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An educational conference for people who live or work with teens

  Presented by Grant Halliburton Foundation. 
Wednesday, September 12
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Plano Event Center

2000 E Spring Creek Parkway • Plano, Texas

CEUs will be offered
Continental breakfast and box lunch included
PDF registration form to pay by check or PO
An educational conference for parents, professionals and people who work with teens
If you teach, counsel, mentor, live with 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 ití's hard to know how to help.

At this conference, featuring four keynote speakers and three TED-style talks by leading mental health experts, you'll learn how these issues are impacting young peoples' lives and what you can do to help.

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Tonier Cain-Muldrow
Author of Healing Neen: One Woman's Path
to Salvation from Trauma and Addiction

It's almost unfathomable to believe that just nine years ago Tonier Cain-Muldrow was in prison. In just 15 years, she had been arrested 83 times with 66 convictions. But as long as she had breath, she would still have hope.

Tonier is a childhood trauma survivor and internationally recognized trauma informed care expert. Her work has focused on heightening awareness of the characteristics and effects of trauma and improving the performance of service providers, businesses, government agencies and others who interact with trauma victims and survivors. Tonier's primary goal is to develop universal understanding of the nature of trauma and ensure that victims and survivors receive the support they need to thrive.
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Lori G. Cook, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director of Clinical Research for the Center for BrainHealth
The University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Cook is passionate about translating cutting-edge research discoveries into practical applications to empower and equip students of all ages and levels to reach their highest brain potential. She brings more than a decade of research experience developing, testing and implementing cognitive assessment and training protocols for advanced reasoning in youth. A licensed speech-language pathologist, Dr. Cook also serves as a senior clinician for the Center’s translational Brain Performance Institute, overseeing the Student BrainHealth Physical service. She is also an adjunct assistant professor for UTD’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
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Vanita Halliburton
Grant Halliburton Foundation

Vanita Halliburton is co-founder and executive chairman of Grant Halliburton Foundation, which was established in 2006 following the suicide death of her teenage son Grant Halliburton. She is a frequent speaker on youth mental health and suicide prevention to students, educators, counselors, parents, community groups and professional conferences. Halliburton speaks from the heart about her son’s battle with depression and bipolar disorder, his suicide at the age of 19, and the need for a collaborative and comprehensive approach to suicide prevention in our community. Halliburton also serves on the Texas Suicide Prevention Council, The Girls Group advisory board and the Good Life Family Magazine editorial advisory board.
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Founder and CEO
Texoma Health Foundation
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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 31,500 students, educators, parents and professionals annually.

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