It was great to be in a room full of people who have prioritized mental health and social emotional learning. Thanks for the opportunity to learn from others in this way.2020 Whole Child Summit Attendee
Whole Child Summit 2021 - A Virtual Event
Wednesday, February 24, 2021; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
Each year the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative hosts a summit designed to bring together educators, mental health professionals, and community partners to engage in a day of learning and collaboration. This year's summit will be a virtual event. At the summit, we'll share learnings and progress from across Indiana on how school districts and their community partners are building the capacity to address the development of the whole child within school frameworks and improvement plans. As important as the “how” is, the Summit also clearly address the “why,” and the importance of doing so to change belief systems about behavior and learning.
During the summit, district teams develop a plan for continued collaboration and learning with other districts from across the state and receive technical assistance to support their goals and plans from national, state, and district expertise. District teams are given time to reflect and plan next steps. Unlike a conference, the ultimate goal of the summit is to build a Community of Practice. To this end, attendees hear from plenary speakers and at the same time, have opportunities to attend smaller breakout sessions specific to their level of development and need, are encouraged to network with one another, and leave with actionable steps as a district team.
- People most responsible within districts for overseeing SEL/mental health
- Key school-based community mental health and private providers
- Student services personnel
- Leave with an understanding of the importance of successfully implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), as well as how to develop a comprehensive framework that allows for integration of work across systems, departments, and initiatives - a framework that accomplishes the goal of maximizing students’ social, emotional, mental health, and academic outcomes by truly educating the whole child.
- Collective Learning: Diverse district teams will come together to hear new information and identify next actionable steps at the same time they develop a vision for larger system change.
- Networking: Opportunities for school district personnel and their community partners to connect with one another and utilize resources and technical assistance.
$20.00 payable by check, credit card or purchase order
All registrations are processed online through IU Conferences. Assistance with online registration and payment should be directed to IU Conferences at 800-933-9330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive an email acknowledgement of payment. This is your confirmation and receipt. Please keep this for your records and reimbursement purposes.
All questions about registrations should be directed to Julia Deaton, email@example.com or (812) 855-6508. All registration payment questions should be directed to IU Conferences at 800-933-9330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All registrations are final. No money will be refunded.
Certificates of Attendance for 6 instructional hours will be available at no charge and can be used for:
- Professional Growth Points
- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Category I Continuing Education credits for social workers, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, addictions counselors and clinical addictions counselors for licensing requirements.
- Type II BCBA credits available by contacting Dr. Cathy Pratt, email@example.com.
“You Can’t Make Me: Proactive Strategies for Positive Behavioral Change”
Presented by James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D
March 25, 2021 – Zoom Workshop; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
Sponsored by the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative and
the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University-Bloomington
This presentation will discuss the 7 evidence-based strategies described in the book, Early Intervention: Real Life Questions; Real Life Answers, authored by the presenter, that have been proven the most effective in teaching students and adults with an autism spectrum disorder and global behavioral issues. It will focus on teaching of specific skills, reducing challenging behaviors, and building an effective program as outlined in the book, “You Can’t Make Me: Proactive Strategies for Positive Behavioral Change.” It will guide the participant, step by step, through the process of implementing these 7 evidence-based strategies in a school based or adult services program. Real life examples will be used. Modifications will be explored that allow this particular program to be effective with students with significant behavioral challenges. A question and answer period will be provided.
Understanding systematic techniques for teaching those on the autism spectrum and those with behavioral challenges.
Participants will be able to:
• Identify 3 reinforcement techniques to assist an individual in the learning process.
• Implement 3 specific teaching techniques that will assist an individual in the learning process.
• Design an individualized teaching program that will assist an individual in the learning process.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for teachers, psychologists, physicians, speech language pathologists, early childhood educators, mental health providers, administrators, behavior consultants, ABA therapists, adult providers and family members as well as researchers, clinicians, and others interested in supporting those with behavioral challenges, including those with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Dr. James Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, is the President/Chief Executive Officer of JB Autism Consulting. He has been in the field of autism for over thirty-five years providing behavioral, educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by autism. He provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding staff training, parent training, home support services, classroom design/support, functional behavior assessment and behavior management.
Registered IRCA recognized behavior consultants and autism leaders will receive a code that allows them to attend for free.
For interested others, the registration fee for this workshop is $20. All paid registrations are processed online by Indiana University (IU) Conferences. You may pay with a credit or debit card.
All registrations are final. No money will be refunded.
Consumer Education Funds
For information on Consumer Education Funds for family members or individuals with disabilities in Indiana, see Indiana Governor’s Planning Council for Persons with Disabilities website (https://www.in.gov/gpcpd/featured-projects/consumer-education-fund/) or call 317-232-7770.
Certificates of Attendance for 5 instructional hours will be available at no charge and can be used for:
• Professional Growth Plan points.
• Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Continuing Education credits for Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants licensing requirements.
• Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for Category I Continuing Education hours for Social Workers (LSW), Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) , Marriage and Family Therapist Associates (LMFTA ), Mental Health Counselors (LMHC ), Mental Health Counselor Associates (LMHCA) , Addiction Counselors (LAC), and Clinical Addiction Counselors (LCAC) licensing requirements.
• Type II BCBA Credits will also be available at no cost by emailing Dr. Cathy Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the workshop, contact Julia Deaton at email@example.com or at 812-855-6508. Registration questions should be directed to Indiana University Conferences at 800-933-9330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants. If you have questions about accessibility, or have a request for alternative formats or other accommodations, please contact Julia Deaton at email@example.com or 812-855-6508 with your request at least four weeks in advance of the event. Deadline for accommodations request for this workshop is February 26, 2021.