ISHN 2020 Annual School Health VIRTUAL Conference

Special invitation to the 2020 Indiana School Health Network VIRTUAL Conference

The Indiana School Health Network and Covering Kids and Families of Indiana are encouraging anyone interested in children’s health to register for the 2020 Indiana School Health Network Conference, taking place June 29-30, 2020.

COVID-19 is a concern for everyone and uncertainty remains, but our professional community needs opportunities for support and education now more than ever. Because of this, the 2020 Indiana School Health Network Conference has been converted to a virtual event. Registration will be completely free!

Conference sessions will cover a wide variety of health and behavioral health issues, including:

  • Understanding ACEs: Implementing Solutions
  • Creating Trauma Informed Classrooms
  • Understand, Act, Advocate: An Introduction to Resilience and Trauma Informed Practices
  • Improving Health Equity in Your School
  • As well as sessions on policy and advocacy, the WSCC model and much more!

35 hours of continuing education hours for social work (LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMCH, LAC, LCAC & Psychologists), Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and nursing are pending.

For questions about the conference, please contact Norma Napoli at

To learn more about the Indiana School Health Network, please click here.


Kate Hill-Johnson - Kate is the Administrative Director of Community Health Improvement at Franciscan Health. In this role, she oversees the direction of the system wide adverse childhood experiences and community resiliency work. Kate is a master presenter of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface curriculum, created by Dr. Robert Anda and Laura Porter. Kate is a founding member of the ACEs Indiana Coalition and oversees multiple communities on ACEs Connection. She is also a certified trainer for QPR, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, National Study Circles Association, Advancing Youth Development, Evidence Based Public Health, and TimeSlips. Kate holds a master’s degree in Adult and Community Education from Ball State University and has a research focus in medical sociology, including the development of identity and self-narrative.

Previous to her position at Franciscan Health, Kate led the Indiana Public Health Training Center located at the IU Richard M Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. She has also worked in various youth service organizations. Kate and her husband are previous foster parents and proud adoptive parents. They live on the west side of Indianapolis with their children and collection of rescued pets.

Dr. Lori Desautels - Dr. Desautels graduated with a BS in Special Education from Butler University, a MS in counseling education from Indiana University and earned her Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis on early adolescence/thought formation from Indiana University and American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT). She is a featured writer for Edutopia, and has written several books, including "How May I Serve You, Revelations in Education,” "Unwritten, The Story of a Living System" co-authored with educator Michael McKnight, and recently published “Brain-Aligned Strategies: Addressing the Emotional, Social, and Academic Health of all Students.”

Breakout Sessions

In addition to our featured speakers, we will offer 30 breakout sessions organized by five learning tracks:

Administration & School-Based Health Centers

  • Youth RISE! A Collaborative Approach for Implementing Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Positive Youth Development Programming
  • Emergency Care Protocols for Schools
  • Counseling Counts: Building a Community Mental Health System to Support Students PreK-12
  • Better Together! Eliminating Barriers to Focus on Whole Child Health through the Integration of Micro Clinics and Telehealth in Rural Schools
  • Protecting Children: Child Abuse Reporting Requirements and Investigation

Health & Behavioral Health

  • Creating Trauma Informed Classrooms
  • Indiana Asthma-Friendly School Recognition Program
  • Understand, Act, Advocate: an Introduction to Resilience and Trauma Informed Practices
  • HPV Infection and the Link to Oropharyngeal Cancer

Outreach & Enrollment

    • Connecting Kids to Coverage-Indiana: New Methods for Enrolling Uninsured Hoosiers During COVID-19
    • How MCEs Work with the Schools and the School Community
    • Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Oh My! Important Information on Early Intervention Homevisting Services and Preschool Special Education Programming
    • The Connection Between Vision and Learning

    Policy & Advocacy

    • 2020 School Health Legislation Updates
    • School Immunization Data: Collaborative Data Sharing Initiative to Improve Indiana's School Vaccination Coverage Rates
    • State of the Healthcare Workforce in School-Based Health Clinics
    • Immigration & Public Charge 101
    • Youth Vaping: What You Need to Know

    Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

    • Breakfast: Small Changes can Impact Student Performance
    • Improving Health Equity In Your School
    • School Wellness: Who, What, When, and Award!
    • The Power of Play: Rethinking the Role of Recess and Play in the School Day
    • The WE in Well: Physical Activity and Nutrition as Complements to Mental Health
    • Walk, Listen and Learn with The Walking Classroom

    Visit the Indiana School Health Network website for the latest agenda and conference details.

    Date and Time

    Mon, June 29, 2020 -
    Tue, June 30, 2020

    7:30am - 3:00pm




    Virtual Conference


    Indiana School Health Network and Covering Kids & Families of Indiana