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Spring Conference - "Lying, Crying, & Fighting, Oh My! Supporting Students with Disruptive Behaviors"

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
8:00 am3:30 pm
241 Victory Lane
Lincoln Firefighters' Reception Hall
Lincoln, NE 68528

Keynote: Brian Mendler " That One Kid"

Brian Mendler has extensive experience working with challenging students in general education, self-contained, and inclusion settings. He provides staff development training for K-12 educators throughout the world with the focus on how to be successful with even the most difficult students. He trains thousands of educators every year, and is a highly regarded dynamic speaker. Brian has also authored and co-authored several books focusing on providing educators easy to use strategies for preventing and responding to difficult, disruptive, defiant, and unmotivated behaviors in the classroom.

As a result of this presentation, the participant will:
- Discover five main reasons for misbehavior and the best strategy to use for each one
- Learn the number one thing we can give students to help them be successful
- Learn five important strategies for working successfully with challenging youth.
Discover seven magic words that will change the life of any of your students immediately.

Followed By: Carrie Gottschalk "Trauma-Informed Strategies to Address Difficult Student Behaviors"

Carrie Gottschalk has spent nearly 30 years in the fields of education and mental and behavioral health working with children, adolescents and families. Her past professional experiences include Boys Town, Peru State College, CEDARS Youth Services, and private practice. Carrie specializes in early childhood mental health and trauma, with advanced training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. She is a certified trauma specialist, compassion fatigue professional, and mindfulness meditation teacher, and trainer in reflective practice and emotional intelligence.

As a result of this presentation, the participant will:
- Understand the need for a trauma-informed approach
- Differentiate between trauma-behaviors and defiance
- Learn trauma-informed strategies for supporting challenging behaviors

Final Presentation of the day will address Educational Implications and Strategies to Support Students with Conduct Disorders.