Materials from Summer Institute: Educators Matter! Resources for Changing Times

Keeping students and yourself healthy as school environments rapidly change is a challenge! The Healthy & Safe Schools Summer Institute 2016 offers a 2-day professional development immersion into the challenges of student substance abuse, behavioral health needs, concussions, eating disorders, social media and othe trending education topics.

Summer Institiute Materials

Educators Matter! Summer Institute Program

June 1, 2016

Keynote: “Why Poverty Matters to our Children, Families and Schools” - PDF

Session 1

Understanding Poverty: An Interactive Workshop - PDF
Bonnie Bazata, M.A., Program Manager, Ending Poverty Now, Pima County

Invisible Wounds: Understanding and Working with the Traumatized Student - PDF
Beverly Tobiason, Psy.D., Clinical Director, Pima County Juvenile Court Center

Nurturing the Talents & Meeting the Needs of Refugee Students - PDF
Julie Kasper, NBCT, M.A.Ed., School Coordinator & Center Director, K12 Refugee Education

Positive Interactions with Parents
John Carruth, Assistant Superintendent, Vail Unified School District

Session 2

What Our Students Are Doing: Awareness and Prevention of Teen Substance Abuse
Raul A. Munoz, BS, Program Coordinator, Pima County Health Dept.

Do We Still Need to Talk about Multiculturalism and Achievement?
Dr. Roxana Samaniego PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Community Partnership Care Coordination

The Role of School Personnel in Concussion Management - PDF
Patricia Beldotti, Psy.D., Director of Neuropsychology

Carisa Rucci, Ph.D., AT Navigator, Tucson Concussion Center

Roundtable Discussions

Using ESSA to Promote Health!
Brian Eller, Director, Coordinated School Health Program, Pima County Health Dept.

Parents Creating Change
Stacy Winstryg , Darcy Mentone, Callie Tippett of the Vail Parent Network Steering Committee, Vail School District

Taming Anxiety: Tools for Improving Student Outcomes
Janet Summers, M.ED, LPC, LMFT, President SummerSmith, Inc.

Helping Students Find Their Passion, Their Work
Nils Urman, MBA, CEcD, Program Manager, Business Services, Pima One Stop

Session 3

Before You Call 911: Regional Behavioral Health Authority & Crisis System 101 - PDF
Michael Johnson, Community & Events Coordinator, Cenpatico Integrated Care

Polly Knape, Supervisor,
First Responder Services, Cenpatico Integrated Care

Make Your Classroom Fun!
Brian Eller, Director, Coordinated School Health Program, Pima County Health Dept.

Typical or Troubled? A Look at Adolescent Behaviors - PDF
Cynthia Ruich, Ed.D., Director of Student Services, Marana Unified School District

Youth Self-Harm and Suicide
Cherie Everett, M.Ed., LPC, Director of Outpatient Services, Palo Verde Behavioral Health

June 2, 2016

Panel Discussion: Social Media & Schools
Catherine F. Brooks, PhD, Professor of Information and Communication, Director, Center for Digital Society and Data Studies, and Associate Director, School of Information, UA

Courtney Bennett, Outreach, Arizona Attorney General’s Office

Daniela Siqueiros, Communications Coordinator, Office of the Pima County School Superintendent

Session 1

Keeping School Counseling a Positive Process for Everyone: Solution-Focused Brief Counseling
Kathleen “K.C.” Conner, M.Ed, LAC, School Counselor, Gallego Intermediate School, Sunnyside Unified School District

Where Pink Meets Blue: Creating a Safe Community for Transgender Youth - Zip File | PDF
Andrew Cronyn, MD, Pediatrician, El Rio Community Health Center

Kerrie Green, MSW, Senior Program Supervisor, Healthy Families

Mindfulness Tools for the Classroom: Fun Ways to Help Students (and YOU) Relax, Focus, and Connect - PDF
Jordan Wiley-Hill, Director, The Mindfulness Exchange

IMPACT: Influence, Motivation, Passion, Achievement, Commitment, Together: Creating Kinetic Student Connections
Tricia Peña, Ed.D, Education Consultant

Deborah Sather, Ph. D, Trainer, E.C.H.O. 360 Education Consulting & Training

Session 2

On the Cutting Edge: Emerging Career Opportunities in Pima County
Javier Herrera, Program Manager, Pima County Health Dept.
Jan Lesher, Deputy Administrator for Community and Health Services, Tucson
Greg Wilson, Dean of Business, Occupational and Professional Programs, Pima Community College
Mark Kerr, Chief of Staff, Ward 5, Tucson City Council Office

Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom: Why Do You See Them and What Do You Do? - Zip File
Maryann Judkins, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Research, University of Arizona

Preparing Undocumented Students for Career and College
Staff, Scholarships A-Z

STUDENT VOICE! The Missing Piece in Creating Positive Climate Change - PDF
Barbara J. Wayne, M.Ed., Retired Principal, TUSD

Session 3

Universal Behavior Screening: A Proactive and Systemic Approach to Behavioral Intervention - PDF
Colleen Frederick, M. Ed., Principal

Matt Abney, M. Ed., Assistant Principal, Estes Elementary School, MUSD

Eating Disorders: Promoting, Prevention, and Resilience
Richard Wahl, MD, Director of Adolescent Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Banner University of Arizona Medical Center,

Janet Summers, M.Ed, LPC, LMFT, President SummerSmith, Inc

Diane Ryan MA, LPC Executive Director, Mirasol

Katie Klein, MS Clinical Director, Mirasol

Don’t Take MY Word For It! Career and College Readiness – What the Research/Data Says…
Kirk Perrini, M.C., NCC, LPC, Director of Counseling, Pima JTED

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