Join us in Washington, DC for the 2015 Public Policy Institute (PPI) to explore the connections between research, policy, and practice for trauma-sensitive schools. Earn NASP-approved CPD while you learn how these policies are developed, advocated for, and instituted in legislation.
What You Will Learn and the Experts Who Will Teach You
- Policies and Practices for Building Trauma Informed Schools — Hear Marlene Wong, trauma and school crisis expert from the University of Southern California, talk about her work creating trauma informed schools in Los Angeles, CA.
- Safe and Healthy Students – The Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students, David Esquith, will discuss federal programs and investments working to create and sustain safe schools and build student resilience.
- School Reform in the 21st Century – Hear from Maria Ferguson, the Executive Director of the most influential education policy think-tank in America, the Center for Education Policy, about the vital issues and objectives in modern school reform.
- Behavior and Learning Support Programs for Improved Student Outcomes – Renee Bradley, Deputy Director of the Office of Special Education Programs, will guide participants through how the federal government supports students’ emotional and behavioral needs.
- Advanced training participants will dive deep into how trauma impacts learning, and the policies and practices needed to support trauma-sensitive learning environments. Stacy Overstreet from Tulane University will explore the effects of community violence, and NASP President-Elect Todd Savage will help participants understand how to support transgender students in school. Participants will explore other potentially traumatic childhood experiences associated with homelessness, life as a refugee, commercial sexual exploitation, child abuse, and foster care. The Boston Public Schools Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model will be showcased, demonstrating the importance of school–community partnerships.
The DC Capitol Hill Experience—A Unique, Life-Changing Opportunity
- Meet with the legislators and staff who shape education policy and personally advocate on behalf of the
- students and staff with whom you work.
- Learn how to effectively advocate for research-based practices and policies at the grassroots level.
- Experience how engaging in grassroots advocacy is as transformative as it is informative. Check out what these past participants had to say about their experience!
Register Now for NASP-Approved CPD!
Learn more about the GW/NASP PPI, including registration information, full agenda, and hotel and travel information. Early Bird registration pricing has been extended through Monday, May 25. Earn 15 NASP-approved CPD hours at the 3-day basic training or 25 NASP-approved CPD hours and GW Semester Credits at the 5-day advanced training, and become an advocate for trauma-sensitive schools and the profession of school psychology!