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July 29, 2020


Training Opportunities

Save the Date: 2020 Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference

Pre-conference December 2, 2020, Conference December 3-4, 2020
Link to Save the Date Flyer and Registration

Description:  For 20 years the Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference has been a place for Wisconsin educators to gather and learn alongside their colleagues. Keynote Presentations include:

  • “Cracked Not Broken—The Kevin Hines Story” Kevin Hines, author, documentary filmmaker 
  • “Navigating Amidst Overwhelming Times” Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute
Sectional Topics include: Preventing ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs), Mental Health, Creating a Positive School Climate, Trauma Sensitive Schools, Social Emotional Learning, and more!

WSCA - Summer Racial Equity Webinar Series

Featuring Derek Francis, Minneapolis Public Schools School Counseling Manager
Wednesday | 4:00 pm -5:30 pm | Online
August 5 – How to talk about race issues with students
August 12 – How to talk about race issues with families
August 19 – How to talk about race issues with staff

WSCA is excited to share the start of new Racial Equity Webinar Series featuring Derek!  The next series begins on August 5. Find more information and register online at

Supporting School Mental Health in the Context of Racial Violence

July 31 and August 7, 2020
View Information to Register 

This two-part series is intended for students, families, educators and school mental health professionals who are navigating the impact of racial violence on student mental health. Each 1.5-hour learning session will feature a moderator who will guide a conversation focused on strategies to advance school mental health supports for students experiencing racial violence

This event is sponsored by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC) which disseminates and implements evidence-based practices for mental disorders into the field.  Click to learn more about MHTTC

Join the WI Dept. of Health Services Webinar on the future of Medicaid Telehealth

July 31, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is hosting a Medicaid Telehealth Expansion interactive webinar on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 2 p.m. The webinar will seek input on DHS’s proposed launch of Wisconsin Act 56: Telehealth Expansion, which will significantly expand WI Medicaid’s permanent telehealth policy. 

How to join: To join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device, please click this URL to join from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on July 31, 2020. The password is 07312020. To join by phone, dial (646) 558-8656 and enter the webinar ID (999 9957 0817) when prompted.



Reunite, Renew and Thrive: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Roadmap for Opening School

July 2020
View SEL Roadmap (PDF)
CASEL presents this resource for identifying SEL critical practices which create safe, supportive and equitable learning environments to fully support students as schools reopen during the impact of COVID-19.

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