2nd Annual CREC Mindfulness Conference
Health, Wellness, and Emotional Well-Being of Children, Youth, and Families
Co-Sponsored by Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) and Central State University
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tish Jennings
Dr. Jennings is an Associate Professor of Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of mindfulness and social and emotional learning. With extensive experience as a practitioner, teacher, and scientist, Dr. Jennings draws on research from the fields of neuroscience, psychology and education to promote improvements in school climate and student academic and behavioral outcomes.
Registration: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
(Optional) Tai Chi or Yoga for Classrooms: 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Conference: 8:20 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$100 per person (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Main Campus
1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06051
Assessing the Effect of a Contemplative-based Coloring Intervention on Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Joan Nicoll-Senft - Professor, Central CT State University
Bottom-up Balance: A grassroots approach to implementing mindfulness in schools
Laura Sheinkopf - Integrated Programs Coordinator, Cold Spring School, New Haven, CT
Creative Mindfulness: In the moment with Improvised Sound and Movement
Adele Paxton - Professor, Central CT State University
Cultivating Self-Compassion to combat trauma’s impact on higher education students.
Linda B. Domenitz - Director of Career Development and Placement, Capital Community College
Integrity, Invitation, Intention: Cultivating Mindfulness in Your Community
Joanna Curry-Sartori - Community Therapist, The Bridge Family Center
Brandon Nappi - Founder and Executive Director Copper Beach Institute
Mindfulnes Based Self Care for Staff
Tara Beatty - Clinician, Reliance House, Norwich, CT
Mindfulness in Early Childhood
Ann Sullivan - Director, Bepresent4life
Mindfulness in the Classroom
Christina Brown - Teacher of Health and Wellness, Watkinson School, Hartford, CT
Mindfulness..."The Art Of Cleaning Your Space...Your Mind"
Maritza Soto-Gomez - Theme facilitator/Mindfulness Program Director, Breakthrough Magnet School, Hartford
On the Neuroscience of Emotional Self-Regulation
Vamsi Koneru - Clinical Psychologist, Koneru Psychotherapy
Promoting Emotional Well-Being and Resilience Through Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Judy S. Itzkowitz - Education Consultant, LLC
Read All About It! Implement Mindful Practices Through Children's Literature
Melissa Delaney - Instructional Coach, Newington Public Schools
RULER SEL Program Implementation and Issues in Public Schools
Mike Rollins - Secondary Science Supervisor, West Hartford Public Schools
Staying Sane During Times of Change: Moving from Impossible to Possible
Sharon Gutterman - Consultant and instructor, Mindful Wow
Stepping Through the Side Door: Teens and Mindfulness
Traci Hodes - School Psychologist, Cheshire Public Schools
Using MindUp Curriculum to support Student Social and Emotional Competencies
Peg Donohue - Assistant Professor, Central CT State University
Working Together: Exploring Entry Points for Mindfulness in School Settings
Martha Rouleau - Assistant Principal, Har-Bur Middle School, Burlington, CT