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PACER Symposium about Children & Young Adults with Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

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Outstanding learning opportunity for general education teachers, administrators, and parents interested in understanding more about mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults.


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Registration Fee: $35.00
Lunch will be provided.

Registration is limited. Administrator and teacher CEU’s will be available.

Date | Time

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South, 
Minneapolis, MN

Symposium Presentation Handouts and Resources

For those of you who would like to print your own copies prior to the event, the handouts are available below.

TopicSpeaker Resources (pdf)
Keynote-Parents and Educators as the First Line: A Practical Vision of Psychological Well-Being Gil Noam, Ph.D., Ed.D., founder and director of The PEAR Institute at Harvard University, and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital in Boston

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Keynote-Transforming Fear into Anxiety that is Useful for Learning Anne Gearity, Ph. D., sought after speaker on mental health, she has a practice in Minneapolis and is a consultant to many school districts. Anne also teaches at the University of Minnesota.

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Keynote-Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children:Medication and Lifestyle Approaches Richard G. Petty, M.D., a world-renowned authority on the brain and an accredited specialist in psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine and nutrition

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It's Complicated: Children, Social Media, and Mental Health Erin Walsh, M.A., Founder, Mind Positive Parenting Speaker

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Understanding Dyslexia John Alexander, M.Ed., Groves Academy Executive Director

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Understanding Children's Behavior as Communication to Help Adults Become Good Listeners Anne Gearity, Ph.D., clinical social worker in independent practice and faculty member at the University of Minnesota

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Refugee Mental Health Ahmed Hassan, M.A., L.P.C.C., Program Director at Summit Guidance

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A Conversation about Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues: Prevention and Early Intervention Billie Gray, Ph.D., Community Educator, The Emily Program Foundation

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Feeding the Child's Mind: Managing Malnourished Minds in Children and Adolescents Richard G. Petty, M.D., world-renowned authority on the brain and an accredited specialist in psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine, and nutrition

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Managing Time for Teens and Young Adults Tara Bruss, Assistive Technology Specialist, Simon Technology Center at PACER and Sarah Giffen-Hunter, Assistive Technology Specialist, Simon Technology Center at PACER

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Thriving: Translating the Clover Model to Your Work with Youth Gil Noam, Ph.D., Ed.D., founder and director of The PEAR Institute at Harvard University, and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital in Boston See Keynote Resources Above
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center Updates Julie Hertzog, Director of the National Bullying Prevention Center

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Clock Hours

The 6 clock hours offered are designed to meet the requirement for Minnesota teachers renewing their teaching license in understanding the key warning signs of early-onset mental illness in children and adolescents. Local re-licensure committees, however, have final approval.

2018 National Keynote Speakers

Steven Schlozman, M.D.

Associate director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he practices child and adult psychiatry. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Speaking on depression and suicide.

Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D.

President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence, the lead agency for ensuring equity in educational practices throughout the nation. She is assistant professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University in Denver.

Speaking on social emotional competence and bringing out the best in every child.

David Stember, Ph.D.

A clinical psychologist and maintains faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. He is a recognized expert in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, learning, and behavioral disorders.

Speaking on childhood and adolescent anxiety.

Workshops Include:

  • It’s Complicated: Children, Social Media, and Mental Health
    Erin Walsh, M.A., Mind Positive Parenting Speaker
  • Understanding Dyslexia
    John Alexander, M.Ed., Groves Academy Executive Director
  • Understanding Children’s Behavior to Help Adults Become Good Listeners
    Anne Gearity, Ph.D., clinical social worker in independent practice and faculty member at the University of Minnesota
  • Feeding the Child’s Mind: Managing Malnourished Minds in Children and Adolescents
    Richard G. Petty, M.D., world-renowned authority on the brain and an accredited specialist in psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine, and nutrition
  • Thriving: Translating the Clover Model to Your Work with Youth
    Gil Noam, Ph.D., Ed.D., founder and director of The PEAR Institute at Harvard University and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital in Boston.
  • Refugee Mental Health
    Ahmed Hassan, MA, LPCC, Program Director at Summit Guidance
  • A Conversation about Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues: Prevention and Early Intervention
    Billie Gray, Community Educator with the Emily Program Foundation
  • Managing Time for Teens and Young Adults
    Tara Bruss, Assistive Technology Specialist, Simon Technology Center at PACER and Sarah Giffen-Hunter, Assistive Technology Specialist, Simon Technology Center at PACER

Goal of the Symposium

The symposium is designed to enhance awareness and identify strategies for responding to mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults from the perspective of teachers and parents.

The symposium will provide high quality professional and parent development for Minnesota educators and parents regarding:

  • children's mental health and learning disabilities
  • effective treatment planning
  • proactive, positive teaching strategies and interventions

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Childhood trauma
  • School-based mental health
  • More are being finalized and will be announced soon

Past Symposium Resources

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