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50 E. Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

May 2nd and 3rd

May 2nd

Facilitating Learning, Resilience, and Hope in our Students and Ourselves
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Mary U. Vicario, LPCC-S
Finding Hope Consulting, LLC

This presentation focuses on brain-based interventions to help students of all ages and ability levels. Participants will learn the top five resilience factors found in those who have experienced toxic stress or trauma and moved beyond it. Learn the techniques that develop the safe environment and attachment that all youth need for both academic success and a happy successful life .

Networking Event
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Enjoy appetizers and a choice of beverages as you network with other thought leaders in resiliency and social and emotional learning. Behavioral health and educational service providers will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss important services available in the region.

May 3rd

Facilitating Learning, Resilience, and Hope in our Students and Ourselves (cont.)
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Sarah Buffie, MSW, LSW
Soul Bird Consulting, LLC

Building on Ms. Vicario's presentation, join Ms. Buffie as she provides additional tools and techniques to develop the emotional environment and attachment that all youth need to thrive.

Shared Reading: Story Books & Social Hooks
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Amy Cook, PhD
University of Massachusetts Boston

Join Dr. Cook as she demonstrates how stories/literature can be used to develop and reinforce resiliency factors in youth. Using actual examples, Dr. Cook's presentation is designed to introduce the techniques used to fully leverage stories via discussion and writing prompts in K-12.

Regulate Before You Educate!
Implementing a Continuum of Regulation Supports   

12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

Jessica Davies, MS, CAGS
Director of Social Emotional Learning Services
Jackie Renegado, OTR/L
Social and Emotional Learning

Montgomery County Educational Service Center

Learning is state dependent. Stress drives our states. We need to be regulated before we can effectively teach. We need to be regulated before we can effectively learn. Through a live set up of an individual desk area, classroom calming space, and campus based reset room, we will explore therapeutic use of environment to encourage a regulate state for learning.

Developing Resiliency in the Provider

Alison Savage, MS, LPCC-S
Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

A great way to end this years Summit! Before you can help others, you need to take care of yourself, so take the time to learn practical techniques for developing and sustaining your resiliency. A must attend program for all adults that support and service youth.

A Community Approach to Resiliency:

Creating a Social and Emotional Learning Toolkit for Educators, Clinicians, and Parents

In this year's program we'll delve deeply into specific techniques to develop resilience in children (K-12), as well as examine methods to build resilience in the adults that serve them.

Utilizing CASEL’s framework of five core competencies as a foundation, presenters will provide practical methods for teaching and reinforcing the developmental assets that youth need to achieve academically and grow as an individual.

15 Percent Discount Available for Groups of 5+

Both days: $220

Thursday Only: $85
Friday Only: $145
Students: $150 

Contact Bill Shamblin , 859-652-7155 for information on group rates and student discounts.
Vendors and Sponsorship

 Vendor tables: $250

Vendor tables (30) are available on a first-come basis. Cost of tables are $250 for both days. Includes access (for 2) to networking event (May 2nd), and breakfast and lunch (May 3rd). Does not include access to programming. Please contact Mindy Sponseller , 513-562-2582 , for more information.

Exciting sponsorship opportunities are available for both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Sponsorship can be customized to meet your organization's specific branding needs.

Event assets available to sponsors :

Logo placement in email promotions: 4500 impressions per email

Logo placement in MHA newsletter:
4500 impressions per email

Logo placement on event collateral, including:

  • Signage
  • Event program (front cover and one page ad)
  • Tote bags
  • Clipboards
  • Pens
  • Announcements during breaks
  • Premium table location

Please contact Bill Shamblin , 859-652-7155 for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

View a listing of available hotels , all within a few miles of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Things to do

Thinking of staying in Cincinnati for the weekend? Here are some ideas on fun things you can do:

Head South to catch the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby .

Some more ideas of things to do over the weekend!