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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Plano Event Center

2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074

 CEUs will be offered
Continental breakfast and lunch included
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An educational conference for parents, professionals and people who work with teens
If you teach, counsel, mentor, live or work with teens, this conference is for you!

If you live or work with teenagers, you know the tough issues they face today. Anxiety, stress, depression, self-harm, addiction, bullying and behavioral disorders are all too prevalent—and itís hard to know how to help. At this conference, youí'll learn from leading mental health experts about how these issues are impacting children's lives and what you can do to help.

Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection
of School, Stress and Social Media

Ana Homayoun
Teen and millennial expert, speaker and author of several books, including Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World

Working with teens in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge that can play host to many distractions. Many teens and young adults typically use online tools to promote and maintain community, and with that opportunity comes potential challenges. In this session, Ana will discuss the new world of social media socialization and provide practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around social media use and overall wellness.
Life Lessons: It's About Perspective and Perseverance

Scott Nady
Motivational Speaker
Former Head Football Coach

Scott Nady has a deeply moving personal story that inspires adults and young people alike with life lessons on facing adversity, overcoming substantial challenges and learning to be thankful for even the most difficult times. Known for building winning football teams, he viewed coaching as a vehicle to instill values and build character in high school students. “We probably talked 80 percent life and 20 percent football. I don’t know if I’m a successful coach until 10 years after graduation.” As a motivational speaker, Coach Nady shares the wisdom he has gained during his many years of competing, coaching, parenting, mentoring, failing and succeeding.
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Stepping Into the Chaos: Understanding and
Supporting Grieving Teenagers

Mark Hundley, M.Ed., LPC-S
McKinney Counseling Services

Developing meaningful connections with teenagers who have experienced loss is key to providing appropriate and proactive support. Understanding how to identify and address these issues is foundational to the creation of these crucial connections. Mark will share appropriate vocabulary related to teenage loss and grief, which will help establish a context where adults can begin to more effectively work with grieving teenagers. He will provide a series of practical interventions that can be used to effectively address the grieving teenager.
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Eating Disorder Basics: Recognizing Red Flags in Teens

Malak Saddy, RD, LD
Center for Discovery

The aspect of adapting a non-diet mentality and approach becomes freeing in itself not only for providers, but also to teenagers. With the consistent bombardment of nutrition tips that society and the media have provided, acclimating to a food neutrality concept can become difficult. This presentation will cover the spectrum of eating disorders, the integral role treatment providers play, warning signs to look out for, and the role of nutrition in recovery. Throughout the conversation, attendees will be empowered by the knowledge they acquire and feel more confident in applying the best practices discussed.
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Serving Up Success:
Changing Lives at
Café Momentum

Roosevelt Sargant
Case Manager
Café Momemtum
Dear Parents: What Your Teen Wants You to Know, but is
Afraid to Tell You

Jennifer Peirson, Ph.D.
McKinney Boyd High School
Transcending Depression:
Better Days Ahead

Julie Hersh
Struck by Living

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Grant Halliburton Foundation works to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens and young adults; promote better mental health; and help prevent suicide. The Foundation provides mental health education, training and support to more than 21,000 students, educators, parents and professionals annually.

6390 LBJ Freeway, Suite 106  Dallas, Texas 75240 • 972.744.9790 • • A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization

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