JULY 2016

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SHIP Conference
August 3-4, 2016 - Radisson Hotel North
This year's School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP) annual conference will be held August 3rd and 4th, 2016 at the  Radisson Hotel North  (previously North Baltimore Hotel), 2004 Greenspring Drive in Timonium, MD. The conference theme is  Best Practices in School Health: Advancing Quality and Sustainability.  Presentations will focus on innovative ways to promote health and academic success while advancing best practices across a three-tiered framework of healthcare.

The School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP) is sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Department of Juvenile Services (DJS), Maryland Department of Human Services and other agencies. SHIP offers state-of-the art training and opportunities to network with and learn from individuals across the state who are working to advance all levels of health care within schools.

The conference cost is the same as in 2015 -- $100 for two days of training plus contact hours! There will be a special Ethics and Social Media Session on August 5, 2016, from 8:30am - 12:00pm, for only $30 which includes contact hours! 

MASBHC Conference Recap

On Thursday May 19th 2016, MASBHC held its 11th Annual Conference, Building Healthy Minds and Bodies: Best Practices in School Based Health Care. This year's conference was held at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.

We were pleased to have 120 of school based health professionals, ranging from nurse practitioners to school administrators, attend this year. This year's conference featured a keynote speaker, eight total breakout sessions, brief CPR training sessions with a take home training kit, complimentary chair massages, and an enticing array of raffle prizes.

We were thrilled to welcome Dr. Marcee White as our keynote speaker this year.

BOKS New Trainer Training 
September 3rd - Washington, DC 

BOKS is offering a FREE interactive curriculum training for all interested teachers, parents, volunteers and school administrators. This training is designed for those that plan to teach the BOKS classes at their school and/or support the porgram. The agenda will help BOKS advocates gain a better understanding of the program's goals, learn how to implement a typical program and teach a BOKS class. During the training you will practice a variety of BOKS games from the curriculum, so be ready to move! Agenda items include: Brief overview of history, program, and updates; Introduction to the BOKS team and curriculum; Run through of a BOKS class; Common practices; How to engage the BOKS community. 

The training will be held at the The ARC - Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE. Please park in the parking lot of the ARC. Register HERE
ACEs Conference 
October 19th to October 21st - San Francisco, CA 

The Center for Youth Wellness will host the Adverse Childhood Experiences Awareness to Action 2016 Conference in San Francisco, CA. The goal of the conference is to deepen and expand cooperation between health care, early childhood education, child welfare, juvenile justice and K-12 education to ensure that children can thrive. The objectives of this years conference are to:  Strengthen the movement to elevate ACEs as a public health crisis with emerging solutions;  Expand the network of cross-sector leaders committed to addressing ACEs and toxic stress;  Share insights and best practices and develop new ideas for addressing ACEs and toxic stress; and s pur action to address ACEs and toxic stress in communities.