CESA 5 Mental Health & Behavior Summit

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Heather Fish
Agency Assistant: Julia Jiannacopoulos 608-745-5423
Location: Glacier Canyon Lodge
45 Hillman Rd
Lake Delton, WI 53965
Facility: Conference Center
9/18/2017 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
9/19/2017 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Purpose:  This two-day conference provides information & techniques to assist with behavior management & mental health needs specific to the school setting for a variety of school aged students. The conference also provides an opportunity for educators to network/collaborate around behavioral & mental health needs.  In addition to distinguished key-note speakers, this conference features: speakers are 'practicing experts in the field', multiple breakout sessions, vendor fair with demos, hands-on training, Q & A, and terrific door prizes.

Keynotes & Breakout Sessions

Dr Brian Fidlin, Psy.D - ‘Adolescent Brain Development’
Dr Fidlin is a clinical psychologist and nationally recognized speaker on the areas of pediatric brain development, substance abuse/dependency, and obesity. His presentation will include straight-forward discussion of adolescent brain development and the impact this has on decision making, emotions & risk taking.

Dr. Scott Bautch, D.C., DACBOH, CCST, CCSP - 'Slowing Down the Hamster Wheel'
In this fast-paced, hectic world where we all feel like hamsters running on a wheel, it is easy to get caught up in the doing of “things” and not take care of ourselves. However, taking care of ourselves is essential to our well-being. We cannot give to others what we do not have within ourselves. Discover ways to overcome barriers and discover your inner purpose. Love being you.

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria - Returning for 2 breakout sessions!
Dr Navsaria is strongly engaged in early brain and child development, which include the neurobiological effects of adversity and poverty upon the developing brain.
Dr. Dipesh Navsaria's Website

Other topics include:

  • It's Not You, It's My Prefrontal Cortex
  • Exercise and it’s Effects on Learning
  • Warning! Warning! Warning! - Ending classroom behavior problems
  • Reaching Struggling Parents
  • 7ei of Trauma Sensitive Schools
  • Effective Strategies for Addressing Student Mental Health Needs
  • Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students
  • Family and Community Supports for Mental Health and Behavior
  • The Role of Forgiveness in Mental Health
  • Overcoming the Cultural Divide
  • Behavioral Inhibition, Executive Functioning, Self-Esteem, and Stuckness: How to Fight Back
  • Baraboo Teens N Theatre presents a live performance of “Cutter” -  Erica Cochrane, Producer
  • Judson Laipply motivational speaker and dancer: "Evolution of Dance"

Viterbo Credit:  Optional 1 graduate credit from Viterbo University is available for two-day attendees (additional fee).  You can sign up and pay the Viterbo fee when you check-in at the conference - there is a designated table for Graduate Credit Registration.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $225 for both days if registered by August 28, 2017
$250 for both days - one day is also available for $150, just let us know and we'll adjust the pricing.

Rooms are available for state rates at The Wilderness Hotel at Glacier Canyon Lodge: single $82, double/triple/quad $99. To reserve a room, call 1-800-867-9453, tell the reservationist you are with the CESA 5 / Mental Health & Behavior group leader number 604586.  Rates are subject to state and local taxes (currently 12.25%) in effect at the time of check in, unless proprer tax exempt documentation is provided prior to check-in.  State rates only apply for reservations until lodging block is filled or until August 28, 2017, so don't delay.

Payment:  When paying by check or PO, please include a copy of your MyQuickReg confirmation email.  Mail or fax to: CESA 5, 626 E Slifer St, Portage, WI 53901. Fax: (608) 742-2384.

Register Early - limited to 300 participants.    

If you have any dietary restrictions which require special accommodations due to allergies or medical reasons, please let us know when you register. We will do our best working with the resort to accommodate medical issues - not food preferences.

Content Questions: Mary O’Brien (608) 745-5434 or email: or Heather Fish (608-745-5490 or email:
Registration Questions: Julia Jiannacopoulos (608) 745-5423 or email:

Cancellations:  Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel at least 10 working days before the conference.  Because of our commitments to the conference facility, presenters, vendors and participants, no refund of any kind, for any reason, will be given for cancellation requests received after September 10, 2017. CESA 5 cannot make exceptions to this policy. Registrations are transferable within your organization. Any lodging cancellations are the responsibility of the participant and not subject to any type of refund by CESA 5.  CESA 5 WILL NOT CANCEL THE CONFERENCE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. This policy replaces the cancellation policy stated below.


Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.