Standing Strong

Standing Strong

Parents and Caregivers, join us for our Standing Strong Conference September 13-15, 2021 - Virtual

This conference is designed for parents & caregivers of children impacted by trauma or struggling with attachment challenges, anxiety or neurodiversity that impacts their learning.

Helping our children get the supports, services and care that better enable their learning is NOT easy. It's why we must learn how to advocate for them and how to keep ourselves, and our families, strong and healthy in the process. If you're struggling with any of this... this event is FOR YOU.

Come meet others on similar parenting journeys and really explore what being an advocate for our children is all about.

Registration is $75 and includes all three days of sessions, plus 1-hour Support Circle daily, access to recordings of sessions through September 30, 2021 and a FREE ATN Membership. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

Schedule (Eastern time shown)

Monday, Sept 13, 2021

9:00 am – 11:00 am – Support Circles (Check your email confirmation for your circle assignment.)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – What Happened to Our Children – an overview of Trauma and Attachment Disorders – Ginger Healy, LCSW & Julie Beem, ATN’s Executive Director

1:00 pm-3:35 pm – Advocating for Your Child @School – Melissa Sadin, Ed.D., Michele Nigliazzo, Esq., Julie Beem

  • Part 1: A Primer of Special Ed
  • Part 2: Unique School Needs of Children Impacted by Trauma
  • Part 3: A Fresh Look at School Discipline

4:00 pm-6:00 pm – Support Circle(Check your email confirmation for your circle assignment.)

Tuesday, Sept 14, 2021

9:00 am-11:00 am – Support Circles (Check your email conformation for your circle assignment.)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – “For the Givers” – Overcoming Burnout to Embrace Compassionate Self-Care – Ginger Healy, LCSW & Stephanie Garde, JD

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Self-Care and Co-Regulation: It’s a Family Affair – Jane Samuel, LMFT

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm – Creating Your Family’s Circle of Support – Anna Paravano, MS

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Support Circles – (Check your email confirmation for your circle assignment.)

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

9:00 am – 11:00 am – Support Circles (Check your email confirmation for your circle assignment.)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – I Give Up…Now What:  Exploring Alternative Schooling Options – Stephanie Garde, JD and Julie Beem

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – IEPs Gone Bad: Debunking the Myths – Michele Nigliazzo, Esq., Melissa Sadin, Ed.D. and Julie Beem

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Mindset of an Advocate – Michele Nigliazzo, Esq.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Support Circles (Check your email confirmation for your circle assignment.)

 

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