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Symposium Resources

Fifth Annual National Ted and Dr. Roberta Mann Foundation Symposium about Children & Young Adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

  1. How To Have Tourette syndrome (pdf)
    Josh Hanagarne, Librarian, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT
    Lauren Schrock, M.D., Neurologist, University of Utah Healthcare, UT
  2. Working with Persistently Aggressive Youth: Building Empathy and New Behaviors (pdf)
    Stan Davis, Retired School Counselor, Researcher, and Author, stopbullyingnow.com and youthvoiceproject.com, ME

  3. Children, Mental Health, and Psychiatric Medication: Empowering Parents with Information on How to Talk to Their Children about Medication and How the Medication May Impact School Performance (pdf - 4MB)
    Jane Marie Sulzle, DNP, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, PrairieCare Medical Group, MN
  4. Promoting Optimal Mental Health and Wellness in Children: What We Need to Know about Brain Development and What We Need to Do (pdf - 22MB)
    Read Sulik, M.D., Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist, Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, Sanford Health, MN
  5. Students with Learning Disabilities: Instruction and Accommodations in Reading
    Todd Busch, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Special and Gifted Education, University of St. Thomas, MN
  6. Closing Keynote Presentation

    Calming the Child who is Angry, Anxious, and Defiant: A Dedication to the Class of 2011
    Read Sulik, M.D., Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist, Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, Sanford Health, MN

 

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Goal of the Symposium

The symposium is designed to enhance awareness and identify strategies for responding to mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults from the perspective of teachers and parents.

The symposium will provide high quality professional and parent development for Minnesota educators and parents regarding:

  • children's mental health and learning disabilities
  • effective treatment planning
  • proactive, positive teaching strategies and interventions

Workshop Sessions
(Sessions held in the morning and again in the afternoon)

How To Have Tourette syndrome
Josh Hanagarne,
Librarian, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT Lauren Schrock, M.D., Neurologist, University of Utah Healthcare, UT

Working with Persistently AggressiveYouth: Building Empathy and New Behaviors
Stan Davis,
Retired School Counselor, Researcher, and Author, stopbullyingnow.com and youthvoiceproject.com, ME

Children, Mental Health, and Psychiatric Medication: Empowering Parents with Information on How to Talk to Their Children about Medication and How the Medication May Impact School Performance
Jane Marie Sulzle,
DNP, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, PrairieCare Medical Group, MN

Promoting Optimal Mental Health and Wellness in Children: What We Need to Know about Brain Development and What We Need to Do
Read Sulik,
M.D., Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist, Senior Vice President
of Behavioral Health Services, Sanford Health, MN

Students with Learning Disabilities: Instruction and Accommodations in Reading
Todd Busch,
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Special and Gifted
Education, University of St. Thomas, MN

If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Moderator: Jody Manning,
Parent Training Project Coordinator, PACER Center, MN


Carolyn Anderson,
Parent Advocate, PACER Center, MN

Pat Anderson,
Parent Advocate, PACER Center, MN

Jesús Villaseñor,
Multicultural Specialist, PACER Center, MN


Barb Ziemke,
Parent Advocate, PACER Center, MN

2011 National Speakers

Verna Price

David S. Goldbloom, M.D., FRCPC

Dr. Goldbloom completed an honors degree, majoring in Government, at Harvard University and then attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he obtained an M.A. in Physiological Sciences. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at McGill University and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goldbloom's activities have been recognized and awarded by his peers and students. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has provided talks and lectures to student, professional and public audiences. He is Vice-Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Verna Price

Jane Sulzle

Dr. Sulzle specializes in the care of children and adolescents. Her experience includes over 20 years in the medical field and 5 years in the field of psychiatry. Dr. Sulzle has chosen to specialize in working with children in the autistic spectrum. She works three days a week at Fraser Child and Family Services to provide psychiatric care for the children who receive services there.  Being able to be a part of the Fraser team has enhanced her knowledge of autism and allows her to provide care as member of a knowledgeable and compassionate team.

Read Sulik

Josh Hanagarne

Josh Hanagarne is the (formerly) twitchy, noisy giant known as the World's Strongest Librarian. He has cured his own extreme case of Tourette's Syndrome and is now working to replicate the process with others. Now that he can sit still and be quiet, his credibility as a shush-happy librarian in Salt Lake City is no longer in dispute. He believes in curiosity, questions, strength, and that things are never so bad they can't improve. You're going to believe it as well. Josh can be found online at http://worldsstrongestlibrarian.com/ and is currently in negotiations for an upcoming memoir.

Kevin Jennings

Read Sulik, M.D.

Child and adolescent psychiatrist, adult psychiatrist and pediatrician

Kevin Jennings

Stan Davis

Since the mid-1990s Stan Davis has put his energies toward helping schools prevent bullying. Stan’s trainings include building staff skills in in-the-moment intervention with unacceptable behaviors, using peer norms research and seeking and using student input, building staff-student and collegial connectedness, and building positive bystander strategies. Stan has led workshops for more than 50,000 students nationwide; focusing on empowering bystander behavior. He is currently co-researcher in the Youth Voice Project, bringing the experiences of more than 13,000 teens into our discussion about bullying prevention.

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