Conferences of Other Adoption Groups

Conferences of Other Adoption Groups
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                                                                                      When: February 17-19, 2019
                                                                          Where: Washington Hilton, Washington DC

Early Bird Registration: $395
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Join us for THE nationwide gathering of trauma-informed educators: teachers, administrators, and other child-serving professionals! With over 70 workshops, as well as products and exhibits, you'll learn many new ideas to help trauma-inform your classroom, school, and community.

New this year:
  • Deep Dives - 3-hour sessions jam-packed with evidence-based information.
  • Experiential Lab - Learn by doing - explore self-care strategies and ways to teach self-regulation.
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2019 CTSS Conference Keynotes

Mona Johnson, CDP, Ed.D.

Dr. Johnson is Director of Student Support at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Washington State. A well-known speaker, consultant and writer, Dr. Johnson was co-author on Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students. She is responsible for leading a diverse team in integrating and coordinating initiatives that help districts and schools in Washington provide safe successful school environments.

Melissa Sadin, Ed.D.
Dr. Sadin is both an adoptive mother of a traumatized son and a lifelong educator. Curretnly she directs ATN's Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools program as well as serving as the Special Ed Director of a private school and consulting with schools on trauma-informed strategies and implementation in New Jersey and nationwide.

Special Guests

  Allison Sampson-Jackson, Ph.D., LCSW
Join us on Sunday night with Dr. Jackson insires us all with her personal and professional passion around trauma-informed care. Dr. Jackson's work has included both direct care and leadership of organizations in the behavioral health, education, child welfare and juvenile justice systems for 20 years. Now, as CEO of Integrated Solutions, she consults with organizations to further their implementation of resilience practices.

  Jim Sporleder
Mr. Sporleder is the retired principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, which became trauma-informed and gained national attention due to a huge drop in out-of-school suspensions, increased graduation rates and the number of students going on to post-secondary education. Jim will be presenting a workshop, but also hosting a screening of the documentary, Paper Tigers, that tells the story of Lincoln High School.