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Session Six [clear filter]
Thursday, November 14

3:10pm CST

Creating Family University
Cottonwood Elementary is excited about their NEW opportunity to strengthen our families through connection, empowerment, and support. Cottonwood Elementary invites families to partner with them in a new program, Family University. Families have an opportunity to enroll in Family University, which meets one night each month during the school year. To help families attend, a meal is served and childcare provided.  Parents attend Family Strengthening classes and activities provided for children.  The classes offered correlate with one of four themes: Social/Emotional Health and Wellness, Academic Support for Students at Home, Personal Growth and Development, and Parenting Awareness. The VISION of Family University is to empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life by becoming full partners with Cottonwood Elementary in their child’s education.
Presenters are Kyle Griffitts, Principal, Tiffany Lowe, Lead Teacher and Tammi Krebaum, 3rd Grade Teacher.
Thank you.


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm CST
Room 185
Friday, November 15

1:10pm CST

Achieving Self-Sufficiency After State's Custody: DCF Independent Living Program
Youth and young adults, between ages 14 and 26, with a history of being in the custody of the Secretary of the Department for Children and Families or the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections – Juvenile Services, as well as Tribal Authority courts, may be eligible to receive supports to assist them in their transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency.  These youth and young adults likely have a significant history of personal and generational trauma.  Supports may include education and assistance around daily life skills, health relationships and self-care, financial and budget management, secondary education, job preparation and search, job training and post-secondary education, case management, etc.  Attendees will gain greater understanding of the Independent Living Program components and will learn how to make referrals to the program for youth and their families.  


Friday November 15, 2019 1:10pm - 2:00pm CST
Room 130

1:10pm CST

Punishment versus Disciplne: More Than a Pound of Flesh
What is the difference between punishment versus discipline in a trauma-informed setting? What happens when we deeply understand this but still get triggered by kids and loved ones and wind up in the "pound of flesh" mentality? Is ISS trauma-informed? Is detention trauma-informed? How do we help brains wired for fight/flight/freeze heal and become wired for cause and effect brains? In this session we will unpack all of this and learn a co-regulation strategy that both buffers and heals.

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Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz

Resilience Team, ESSDACK

Friday November 15, 2019 1:10pm - 2:00pm CST
Room 180

1:10pm CST

Trauma-Informed Engagement Strategies
This engaging workshop will provide an introduction to trauma-informed engagement strategies through discussion of a video called Boston 24/7 with Principal McAfee, which involves a conflict between a high school student, teacher and principal that is all too familiar for anyone working with students.


Friday November 15, 2019 1:10pm - 2:00pm CST
Lowe Auditorium

2:10pm CST

Getting Back Online When We're Deep in It
When we're deep in a Fight/Flight/Freeze reaction, we aren't able to make logical, cognitive choices. Caring adults talk about calming brains down with meditation, mindfulness, and other relaxation techniques, but we still have to cognitively choose to begin practicing those. How do we make the leap between reaction and decision? How do we shorten the time it takes to get our brains back online? Enter the vagus nerve. This session will share what the function of the vagus nerve is and how we can use this awareness to shake up the Fight/Flight/Freeze reaction while it's in process.

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Ginger Lewman

Author, Keynoter, Consultant, Resilience Team Member, ESSDACK
Ginger is a national consultant & keynote speaker with ESSDACK, a non-profit education service center based in Hutchinson Kansas. She inspires and helps all levels of educators figure out the ins and outs of Project/Problem/Passion Based Learning, technology integration, and working... Read More →

Friday November 15, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm CST
Room 132
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