August 2, 2017
Pre-Conference: Youth Mental Health First Aid Kit
This conference is full. Waitlist registration is available. You will be emailed if a spot opens up.
YOU could be the help a young person needs. Get trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Youth Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour training.
- You will learn how to identify and respond to signs of mental health concerns in youth, ages 12-18.
- You will learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan.
- You will learn what to do with a youth having panic attacks, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, acute psychosis, overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use, reaction to a traumatic event, non-suicidal self-injury, etc.
- In 2014-15, 15,000 Wisconsin high school students attempted suicide (CDC,2015).
- Pre-conference is FREE-made possible by Project AWARE and SAMHSA grant.
- Grant Goal: to train 1,200 who interact with youth of our community.
August 3, 2017
Endless Possibilities Conference - Challenging Behaviors
Cost: $30 - includes lunch
Conference for educators, parents, and others to gain much more information related to mental health, education, and family supports. Sponsored by WI FACETS - Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative, and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
A Sampling of Topics:
- Keynote: "Love Wins" - Nelba Marquez-Greene, Founder and Executive Director
- Family Engagement and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports - Jen Grenke
- Everyday Challenges and Tools to Handle Them - Bill Mulcahy
- Challenging Behaviors: Supporting Tiers 1 - 3 - Dr. James Collins and Tia Schultz, UW-Whitewater
- Transition Services with Social/Emotional focus - Pam Jensen, WI Transition Initiative
- Social Emotional Learning in the Early Years - Presenters TBA
- Updates for Students with Challenging Behaviors -Marge Resan and Jessica Nichols, WI Dept. of Public Instruction
- Project AWARE: WDPI Mental Health Framework - Monica Wightman and Tim Markle, CYSHCN
- Transition and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) - Presenter TBA
- Ana Grace Project's School-based Clinical Services Program - Noel Casiano
- And more...
Current UW-Whitewater Graduate students seeking graduate credit please contact Shannon Stuart before registering at email@example.com
Non UW-Whitewater students seeking graduate credit please contact Carrie Lencho before registering at firstname.lastname@example.org
CEU registration available day of conference. $15 for 1 CEU. Only cash or check will be accepted.
A limited number of parent scholarships are available to cover conference registration. Please email Cheri Sylla at email@example.com
The conference will take place at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Hyland Hall. Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here.
A campus map can be found here
Permits are required to park in campus lots. More information on parking can be found on the Visitor Center website.
Need a Hotel Room?
Super 8 Whitewater: $75.05 (1-2), $85 (3). (262) 472-0400, 917 E. Milwaukee Street, Whitewater
Baymont Hotel: $84.60 (1-2), $94.60 (3), (262) 472-9400, 1355 W Main Street, Whitewater
Reserve by July 2, 2017 for "Endless Possibilities Conference" room.