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February 2018

WHAT’S AHEAD IN SPECIAL ED?

February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Barbara A. Van Haren, PhD, Director, Special Education Team & Rebecca L. Collins, Director, Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction What will current federal and state initiatives mean for special education in Wisconsin? Learn about how the Every Student Succeed Act (formerly No Child Left Behind) and Results Driven Accountability (RDA), the recently revised federal accountability system, will impact students with IEPs in Wisconsin. This presentation will provide a Department of Public Instruction Update on initiatives,…

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March 2018

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ANXIETY: IDENTIFICATION, INTERVENTION AND PARENT EDUCATION

March 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N Lake Shore Dr.
Mequon, WI 53097 United States
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David M. Jacobi, Ph.D., Lead Psychologist: Child and Adolescent CBT Services, Rogers Memorial Hospital This talk will provide an overview of the most frequently occurring anxiety disorders. The identification and differential diagnosis of these disorders will be discussed within the framework of current DSM 5 criteria. The basic principles of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) will be reviewed and exposure-based interventions for anxiety disorders will be offered. I will discuss family accommodation and offer guidance on how parents can effectively manage anxiety…

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April 2018

FOSTERING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING AT HOME: STRATEGIES FOR FAMILIES

April 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
WCTC RTA Center, 800 Main St.
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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James B. Vetter, Ed.M. April 25, 2018 from 9am-12:30pm WCTC Young people tend to learn some of their most important lessons about emotions and relationships at home. In this lively, interactive workshop, Boston-based social and emotional learning consultant Jim Vetter will guide participants in learning and practicing effective strategies and processes that parents and other adults at home can use to help children and adolescents successfully identify and manage emotions, understand the perspectives of others, build strong relationships, and make…

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May 2018

NURTURING A POWERFUL LEARNER

May 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Ryan Krohn, Director - The Institute for Personalized Learning Describing personalized learning for someone who is new to the idea or hasn’t experienced it can be difficult. We all have our own memories and perceptions about education; consequently, well-designed environments that place the learner at the center can sound utopian.  Yet, tens of thousands of students who attend schools that participate in the Institute for Personalized Learning network, experience this powerful way of learning every day. In this session we…

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FOUNDATIONS OF FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

May 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Ron Mirr, President of RM Consulting & CAFE (the Center for Active Family Engagement) In this workshop participants will be introduced to research from the past 20 years as well as the US Department of Education’s Dual Capacity–Framework for Effective Family School Partnerships that demonstrates how certain types of family engagement positively impact student learning. Through an interactive self-reflection exercise, participants will also learn about the conditions that must be present in every school to provide a solid foundation for…

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October 2018

SCHOOL SAFETY

October 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenters: Trisha Kilpin, School Social Worker; Steve Lodes, Principal; Colleen McHugh-Moore, Director of Pupil Services; Sue Williams, School Psychologist, Greendale School District Maintaining a safe school environment includes prevention of a crisis, response during a crisis and response after a crisis.  Staff from the Greendale School District will share information about strategies that they, and other school districts, implement in order to provide the safest learning environment possible.  Families will also be provided recommendations as to how they can assist…

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November 2018

THE THREE DEADLY ACCOMMODATIONS

November 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: Cindi Pichler, Independence First Did you know that there are accommodations that are routinely offered in elementary, middle and high school that are not offered on the job??  These same accommodations may not be available, or may be offered in a different format, in college and technical schools. Will your student be ready for the differences??  What options are available if a student is using one of these “deadly” accommodations?? This workshop will discuss accommodations and expectations of the…

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December 2018

NAMI ENDING THE SILENCE AND THRIVING AS PARENTS: PROTECTIVE FACTORS THAT PROMOTE STRONG FAMILIES

December 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
WCTC RTA Center, 800 Main St.
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Waukesha County & Dr. Bob DuBois, WCTC NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental illness.  Then, learn about the protective factors that promote strong families, including parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, social and emotional competence, and knowledge…

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February 2019

TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE IN SCHOOLS

February 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: David Woodford, Student Assistance Coordinator, Pewaukee School District The first half of this presentation will include a screening and facilitated discussion of the award winning documentary, Resilience - The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.  The second half will focus on how parents, schools, and communities can partner together to provide trauma informed education and care, and to build on resilience factors for youth. REGISTER NOW

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A WALK THROUGH GUIDE TO GUARDIANSHIP AND DECISION-MAKING OPTIONS AND SPECIAL NEEDS FINANCIAL PLANNING

February 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenters: Victoria L. Davis Davila, J.D. and Kathleen Oberneder ChSNC® , Financial Advisor In this session, participants will learn about a spectrum of decision-making options available for people with disabilities. We will discuss informal supports, supported decision-making agreements, powers of attorney, and guardianship, and cover both personal/health care and financial/estate decisions.  We will discuss the new 529 ABLE accounts and special needs trusts (SNTs), and learn how these planning tools interact with one another. REGISTER NOW

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March 2019

ANXIETY IN CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS

March 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
WCTC RTA Center, 800 Main St.
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Amanda Heins, Psy.D., Adolescent Center for OCD and Anxiety, Rogers Memorial Hospital In this presentation, we’ll explore different types of anxiety children/adolescents may experience, as well as how anxiety can manifest in different settings such as home and school. From there, we’ll discuss common pitfalls well-intending parents/school providers can fall into (also known as symptom accommodation) and effective strategies parents/school providers can use to support their child/student (including when to seek out professional support). REGISTER NOW

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April 2019

THE FIVE SIMPLE PRINCIPLES TO ENGAGE EVERY FAMILY EXPLORED

April 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: Dr. Steve Constantino Engaging families in the academic lives of children is the goal of every school everywhere. However, the reality of successful progress toward this goal suggests much more work needs to be done. In this one-day workshop, Dr. Constantino will introduce The Five Simple Principles Model ™ and share ideas and strategies on how any school can begin the process of engaging every family for student learning success! REGISTER NOW  

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May 2019

CARING FOR OTHERS WHEN YOUR WELL SEEMS DRY: KEEPING OUR HEARTS RESILIENT IN THE MIDST OF CHALLENGE

May 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: Sue McKenzie, Director, Rogers InHealth Teachers, therapists, EMTs, police officers and parents share the phenomenon of compassion fatigue. Learn how to nurture your ability to maintain compassion in the daily challenges and for the long road of parenting. Expectations, boundaries, and family culture will be explored. Perspectives of blame and shame will be challenged. And, realistic self-care practices that have proven positive outcomes will be shared. REGISTER NOW

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October 2019

FERRARI BRAIN WITH BICYCLE BREAKS: SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH ADHD

October 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: Patric Mattek, Ph.D., PKM Clinical Solutions LLC Dr. Patric Mattek, a clinical psychologist, will discuss the nature and neurobiology of the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and our brain’s executive functions. Dr. Mattek specializes in the assessment and treatment of ADHD. He will provide a clear definition of the executive functions and updates on the most recent research in this area. The impact of potential deficits in executive functioning will be discussed, as will the construct of ADHD. Youth with…

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November 2019

DEVELOPING COMPASSIONATE, ENGAGE & EXPERT LEARNERS

November 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: Jen Townsend M.Ed., Educational Consultant Understanding how social connections fuel our brains allows us to create learning opportunities that will engage all learners. Combining Social Emotional Learning (SEL) with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) ensures access to successful learning experiences for all. This session will use an appreciative inquiry approach and provide tools for educators to identify what’s working in their practice to engage learners. We will reference resources from the SEE-KS (Social Emotional Engagement Knowledge and Skills) to…

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December 2019

RESILIENCE: PREVENTING AND BUFFERING THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA

December 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenters: David Woodford, Student Assistance Coordinator, Pewaukee School District Rachel Garlock, LSCW, Child and Family Therapist, SaintA Trauma can come in many forms throughout life. Resilience allows us to minimize the impact using our strengths and connections. Our daily responses to the challenges our children face are the building blocks for their trauma response.  

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RECOGNIZING AND REDUCING STRESSORS: EMPOWERING CHILDREN TO FLIP THE SCRIPT BEFORE THEY “FLIP THEIR LIDS”

December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmbrook School District Central Administration Ofice, 13780 Hope Street
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: Dr.Kristie Pretti-Frontczak This presentation will explore: What is going on inside children’s brains when they experience strong emotions How to reduce common stressors that trigger children to“flip their lids” How to help children stay within the “window of tolerance” as you begin to reframe misbehavior as stress behavior Practical strategies for helping children recognize, process, and respond in appropriate ways to get their needs met Why popular behavior management techniques do more harm than good...and what you can do differently! Open to all families…

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February 2020

ANXIETY IN CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: Amanda Heins, Psy.D., Adolescent Center for OCD and Anxiety, Rogers Memorial Hospital In this presentation, we’ll explore different types of anxiety children/adolescents may experience, as well as how anxiety can manifest in different settings such as home and school. From there, we’ll discuss common pitfalls well-intending parents/school providers can fall into (also known as symptom accommodation) and effective strategies parents/school providers can use to support their child/student. REGISTER NOW

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March 2020

ADOLESCENT DRUG TRENDS, GETTING PAST NO, AND PARENTAL SUPPORT

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenters: Jason Relle, LCPC—Clinical Director, Mary Egan, MAM, CADC—Director of Outreach, Jami Ditto, MS, CADC—Community Relations Coordinator, Rosecrance Health Network Talking to a teenager about substance abuse and or treatment can be a huge challenge for even the most involved, well-meaning parent or adult. Rosecrance presenters will cover how to talk with your teen, trends in behavioral and drug treatment, the recovery process and the importance of family support. Rosecrance is a private, non-profit organization offering comprehensive, nationally accredited, evidence-based…

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May 2020

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES – RESCHEDULE POSSIBLE – TBD

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC, University of Illinois at Chicago, Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic, Institute on Disability and Human Development Everyone desires to love and be loved. Myths and misconceptions about people with disabilities often create barriers to developing healthy relationships. This session will explore the facts and myths around relationships and sexuality for people with disabilities. We will discuss the importance of laying the foundation for healthy relations early on through social skills and sexuality education. Resources and strategies…

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October 2020

APPROACHING RACISM WITH COMPASSION AND HUMILITY

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Event via Zoom

Presenter: Amy School-Jones, Senior Consultant, Coordinated Care Services, Inc. This session provides an overview on understanding historical and systemic factors that contribute to ongoing disparities in educational outcomes for black and brown students/students of color.  Participants are invited to increase their awareness of the complexity of underlying and, in many cases, unintentional forces impeding academic and behavioral progress.  This session promotes the creation of safe spaces for difficult conversations while offering direct actions to improve equity from practice, procedure, and…

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November 2020

LEARNER ENGAGEMENT IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: Brenda Vogds, Director, The Institute for Personalized Learning This interactive session that will focus on multiple ways to keep your students engaged in virtual learning environments. Examples, stories and time for questions will be provided. Participants will walk away with strategies to use with their children both at home and in Face-to-face environments with digital learning.  

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