AIR Mental Health and Trauma Experts to Participate in 21st Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

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American Institutes for Research (AIR) experts will present on a variety of mental health and trauma topics at the 21st Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, taking place September 29 to October 1 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, Calif.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) experts will present on a variety of mental health and trauma topics at the 21st Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, taking place September 29 to October 1 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, Calif.

The theme of the conference is “Shaping the Future of School Mental Health: Advancing Quality and Sustainability,” and is hosted by the Center for School Mental Health and the National Community of Practice on Collaborative School Behavioral Health. The event provides participants—including educators, primary care providers, researchers and clinicians—the opportunity to grow their knowledge and skills on school mental health practice, research, training and policy.

AIR presentations include:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Session 1 | 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

1.10 Opening Eyes: How Schools and Communities Can Partner to Reduce Disparities and Disproportionalities Using the Disparities Impact Statement
AIR Presenter: Ken Martinez

Session 2 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2.12 Scaling Up School Mental Health Services to the State Level: Sustainability Resources from A-Z
AIR Presenters: Kelly Wells, Mary Thorngren & Tim Dunn

Session 3 | 1:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

3.10 (Part 2) How Trauma-Informed Are We? A Tool for Measuring Extent of Trauma-Informed Care
AIR Presenters: Kathleen Guarino & Sandra Keenan Williamson
Friday, September 30, 2016

Session 2 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

6.12 A Strategic Financing Approach to Sustain School-Associated Mental Health Services
AIR Presenters: Frank Rider & Elizabeth Freeman

Symposia Sessions | 4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

S5 Building Systems That Support School Mental Health Includes Everyone - Collaborating with State and Local Leaders to Build Policy, Infrastructure and Systems
AIR Presenters: Mary Thorngren, Kelly Wells & Elizabeth Freeman

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Intensive Training Sessions | 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Building Trauma-Informed Schools: A Systemic Approach
AIR Presenters: Kathleen Guarino & Sandra Keenan Williamson

Developing Your Financing Strategy to Sustain High-Quality School Mental Health Services
AIR Presenters: Frank Rider & Elizabeth Freeman

More information about the conference may be found at https://csmh.umaryland.edu/Conferences/.

About AIR

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit http://www.air.org.

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