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.
Date | Time
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South,
Registration Fee: $20.00
Lunch will be provided.
Registration is limited to the FIRST 1,100 reservations received.
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.
2013 National Speakers
Academy Award-nominated actress and the granddaughter of author Ernest Hemingway, explores her family’s history of mental illness in the documentary, “Running from Crazy.” With the history of suicide and mental illness in her family, Hemingway has always felt as if she was ‘running from crazy,’ and would one day be in the same position. Her hope is that others will learn from her family history, and will realize they are “not alone in a world of dysfunction.”
Dr. John Maag
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor specializing in
the treatment of adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders,
believes that changing our responses to students who have behavioral issues is key.
Dr. John Ratey
An associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is in private practice in Cambridge, Mass. Ratey began studying ADHD in the 1980s, founding the Boston Center for the Study of Autism in 1986, and has co-authored a series of books about the disorder. His most recent book, “Spark,” is a groundbreaking exploration of the connection between exercise and the brain’s performance.
Past Mann Symposium Resources
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