February 27-28, 2019
Monroe County Convention Center
Indiana Department of Education (IDOE)
Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions (DMHA)
and Indiana School Mental Health Initiative (ISMHI)
at Indiana University – Bloomington
In collaboration with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions (DMHA), the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative (ISMHI) at Indiana University is honored to host Indiana’s first Educating the Whole Child Summit. The Summit will be held from 11:30 am on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 through 5:30 pm on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at the Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Avenue in Bloomington, Indiana. Registration opens and box lunches are available beginning at 10:00.
Simply stated, stressed brains do not learn the same as brains that feel safe, can emotionally regulate, and feel connection and a sense of purpose. However, due to the fact that these indicators either go unrecognized or there is a lack of knowledge about their effects on learning and behavior, children and youth experiencing adversity and high levels of stress are often identified or mislabeled as having behavior, discipline, and/or learning issues in a school setting. By building the capacity of our schools to address the social, emotional, physical, and mental health of our students we not only improve academic outcomes, we also preventatively address issues such as bullying, suicide prevention, school violence, substance use prevention, poor health outcomes later in life, mental health, workforce, suspensions/expulsions, disproportionality, and the school to prison pipeline.
The purpose of Indiana’s Educating the Whole Child Summit will be to share learnings and progress from across Indiana on how districts and their community partners are building the capacity to address the development of the whole child (e.g., social, emotional, physical, cognitive) within existing school frameworks and improvement plans. As important as the “how” is, the summit will also clearly address the “why,” as stated above, and the importance of doing so to change belief systems about behavior and learning. District teams will develop a plan for continued collaboration and learning with other districts from across the state and will receive technical assistance to support their goals and plans from national, state, and district expertise also participating in the meetings. District teams will be given time to reflect and plan next steps. Unlike a conference, the ultimate goal of this Summit will be to build a Community of Practice. To this end, attendees will all hear from the same presenters and panelists at the same time, have opportunities to attend breakouts specific to their level of development and need, be encouraged to network with one another, and leave with actionable steps as a district team.
Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tyrone Marinez-Black, Policy and Practice Specialist for the Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Dr. Elizabeth Connors, Director of Quality Improvement at the National Center for School Mental Health (CSMH), University of Maryland
For a complete list of speakers, click or tap here: https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/summit-speaker-bios
The Summit will be held from 11:30 am on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 through 5:30 pm on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at the Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Avenue in Bloomington, Indiana. Registration opens and box lunches are available beginning at 10:00. A complete agenda is avavailable at:
Certificates of Attendance for 15 instructional hours will be available at no charge and can be used for:
The Summit is structured for district teams but will be meaningful as well for one or two district people. As the Indiana Department of Education strives to support districts in addressing the Whole Child, they are providing the funds for two people from each Title IV district to attend one administrator and one school-based personnel, up to 200 people. Registration codes will be provided for these free registrations by DOE. Each team will look different, but the following are suggested members of a district team:
The Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions has also provided funding to send the one person from each Community Mental Health Center who is in a key leadership role furthering school-based work for their Center. Registration codes will be provided for these free registrations by DMHA.
For all others, we have tiered costs to help districts/agencies to send additional team members as follows:
Costs include all meals, conference materials and all other costs associated with the Summit. Hotel and parking costs not included.
Those paying can do so using a credit card or purchase order. If you plan to attend as a group at the discounted rates, it will be important to register as a group. All registrations are handled by IU Conferences. You will receive an email acknowledgement of payment—that email is your confirmation and receipt. Please keep it for your records and reimbursement purposes.
This is a summit and not a traditional conference. As such our hope is that districts will come as planning teams. Your team will have time to work on a district plan. To facilitate this and to make sure that we cover the state, we are asking that districts register no more than 10 people.
All registrations are final. No money will be refunded.
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown Bloomington. We have negotiated a special rate of $109.00 per night + tax. Wireless internet is free.
Hyatt Place Bloomington
217 West Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
In order to secure a hotel room at the Hyatt Place, contact the hotel directly or reserve your room on-line through the group booking link below. When phoning for your reservation, you must identify that you will be attending Indiana’s Educating the Whole Child Summit in order to obtain a room at the discounted rate.
Special group booking link: Book your stay at the Hyatt Place Bloomington for Indiana’s Educating the Whole Child Summit (https://tinyurl.com/ybrsquyx)
Phone reservations: (812) 339-5950 or (888) 591-1234
Reservation cut- off date: February 5, 2019
Parking: $10 per night in the hotel garage, or you can take advantage of our free parking at the Monroe Convention Center. The Hyatt is a pleasant 5 minute walk from the Convention Center. There are many hotel options in Bloomington. Some hotels are located within walking distance; some are a short drive from the Monroe Convention Center. Check out the Visit Bloomington web site for additional lodging options (http://www.visitbloomington.com/visitors/hotels).
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 Cathy Pratt, email@example.com or (812) 855-6508 with your request at least three weeks in advance of the event.
If you have questions about the workshop content, please contact Cathy Pratt, firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 855-6508.
Registration payment questions should be directed to IU Conferences at (800) 933-9330 or to Melissa, email@example.com.
For any other questions, contact Julia Hillenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 855-6508.
Sponsored by Indiana Resource Center for Autism and
Indiana School Mental Health Initiative at
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University – Bloomington
In Collaboration with Avon Community Schools
This presentation is for professionals and parents who work with children with autism, ADHD, traumatic brain injury and other disorders linked to executive dysfunction. Executive Function problems are common in children and cause academic, social and adaptive problems. I will introduce you to tools you can use today that help you identify when a child is having trouble with EF, so that you can better distinguish a “can’t” from a “won’t” and therefore intervene more effectively. I will describe the Unstuck and On Target intervention, which is a cognitive-behavioral school and home-based intervention program targeting flexibility, goal-setting and planning. I will provide demonstrations and video models of key skills. Finally, I will report on the results of our recent randomized, controlled trials of Unstuck that found improvements in classroom behaviors, such as: following directions, transitioning easily and engaging socially.
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