Is there a connection among student behaviors such as bullying, depression or other student problems that make focus and learning difficult and what is called “mental health” - and can the negatives be prevented??? Come find out?
Come to NEXUS 8:
MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER SO THAT ALL MAY LEARN
April 21, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bryant High School Cafeteria (on the lower level)
2709 Popkins Lane
Alexandria, Virginia 22306
NEXUS is sponsored by the citizen Advisory Board for The Joe & Fredona Gartlan Center for Community Mental Health,
In the Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County, Virginia.
Gartlan’s Nexus Team organizes forums, supports activities and advocates for those who share effective programs and strategies to help the young learn healthy brain-ways in a stressful world.
This conference is the 8th free, public forum exploring opportunities for:
Strong Mental Health Outcomes
Among Children and Youth
Through Education and Research for
Prevention & Intervention.
Contact: Lainge Bailey, Nexus Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org with your reservation and choice of RR chicken or roast beef sandwich or salad.
Come and bring your questions for the following folks:
NEXUS 8 CONFERENCE...MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER...APRIL 2012
W. Elliott Bales, Master of Ceremonies (MC)
Scott Surovell (D-44th) (Time:TBA) Virginia Delegate
Co-facilitators Karla Bruce, Division Director, Regions 1 and 4
Regional Services and Center Operations, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and Mary Ann Panarelli, EdD, Director, Intervention and Prevention Services, Fairfax County Public Schools
AM Gail Ritchie, SAMHSA/CMHS – The Good Behavior Game
Taking Ideas from the Field Into The Classroom:
Tina Hone – Founder of the Nonprofit-The Coalition of The Silent and former FCPS Board member
Tina Wilkerson, FCPS Program Manager for FCPS Applied Behavior Analysis Program (ABA PreK-2 Adapted –12)
Nannette Bowler , Director, Fairfax County Family Services – and The Team: Mary Phelps & Kesha Edwards – Fairfax County Department of Family Services – and the "Learning Cottage'
West Potomac High School Players - Improving behaviors school-wide, identified in the 2011 Fairfax County Youth Survey
PM: Dan Storck - Mount Vernon Representative to the Fairfax County Public Schools Board – presents a 30K foot view present and future progress meeting individual, mental and physical, holistic health needs as well as academic needs.
Denise Juliano-bult – Chief of the Systems Research and Disparities in Mental Health Services Research Programs, National Institute of Mental Health - improving the effectiveness of services for young people with severe mental illness including programs addressing homelessness, incarceration, and community.
Taking Ideas into the Real World -
Dennis Fee – Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court -
Kathy Furr, Program Coordinator, Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Home
Jorjanne Gausman Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.(CSB) senior member, CSB resource team for children’s mental health
James Gillespie, LCSW, MPA, CSA Program Manager, Fairfax-Falls Church
Dr. Sharon Hunt, Principal Project Specialist at American Institute of Research (AIR) Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership)
James Sawyer - MS, NCC- Youth Involvement Content Specialist - National Federation of Families - meaningful youth involvement