You are invited to attend the 2015 Conference on School Culture, Climate, and Positive Behavior Support on August 12-13, 2015 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the SERESC Event & Conference Center in Bedford, NH.
This year’s conference theme is Strengths, Strategies, and Systems of Support and will include presentations by national leaders, New Hampshire educators, youth, and community partners, including instruction on cutting-edge strategies for school improvement, plus opportunities for teams to work together.
This two-day conference will focus on sharing examples, tools, and practices within a multi-tiered system of supports framework in order to help schools and communities to improve their culture, climate, and safety and features a youth strand to engage young people who are interested in learning about how to become leaders of and advocates for positive change to their school’s culture and climate.
Keynote Presentation: Is It a "Symptom" or Is It a "Behavior?" Leslie Packer, Ph.D.
How we label a piece of behavior may influence both how we approach it and how effective we may be in enlisting parental support for interventions. So what is that piece of behavior that we are concerned about—is it a "symptom" or a "behavior," and how might understanding it as a "symptom" change our approach and our communication with parents?
Who Should Attend:
Educators, paraeducators, school administrators, guidance counselors, related services providers, psychologists, university students, youth involved in student government, leadership roles, diversity organizations, athletics, the juvenile justice system, mental health services, or special education are encouraged to attend. School teams are highly encouraged to attend, and a special group rate is available for groups of 3 or more registrants. A limited number of free spaces are available for youth ages 14-21; please call Sarah O'Rourke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603.289.6725 to register.
• Professionals: $399
• Teams of 3+, Family Members, or Full-Time Students: $349 each
• A limited number of free spaces are available for youth ages 14-21. Please call Sarah O’Rourke at 603.289.6725 to register.
All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation for 15 Staff Development Hours.
Register today at UNH Institute On Disability.
You may download the brochure for more information.
Additional information for middle and high school students available here.
Questions? Call 603.228.2084 or email us.
This conference is a collaboration between the UNH Institute on Disability, the New Hampshire Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports (NH CEBIS) at SERESC, Strafford Learning Center, the New Hampshire Department of Education, DHHS - Bureau of Behavioral Health, NH Communities for Children (Safe Schools Healthy Children Project), Granite State Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, and Youth M.O.V.E. New Hampshire.