Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hilton Hotel, Woburn, MA
7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Each of us are facing tremendous pressures and stimuli every day, from a variety of sources. At a time when striving to be many things to many people in many contexts is the norm, how do we find peace, balance, satisfaction and hope? Devote a day to being immersed in the latest thinking about the most actionable opportunities for advancing the health and wellness of today's students, educators, parents and families, both within your school's community and across our world at large.


Arrival, Registration & Networking Breakfast
7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Claire Leheny, Executive Director, AISNE
8:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address
Lynn Lyons, LCSW and Psychotherapist
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

With a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families, Lynn is coauthor of two books on anxiety: Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, and the companion book for kids, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. She speaks and trains globally on anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools. Open your mind to new perspectives and be inspired and empowered by Lynn during this morning talk to kick off our full-day conference.

Breakout Session I: Select One
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Vaping, Juuling, Alcohol and Other Drugs
Dr. Sarah Bagley and the CATALYST Clinic

RULER: Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools
Dr. Marc Brackett, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Susan Rivers, parent at Newton Montessori

Navigating Anxiety at School and at Home
Lynn Lyons, opening keynote speaker

May I Have Your Attention Please: Understanding and Supporting
Today’s Students with ADHD and ADD
Dr. David Gleason, Developmental Empathy, LLC

Active Break: Select One
10:30 - 11: 30 a.m.

Marie Nagode, Certified Yoga Instructor and Mindfulness Teacher, Dedham Country Day School

Self-care & Resilience for Educators: Moments of Mindfulness
Shannon Smith, School Integration Specialist, Center for Resilience
Join this active break to try some simple and accessible mindfulness practices that you can do anytime. Short breaks, like the ones we will try during this session, can help you manage stress and get you back on track for the remainder of any busy school day. As they say at 30,000 feet, we have to put our own oxygen mask on before we can help others.

Tap Dancing

and more

Networking Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Session II: Select One
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Self-Medicating: Substance Abuse
Dr. Sarah Bagley and the CATALYST Clinic

Feeling Alone in a Digitally Connected World, and How to Feel More Connected
Dr. Ned Hallowell, The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health

Balancing Multiple Roles in Independent Schools: Parent / Teacher / Coach
Annette Raphel and Diane Dillon

The Pursuit of Perfection: Supporting Youth Athletes
Dr. Neha Raukar

Refresh Break
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Breakout Session III: Select One
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Maintaining Balance in Our Digital World: How Parents, Teachers, and Students Balance Pressures Around Social Media, Texting, Cyberbullying, and Being Online
Jorge Vega

Creating and Maintaining Connections: Through the School Years and Beyond into College
Princess Bomba, Wheeler School

The Concern About Concussions
Dr. Neha Raukar

Musical Engagement: How Music Helps Through Hard Times
Vijay Gupta, closing keynote speaker

Closing Keynote Address
Vijay Gupta, Violinist, Speaker, Advocate
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Vijay is a leading advocate for the role of the arts and music to heal, inspire, provoke change, and foster social connection. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Street Symphony, a non-profit organization providing musical engagement, dialogue and teaching artistry for homeless and incarcerated communities in Los Angeles.

Take away Vijay's empowering message and applications, to close out a full and thought provoking day together with your colleagues and peers.


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