K-12 Healthy Minds Summit

This free event is for teachers, staff, school counselors, and school administrators that are interested in fostering emotional health and resiliency in schools.
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On July 1, we spent our time together learning from John Klem, Ph.D., LPC and Tonya Klem, Ed.S., NCSP

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They discussed adverse childhood experiences and their impact on schools and helped participants develop an understanding of how trauma/negative childhood experiences influence social and emotional learning and personality. They also discussed coping and self-care behaviors for both educators and students.

Dr. John Klem is a Professor and Program Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at UW-Stout. Tonya Klem is a school psychologist in the Ellsworth School District, operates a small private practice and has been an associate lecture at UW-Stout in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and the School Psychology program. Together they have 50 years of experience in the helping field.

 

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This free event was for teachers, staff, school counselors, and school administrators interested in fostering emotional health and resiliency in schools. 

This summit discussed adverse childhood experiences and their impact on schools. It helped participants develop an understanding of how trauma/negative childhood experiences influence social and emotional learning and personality. It also addressed coping and self-care behaviors for both educators and students.

 

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After lunch, we regrouped for table conversations based on "table starters" that have been suggested by participants. Finally, we wrap-uped by sharing ideas as a large group.

The K-12 Healthy Minds Summit is free of charge thanks to a grant by the UW-Stout Baldrige Cross-Disciplinary Committee for Valuing People. The event was sponsored in part by Mayo Clinic Health System and Prevea Health.