SCHEDULE 2020-02-05T19:29:54+00:00

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Registration Desk and Exhibit Area Open

12 – 1:15 p.m. | Welcome, Opening Remarks and Lunch

1:15 – 4:15 p.m. | General Session

What We Say Matters: Using Language to Foster Youth Success by Shauna King, Ed.S., Educational Consultant, King Professional Development Services

The language used by adults who teach, mentor, counsel and parent youth can send messages that shape how young people learn and grow. Skillful adult language supports young people as they navigate through adolescence into adulthood. Gain skills to model empathy, boost motivation and foster student success and learn how to maximize the language you use and help young people grow and be successful.

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Registration Desk and Exhibit Area Open

8:30 – 10 a.m. | Opening Remarks and Keynote Address

Giving a Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent Mind by Frank J. Kros, MSW, J.D., Presenter, Transformation Education Institute, and President, Kros Learning Group

Recent discoveries in neuroscience offer exciting insights into how adolescent brains work and what special “brain-based” challenges they face as they mature. Learn about why teens are especially vulnerable to drug use, depression and high-risk peer influences as well as proactive measures you can take to minimize adolescents’ exposure to these dangers.

10 – 10:15 a.m. | Exhibit Exploration

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions

11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Exhibit Exploration

12 – 1 p.m. | Boxed Lunch

1 – 1:15 p.m. | Exhibit Exploration

1:15 – 2:45 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions

2:45 – 3 p.m. | Exhibit Exploration

3 – 5 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Registration Desk and Exhibit Area Open

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Remarks and Keynote Address

When Kids Have Kids: Supporting Teen Dads by Daniel Singley, Ph.D., Director, Center for Men’s Excellence

Learn about the key psychosocial elements in teen males’ transition to fatherhood and men’s perinatal mental health. Examples of how fatherhood involvement impacts the family system will be explored, as well as evidence-based approaches to better engage teen fathers with perinatal services, their children, and partners during pregnancy and early parenthood.

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. | Exhibit Exploration

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. | General Session

The Art and Science of Engaging Fathers in Perinatal Programs by Daniel Singley, Ph.D., Director, Center for Men’s Excellence

You will be presented with research on the importance of father involvement and participate in discussion related to father’s mental health and well-being. You will be given opportunities to reflect on current work in your own programs, while considering best practices and common barriers in father involvement and discussing ideas, tips and resources.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | State Update and Closing