2017 Center for School Behavioral Health Conference


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Event Info
Did you know that two out of three school children have been exposed to a traumatic event? Did you know that 50% of lifetime cases of mental illness develop by the age of 14, or that 71% of youth referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation have a diagnosable mental illness? Sadly, many children in our community are not receiving appropriate nurturing and guidance to help them develop healthy social skills and emotional regulation.  Sometimes, behavior is a mask for what’s really going on with a student.  But how do you know what’s underneath, and what do you do?

This one-day conference, Why Do Students Act This Way and What Can I do About It?, will engage education and social services professionals, as well as parents and advocates, in conversations focused on three tracks: restorative practices, social and emotional learning, and trauma.

The conference will focus on classroom perspectives and participants will receive ready-to-use strategies from expert speakers. Participants can choose from among 24 breakout sessions, hear from two nationally-recognized keynote speakers, and engage in and learn various strategies for personal well-being.  Also included:  an exhibition featuring community organizations, behavioral health providers and other key stakeholders. 

Breakfast and lunch is included, and 6 CEUs are available to teachers, administrators, social workers, counselors, LSSPs, LPCs, and nurses. Registration is $45.

For more information, contact Betsy Blanks at (713) 523-8963 x 231 or bblanks@mhahouston.org.


Speaker TBD

Organizer :

The Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston
and Region 4 ESC.  Generously supported by Houston Endowment.

For more information or questions, please contact:
   *  Betsy Blanks at bblanks@mhahouston.org or 713.523.8963 x 231


Fri, Oct. 13, 2017
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Region 4 ESC
7145 West Tidwell
Houston, TX 77092


Conference Cost:


Who Should Attend
Professionals, parents interested in improving student behavioral health, teachers, coaches, principals, assistant principals, district administrators, nurses, counselors, school social workers, LSSPs, and more.

Credits Available:
(6) Contact Hours, (6) CPE, (6) TSBEP