Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health
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The Annual Conference, the nation's premier interdisciplinary conference on school mental health, brings together local, state, national, and international experts to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training, and policy.
1. School Climate and Universal Mental Health Promotion
2. Prevention and Early Intervention
3. Mental Health Intervention and Treatment
4. Implementation Drivers
5. Education-Mental Health Integration and Collaboration
6. Youth and Family Partnerships in Mental Health
7. Cultural Responsiveness and Equity
8. Advocacy and Policy
9. Financing and Sustainability
Mental Health as Curriculum: Five Imperatives in the Fight for Justice in the "New" Normal
Rich Milner, PhD
The mental health of young people and educators is essential to their success, matriculation and joy inside and outside of school. How do we address the psychological health of young people, in particular, in our goal to build opportunity-centered practices in education? How do issues of injustice, inequity, racism and discrimination contribute to psychological and emotional strain among communities of color – especially Black students? How do we build curriculum practices in schools – as opportunities for student learning and development – that center mental health? Educators tend to have good intentions and work overtime to meet the needs of their students. However, due to pressures and critiques inside and outside of education, they may forget fundamental imperatives that can propel or stifle learning opportunities in schools and classrooms. With an explicit focus on addressing educational equity, the presentation will focus on five imperatives necessary to build and cultivate justice in schools for mental health.
H. Richard Milner IV (also known as Rich) is Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor and Chair of Education and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. Professor Milner’s research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools. Professor Milner’s work has appeared in numerous journals, and he has published seven books.
Learn about his recent books:
- Janine Jones, PhD, NCSP, LP
- Kristin Scardamalia, PhD
- Jessica Gonzalez, MSW
- Mark Weist, PhD
- Tiffany Beason, PhD
All accepted presenters for the conference have been sent the Presenter Toolkit, and will receive a link to upload your presentation shortly. We also have a Poster Toolkit available for poster presentations. If you need examples of disclosure slides, see below:
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