Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions (www.CASEL.org). Several hundred well-designed studies have documented that well-planned and well-implemented SEL programming can positively affect a broad range of student social, health, behavioral and academic outcomes.
This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, staff who serve on SAP teams, alternative education teachers, homeless liaisons, foster care points of contact and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.
Sponsored by the Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health Services and System of Care Partners and Child Welfare Resource Center, this conference is a state-wide event to focus on ways to address the behavioral health needs of children, youth, young adults and their families.
A few of our advocates attended this conference last year, and it was a wonderful learning experience. This conference is FREE, but you must register. The day will feature the following speakers: Senator Robert P. Casey of PA, L. Elayne Dutton of the Mazzoni Center for Trans Care Services, PA Physician General Dr. Rachael Levine, Dr. Cham Sante of UNM Emergency Med, and a Panel Discussion. Additional breakout sessions in the afternoon. Visit www.nepatranshealth.com to learn more.
The National CASA Conference is a chance for the entire CASA network to get inspired, learn from industry-leading speakers and share best practices. More than 1,200 CASA/GAL staff and board members, volunteers, and child welfare experts will gather to improve our advocacy on behalf of America’s most vulnerable children.
Shannon Peduto, Executive Director of the Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center, will be presenting information on the center’s process of conducting forensic interviews and exams. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about where your child’s voice was first heard. Light lunch provided. Please call us at 570-855-2247 or email us to register today.