AUGUST 2 & 3, 2021  |  A VIRTUAL EVENT

Our theme of integrating school mental health services to support the return to school will allow attendees to explore crisis response, social-emotional learning, school violence and de-escalation, culturally responsive mental health services, and social anxiety. Each of our presenters will discuss best-practice applications, trauma-informed grief intervention, provide electronic resources, and host two additional small group follow-up sessions in subsequent weeks to discuss implementation strategies and advanced applications of topics covered.

The registration cost is $25 per individual attendee with district sponsorship priced at $2000 for 100 registrations

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Tunette Powell, Ph.D.Tunette Powell, Ph.D.

Activist Mama | Disruptor | Director of Equity, Inclusion and Community at the Mirman School | Instructor at UCLA

Presentation Title: “Whatever You’re Doing in this Season Don’t Do it Without Me”

Powell is an instructor at the University of California, Los Angeles where she teaches about Critical Race Theory and educational policy. She is also the Director of Equity, Inclusion and Community at the Mirman School. Powell earned her PhD in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a scholar of village engagement, kinship, trauma, racism and knowledge whose current research centers on Black families and school-induced collective trauma. Specifically, her research forges a new direction in the study of race, racism and trauma by examining the ways in which schools operate as spaces of trauma for families collectively while also exploring culturally responsive approaches to repairing harm and rebuilding the village in schools. Her most important work is serving as mother to her three sons, JJ, Joah and Jordan. She lives by the words, “Nothing About Us Without Us.”

Berre M. Burch, Ph.D.

Berre M. Burch, Ph.D. | Clinical Director, The Children’s Bureau of New Orleans

Presentation Title: “Childhood Trauma and Grief”

Lyndsay Jenkins, Ph.D., NCSPLyndsay Jenkins, Ph.D., NCSP | Associate Professor, Florida State University

Presentation Title:Dealing with Aggression in School: De-escalation, School Violence, and Bullying”

Tai A. Collins, Ph.D.

Tai A. Collins, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

Presentation Title: “A Social Justice Framework for Intervention”

Fallon Goodman, Ph.D.

Fallon Goodman, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, University of South Florida

Presentation Title: “The Social Paradox: Harnessing Social Anxiety to Connect with Peers”

Scott Poland, Ph.D.Scott Poland, Ph.D. | Professor, Nova Southeastern University

Presentation Title: “Suicide Postvention in Schools”


Monday (all EST)

  • Keynote with Tunette Powell


  • Crisis Response with Scott Poland
  • SEL during Covid with June Eassa



  • Culturally responsive MH with Tai Collins
  • Grief Groups at Tier II with Berre Burch


  • Violence Reduction and De-Escalation with Lyndsay Jenkins
  • Pre-recorded: Social Anxiety with Fallon Goodman