Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents: What Can Schools Do?
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Visitation Academy (map)
Anxiety, depression, and suicide rates in children and teens are high and continue to rise. New approaches are needed to address this mental health crisis. A model utilized at Saint Louis University School of Medicine that resulted in an 80% reduction in rates of depression and anxiety will be described. The workshop will then focus on how this model could be implemented in independent schools in St. Louis, what barriers are likely, and how they could be overcome.
Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd
Associate Dean for Curriculum, Professor of Pediatrics
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Head of School
Identifying and Addressing Dyslexia | Executive Functions and the Teenage Brain LASE 2018 Insight Series
8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Immanuel Lutheran School, Olivette (map)
8:30-11:30am: With Missouri mandating dyslexia screening and subsequent interventions, it is more critical than ever that educators understand Dyslexia, it’s warning signs, and the importance of early intervention.
12:30-3:30pm: The demands of our executive skills become increasingly more complex with age. Most children with poor executive skills chronically appear to be underperforming.
Members only: Making the Most of Your Annual Giving Program
8:30am - 10:00am
Location: Kirk Day School (map)
Take your annual appeal beyond a year-end mailing and transform your annual giving. Join us for a presentation and roundtable discussion to learn about and share best practices for annual giving requests and marketing materials, donor communication and follow up, donor segmentation and targeted requests, volunteer engagement, and thanking your donors. We’ll also discuss alumni engagement strategies and how to leverage alumni to support your annual giving program.
Members only: Supporting Students on Social and Emotional Wellness in the Digital Age Workshop for Teachers, Division Heads, Curriculum Directors, School Counselors et. al.
8:30am - 10:00am
Location: Rossman School (map)
A talk for school professionals about the latest research on digital natives to help them appropriately support young people as they encounter and master these digital skills.