Sixth Annual Education Conference
 Connections Between Achievement, Neuroscience, and Stress

Monday, May 20, 2019
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, Shoreway Conference Room, Redwood City

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Stress and trauma levels are rising in schools for students, families, and staff due to a changing society, increased academic expectations, family/friend issues, and normal child development. Schools are seeing an increased need for a variety of services for everyone to support learning in existing environments. Please join educational leaders, community leaders, mental health professionals, and non-profits for a powerful day of learning focused on connected social, emotional, academic, and behavioral aspects of learning. Dr. Ryan Matlow will be addressing the neurobiological and developmental impact that stress and trauma have, and how to foster resilience and growth for individuals and systems. Dr. Jacquelyn Ollison will explore ways in which we can support educators, and improve teacher retention by addressing teachers' compassion fatigue. A panel of district- and county-level administrators will share their insights into systems of support for the entire school community, focused on challenges and successes to building a system.

Learning Objectives

By attending this conference, attendees will

  • Understand the impact of stress, trauma, and adversity on children’s development, well-being, and functioning at school and at home

  • Articulate guidelines and considerations for best practices to address trauma-related distress at the individual and systems levels 

  • Identify contributing factors to teacher shortage, including compassion fatigue 

  • Identify implications for the teaching profession and policies to address the teacher shortage and for improving teacher retention, as well as the health and well-being of teachers

  • Describe efforts at the school, district, and county level to address the social, emotional, academic, and behavioral needs of the entire school community


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