2016 Preconferences

| Wednesday, April 20, 2016
New School Nurse Orientation7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Open to those who have been a school nurse for less than two years.

This training has been developed for the new school nurse that has been working as a school nurse less than two years. This training provides an overview of school health laws and regulations, address standards of practice, competencies, and supervisory issues.  Receive an overview of the school nurse’s role in student achievement, special education and Section 504. Also, administration and delegation of medications, student screenings, immunizations, communicable disease reporting, and school health records and reporting are discussed. In addition, new school nurses will learn about the resources available to them through the New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Public Education Department, and professional school nurse organizations.

School-Based Health Center Preconference 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

School based health care has come a long way since we first offered a preconference session specifically designed for primary care, behavioral health and administrative staff working day-to-day in school based health centers statewide. Rapid changes in health care pose special challenges for SBHCs and the need to remain flexible and creative is important. This year’s preconference is loaded with opportunities to learn more about the model of integration, the role of long acting reversible contraception in SBHCs, confidentiality and youth rights, and updates on coordination/partnership with Centennial Managed Care Organizations. The SBHC preconference also provides an excellent opportunity to network and meet with colleagues, share stories and provide feedback to the Office of School and Adolescent Health (OSAH) about opportunities and challenges.

For the full agenda, click here.

This preconference is open to all attendees.

 Asset Mapping: A Strength-based Approach to Youth Engagement | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Anthony Fleg, Native Health Initiative

This preconference is open to all attendees.

Using an interactive approach, youth and adult presenters help participants develop a comfort level with asset mapping as an approach to increasing/improving youth engagement. Small-group work serves presents opportunities to create asset maps and think through the implications of strength-based vs. deficit-based approaches in working with youth. Youth presenters share their challenges and successes in creating health projects in their communities.

Jedi for Peace: Breaking the Cycle of Violence1:00 – 4:00 PM

Dan GiulianoSchool Counselor, Albuquerque Public Schools

Be by others who have broken the cycle of violence. Explore the violence/non-violence struggle through the use of multimedia, experiential activities, props, relevant handouts and Jedi Stars. Sometime in our life we all encounter the cycle of violence and we are ultimately faced with a choice to break it or not. What will be your choice?

Talk to Me: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Crafting Presentations that Work | 1:00- 4:00 PM

Laura Kesselman, President, Kessselman-Jones, Inc.

Most professionals never receive formal training in designing and delivering effective and impactful presentations. However, your success as a presenter could be critical to your career path or your ability to establish yourself, and your organization, as an industry leader.

Unfortunately, too many presenter messages end up sounding to attendees like Charlie Brown’s teacher, regardless of the presenter’s expertise or best intentions. How do you inspire learning?

This is not a public speaking workshop – it’s about everything that needs to happen before you even open your mouth. Explore alternative presentation formats, audience engagement ideas and adult learning principles to help design sessions that are focused on learning, not lecturing. We address use of visuals, technology, and provide tips and tricks on using PowerPoint effectively.

We discuss why session descriptions matter, what makes one compelling, how to write learning objectives, and how a stellar session title could be the difference between a full and empty room. And, because your outcomes are important too, we also focus on ways to capitalize on your role as a conference presenter.


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