Informative and Affordable: Plan Now for These Pre- and Post-Conference Events

Posted on May 29, 2012


ASHA’s pre- and post-conference workshops present affordable ways to build your skills and valuable experiences that are approved for continuing education credits. Here’s a brief snapshot of our offerings for 2012 so you can plan accordingly. Full descriptions including learning outcomes and continuing education credits will be published at a later date.

Pre-conference Workshops: $50
Wednesday, October 10

8 am – 12 pm
Best Practices for School Health Coordinators, sponsored by American Cancer Society 

Kim McLaughlin, MS Ed, CAS, MCHES, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership

Kim McLaughlin presents an extension of her presentation in ASHA’s April webinar. She served as a Regional Coordinator and a State Center Coordinator of Coordinated School Health and Supportive  Learning Environment initiatives in New York State for over 25 years. In these roles she worked collaboratively with many state, regional and local school and agency partners to build the capacity of school communities to develop, enhance and sustain healthy, safe and supportive schools that impact on student achievement and success.

9 am – 12 pm
Helping Students With Asthma Make Connections: Beyond Asthma Action Plans

Ben Francisco, PhD, Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy, University of Missouri

Dr. Francisco presents an extension of ASHA’s Asthma Control webinar series. Thanks to his tireless work, caregivers and educators throughout Missouri are drastically improving how they care for children with asthma. Considering more than 111,000 of Missouri’s children suffer from asthma, that’s no small feat.

Dr. Francisco has spent more than 14 years studying and proving the effectiveness of different types of education on the treatment of kids with asthma. His body of clinical research findings led to the creation of several groundbreaking programs including Asthma Ready™ Communities, a Missouri program aimed at improving asthma care through educating teachers, school nurses and other pediatric health care professionals. Read More

12 pm – 4 pm
National Sexuality Education Standards: Making the Connection to State Policy and Evidence Based Intervention
Nora Gelperin, M.Ed., Answer

In January 2012, ASHA’s Journal of School Health published the “National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K-12.” Nora Gelperin and her organization played a critical role in creating the standards and for this workshop, will cover their real-world implications.

Post-conference Workshops: Free
Saturday, October 13

12:30 – 3:30
Children’s Health Advocacy 101, sponsored by Texans Care for Children

Lauren Dimitry, BA, MPAff

Started in 1985 as “The CARE Coalition,” Texans Care for Children began as a network of child-centered groups, seeking to speak with one voice before the Texas Legislature. Today the group continues to advocate for children and mobilize Texans to make a difference for children in their communities.

Ms. Dimitry joined Texans Care in 2010 to focus on child health issues leading up to the 82nd legislative session. She previously worked as an editorial assistant at the Austin American-Statesman, as an AmeriCorps member with survivors of domestic violence, and as a sustainability consultant focused on corporate social responsibility. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Government and received her Master’s of Public Affairs from UT’s Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs in 2010.

12:30 – 3:30
Photovoice, ASHA and School Health: Understanding the Process, and Coming to Shared Meaning about ASHA and School Health

Beth Miller, PhD, RD, LD, University of Cincinnati and Catherine L. Ramstetter, PhD, University of Cincinnati, CET&L

Since 1999 PhotoVoice has pioneered the use of participatory photography as a tool for communication, self expression and advocacy. Throughout the world, thee organization has worked with marginalised and vulnerable communities whose human rights are being undermined. Its partners have included Amnesty International, World Vision, UNICEF, Save the Children, The International HIV/AIDS Alliance and United Response.

Register on Paper (For multiple registrants or to pay by check/purchase order.)

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