CESA 5 Mental Health & Behavior Summit

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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
9/25/2018 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
9/26/2018 09:00 AM - 03:30 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 keynote speakers, this conference features: speakers are 'practicing experts in the field', multiple breakout sessions, a vendor fair with demos, hands-on training, Q & A, and terrific door prizes.

KEYNOTES: (click on each name to learn more about them)
TUE - Nelba Marquez-Greene - Love Wins: Rethinking How to Avoid Future Mass Tragedies Like Sandy Hook

Nelba Marquez Greene, LMFT has been driven by her family motto “love wins” and a desire to ensure her daughter’s life is remembered twice as loudly as her death. Her journey has led her to every level of government, media, and the public to increase understanding and awareness to prevent violence and promote healing. Nelba will share her journey and ways she believes all mental health professionals and schools can work to help prevent future tragedies.

WED - Paul Gorski - #FixInjusticeNotKids: An Equity Literacy Approach to Mental Health & Behavior
We best prepare ourselves to cultivate healthy minds, behaviors, and schools when we learn how to understand minds, behaviors, and schools through an equity lens. This means refusing to adopt a deficit view of students with mental health differences; it means learning how to see root causes of behaviors instead of responding reactively; it means understanding how our subtle biases contribute to behaviors we might demonize in students. In this session, we will work on recognizing and rejecting old understandings that impede our abilities to serve all students equitably and develop understandings that help us become a threat to inequity in classrooms and schools.

Tuesday - Session Descriptions

Wednesday - Session Descriptions


  • Staying Connected to What Matters: Establishing a Balanced Relationship with Technology
  • Supporting and Including Transgender Students   (simple steps/tools/knowledge)
  • Seclusion & Restraint
  • Introduction to the Nurtured Heart Approach
  • Mindfulness in Schools: Best Practices
  • BIP & FBA
  • Supporting and Including LGBTQ+ Students - Absent the Support of District Leadership                    
  • Living & Teaching with a Mental Illness
  • Family & Community Supports for Mental Health and Behavior
  • The Role of Forgiveness in Mental Health
  • Vendor/product fair will be another amenity this year. 

$250 for both days - one day is also available for $150, just let us know and we'll adjust the pricing.

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) 509-7035.

LODGING: You can make your hotel reservations by calling Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells at 1-800-867-9453. Discounted room rates are in effect until September 7th, 2018. 

Double Queen rooms are $82 for single and $99.99 for 2-4 people; Two bedroom deluxe rooms are $139.99 for up to 4 people. 

Reference leader #671396 to be linked with The 2018 Mental Health Summit!

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: 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, 2018. 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.