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

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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
  • Administrators
  • Key school-based community mental health and private providers
  • Student services personnel

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

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Registration Details

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

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, or (812) 855-6508. All registration payment questions should be directed to IU Conferences at 800-933-9330 or

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,