learn about team approaches,

Mar 14, 2019, 3:00
School-Based Crisis Continuum of Care: School-County Collaboratives Funded through the MHSA
Kristal Antonicelli

ABOUT: The presentation will include information related to School-County Collaboratives and building a continuum of mental health services and supports on school campuses through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Areas of focus will include: Prevention and Early Intervention, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services Innovation. Audience: County Behavioral Health Departments, School districts and personnel, service

Mar 14, 2019, 01:30
“The Missing Link: Employee Health & Wellness”
Melani Buchanan Farmer, PhD

ABOUT: This session will focus on: What is Employee Wellness Why Employee Wellness is the Missing Link Strategies to integrate Health & Wellness into district and school plans Barriers that are/will be presented Working time to brainstorm how and when to incorporate Employee Wellness into strategic plans Audience: Stake Holders of School Populations, Community, Leadership,

Mar 14, 2019, 03:00
Build A Bridge for Health
Jill Turley, MS, RD/LD, SNS

ABOUT: Are you building bridges across campus? Bridge building is one of the best ways to support student and staff wellness within the walls of the school building and the community at large. How can the physical education teacher help combat childhood hunger? How can the classroom teacher support school nutrition and physical education programs?

Mar 15, 2019, 08:30
Learning in Motion: Integrating Movement into the School Day
Sean Brock, M.Ed.

ABOUT: When we think strategically about how students learn and the structure of the school day, the word “active” should come to mind. Schools that make movement a regular part of the instructional day, not only benefit school/classroom culture and student health, but make learning more effective. Physical activity is an important aspect of children’s

Mar 15, 2019, 11:30
Lifting the Voices of Asian Youth: Creating Youth Centered Emotional Wellness Support
Caroline Chou

ABOUT: The IWAY (Improving the Wellness of Asian Youth) team will be sharing stories from youth and parents, along with best practices for addressing the unique needs of Asian youth and the challenges they face. We strive to break the silence around mental health by empowering our youth to realize and understand the stresses in

Mar 14, 2019, 1:30
Crisis Response and Suicide Prevention: Protocols, Policies, Professional Development
Kevin R. Gogin, MFT

ABOUT: SFUSD has had a clear and concise Crisis Response protocol addressing the aftermath of a school-wide crisis since 1992. The Manual has been replicated by districts throughout the country. Further, the district created a board resolution mandating suicide protocols and training in 2016. Since then, administrators school social workers, school district nurses, school counselors,

Mar 14, 2019, 08:30
High School Wellness Programs: Keeping Students Safe, Healthy, and Ready to Learn
Kevin R. Gogin, MFT

ABOUT: The San Francisco Wellness Initiative is a groundbreaking program dedicated to improving the health, well-being and academic success of the city’s 16,000 public high school students at 17 campuses. In safe, confidential settings, experts in adolescent health at onsite Wellness Centers help teens gain the skills they need to cope with complex issues such

Mar 14, 2019, 3:00
Why Movement Matters: The Dance of Wellness
Amber Gray

ABOUT: Those of us support others, as educators, counselors, or fellow humans, can be exposed to stories, histories, emotions and actions that impact our own well-being and worldview. In tending to others, our own hearts can encounter suffering and pain. Current neuropsychiatric research suggests that human beings are soft-wired for empathy, which connects us, and

Mar 14, 2019, 03:00
Trauma and The Moving Body
Amber Gray

About: What is Trauma, and what does it look like? Theories about trauma and the body abound, most of them focusing on trauma as “not an event, but an experience that lives in the body.” In this workshop presentation, we will deconstruct what this really means in service of increasing our understanding of the effects

Mar 14, 2019, 08:30
No History, No Self. Know History, Know Self: An Expressive Arts Approach to Exploring Filipina/o/x Teen Acculturation Processes
Stephanie Garma Balon, MA, AMFT

ABOUT: The presentation examines culturally relevant approaches to working with Filipina/o/x adolescent teens using various expressive art therapy and Narrative-based therapy interventions. The contextualized backdrop is grounded in a decolonization framework interpreted by renowned Filipino Psychologist, Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. and adapted accordingly to integrate the arts by the presenters. To deeply and interactively engage the

Mar 15, 2019, 10:00
Notice Me; Recognizing trauma in students and how staff and school personnel can implement change
Kristin Martinez, LMFT

ABOUT: Notice Me. Notice Me is an account of the traumatic events in a student’s life from a professional perspective. The presentation aims to zero in on the mental health, and physical health signals of a child who may be in emotional despair. Not only does the presentation delve into the obvious warning signs that

Mar 15, 2019, 02:00
Introduction to Restorative Practices
Kerri Berkowitz

ABOUT: Commonly referred to as the beating heart, a restorative school is one that harnesses the power of relationship and equitable disciplinary practice to ensure the wellness, safety, and success of all members of the school community. This interactive and experiential workshop will feature a side-by-side comparison of a traditional and restorative approach to school

Mar 14, 2019, 8:30
Mindfulness: Supporting Self and Students
Elicia Chavez

ABOUT: This session will focus on the benefits for students, teachers, and community of mindfulness activities for our students who have social-communication and social-emotional needs. In collaboration with teacher/school staff wellness, the need and benefits for all stakeholders to be well in this way, greatly increases achievement in teaching and learning, while decreasing the emergent

Mar 15, 2019, 08:30
Zentangle Drawing for Stress Management and Wellness
Amy Pfenning, MPS, ATR, CZT

ABOUT: Zentangle drawing is a method that combines creativity and meditation. It is easy to learn, relaxing, and enjoyable (Winkler, 2016). Zentangle drawing can reduce stress and improve focus (McNeill, 2013). It is a meditational art form that can improve mood, be calming, as well as be used as a tool in anger management (Krahula,

Mar 15, 2019, 8:30
Poetry Writing for Healthy Expression & Creativity
Amy Pfenning, MPS, ATR, CZT

About: Writing poetry is a creative and fun way for students of all ages and abilities to express themselves. This workshop will provide information about the benefits of creative writing as well as examples of writing prompts and exercises for elementary aged children. Participants will learn how writing can enhance a student’s creativity, ability to

Mar 15, 2019, 11:30
The Newcomer Wellness Initiative: A Creative and holistic approach to serving newcomers
Julia Sitko, LCSW, PPSC

ABOUT: Oakland Unified School District is home to more than 2,800 recently arrived immigrant youth, mostly from the Northern Triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Since 2013 we have seen a significant and steady rise in our newcomer population with a large influx of unaccompanied youth. Feeling an urgency to provide more support for

Mar 15, 2019, 10:00
“Art it Out” to End Stigma Around Mental Health
Joyce Anderson

ABOUT: California Youth Connections (CYC), No Stigma No Barriers (NSNB) Youth led Board is a project funded through the Prop 63- Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and overseen by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) to reduce stigma around mental health throughout California. We empower transition-aged youth with mental health experiences across

Mar 15, 2019, 02:00
Therapeutic Photography: Shame & Selfies (using self-portraits to address shame)
Deborah Cluff, PhD

ABOUT: In this therapeutic photography workshop, we’ll explore how shame is exposed in portraits, related to how it is experienced somatically. Shame (vs. guilt and secondary shame) will be defined and explained relative to its significance in working with clients, and how it impedes self-expression, and therefore artistic expression. Examples of self-portraits will be visually projected

Mar 15, 2019, 3:00
Sunrise Yoga
Brianna Peterson Magly

ABOUT: Come start your day off right with a slow and gentle flow incorporating alignment and strength focusing on the breath. This class will be open to all ages and levels. Please bring your own yoga mat (if you are traveling by air we will provide one for you), water bottle and an open mind

Mar 14, 2019, 07:00
The Importance of Place
Fred Yeager

ABOUT: Where we learn is key in how we learn and what we learn. This workshop centers on the benefit of high-quality school facilities—higher achievement and fewer absences are only a few of the documented and research-supported benefits of our learning environments. The presenter is the Supervisor of the California Department of Education’s Office of

Mar 15, 2019, 08:30
Exploring a Restorative Justice Response to Crisis in Schools
David Yusem

ABOUT: In this experiential workshop, participants will engage in restorative circle process as a way to build a resilient community and respond to crises they may encounter at school sites. Restorative Justice (RJ) is a process inspired by ancestral wisdom that provides an excellent and equitable way to have real dialogue about difficult issues. RJ

Mar 15, 2019, 11:30
Tier III Supports Within The PBIS Framework: Compare and Contrast
Kerri Fulton

ABOUT: There are many ways schools support students with Tier III needs! The presenter will give a basic summary and comparison of three models of PBIS Tier III intervention: School-Based Wraparound, PTR (Prevent-Teach-Reinforce) and RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education and Work). The presenter will also outline which types of social/emotional/behavioral challenges would best

Mar 15, 2019, 02:00
Building Collaborative Partnerships to Support Mental Health Resilience for Teens
Jeni Olsen

ABOUT: Jeni Olsen from Teens Connect and Rob Weiss from Mentis will discuss how they effectively built a strong partnership with our local school districts, hospitals and most importantly students in Napa County, in order to launch a school-based mental health and wellness program which is free for students. By defining the problem and sharing

Mar 15, 2019, 2:00
Finding Solutions for At-Risk Youth: Continuum of Care
Honorable Dylan Sullivan

ABOUT: In El Dorado County we decided to use a commonsense and collaborative approach to improve outcomes for at-risk youth either involved in the juvenile justice system or in the child welfare system. ED County has a unified juvenile court because juvenile probation and child welfare work together on our most at-risk youth and their

Mar 14, 2019, 8:30
Relax, Refresh, and Be Your Best: Bringing Mindfulness and Joy to the Classroom
Darleen Gardner

ABOUT: Reiki Master/Teacher and Certified Sound Therapy Practitioner, Darleen Gardner, brings research-based evidence and personal experience to the idea that wellness practices are effective in helping to create healing environments. An emphasis will be placed on the benefits of self-care practices, such as meditation, relaxation, and joyful activity. Darleen will share information on mindfulness as

Mar 15, 2019, 11:30
Heartwork Pedagogy and Youth Transformations from Napa Valley’s LEGACY Youth Project
Carlos Ernesto Cuauhtémoc Hagedorn, M.A.

ABOUT: In this engaging workshop session, participants will learn about Heartwork Pedagogy through real-life examples and best practices that cultivate a responsive, positive, and safe school culture. This workshop is most beneficial for those working with traditionally marginalized and underserved “at promise” student populations. Additionally, this workshop will include a special Panel followed by a

Mar 14, 2019, 03:00
MLK Middle School – How the Community Schools Strategy Improved Student Outcomes
Leslie Hu

ABOUT: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Middle School has been able to increase almost all academic outcomes for students, including African American students. Since the 2015-16, when the Community School strategy was implemented, our students, including African American youth have increased by almost 10% in Math & English SBAC scores. Our suspensions and office

Mar 14, 2019, 10:00
Lessons Learned in Paradise: Reflections on Disaster Response and Transformation
Scott Lindstrom

Scott Lindstrom & Roy Applegate are the Coordinators of Trauma Response and Recovery for Butte County Office of Education and will give a first-hand account of the Camp Fire in Paradise California.  This workshop will be about Lessons Learned from the perspective of still being in the middle of the crisis response. He will share

Mar 15, 2019, 8:30
How Schools and Government Can Partner in Disaster Preparedness and Response
Jim Diel

ABOUT: ***This is a double session *** In recent years Napa County has experienced earthquakes, wildfire, and high profile suicide and multiple fatality/community shootings. Come learn the operational details of how Napa County worked together with schools to meet community needs in the critical events during the 2017 wildfire.  Vicariously experience the crisis through an impactful

Mar 15, 2019, 02:00
Collaboration Rather Than Confrontation: Parents and Teachers Working Together After A Tragedy
Jim Diel

ABOUT: Following a school-wide tragedy, the process of healing requires everyone in the community–  teachers, counselors, social workers, parents, and students– working together as a team to provide a healthy social-emotional climate for all. This presentation will describe how the Center for Mind-Body Medicine ( www.cmbm.org) brought transformational change to a parent and teacher from

Mar 14, 2019, 01:30
Tech for Trauma Informed Supports: Can it Really Work?
Lew Brentano

This workshop will explore what elements of technology for instruction can be used to deliver effective behavioral supports and interventions to youth, using examples of different Apps available today for both intervention, assessment, and data tracking.  Bio Attached 2.  Give Aways — we are sending 350 each of a one-page document and post it pads

Mar 15, 2019, 11:30
Mindfulness with Mike Coughlin
Lew Brentano

“Amidst the energy and excitement of our Napa Valley Wellness Conference, take an opportunity to experience a period of meditation and stillness with Mike Coughlin, a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mike is also a school administrator and knows first hand the

Mar 14, 2019, 3:00
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