Western Nebraska School Mental Health Virtual Conference


Starts in 3 Days, 5 Hours

03/09/2021 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

March 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm MST

Join industry professionals and experts to provide you with pertinent information, inspiring ways and practical practices to assist you every day in the hectic and ever-busy world of education.

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Keynote Address by Ali Hearn: Finding Certainty During Uncertain Times

The need to create a safe, consistent, predictable, equitable environment for our youth to thrive in both academically and socially/emotionally is critical no matter what challenges are present in the world around us. When the ground feels unstable, we have to go back to the core of what we know works to support all our youth, families and staff in achieving our intended outcomes.

Breakout Sessions

  • Nutrition & Mental Health
  • Building a Multi-Tiered System of Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Support
  • Meeting Student SEL Needs Through the Section 504 Process
  • Restorative Approaches to Challenging Behavior
  • Best Practices & Comprehensive Programs
  • Podcasting – Restorative Practices
  • Building a Multi-Tiered System of Support for Educators
  • What is MTSS? What You Should Know
  • The Six Pillars of a Trauma-Informed School
  • SEL Tier I & Tier II Supports

Schedule – Mountain Time

  • 9:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks
  • 9:15 – Keynote – Ali Hearn
  • 10:15 – Q & A with Ali Hearn
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:45 – Breakout Session #1
  • 11:30 – Lunch break
  •             Show Us Your Pet!
  • 12:30 p.m. – Breakout Session #2
  • 1:15 – Break
  • 1:30 – Chair Yoga
  • 2:00 – Unveil the NEW NDE SEL Plan
  • 2:15 – Panel – “Becoming a Trauma Sensitive School”
  • 3:00 – Door Prizes & Closing

Introducing the Keynote – Ali Hearn

Ali Hearn, LCSW is a National speaker, trainer, and coach whose mission is to shift mindsets and ignite fires within others to create sustainable change and impact.  Ali spent the last decade as a lead with the Midwest PBIS Network in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on PBIS supporting coaches, teams, schools, districts, communities and states across the country to more effectively meet the social/emotional/behavioral/mental health needs of all youth.  Today, as an educational consultant, Ali is more committed than ever to strengthening the social/emotional competencies of our educators, supporting the installation of Restorative Practices within school systems, and reinforcing MTSS frameworks to better hold the important work that needs to get done in education.  Ali received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois, her Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Vendors & Sponsors – Thank you!

  • NASB – Nebraska Association School Boards
  • Nebraska Department of Education- Healthy Schools
  • Nebraska Health Care Jobs
  • Nebraska Total Care
  • Panhandle Public Health District – Opioids and Additions
  • Panhandle Public Health District – HOPE Squad
  • PBIS Positive Behavior Intervention Supports – Heather Gill
  • United Health Care

Most sessions will be recorded and available following the conference for 30 days.

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