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El Paso Area Region 19

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Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives Summit

February 11, 2022  |  8:30 a.m.

Virtual Conference

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We welcome you to our virtual conference! Even though we cannot meet in person, we are excited to still be meeting virtually. Join us on Friday, February 11th as we hear Dan St. Romain present Ripple Effect and Dealing With Difficult Behaviors. Prior to hearing Dan’s keynote sessions, log into the Zoom meeting at 8:30 a.m. to hear opening remarks and to learn more about our sponsors. As in years past, you will also be given an opportunity to shop at the NCYI Product Showcase online. See below for more details.

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Featured Presenter

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Dan St. Romain

Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children at all developmental levels. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline, understanding the best ways to provide support given the challenges posed in today’s society.

After receiving his master’s degree in education, Dan worked in both private residential and public school settings, as well as at the Region 20 Education Service Center in San Antonio, Texas. His work as a self-contained behavior unit teacher, educational diagnostician, behavior consultant, and director of a learning resource center has afforded him experience at all levels, in both general and special education settings. Dan is just now starting his retirement after having worked in the school system for the past 30 years.

Dan’s overwhelming strength is his skill as a presenter. Although his sessions are exceedingly interactive, his greatest asset lies in his ability to offer participants rich insight into the connectedness between educational practices and student behavior. He is the author of Teach Skills and Break Habits: Growth Mindsets for Better Behavior in the Classroom, several resources for teaching social skills, featuring his chameleon, Juan Pablo, and his newly released book, Positive Behavior Principles: Shifting Perspectives and Aligning Practices in Schools.

When you throw a stone into a pond, sometimes it simply sinks—“plop”. However, if thrown just right, the rock skips. Instead of the singular “plop”, the skipping rock reaches more water, leaving ripples on the surface – and this energy changes the entire pond. As educators, we throw the stone. In this dynamic opening session, educators will learn simple ways we create ripples in the school setting that positively impact the students we serve.

Are you frustrated about dealing with the challenging behaviors of student, staff or parents? The first step in dealing with behavior is to adjust our perspective. This fun session will feature simple strategies for better understanding, and thus, supporting the behavior of others. This information has application on all levels (dealing with behaviors of students, parents, staff, administrators, family members…).

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February 11, 2022

8:30 am – 9:00 am  
Welcome and Sponsor Remarks

9:00 am – 10:00 am 
Featured Presentation by Dan St. Romain – The Ripple Effect

10:00 am – 10:30 am   

10:30 am – 11:30 am 
Featured Presentation by Dan St. Romain – Dealing With Difficult Behaviors

NCYI Resource Center

NCYI Showcase books

This is a virtual opportunity for you to personally review and purchase curriculum, activity and small group manuals, books, videos, DVDs and CDs. NCYI has the newest and best guidance resource materials available from America’s foremost publishers in Classroom Guidance, Character Education, Bullying Prevention/Intervention, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Separation Issues, Grief Recovery, Learning Disabilities and Social Skills Training.

Participants that attend the virtual conference will be eligible to receive a generous coupon/voucher to shop in the NCYI Virtual Product Showcase! You will get the opportunity to shop for resources in the Virtual Showcase for approximately 2 weeks after the conference date. You will receive your coupon code and instructions for use in the days following the Virtual Conference on February 11th. Please note that NCYI accepts all major credit cards for additional purchases.

Special Note: If you would like to use a Purchase Order to buy additional resources, please contact Robert Rabon.

NCYI Showcase books

Practical Guidance Resources Educators Can Trust

National Center for Youth Issues, or NCYI, is a national non-profit organization that publishes and distributes guidance resource materials for schools. In addition to publishing its own publications, NCYI represents over 40 different publishers of educational resources. They also provide training opportunities for educators through on-site training services, as well as regional and state-wide conferences.