We had nearly 1700 registrants for our virtual 2021 CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE: The Federal Bills to End Harmful, Traumatic Crisis Management Practices in Schools, which was held on October 8th, and focused on two pieces of pending federal legislation: the Keeping All Students Safe Act and the Protecting Our Students in Schools Act. Speakers described the two bills, reviewed research showing the harm done by restraint, seclusion, and corporal punishment, described evidence-based alternatives for keeping all students safe, and provided guidance on how to advocate for the passage of these two bills. The conference was co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association, the National Initiative to End Corporal Punishment, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint, and the US Alliance to End the Hitting of Children. Wait, you missed it? You can watch the conference in its entirety here…and to take action in support of these bills, click here.
Next up! Our (virtual) 2021 ANNUAL SUMMIT, being held on Friday, October 29th. This year’s Summit features keynote speakers Dr. Stuart Shanker — author of Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (And You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life — and Nicole Tucker-Smith. As always, the Summit will also feature a wide range of breakout groups for parents, educators, and clinicians on topics related to Collaborative & Proactive Solutions. Register here even while the conference is in session! And if you can’t join in live, your registration gives you access to the recordings of all sessions.
Our 2021 EUROPEAN SUMMIT was held on September 22, and featured keynotes from Peter Vermeulen and Sarah Ward, along with breakout groups for parents, educators, and clinicians on a variety of topics and in different languages. See you again next year!