Session Breakouts 2017

 

Tree2017 Conference and Breakout Schedule:

All participants will attend the keynote presentation and upon registration you will be asked to choose other sessions. If you’d like to learn more about the workshop presenters, you can read their bios here.

Check-in, Breakfast, Vendor Fair

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 

Breakout Session #1
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • The Impact of Incarceration on Social/Emotional Development | Catherine Gray
    Did you know that when a parent is incarcerated the social and emotional development of children can be halted? Whether it’s mom or dad, the absent parent contributes to a number of negative outcomes, including poor socialization skills, increased high school dropout rates, the inability to work well in groups, increased likelihood of imprisonment, and the inability to hold a job for more than two consecutive years. If you want to help break this cycle, come to this workshop!
  • Internet, Television & Technology:  How does it affect social/emotional development | Anthony Andrews
    Fostering social and emotional development in toddlers and preschoolers is paramount to contributing to a quality program. During this class, we will learn how various technology mediums can impact children both positively and negatively.
  • Healthy Eating for Life: Nutrition and Resilience | Melvenia Lovelace
    This class will support nutrition resilience focusing on the impact of healthy nutrition choices as it overcomes poor health, support societal growth, provide physical and mental wellness and improve quality of life.
  • Building Resilience in Children Diagnosed with Behavioral and Mental Disorders | Jennifer Smith Ramey
    This session will look at research facts about resilience that will help inform efforts to bolster resilience in children with mental health issues. We will highlight the need to see resiliency not as a trait a child is born with, but more of a complex and interactive process. We will look at characteristics of resilient children and youth as well as protective factors that foster resilience. Finally, we will review strategies to increase resilience in children and youth with behavioral and mental disorders.
  • The Impact of Positive Male Influence | Jason Giambrone
    This workshop will focus on the role that positive male influence plays in child development, and how it is a strong indicator for future success.
  • Resiliency: Helping Children to Heal | Susan Shutt
    In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge regarding the resiliency of children who are placed in the foster care system.

Keynote Presentation
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

REBOUNDARIES and RESILIENCE …Enhancing skills that foster boundary recognition, determination and GRIT!” | Julia Cook
As educators and parents, our ultimate goal is to make a positive difference to children and help them reach their highest potential and become the best that they can be in all they do. This goal is getting harder and harder to reach.

• How do we accomplish the great task of teaching our kids the BIG LIST of everything they need to know and succeed in life when they believe that all of their needs are being met through screen time?

• How do we teach our kids online safety? How do we allow technology to add to our children’s life as opposed to taking from it?

• How do we create an environment where kids genuinely “want it” more than we want it for them?

This research based keynote takes a look at the things that world class parents and educators are doing to accomplish the “ultimate goal.” By creating a craving for knowledge, setting boundaries, teaching GRIT, encouraging patience, and developing E.Q., our children can thrive with strength and confidence in their ever changing world!

 

Lunch, Vendor Networking
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

 

Breakout Session #2

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

  • Books That Make a Positive Difference – Bibliotherapy in Action | Julia Cook
    Understand the power and effectiveness of using children’s literature to teach important people
    skills. Walk away with ideas that you can really use! Julia Cook leads an entertaining discussion on the use of storybooks to offer children and adults a fun way to learn important people skills. Teach your students to become life-long problem solvers! Julia will demonstrate humorous and effective ways to use books on such subjects as anger control, grief, following instructions, tattling, gaming addiction, bullying, personal space, interrupting, and personal safety. The writing and publishing process will also be explained – learn to become a published author!
  • The Impact of Incarceration on Social/Emotional Development | Catherine Gray
    Did you know that when a parent is incarcerated the social and emotional development of children can be halted? Whether it’s mom or dad, the absent parent contributes to a number of negative outcomes, including poor socialization skills, increased high school dropout rates, the inability to work well in groups, increased likelihood of imprisonment, and the inability to hold a job for more than two consecutive years. If you want to help break this cycle, come to this workshop!
  • Internet, Television & Technology:  How does it affect social/emotional development | Anthony Andrews
    Fostering social and emotional development in toddlers and preschoolers is paramount to contributing to a quality program. During this class, we will learn how various technology mediums can impact children both positively and negatively.
  • The Impact of Positive Male Influence | Jason Giambrone
    This workshop will focus on the role that positive male influence plays in child development, and how it is a strong indicator for future success.
  • Building an Emotionally Healthy Brain | Sandra Slack – SESSION FULL
    This workshop will help you be able to talk about the differences in brain development between girls and boys, particularly related to emotional development. Come and learn effective strategies to help support the emotional health of boys.
  • Rhythm of Resilience: Using music-based interventions to build awareness and strength | Amanda Ferris
    This presentation will familiarize participants with methods for active music engagement that will build resilience through early childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and beyond. Including techniques such as songwriting, creative movement with music, and leading & following games, participants will learn about the ability of arts-based creations to address all domains of human functioning throughout the lifespan.

Break

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Breakout Session #3

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Internet, Television & Technology: How does it affect social/emotional development | Anthony Andrews
    Fostering social and emotional development in toddlers and preschoolers is paramount to contributing to a quality program. During this class, we will learn how various technology mediums can impact children both positively and negatively.
  • Building an Emotionally Healthy Brain | Sandra Slack
    This workshop will help you be able to talk about the differences in brain development between girls and boys, particularly related to emotional development. Come and learn effective strategies to help support the emotional health of boys.
  • Rhythm of Resilience: Using music-based interventions to build awareness and strength | Amanda Ferris
    This presentation will familiarize participants with methods for active music engagement that will build resilience through early childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and beyond. Including techniques such as songwriting, creative movement with music, and leading & following games, participants will learn about the ability of arts-based creations to address all domains of human functioning throughout the lifespan.
  • Resiliency: Helping Children to Heal | Susan Shutt
    In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge regarding the resiliency of children who are placed in the foster care system.
  • Healthy Eating for Life: Nutrition and Resilience | Melvenia Lovelace
    This class will support nutrition resilience focusing on the impact of healthy nutrition choices as it overcomes poor health, support societal growth, provide physical and mental wellness and improve quality of life.
  • Building Resilience in Children Diagnosed with Behavioral and Mental Disorders | Jennifer Smith Ramey – SESSION FULL
    This session will look at research facts about resilience that will help inform efforts to bolster resilience in children with mental health issues. We will highlight the need to see resiliency not as a trait a child is born with, but more of a complex and interactive process. We will look at characteristics of resilient children and youth as well as protective factors that foster resilience. Finally, we will review strategies to increase resilience in children and youth with behavioral and mental disorders.

Door prizes, Vendor Networking, Event Wrap-Up, Certificates
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm