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PACER Symposium about Children & Young Adults with Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

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Outstanding learning opportunity for general education teachers, administrators, and parents interested in understanding more about mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults.


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Registration Fee: $35.00
Lunch will be provided.

Registration is limited. Administrator and teacher CEU’s will be available.

Date | Time

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South, 
Minneapolis, MN

Symposium Presentation Handouts and Resources

For those of you who would like to print your own copies prior to the event, the handouts are available below.

TopicSpeaker Resources (pdf)
Keynote-Full of Sound and Fury: Adolescent Brains and Psychological Distress Steven Schlozman, M.D., Associate Director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

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Keynote-Social Emotional Competence: Bringing Out the Best in Every Child Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D., President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence and Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO

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Keynote-Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Survival Guide for Parents and Educators David Stember, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital

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The Goal-Driven Individualized Education Program (IEP): A Pragmatic Guide to Developing Results-Based IEPs David Stember, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital

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Less Struggle, More Accomplishment! Bridging Gaps in Executive Functioning to Help Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Succeed Robin Nordmeyer, Certified Life Coach and Managing Director for the Center for Living Well with ADHD

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Assistive Technology (AT) is for Everyone! Terri Rosen and Paul Sanft, Assistive Technology Specialists at PACER's Simon Technology Center

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Behavioral Concerns: Sorting Social Behavior Concerns from Mental Health Symptoms Jan Ostrom, M.S., L.P., B.C.B.A, Licensed Psychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst

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Trauma, Children, Families, and Service Systems Chris Bray, Ph.D., M.A., L.P., Co-Director of Ambit Network and the Center for Resilient Families at the Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health at the University of Minnesota and Patty Ostberg Speiker, M.A., Marriage and Family Psychotherapist and Interventional Coordinator the Center for Resilient Families at the Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health at the University of Minnesota

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Bullying Prevention: What Parents and Educators Need to Know Jody Manning, Parent Training and Information Center Director at PACER Center and Bailey Lindgren, Coordinator of PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center

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Addressing Implicit Bias to Ensure Every Child Succeeds Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D., President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence and Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO

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It's Not Just 1's and 0's: Understanding and Managing Your Child's Relationship with the Internet Steven Schlozman, M.D., Associate Director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School No materials to post

Clock Hours

The 6 clock hours offered are designed to meet the requirement for Minnesota teachers renewing their teaching license in understanding the key warning signs of early-onset mental illness in children and adolescents. Local re-licensure committees, however, have final approval.

2018 National Keynote Speakers

Steven Schlozman, M.D.

Associate director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he practices child and adult psychiatry. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Speaking on depression and suicide.

Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D.

President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence, the lead agency for ensuring equity in educational practices throughout the nation. She is assistant professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University in Denver.

Speaking on social emotional competence and bringing out the best in every child.

David Stember, Ph.D.

A clinical psychologist and maintains faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. He is a recognized expert in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, learning, and behavioral disorders.

Speaking on childhood and adolescent anxiety.

Workshops Include:

  • It’s Complicated: Children, Social Media, and Mental Health
    Erin Walsh, M.A., Mind Positive Parenting Speaker
  • Understanding Dyslexia
    John Alexander, M.Ed., Groves Academy Executive Director
  • Understanding Children’s Behavior to Help Adults Become Good Listeners
    Anne Gearity, Ph.D., clinical social worker in independent practice and faculty member at the University of Minnesota
  • Feeding the Child’s Mind: Managing Malnourished Minds in Children and Adolescents
    Richard G. Petty, M.D., world-renowned authority on the brain and an accredited specialist in psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine, and nutrition
  • Thriving: Translating the Clover Model to Your Work with Youth
    Gil Noam, Ph.D., Ed.D., founder and director of The PEAR Institute at Harvard University and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital in Boston.
  • Refugee Mental Health
    Ahmed Hassan, MA, LPCC, Program Director at Summit Guidance
  • A Conversation about Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues: Prevention and Early Intervention
    Billie Gray, Community Educator with the Emily Program Foundation
  • Managing Time for Teens and Young Adults
    Tara Bruss, Assistive Technology Specialist, Simon Technology Center at PACER and Sarah Giffen-Hunter, Assistive Technology Specialist, Simon Technology Center at PACER

Goal of the Symposium

The symposium is designed to enhance awareness and identify strategies for responding to mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults from the perspective of teachers and parents.

The symposium will provide high quality professional and parent development for Minnesota educators and parents regarding:

  • children's mental health and learning disabilities
  • effective treatment planning
  • proactive, positive teaching strategies and interventions

Workshop Topics Include:

  • The Goal Driven IEP: A Pragmatic Guide to Developing Results Based IEPs
  • It’s Not Just 1’s and 0’s: Understanding and Managing your Child’s Relationship with the Internet
  • Trauma, Children, Families and Service Systems
  • Addressing Implicit Bias to Ensure Every Child Succeeds
  • Less Struggle, More Accomplishment!  Bridging Gaps in Executive Functioning to Help Children with ADHD Succeed
  • Behavioral Concerns: Sorting Social Behavior Concerns from Mental Health Symptoms
  • Bullying Prevention: What Parents and Educators Need to Know
  • Assistive Technology (AT) is for Everyone!

Past Symposium Resources

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