Registration is now open for 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!
Our 2021 CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE — on Friday, October 8th — will be virtual again this year, and will be focused on two pieces of pending federal legislation: the Keeping All Students Safe Act and the Protecting Our Students in Schools Act. Speakers will describe the two bills, review research showing the harm done by restraint, seclusion, and corporal punishment, describe evidence-based alternatives for keeping all students safe, and provide guidance on how to advocate for the passage of these two bills. Speakers will include Senator Chris Murphy and Rep. A. Donald McEachin, two of the proponents of these bills. There is no charge to attend the conference. It’s 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. View the full program and register here.
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!