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teens Beyond Bullying
Saturday, August 12
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Region 10 Education Service Center

904 Abrams Road, Richardson, TX 75081 (map)

Registration: $15
Includes light breakfast
LPC and social work CEUs offered
Beyond Bullying is a half-day back-to-school conference for educators, parents and professionals that features an informative keynote speaker and breakout sessions discussing the latest trends in bullying prevention.
Keynote Speaker 
Temple Same as it Ever Was (Sorta): Teen Health, Risky Behaviors and the Role of Media

Jeff Temple, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Psychologist
Director, Behavioral Health and Research
Department of Ob/Gyn at The University of Texas Medical Branch

While many of the risks facing youth today are the same as in generations past, the accessibility and ubiquity of media has changed our relationships and introduced new faces to persistent challenges facing adolescents. Social media is a two-way street offering instant communications and expanded relationships. It is often a reflection of our online lives including clique forming, cyberbullying and online harassment, and sexual experimentation. Dr. Temple will share insight into the risks facing youth and share evidence-based best practices to educate youth, teachers, parents/caregivers, as well as schools and organizations, about both the risks and rewards of our connected world.

Dr. Temple's research focuses on interpersonal relationships with a particular focus on adolescent relationship abuse. His research has been funded through the National Institute of Justice, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Dr. Temple has more than 125 scholarly publications in a variety of high-impact journals including JAMA, JAMA Pediatrics, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Pediatrics and the Journal of Adolescent Health. He is also an associate editor for the Journal of Primary Prevention, a senior consulting editor for Psychology of Violence, and on the editorial boards of five other scientific journals.
Breakout Speakers
tinarobertson003 2 Teen Social Emotional Health: What You Can't Afford To Ignore

Tina Robertson, LCSW

Director of Clinical Training
Momentous Institute

The period of adolescence includes the second most significant period of brain development in a human life span. On one hand, this development stage is an important time for creative contributions. On the other hand, it can be a confusing time that often leads to poor decision-making and escalated engagement in high-risk activities. 

However, this period provides a significant opportunity to support adolescents in ways that celebrate who they are and cultivates who they can become.  How do we tap into the richness of these years and impact teens in a manner that builds and repairs their social emotional health and prepares them for the many risks they will face?  This session will provide basic principles and practices for building social emotional health with our highest-potential population – adolescents.

bobo-pic-square There's No Happy Without Healthy: Cultivating Well-Being
in the 21st Century Adolescent

Kwabena "Bobo" Blankson, MD, FAAP, CCMS

Young Men's Health & Wellness

Happiness seems to be the buzzword of the day, yet rates of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and other mental health issues continue to rise amongst adolescents. Parents, teachers, therapists and healthcare providers appear to be overwhelmed and at times ill-prepared to care for the troubled teen. Dr. Blankson draws from his wealth of experience in medicine, neuroscience and positive psychology to offer a path forward. Using a case-based approach, Dr. Blankson will present a fresh and bold approach for how teenagers (and those who care for them) can cultivate higher levels of well-being. Attendees will learn the “how” and “why” of achieving deep and meaningful relationship with adolescents. This session will also reveal the four keys to optimizing physical health and positively priming the brain to cultivate strength and value-centered living for sustained well-being.

5c8dfa119fb4d54000714ee4a69bebc3 Mindful or Mind Full? How to Harness the Power of
Mindfulness-Based Practices

Priya Singhvi, MS, LPC, LMFT

Founder and CEO
Meaningful Minds Therapy, PLLC

Mindfulness can be described simply in three words: be here now. In this workshop, learn how parents, teachers and mental health practitioners can utilize simple mindfulness-based practices to gain insight and self-awareness, reduce stress and enhance performance by simply being observers of our own thoughts. Walk away with practical techniques to use yourself and with others, including quick interventions that can be utilized in almost any setting.

Special Thanks to Our 2017 Sponsors!
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Sponsorship opportunities available
Contact James Bryant for more information at james@granthalliburton.org

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Beyond Bullying is presented by
I AM HERE Coalition
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Region 10

I AM HERE Coalition is an initiative of

It’s about help. It’s about hope. It’s about peace of mind.

Grant Halliburton Foundation works to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens and young adults; promote better mental health; and to prevent suicide. The Foundation provides mental health education, training and support to more than 21,000 students, educators, parents and professionals annually.

6390 LBJ Freeway, Suite 106  Dallas, Texas 75240 • 972.744.9790 •  www.GrantHalliburton.org • A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization

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