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Thanks ...

The Indiana School Health Network and its lead agency, Covering Kids and Families of Indiana, would like to thank all the sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, attendees, volunteers and staff who made the 9th Annual School Health Conference a success. Together we explored educational neuroscience strategies, the WSCC model, tele-health clinics, Indiana's opioid epidemic, health policy changes affecting school health and other initiatives impacting Indiana school health. It was an opportunity to not only learn about, but to embrace and shape change as we venture toward New Horizons in School Health.

2017 Featured Speakers

This year's day one keynote, Educational Neuroscience: Brains, Behavior & Engagement, was presented by Dr. Lori Desautels, an author and assistant professor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Butler University in Indianapolis. Dr. Lori Desautels recently released an e-book "Brain-Aligned Strategies: Addressing the Emotional, Social, and Academic Health of all Students".  Click here to read.

After lunch, Dr. Joan Duwve provided an update on Indiana's Opiod Epidemic in one of the general sessions.

Day two’s keynote speaker was Dr. Sue Baldwin.  Dr. Baldwin is an implementation leader of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model in a large urban district of 60 schools.  Her work is focused on merging health and education initiatives through data driven health decisions, policy advocacy, community partnerships, higher education partnerships and evaluation.  She spoke on Implementing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model through Data and Community Collaboration.

After lunch Mark Fairchild, Director of Public Policy for Covering Kids & Families of Indiana, presented the latest news on the healthcare debate and its impact on children when he spoke on Policy Impacts on Healthcare Coverage in Indiana. 

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 27th

Keynote

  • Educational Neuroscience: Brains, Behavior & Engagement
    • Presentation 
    • Resource - e-Book: Brain-Aligned Strategies: Addressing the Emotional, Social, and Academic Health of all Students

Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Educational Neuroscience: Strategies That Best Prime Every Brain
    • Presentation
    • Resource - e-Book: Brain-Aligned Strategies: Addressing the Emotional, Social, and Academic Health of all Students
  • Hot Topics in Pediatrics: Stock Medications & Immunization Updates
  • Health Policy Changes Affecting School Health
  • Creating Health Resiliency in Immigrant & Refugee Communities
    • Resource - #GreaterAs1
    • Resource - Briefing Papers:  Impact of Immigration on Indiana
    • Resource - AILA Know your Rights ICE & HOME (Spanish)
    • Resources - AILA Know your Rights ICE & Public (Spanish)
    • Resources - AILA Know your Rights ICE & Employer (Spanish)
    • Resources - Instructions POA Delegating Parental Power
    • Resources -  Form POA Delegating Parental Power
  • Indiana’s First School-Based Telehealth Clinic: Improving Access to Care for Children in Rural Communities

Featured Speaker

  • Indiana’s Opioid Epidemic: Where Are We Now?

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Indiana Navigator Training: Effective Consumer Assistance
  • Evaluating School Wellness Initiatives: A Look into the School Health Index
  • Spotlight on Adolescent Vaccines: HPV and Meningitis 
  • How Medical Legal Partnerships Can Enhance School Based Health Services
  • Identifying In-House Experts: Physical Education & Nutrition Departments Serve as an Avenue to Success
  • School Wellness Policies

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 28

Keynote

  • Implementing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model through Data and Community Collaboration
    • Presentation
    • Handout - 2015 Indiana WSCC Snapshot
    • Handout - WSCC Making Meaning of WSCC LWP Task Sheet
    • Handout - WSCC Implementation Case Study
    • Handout - WSCC Wellness Policy Draft
    • Resource - WSCC Model Ideas for Implementation (ASCD, 2016)

Morning Breakout Session

  • WSCC Model Implementation Case Study
    • Presentation
    • Handout - 2015 Indiana WSCC Snapshot
    • Handout - WSCC Making Meaning of WSCC LWP Task Sheet
    • Handout - WSCC Implementation Case Study
    • Handout - WSCC Wellness Policy Draft
    • Resource - WSCC Model Ideas for Implementation (ASCD, 2016)
  • The Indiana Student Services Coalition: Building Capacity to Address the Behavioral Health Needs of Indiana’s Students
  • Restorative Justice: Paving the Way for Healthier School Culture
  • Navigating the Indiana Medicaid Appeal Process
  • Youth Gambling a Gateway to Substance Abuse

General Sessions

  • Policy Impacts on Healthcare Coverage in Indiana

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • I was Identified as a Trusted Adult…Now What? Talking Puberty & Sex with Youth
  • Utilizing Universal Screening Tools for Supporting Skill Instruction & Emotional Regulation
  • Teen Court & School: How to Implement Teen Courts in a School Setting
  • Fostering Community Engagement, Networking & Partnerships
  • Reading & Riding = More Physical Activity Time & Better Cognitive Skills

Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award

ThE 2017 award winner of the Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award was the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation.  This foundation was founded by Kirk and Brenda Forbes to honor their daughter, Kristen, who died of cervical cancer at age 23.  The Foundation’s goals are to educate women and men about: HPV and its tie to cervical cancer, the ability to screen for HPV through PAP smears and HPV test and the HPV vaccines.  Because of the epidemic levels of HPV infection and the under-utilization of the HPV vaccine, the need is great for the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation.  The Foundation team is excited about being part of a major effort to protect young women from HPV and cervical cancer: Educate & Screen. Vaccinate. Eradicate