2018 Reaching the Wounded Student Conference

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Conference Program






Conference Strands

School Safety
School Resource Officers, School Administrators, Counselors, and other professionals are invited to share effective strategies and programs that promote a physically and emotionally safe learning environment. Anti-Bullying initiatives are welcome.

Emotional Literacy
Effective programs and adopted vision/mission statements geared towards cultivating empathetic and compassionate connections (teacher-student, student-student, school-community, etc.) and its impact on the learning process.

Counseling/Therapeutic Insights
Counselors and practitioners are invited to submit proposals geared towards understanding child development and the effects of trauma on that development and learning.

Creating Community
Effective strategies for developing an inviting, respectful, and inclusive culture be it in the classroom, building, or extracurricular group setting where everyone feels they are contributing members.

Learning/Academic Achievement
Creative teaching strategies that engage and motivate students, inspiring confidence and recognition of one another’s unique strengths and abilities.

Practitioner Health and Well-Being
School/System Administrators, Counselors, and other professionals are encouraged to share programs, practices, and approaches that are effective in maintaining the emotional and physical well-being of those who work with students affected by trauma and may experience secondary trauma as a result of that interaction.


Conference Details

June 24 - June 27, 2018

Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South
(407) 597-4000
4955 Kyngs Heath Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Springhill Suites by Marriott
4991 Calypso Cay Way
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando - South Lake Buena Vista
4971 Calypso Cay Way
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Pre-Conference Workshops
Conference Strands