A unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge and practice for working with students experiencing homelessness and students in foster care.
School district foster care points of contact, homeless liaisons, child welfare agency points of contact, child welfare private providers, shelter staff, educators, school social workers, pupil services personnel, school counselors, and any other professionals working with children and youth experiencing homelessness and children and youth in foster care are encouraged to attend.Visit 2021 Paving the Way Conference website >
This session will review recognizing signs of suicide and address six best practices considerations for implementing Student Suicide Risk Assessments in K-12 schools. Learn how these practices can help improve and align the work of mental health professionals to effectively address the needs of students of concern with school safety in mind.Third Thursday October Suicide Risk Assessment Webinar Registration >
Nov. 13 and 15-17, 2021
EMPOWER 2021 is Pennsylvania’s only out-of-school time conference for both licensed and non-licensed providers, youth development and summer learning staff, community partners, schools, business/industry and advocates.
This conference is designed to provide quality professional learning opportunities for afterschool professionals at all levels, school administrators, teachers, school counselors, social workers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, higher education staff, business/industry partners and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.EMPOWER 2021 Conference Website >
Current events in our nation have made it more important for leaders to engage in courageous conversations, even when they are difficult or make us feel uncomfortable. Engaging in open, authentic, truthful dialogue in an atmosphere of trust and respect is the key to effective leadership for improvement, especially on issues of race, gender, socioeconomics and other social justice topics. In this webinar, participants will understand how to create a safe space for courageous conversations to occur and strategies to initiate and facilitate meaningful interactions.Third Thursday November Courageous Conversations Webinar Registration >
Keeping Our Children Safe: Strategies for Schools and Communities
This high quality conference will offer professional learning focused on school safety, bullying prevention, emergency and crisis response, and other relevant topics. Hear state and national experts present the latest research and trends in school safety, youth violence prevention, evidence-based program models, and more.
The conference is a professional learning opportunity for school administrators, student support personnel, teachers, school nurses, SAP team members, mental health professionals, school resource officers, local law enforcement, and other community partners.