Friday, April 22, 2016

| Day 2
8:00 – 9:00 AM

 #40 Reducing Truancy: A Family Centered Approach 

Sylvia Montano

The Family Services program is a needs and strength-based family support program that has been serving Clovis Municipal School district students and their families for twenty years. We believe the way you view a family affects the way you treat them, and may determine whether they have a positive or negative outcome. Learn how, through a combination of family therapy, the integration of community resources, social work and monitoring progress, this “hands on” advocacy program assists students and families struggling with issues such as truancy. It is not our goal to simply treat the problem, but to empower children and their families to create long term solutions for the challenges encountered in their daily lives.

 #41 Vision Screening and Voucher Program

Brenda Dunn, Bryson McCool

 #42 Healthy and Strong: Food for Fuel, Function and Fun

Kirsten Bennett, PhD, RD, LD, Educational Psychologist, Registered Dietitian

Eating well at work is a challenge for professionals in school environments with limited food storage and preparation facilities. Learn how to use the plate model to identify the health benefits and function of foods. Explore nutrition concepts and strategies that support overall health and wellness. Discover new approaches to meal planning, and create a weekly lunch menu that incorporates key nutrients, is easy to prepare and can be enjoyed at work. Examine ways to encourage healthy food behaviors with the students you serve through modeling your own healthy behaviors.

 #43 Suicide Drills: Training for Response

Glynnis Maes, MA, LPCC, School Psychologist, Department Head, Clovis Municipal Schools Mental Health Department

In 2013 suicide was the second leading cause of death in youth 10-24 years of age in New Mexico, with 62 reported. From 1999-2013, NM’s suicide rate was about twice the national average. The Clovis Municipal Schools have worked diligently to prevent suicides, incorporating the National Association of School Psychologists’ Signs of Suicide curriculum in the high school. Since we know that most individuals who are suicidal will say something about it prior to an attempt, all staff are trained on how to respond to a student’s suicidal statement. Once a year the mental health team conducts “suicide drills” to ensure good working knowledge of school protocol and response. Gain knowledge about Clovis’ continuum of interventions to prevent suicide, protocol training, and suicide drill checklist.

 #44 Delivering Culturally Competent Patient-Centered Care to Native Americans

Doreen Bird, MPH, Program Specialist, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Community Behavioral Health; Shana Duran, BSW, Student Intern, New Mexico Department of Health Office of School Adolescent Health

Native American youth in New Mexico face many well documented health disparities, such as feelings of hopelessness and suicide ideation. Finding innovative methods to engage them in health related efforts is crucial. School-based health care services are important to Native American communities. Access to primary and behavioral health care in a culturally appropriate manner can influence the future utilization of health care services among the adolescent population. Our cultural competency training helps you build awareness, knowledge and skills, and we provide a copy of the Guiding Principles toolkit. Together we examine cultural values, and help you evaluate your interpersonal strengths and weaknesses as tools for clarifying your own cultural lens. Learn how differences in language, age, culture, socio-economic status, political and religious beliefs, sexual orientation and life experiences add challenging dimensions to the dynamics of cross-cultural interactions.

 #45 Establishing a Bed Bug Action Plan for Your School

Kenneth McPherson, Regional Coordinator, Pesticide Safety & IPM in Schools, US EPA Region 6

Bed bugs continue to create challenges for school administrators, facility managers, and school nurses. This presentation will explore the school nurses role in protecting students and staff from bed bugs and how to develop an effective action plan to mitigate them. Emphasis will be on developing a proactive strategy that relies on education and communication of students, staff, and parents on integrated pest management tactics that are smart, sensible and sustainable.

 #46  Mindful Motivational Interviewing 

Erika Griffith, Lindsay Worth, MPA

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a way of listening deeply and talking with people in a way that seeks to evoke their own wisdom about solutions to their problems. How can we truly give this type of attention in the context of the fast pace of healthcare today? Through mindfulness, practitioners may find the answer in this very moment. This interactive session offers activities, skill practice and ideas about how to use mindfulness to be truly present with clients, and yourselves. By weaving together MI and mindfulness, we may find a way to tap into our own, and our client’s, deepest insights.

 #47 Asthma: The Partnership Between SBHC and School Nurses

RuthAnn Goradia, MSN, MPH, RN, AE-C, Chronic Health Needs Resource Nurse, Albuquerque Public Schools; Elizabeth Miller, School Nurse, Albuquerque Public Schools; Mary M. Ramos, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

School-based providers, school nurses and school-based health center (SBHC) staff are in a unique position to coordinate asthma care in the setting where kids spend most of their time outside the home. Background data and evidence-based information is presented, to implement asthma management and care coordination between SBHCs and school nurses for students with an asthma diagnosis. The protocol is based on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Clinical Practice Guidelines. The goals include ensuring that all students with an asthma diagnosis have an Asthma Action Plan and a flu shot during the school year.

 #48 Beyond “No Means No”: Sexual Assault Prevention for All Ages

Jess Clark, Alena Schaim

Nonprofits that specialize in violence prevention often make presentations in schools, but school staff are uniquely positioned to change attitudes about sexual violence. Many of the messages about sexual violence we heard growing up are now considered harmful and discourage women’s sense of agency as well as men’s ability to change. Explore the new framework of affirmative consent that is now considered best practice for sexual assault prevention. Gain a better understanding of common messages and beliefs about sexual violence, and take away concrete strategies for introducing concepts of consent as a problem-solving tool and social skill into everyday interactions with various age levels.

 #49 Open Wounds: Understanding Self-Injury

Stefanie Shoults, School Nurse, Hobbs High School

Many school staff are challenged and frightened by adolescents who engage in self-harming behaviors. Let’s unveil the often taboo topic of “cutting” and self mutilation, one that is sometimes hard for us to understand. In an effort to decrease helping professionals’ anxieties and increase their knowledge base, this workshop integrates information gathered from an extensive review of the literature with clinical anecdotes taken from my work with students and patients who engage in self-injury. Learn specific ways that helping professionals can work with self-injury situations without engaging in power struggles, increasing the behavior, or relying on ineffective “safety contracts”. Find out about a more effective alternative contract, called CARESS.

9:20 – 10:20 AM

 #50 Adolescent and Young Adult Health: Call to Action

Xavier Barraza, Yolanda Montoya-Cordova, Director, Office of School and Adolescent Health, NM Department of Health

Improving adolescent and young adult health and supporting their healthy development is a team effort. Teens and young adults are generally healthy, yet behavioral and mental health problems, alcohol and drug misuse, injuries, violence, obesity and other challenges sideline too many young people. Find out how you can get into the game to help meet New Mexico’s goal to increase access to comprehensive well examinations for adolescents and young adults. Learn about current activities underway in New Mexico to engage with this population, to improve access to care and outcomes by promoting awareness of the importance of comprehensive well exams.

 #51 Norovirus Controlling and Managing Illness Outbreaks

Julianna Ferreira, RN, MSN, MPH, Nurse Manager, Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Programs, Midtown Public Health Office

Norovirus is a seasonal illness affecting school communities every year. The impact of these outbreaks can be significant, with absenteeism, parental and social concerns and financial costs disrupting learning. Get the latest information on the progress of an exciting pilot project developed collaboratively with the NM Department of Health, City of Albuquerque Environment Department, and Albuquerque Public Schools. It takes a proactive approach to prevent norovirus within the school setting and manage outbreaks efficiently, through the development of a standardized response protocol and the use of outbreak teams to improve communication among staff. We address your experiences with outbreaks in your schools, and identify resources to implement the protocol in your communities.

 #52 From the Headlines: Talking to Children About Disasters and Tragedies

Simerjeet Brar, Shawn Sidhu, MD, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

Unfortunately, children cannot be completely shielded from distressing news, or from experiencing or witnessing horrific events. Learn how children typically respond after being exposed to traumatic events such as national and global disasters, and tragedies. Review diagnostic criteria for Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, along with an assessment of how children are likely to present in the classroom with such symptoms. In small groups we look at specific traumatic events, including terrorism attacks, natural disasters, school shootings, and school suicide. Consider how you would communicate to parents and teachers with respect to the steps they can take with children in each circumstance, and gain knowledge of the official recommendations that apply in each case.

 #53 Partner with New Mexico PBS: Tune in to Free Digital Resources!

Hollie Lovely, Ready to Learn Coordinator, New Mexico PBS

New Mexico Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) aligns with community initiatives to provide its partners with a full range of services to support student success. With a focus on early childhood development and school readiness, PBS Ready To Learn leverages national and local funding to support and engage parents and educators with quality trainings. Learn about best practices for using research-based Ready To Learn PBS Kids programs in preschools, classrooms, after school programs and homes. BYOD (bring your own device) – we offer free mobile device participation on PBSLearning Media for educators. Learn about strategies that can support a partnership with NMPBS and other aligned agencies for collective impact. Explore PBS resources and tools for learning you can share with families and other educators.

 #54 Building Relationships through Digital Storytelling

Doreen Bird, MPH, Program Specialist, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Community Behavioral Health; Shana Duran, BSW, Student Intern, Office of School and Adolescent Health, NM Department of Health

Because of today’s emphasis on technology, it is imperative that educators and mentors use multi-media approaches with the next generation of clients and upcoming counselors and social workers. Digital storytelling is a creative engagement tool in health promotion and disease prevention, and is especially valuable for Native American youth populations. Incorporating opportunities for students to attend digital storytelling training can lead to their increased awareness of mental health issues. Students and health professionals can build authentic relationships, achieving greater awareness of each others’ backgrounds and unique motivations. In this overview of the digital storytelling process we share our own unique stories that were created during training.

 #55 Engaging High School Students in Behavioral Health Research, Policy and Practice

Jennifer Hettema, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Research Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico; Karen Lyall, MA, LMHC, Coordinator of Health and Wellness, Sandia Preparatory School

Involving stakeholders in research, policy and practice development yields results that are more relevant and sustainable, yet adolescents are rarely included in these processes. This is an introduction to the development and implementation of a high school course, “Introduction to Psychology with Applications to Adolescent Behavioral Health,” designed to evoke adolescent’s priorities and goals regarding behavioral health issues important to their community. Students developed and conducted their own patient-centered research projects on a health behavior they identified as meaningful; their studies focused on stress, coping and anxiety, and adolescent sexual health. Discover the rationale for the course, successes and barriers in conducting it, and explore strategies to engage adolescents as stakeholders. Hear from students who participated in the course regarding its impact on their educational journey and personal behavioral health decisions.

 #56 2015 NM YRRS: Latest Trends and Applications of Results

Dan Green, Survey Epidemiologist, NM Department of Health; Cris Kimbrough, Linda Penaloza, PhD

This session presents newly collected (2015) NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) data from both middle and high schools. Participate in the Data Matching Game, to compare your own beliefs about the magnitude of rates of some of the major survey items from the YRRS with actual survey values. Trends and implications from the Survey are presented, along with results from some new questions on this most recent edition: e-cigarette use (vaping), homelessness, and oral health care. Examples of current and potential applications of YRRS data throughout the state are also offered.

 #57 Addressing Chronic Health Challenges through School and Public Health Partnerships

Susan Chacon, New Mexico Title V Director, Children’s Medical Services, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program; Madelyn Krassner, Susan Merrill

Sometimes it takes a village to assure school success for children and youth with special healthcare needs.  Achievement of this goal requires inter-agency cooperation and collaboration. Children’s Medical Services (CMS), a program in the Department of Health, assures provision of care for children with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, cerebral palsy through community based, culturally competent, family centered, coordinated comprehensive care.  CMS social workers provide medical care coordination including access to multidisciplinary pediatric specialty outreach clinics in the public health offices  as well as assuring that multidisciplinary medical recommendations are communicated to the local (community-based) primary care.  CMS social workers assure that these recommendations are understood and followed-up on by families as well as  address barriers as families with children. CMS Social workers partner and participate in interdisciplinary teams in the community such as Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 school meetings to assure better outcomes for school performance including transition planning where the CMS social worker can provide consultation on medical transition.  Explore examples of successful interagency partnerships to support positive development of youth with complex health care needs through film and case discussions.

 #58 Secure Your Mask First: Mindfulness Techniques to Relieve Stress

Tabatha Bennett, Instructor, Yoga by Julia

The Nurse Practice Act is legislation that defines the legal scope of practice and protects the public. Understanding it is the key to successful, safe school nurse practice. The roles of the school nurse are very different from nursing in a hospital or clinic setting. The risk of harm to the public is inherent in nursing practice, and yet school nurses must delegate tasks to unlicensed staff to ensure health needs are met in the school setting. Learn how to meet the needs of students and work within the practice standards outlined by the NM Board of Nursing and the NM Nurse Practice Act. Discover areas of school nurse practice that create challenges, and how to protect yourself through improved delegation training and documentation.

 #59 Spice – Not Everything Nice: Synthetic Drug Use Interventions 

Stefanie Shoults, School Nurse, Hobbs High School

Back by popular demand, this presentation continues the discussion about synthetic drug abuse presented at Head to Toe 2015. We focus on an overview of the synthetic drug known on the street as K2/Spice, the devastating health effects and long-term effects of using synthetic cannabinoids, and clinical presentation and intervention in the school setting. Learn key terms, and the main classes of synthetic drugs commonly available. Beyond the theoretical and pharmaceutical research and knowledge base, we explore scenarios of observation, intervention and treatment of adolescent spice users.

1:15 – 2:30 PM

 #60 Bullying and Bias

Jess Clark, Jenn Jevertson, Owner, Prevention at Play, LLC; Alena Schaim, Executive Director, Instructor, IMPACT; LuzMarina Serrano

Those targeted by bullies are often our most marginalized youth, whether because of race, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender expression/identity, body type/size or religion. This interactive session guides you through a process of understanding the roots of bias and its connection to bullying and school push-out; a result of policies, and practices that make it more likely for certain students to leave school instead of finish it. Take a self-assessment, understand your own biases, and learn skills necessary to be a stronger ally. Through a variety of activities we illustrate how bias, bullying and other forms of discrimination can be disentangled, disarmed and confronted.

 #61 Fuel Up to Play 60: Meeting Your Wellness Goals

MaryAnn McCann, BA, MA

As the largest in-school nutrition and physical activity program, Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) is a dynamic tool that helps schools achieve wellness goals with proven, evidenced based strategies that are fun for students. Studies suggest that well-nourished, physically active kids perform better academically, and FUTP60 encourages youth to eat healthy and move more. It is designed to empower students to lead healthier lives. Learn the steps to becoming a Fuel Up to Play Program Advisor, Drafting a Team and Lighting Up the Scoreboard with success stories. Resources and grant funding availability to support Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays are presented.

 #62 When Online is All The Time: Internet Addiction in Youth

Gabriel Monthan, Shawn Sidhu, Rebekah Smith

Find out about the latest research, findings and theories behind the increase of Internet Addiction in youth and young adults worldwide. Gain awareness of the neurobiology of internet addiction, criteria for this diagnosis, and the impact that increased screen time has on cognitive, social, biological and emotional development in children and adolescents. Review an in-depth case of a youth who was assessed and treated for internet addiction. This area is so new that there is almost no current literature on treatment for these patients; however we’ll consider adaptations of substance abuse treatment models as potential models for treating internet addiction.

 #63 Spoken Word and Hip Hop: Supporting Cultural Awareness and Addressing Violence

Xavier Barraza, Carlos M. Flores, Coordinator, South Valley Male Involvement Project; Xena Martinez, Omar Torres, Annette Velasco

Hip hop and spoken word are innovative and powerful tools for revealing information about the stories of youth and their work around cultural identity, cultural healing, and speaking out on the impact of violence. Young artists from the Male Involvement Project discuss the motivations for their art, and their involvement in community/school collaboration. Enjoy a live performance and a workshop activity as we discuss building the involvement of youth in education, health and social change.

 #64 Risk Factors that Inform Psychiatric/Behavioral Screening and Prevention

Dan Rifkin, MD, UNM Pediatrics Department

Risk factor screening has improved student medical and behavioral health care, and ongoing research studies have been developing evidence bases for detecting risk factors. These support current practices and inform new ones. Join our discussion of risk factors worth considering in the school based health setting for psychiatric and behavioral prevention and intervention strategies.

 #65 Anything and Everything Care Coordination: Let’s Put It into Action!

Susan Acosta, Tena Ross

Care Coordination is identified by the Institutes of Medicine as a key strategy for improving the effectiveness, safety and efficiency of healthcare delivery. Well-designed care coordination among Centennial Care Coordinators and school nurses can improve health-related outcomes, influence chronic absenteeism and promote better education outcomes. Join us as we explore and navigate the opportunities and advantages of strong partnerships in care coordination.

 #66 Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents: Signs and Symptoms 

Lia Romero y Vigil, Student, Eastern New Mexico University

Mental illness can be hard to identify, especially in children and adolescents. It may be ignored in kids and teens partly because of the stigma our society places on people with mental illness. Many times they are diagnosed with ADHD because a school counselor or nurse cannot see the underlying factors; they may actually be depressed or bipolar. This interactive session helps you understand and identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness. When we can recognize these indicators in children and adolescents they can be properly medicated and do better in school, and with their peers.

 #67 What’s the Buzz?  Current Drug Trends Among Students

Samantha Ashby, MA, LPCC; Kimberly Chavez, Lisa Searle, Michael Verrilli, Crossroads Counselors, Albuquerque Public Schools

The use of earwax, e-cigarettes, and the new synthetics are some of the latest trends in adolescent substance use. Presented by APS Crossroads Counselors, this session provides up-to-date information about the dangers involved with these trends. Discover key strategies for working with students and learn why every student should receive prevention education. The Crossroads program is operating in seven APS high schools, delivering education, intervention and prevention components for these schools and communities.

 #68 Dispelling Myths and Promoting Informed Choices About Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives

Melanie Baca, Jane McGrath, Founder/Director, Envision New Mexico, Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center; Jennifer Robinson

New Mexico has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates nationally, and 80% of teen pregnancies are unintended. Data show that sexually active teens often choose methods of contraception, if any, with high failure rates that rely on user motivation and compliance.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) such as IUDs and hormonal implants are the most effective yet least utilized methods. Most adolescents have never heard of them and many adults remain misinformed about eligibility, safety and effectiveness. Receive background information and utilization trends, and discover the importance of integrating LARC into the range of contraceptive options offered to adolescents. Get the data on current trends in adolescent reproductive health, along with best-practice guidelines and approaches for counseling sexually active teens.

 #69 Beyond These Walls: Creating an Effective Postvention Team

Mikahla Beutler

With over 20 years of experience, the Postvention Team of Northern New Mexico knows firsthand that responding to a youth suicide or death is a difficult task. At best it can be an affirmation of the capacity of the human spirit to overcome tragedy with love and compassion. At worst it is painful, despairing and infuriating. Individuals who understand the complexity of youth suicide and grief, who have training and instinctive skills for crisis work, and who possess the capacity to listen with compassion are essential to help schools and communities reduce the debilitating effects of such a loss. Examine the workings of an established, effective Postvention team and consider the need to develop and train or improve a team in your own community.

2:50 – 4:05 PM

 #70 Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools

Ramnarine (Amit) Boodoo, AuraLee Motus, Shawn Sidhu, MD, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

Receive a summary of the current evidence and literature on bullying and cyberbullying, including a number of varying definitions to help school officials identify students who are targets of bullying. Interactive discussions clarify the identification of risk factors for victims and perpetrators. A problem solving session is aimed at creating practical solutions in a school setting to identify and reduce the impact of bullying and cyberbullying. Learn about programs that have succeeded in creating a more positive and supportive school culture.

 #71 Changing Outcomes for Students Experiencing Trauma

Kira LunaPrevention Education Specialist; Bianca VillaniProgram Director of Community Education and Outreach, Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico

When students are exposed to violence, whether they experience it firsthand or as a witness, it can have life-altering effects and change the way they process information. Trauma may manifest itself in everyday classroom behaviors that can be disruptive. Working towards creating a trauma-informed school can decrease the rates of re-traumatization and give a student who may be labeled “troubled” an opportunity to succeed academically. Learn how to respond to common classroom behaviors and work together collectively to develop a more comprehensive response for students experiencing trauma.

 #72 What’s the Buzz? Current Drug Trends among Students

Samantha Ashby, MA, LPCC, Lisa Goldman, Debbie Medina, Jennifer Montano, Crossroads Counselors, Albuquerque Public Schools

The use of earwax, e-cigarettes, and the new synthetics are some of the latest trends in adolescent substance use. Presented by APS Crossroads Counselors, this session provides up-to-date information about the dangers involved with these trends. Discover key strategies for working with students and learn why every student should receive prevention education. The Crossroads program is operating in seven APS high schools, delivering education, intervention and prevention components for these schools and communities.

 #73 What Kids Can Do: Legal Rights of Children and Youth

Grace SpulakChild Welfare Law Specialist

When young people are unaware of their rights they may be unable to maintain safe and healthy living situations for themselves when they are not able to depend on their parents and guardians. School professionals are often the best advocates for children and youth. This session is a comprehensive and interactive overview of the legal rights of young people in New Mexico, including consent to health and mental health care, enrolling in school, applying for benefits, and access to the court system to pursue emancipation, child custody, and other legal remedies. Gain an understanding of how this content is applicable and relevant to your school settings, brainstorm strategies to ensure that young people are aware of their rights, and identify gaps in the law where young people need more protections.

 #74 Medicaid School-Based Services (MSBS) for School Providers

Ashley Garcia, Christie GuinnSchool Health Manager, New Mexico’s Human Services Department, Medical Assistance Division; Andrea Segura

This comprehensive overview of the Medicaid School-Based Services (MSBS) provides school nurses, behavioral health and other related service staff who provide IEP-related services to students with a better understanding of the specifics related to school nursing and behavioral health services, including proper documentation, supervision of other service providers, billing and diagnosis issues. Best practices and format suggestions are presented, as well as common issues that are seen related to Medicaid billing.

 #75 Building Connections:  Cultivating School/Community Collaborations to Support Expectant and Parenting Teens

Sally Kosnick, Marylouise Kuti, NM GRADS

When we provide healthy, safe environments that assist expectant and parenting teens and their children through educational support and opportunities, each generation thrives and gains the skills to continue their educational and parenting journeys. NM GRADS provides an extensive amount of support for teen mothers, fathers and their families in 29 NM school districts. Gain information, guidance and resources to assist you in providing instruction for expectant and parenting teens, as well as case management services within schools, with community collaborations and agency linkage. Leave understanding the unique needs and barriers young parents face in school, and learn strategies to help them succeed in their lives, their education and out-of-school activities.

 #76 Building Resources from the Inside Out: Inner and Outer Life Skills Group

Erin Doerwald, LMSW,  Program Coordinator; Griet Laga, Education and Outreach Coordinator, The Sky Center of New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project

The Sky Center of the New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project offers a school-based prevention strategy designed to enhance resilience and lower suicide risk through its Inner and Outer Life Skills Group curriculum. Described as a “self-care toolbox for youth”, this group aids students in developing the internal and external resources needed to enhance social-emotional skills and academic achievement. The curriculum offers participants concrete ways to care and advocate for themselves in the face of difficult life and behavioral challenges. It utilizes four key strategies: social connection, self-regulation, mindful awareness and optimism. Gain insight into the links between risk and protective factors, self-care and resilience while engaging in experiential activities to take back into the school setting to share with those you teach and serve.

 #77 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Working with Transgender Students

Adrien Lawyer, Co-Director/Co-Founder, Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

You may know that you have transgender students in your school or you may not yet be aware of it. These young people have specific needs and challenges when navigating school systems, and many exceptional educators and support workers simply don’t feel they know enough to effectively support them. A panel of transgender students, parents, Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico staff and school personnel discuss issues that arise when working with transgender students. Attend this workshop to learn specific skills, and bring any questions you may have regarding transgender young people in school settings.

 #78 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in the School Setting

Yvonne Garcia, LCSW, Clinical School Social Worker

Children are increasingly affected by social forces that negatively impact their role as students. When families, individuals, districts, schools or classrooms are in a state of flux, children’s unmet physical and emotional needs interfere with their ability to learn and adjust in school. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a highly effective, time sensitive way to address students’ social-emotional needs. Learn the supportive and collaborative characteristics of DBT, and how it can help students develop new life skills.

#78 Youth Health Showcase

Our awesome talented young people share their creative and innovative ways to promote youth health literacy via peer to peer education and the web. Everyone is welcome!