Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference

Advancing SBH
The 2017 Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference is a premier opportunity for representatives from schools and youth-serving agencies to network, collaborate, and learn new strategies to improve school behavioral health outcomes for children and families. Check this page frequently for changes and additions!
Registration

Schedule

  • 26 April
  • 27 April
  • 28 April

Registration

04:30 PM 08:00 PM

Registration

07:30 AM 05:00 PM

Coffee and Networking

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

09:00 AM 09:30 AM

John Rhodes

An Introducation to PCORI

09:30 AM 09:45 AM

MB Marina Broitman

Thursday Keynote: Doubling Down on PBIS: Increasing Our Precision and Implementation on Prevention and Behavioral Sciences

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

George Sugai, PhD

Break

10:45 AM 11:00 AM

Breakout 1A: Doubling Down on PBIS - part 2

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

George Sugai, PhD

Breakout 1B: How to Help Children/Adolescents in the Aftermath of Exposure to Trauma and Tragedy

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Jennifer Wolff, LISW-CP(S) CTS

Breakout 1C: Seeing and Serving the Invisible Children in Virginia: Military-Connected Students

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Marissa Miller, MA

Breakout 1D: Increasing Implementation Support Using Motivational Interviewing

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Andy Frey, PhD

Aidyn Iachini, PhD, MSW, LSW

Jon Lee, PhD

Breakout 1E: Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) Applied in a School Mental Health Program

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

RC Rachel Capps, BS

RS Rebekah Smith, BS

Breakout 1F: Understanding The Importance of School Racial Climate: Implications Of The Current Literature And Recommendations For Educators

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Charity Griffin, Ph.D., NCSP

Breakout 1G: Building a Trauma Informed resilient culture within a public school

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Angela Schardein, LCSW

Ron Van Treuen, MSSW, PhD

Breakout 1H: Characteristics of Tier III Behavior Support:  Preparing for Complex, Multi-dimensional and Protracted Intervention

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

KP Kent Parker, PhD

Breakout 1I: Behavior Management Strategies for Dually Diagnosed Special Education Students

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Daya Patton, MA, MEd, LCAS

Breakout 1J: Partnering with Teachers in the Delivery of a Classroom-Based Universal Socio-emotional Intervention Program in Urban Elementary Schools

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

BD Brian Daly, PhD

CD Chelsea Day

KD Ke Ding

CP Chandler Puhy

Lunch

12:00 PM 01:15 PM

Breakout 2A: PBIS Readiness for School Districts

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Shanna E. Hirsch, PhD, BCBA-D

June Jenkins, Med

KP Kent Parker, PhD

BS Bob Stevens, PhD

ST Susan Thomas, PhD

Mitch Yell, PhD

Breakout 2B & 3B: The Role of Schools in Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

01:15 PM 03:30 PM

Alex Karydi, PhD

Breakout 2C & 3C: Knowledge for Community Partners: Working with Community-located Children of Military Members and Veterans

01:15 PM 03:30 PM

NB Nancy Brown, MSW, PHD, LISW-CP

Breakout 2D: Achieving School Mental Health Quality and Sustainability: A Team-Based Approach Using National Performance Measures

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Elizabeth Connors

Breakout 2E: Preventing Bullying Through the CDC/ASCD Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Approach

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Bernadette R. Hampton, MEd

Breakout 2F: Emotion Coaching: Social-Emotion Intelligence and Teaching Moral Behaviors

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Michael Hylen, PhD

Breakout 2G: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Theory, Technique & Application:  An Integrated Approach For Intervening with At-Risk Students in the School Setting

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Caroline McKinnon, PhD, PMHCS-BC

Dewayne Sneed, JD, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Breakout 2H: Integrating Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports into an Afterschool Tennis Program for At-Risk Youth

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

John Farrelly, MS

AQ Ashley Quell, MEd

Breakout 2I: Supporting Transitioning Students with Mental Health Disorders through the Integration of Predictors

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

KC Kelly Clark, MSA

TO Tosha Owens, PhD

Breakout 2J: Social Emotional Assessment and Intervention: A Promising Path to School Success

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

LW Lisa-Anne Williams, MEd

Break

02:15 PM 02:30 PM

Breakout 3A: PBIS Readiness for Schools

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Shanna E. Hirsch, PhD, BCBA-D

June Jenkins, Med

KP Kent Parker, PhD

BS Bob Stevens, PhD

ST Susan Thomas, PhD

Mitch Yell, PhD

Breakout 3D: Using Prototyping to Rapidly Build and Test New Behavioral Health Services

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

MF Melissa Freedman, MSW

Robert Hock, LiSW-CP, PhD

MD Margriet de Zeeuw Wright, MSW, PhD

Breakout 3E: Bullying in an increasingly diverse school population: A socio-ecological model analysis

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Jane Seok Jeng Lim, PhD

Breakout 3F: Mental Health Challenges, Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Disorders, Mental Health Diagnosis—Which is it?

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Nicole Cox, Med

Breakout 3G: Integrating Mindfulness in the Classroom Setting

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Elizabeth Atkins, AA, BA, MEd, PMCASC

Breakout 3H: Lost in the Mainstream; Serving Children from a Linguistic Minority in the Classroom

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Roger Williams, LMSW, QMHI-S

Breakout 3I: Building Strong Collaborations Between Researchers and School Districts: Lessons Learned from the USC Project to Learn about Youth

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

W. Joshua  Bradley, BA

Katelynn  Burgess, BA

Kate Flory, PhD

Patrick Owen, PsyD

Breakout 3J: School Mental Health Response and Resilience during the 2015 South Carolina Floods

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

DB Douglas Bates, MSW

RC Ryan Carlson, PhD

JO Jonathan Ohrt, PhD

Brooke Wymer, MSW, LISW-CP

Break

03:30 PM 03:45 PM

Poster Session / Reception

03:30 PM 05:00 PM

Registration

08:30 AM 12:00 PM

Coffee & Networking

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Welcome

09:00 AM 09:15 AM

Friday Keynote: Old school innovation: Collaboration between parents and scientists

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Gloria Reeves, MD

Break

10:15 AM 10:30 AM

Breakout 4A: Old School Innovation – Part 2

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Gloria Reeves, MD

Breakout 4B: Keeping It In The Family: School-based Family Counseling Services

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Karen Cooper-Haber, PhD

VK Viki Kelchner, PhD

Breakout 4C: Suicide Prevention for Behavioral Health Professionals

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

CW Chaniece Winfield, PhD

Breakout 4E: Teach With Passion Manage With Compassion

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Pamela Bouie, PhD

Breakout 4F: Making the Connection Between PBIS and OBPP

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

June Jenkins, Med

JU Jan Urbanski, EdD

Breakout 4G: Bullying and LGBTQ Youth

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Mary Foster Cox, BSN, MN, PhD

Laura C. Hein, PhD, RN, FAAN

Breakout 4I & 5I: Paper Tigers®: Linking Adverse Childhood Experiences and School Behavioral Health

10:30 AM 12:45 PM

AF Allison Farrell, MPH, LISW-CP, ACM

Aditi Srivastav

Breakout 5A: The Role of Educational Advocates in Ensuring Educational Access.

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

CR Claire Raj, JD

Breakout 5B: Beyond Family Court Advocacy: Establishing School and Community Connections for Youth Success

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Aleksandra Chauhan, PhD, JD

Yolonda Marshall, BA, MSW

DM D. Michael Mathison, JD

Breakout 5C: Improving Therapy Outcomes for Children in the Child Welfare System: Engaging Creative Supports in Trauma Treatment Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Jennifer Dollar, LISW-CP

Brooke Wymer, MSW, LISW-CP

Breakout 5D: Response to Intervention, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and Federal Law

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Mitch Yell, PhD

Breakout 5E: State Level Steps Toward Supporting Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Cheri Shapiro, PhD

Breakout 5F: Teach With Passion Manage With Compassion - ENCORE

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Pamela Bouie, PhD

Breakout 5G: Connecting the Dots: An Online Behavioral Health Referral System

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

John Damhof, BAA

Erin Fawkes, EdS

Kim Kaspar, MSW

Lunch

12:45 PM 01:45 PM

Breakout 6A: Family Navigator Training Manual

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Gloria Reeves, MD

Breakout 6B: Effective School-Based Mental Health Programs

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Chris Haines, MS

Breakout 6C: Promoting Wellness in Our Early Adolescent Girls Through the Use of Physical Activity-Positive Youth Development Programs

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Frank Scaringello, MSEd

Breakout 6D: Juvenile Mental Health Court

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

KD Kayin Darby, JD

MM Monica McConnell, PhD

Breakout 6E: Using a School-Wide Economy System to Support PBIS

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

SC Shelton Clinton, MA

Breakout 6F: Strategies to Improve FBA-BIP Implementation and Fidelity

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Shanna E. Hirsch, PhD, BCBA-D

Breakout 6G: Improving collaboration, quality of services, and outcomes using electronic documentation and reporting systems in school settings.

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Natasha King, BICM, MACP

Break

02:45 PM 03:00 PM

Roundtable 1: Roundtable Discussion: School Behavioral Health and Military Connected Youth

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Roundtable 2: Roundtable Discussion: School Behavioral Health and Child Welfare

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Roundtable 3: Roundtable Discussion: School Behavioral Health and Juvenile Justice

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Roundtable 4: Open

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Continuing Ed

Speakers

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Gabriela Alshafie, MA

Doctoral Candidate
Spalding University

Elizabeth Atkins, AA, BA, MEd, PMCASC

School Counselor
Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School

27 April

DB

Douglas Bates, MSW

Doctoral Candidate
University of South Carolina

27 April

Pamela Bouie, PhD

President / CEO
Accelerating Excellence
Dr. Pamela Bouie is passionate about helping others learn, grow and flourish. Having an extensive background in education provided her with the opportunity to work with individuals from various age groups, cultures and backgrounds. She effectively served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and in several positions at the central office level. In addition, she has traveled to six of the seven continents where she identified, selected and/or trained educators for success in the classroom.

Dr. Bouie currently uses her fine-tuned skills to enhance teaching and learning in schools and school districts throughout the United States. She serves as a consultant, presents at conferences and provides stimulating professional development. Her presentations are research-based, exciting and interactive. Participants leave her sessions with practical, powerful and proven strategies that can be implemented immediately.

Whether her audience is a small group of five or a large group of 500, she consistently receives rave reviews!

Please accept this invitation to visit her website at http://pamelabouie.com.

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W. Joshua Bradley, BA

Research Specialist
University of South Carolina
Josh Bradley received a B.A. in Experimental Psychology and a Minor in Music from the University of South Carolina in Spring 2016. Currently, Josh is a research specialist with the USC School Behavioral Health Team and assistant project manager for the USC Project to Learn about Youth, a study examining the prevalence of behavioral and emotional health concerns among K-12 students. In the future, Josh hopes to attend graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He is interested in conducting research that will help to improve and strengthen the lives of children and families. Josh currently holds membership with the American Psychological Association, APA Div. 44: Society for Couple and Family Psychology, APA Div. 53: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Sigma Alpha Lambda, and the National Eagle Scout Association.

27 April

MB

Marina Broitman

Senior Program Officer
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

27 April

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Nancy Brown, MSW, PHD, LISW-CP

Associate Professor
University of South Carolina

27 April

Katelynn Burgess, BA

Project Manager
University of South Carolina
In 2015, Katelynn Burgess received her Bachelors of Arts in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina. During her undergraduate career, Katelynn was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, IMPULSE International, and the Carolina Service Council. She also worked as a Research Assistant for the Psychology Department and the School of Library and Information Science. Katelynn is currently the Project Manager for the USC Project to Learn about Youth, directed by Dr. Kate Flory. In addition to her work in clinical psychology, Katelynn would like to pursue a graduate degree in neuroscience. Her research interests include behavioral neuroscience and neuropharmacology.

27 April

RC

Rachel Capps, BS

Clinical Research Assistant
Appalachian State University

27 April

RC

Ryan Carlson, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina

27 April

Lori Chappelle, MA

Clinic Director / Director of Children’s Services
Waccamaw Center for Mental Health

Aleksandra Chauhan, PhD, JD

Assistant Public Defender
Youth Reentry Program, Richland County Public Defender’s Office, Columbia, SC
Dr. Aleksandra Chauhan is an assistant public defender in Richland County, Columbia, South Carolina. In 2015-2016, she obtained two federal grants to open a juvenile reentry program at the Richland Public Defender’s Office. The Juvenile Reentry team that she supervises consists of a social worker, youth advocates and a civil attorney. It focuses on assisting youth involved in criminal justice system with tools to be successful upon their transition to the community. Dr. Chauhan received her Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. During her doctoral studies she focused on researching the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the impact the UN Committee has on the implementation of the Convention across the globe. After obtaining her Ph.D., she studied law and in 2013 received her J.D. at the University of South Carolina School of Law. In addition to representing youth, Dr. Chauhan is on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Children’s Rights and is a co-director of the Southern Juvenile Defense Center.

28 April

KC

Kelly Clark, MSA

Graduate Research Assistant
UNC-Charlotte
Kelly A. Clark is a doctoral student in Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She works as a graduate assistant with the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition and serves as the student representative for the North Carolina Division on Career Development and Transition. Kelly received her Masters in School Administration and curriculum and instruction specialist license from UNCC and her Bachelors in Special Education from UNC-Greensboro.Kelly has eight years of teaching experience in a multiple settings, including one year as a general education math teacher at an alternative school; and primarily served students with low incidence disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, emotional and behavior disorders, mild, moderate, and severe intellectual disabilities, and multiple disabilities. Her research interests include improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities including those with mental health disorders, transition practices within the juvenile justice system, professional development for special education teachers, and developing interventions that infuse self-determination skills into the academic curriculum.

27 April

SC

Shelton Clinton, MA

Director, York One Academy
York School District One, York SC

28 April

Elizabeth Connors

Assistant Professor
Center for School Mental Health, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine

27 April

Karen Cooper-Haber, PhD

(position needed)
Lexington School District Five, Columbia SC

28 April

Mary Foster Cox, BSN, MN, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor
University of South Carolina

28 April

Nicole Cox, Med

School Counselor
Richlands High School, Richlands, NC
Nicole obtained her Master’s degree in School Counseling in 2008 from the University of West Alabama. She has been in public education for the last 14 years. Her plan is to enroll in the Education Specialist program for Professional Counseling and Supervision with the University of West Georgia this fall then follow that with their Doctorate of Education in Professional Counseling and Supervision. She has a true passion for Mental Health. She has been certified as an instructor and responder in both the Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid programs. She enjoys working with students and their families that struggle with mental health issues. She has a strong will to serve as an advocate and fight the stigma attached to mental health.

27 April

BD

Brian Daly, PhD

Associate Professor
Drexel University

27 April

John Damhof, BAA

Educational Technology Coach
Aurora Public Schools

28 April

KD

Kayin Darby, JD

Associate Probate Judge
Richland County Probate Court, Columbia, SC

28 April

CD

Chelsea Day

Student
Drexel University

27 April

MD

Margriet de Zeeuw Wright, MSW, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina, College of Social Work

27 April

ID

Ida Dickie, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of Forensic Graduate Psychology
Spalding University
KD

Ke Ding

Clinical Research Assistant
Drexel University

27 April

Jennifer Dollar, LISW-CP

Director of Social Work Field Education & Lecturer of Social Work
Columbia College

28 April

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Allison Farrell, MPH, LISW-CP, ACM

Project Director
University of South Carolina
Allison Farrell is the Project Director of The Pee Dee Resiliency Project, an integrated school and community initiative in partnership with South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Children’s Trust of South Carolina, and The University of South Carolina. She joined the School Behavioral Health Team in May of 2016 as Project Coordinator for PERSIST (Promoting Early Resiliency in Students through Safety and Support Teams), a School Based Mental Health initiative focused on building resilience among children in 12 elementary schools in the Pee Dee Region. Prior to joining the SBHT, Allison worked on the evaluation team for the New York City Asthma Initiative and Project ACCESS, a multi-city campaign using social marketing to identify and link to care HIV infected youth. From 2010-2016 Allison worked as a Medical Social Worker Case Manager in the Emergency Department of a Level I Trauma Center serving adults and children from 17 counties in South Carolina. She earned a M.P.H. from New York University in 2000 and a M.S.W. from the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina in 2010. Allison completed The Interdisciplinary Educational Specialization in End-of-Life Care program, a Duke Endowment Fellowship with Winthrop University in 2010. She is an Accredited Case Manager (ACM) and a Licensed Independent Social Worker- Clinical Practitioner (LISW-CP).

28 April

John Farrelly, MS

Teacher
Charleston County School Dist., Charleston, SC

27 April

Erin Fawkes, EdS

AWARE Coach, School Psychologist
Aurora Public Schools

28 April

Kate Flory, PhD

Professor
University of South Carolina
Kate Flory, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina, where she is also a member of the Parenting and Family Research Center. After earning her Bachelor’s degree at Duke University, Dr. Flory received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky and completed her clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Dr. Flory’s research interests include understanding childhood, adolescent, and young adult outcomes associated with a childhood diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including social and academic impairment, depression and suicidal thoughts, substance use, risky sexual behavior, and other health-risk behaviors. She is also interested in understanding the prevalence of behavioral and emotional health concerns among children and adolescents. Dr. Flory’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Flory currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

27 April

MF

Melissa Freedman, MSW

Curriculum Accountability Coordinator
University of South Carolina, College of Social Work

27 April

Andy Frey, PhD

Professor
Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville
Andy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. He has served as the mental health consultant for Jefferson County Public Schools Head Start/Early Head Start program in Louisville, KY for the past 15 years. He coordinates the School Social Work Specialization program at Kent and has active research agenda focusing on: (1) the provision of school-based mental health and school social work services, (2) applications of motivational interviewing in school settings, and (3) the First Step to Success early intervention program. He has several publications related to school social work services and school-based applications of motivational interviewing; Dr. Frey is a co-author of Motivational Interviewing in Schools: Strategies to Engage Parents, Teacher, and Students.

27 April

Charity Griffin, Ph.D., NCSP

Assistant Professor
Winston-Salem State University
Dr. Charity Brown Griffin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Winston-Salem State University. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. After completing her graduate training, Dr. Griffin served children and families at elementary, middle and high schools through her practice for Guilford County Schools as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Dr. Griffin is also Licensed as a Psychologist by the North Carolina Psychology Board. Dr. Griffin’s research program examines cultural and contextual factors that contribute to positive youth development, with a specific focus on African American adolescents. More specifically, her research seeks to integrate principles from multiple disciplines (school psychology; developmental psychology; education) to elucidate African Americans youths’ experiences with race-related processes and the consequences of these experiences for educational, psychological and health outcomes. Her work spans multiple areas and include racial identity, racial socialization, racial discrimination, school racial climate, school engagement and gender-related processes. Dr. Griffin is also committed to the translation of her research into practice, including the development of culturally specific intervention and prevention programming. http://www.maadlabatwssu.com/

27 April

Chris Haines, MS

School-Based Program Coordinator
South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Chris Haines, M.S. is the Program Coordinator for School-Based Services and Intensive Community-Based Services at Greenville Mental Health Center, one of 17 community mental health centers that comprise the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. Under Chris’s leadership, the School-Based Services Program at GMHC has rapidly expanded and now stations full-time counselors in 41 public schools in South Carolina’s largest school district. In 2013, Chris and GMHC piloted a treatment approach stationing bachelors-level Behavior Coaches alongside masters-level Mental Health Counselors in schools with higher needs for behavioral interventions. This program was the first of its kind in South Carolina and is now being implemented in four schools. GMHC piloted stationing multiple Mental Health Counselors in schools with high caseloads for the first time this year. For nearly a decade, Chris has served as the Mental Health Counselor at West Greenville School, where he specializes in the treatment of adolescents with severe emotional, behavioral, and relational difficulties. Chris is on the South Carolina roster of clinicians trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Chris’s professional experience includes community and home-based family therapy and Multisystemic Therapy with inner-city youth and families in Washington, DC as well as serving as a Counselor and Adjunct Professor in the Psychology and Honors Leadership Programs at North Greenville University. Chris’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC, as well as a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. While Chris grew up in Atlanta, GA, he considers Greenville home and lives there with his wife, Heather, and son, Aiden. Chris is honored to be part of serving the children and families of South Carolina. Contact Numbers: • Greenville Mental Health Center Office: 864-241-1040 • School Office: 864-355-0226

28 April

Bernadette R. Hampton, MEd

President
The South Carolina Education Association
Bernadette Hampton is President of The South Carolina Education Association. Before assuming the presidency in 2014, she was a mathematics instructor and mathematics department chair at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort County for 21 years. She served as president of her local, The Beaufort County Education Association, from 2002 through 2008. She also served as the Vice President of The SCEA from 2010-2014. Ms. Hampton has been a member of the United Education Profession for 21 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Morris College and a Master of Education from Cambridge College. She also received a second Master of Education in Teaching from the University of South Carolina located in Columbia, SC. Ms. Hampton has been a member of the Morris College National Alumni Association Leadership Team from 2009 - 2014. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, as well as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

27 April

Laura C. Hein, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor
University of South Carolina
Dr. Laura C. Hein is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of South Carolina and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She is a leading scholar on LGBTQ health disparities and is nationally and internationally recognized. Her current work is focused on improving LGBTQ health through policy change.. She was the initiator and primary author of the first nursing White Paper denouncing reparative therapy, which was adopted as policy by the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN). Dr. Hein co-chairs the LGBTQ Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing , serves on the Advisory Board of the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center in Columbia, SC and is Vice President for External Affairs of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, where she works to build interprofessional relationships with other organizations that also support LGBTQ health equality.

28 April

Shanna E. Hirsch, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor
Clemson University
Shanna E. Hirsch is an assistant professor of special education at Clemson University. She has previously worked as a special education teacher and behavior analyst in Boston, Nashville, and Washington, DC. These experiences have shaped her research, teaching, and service. Her expertise centers on (a) supporting novice teachers learn to implement evidence-based classroom management practices, (b) developing supports for students with or at risk for emotional behavioral disorders, and (c) implementing positive behavior supports.

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Robert Hock, LiSW-CP, PhD

Faculty
University of South Carolina, College of Social Work

27 April

Michael Hylen, PhD

Department Chair, Education Specialties, Associate Professor, School of Education
Asbury University
I am an Associate Professor and chair for the Department of Education Specialties in the School of Education. Prior to that I enjoyed a 25-year career as a public and private school educator. During that time I served predominantly as a high school math teacher and principal. My most extensive work was as an alternative high school principal for students with emotional disorders and behavior problems. I worked both in the inner city of St. Louis and in the surrounding counties. I have an earned Ph.D. from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a specific emphasis on At-Risk Students and Character Education. I have co-authored articles and books that emphasize understanding at-risk students and include strategies for helping problem behavior students understand emotions and their relationship to behaviors.

27 April

Aidyn Iachini, PhD, MSW, LSW

Assistant Professor
College of Social Work, University of South Carolina
Aidyn Iachini, PhD, MSW, LSW is an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at The University of South Carolina. She has her PhD in Sport and Exercise Management and her MSW with a concentration in school social work. She has experience working within schools, as well as non-profit and youth development settings. Her research interests include positive youth development, evidence-based practice, motivational interviewing in school-based settings, and interprofessional collaboration within school mental health service delivery systems.

27 April

June Jenkins, Med

Consultant Coordinator, Safe and Humane Schools
Clemson University

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Lauren Kaplan, MA

Doctoral Candidate
Spalding University
Lauren Kaplan is currently enrolled in Spalding University‘s School of Professional Psychology program. She has obtained her master’s degree in clinical psychology and is currently working toward her doctorate. Her emphasis area is forensic psychology, although she has worked with many populations. While at Spalding she has gained clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of settings. Currently, Lauren is performing evidence based treatment at a residential facility aimed at reunifying families. Lauren’s interests include the treatment of at-risk juveniles, complex trauma, and minority populations. For her dissertation, she is investigating the effects of REBT in a school setting with at-risk African American male juveniles.

Alex Karydi, PhD

Program Director, SC Youth Suidice Prevention Initiative
SC Department of Mental Health
Dr. Alex Karydi, LMFT, CSAC, CAC, is a certified drug and alcohol counselor that has been trained in the impact of minority stress. She has a Masters in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology, and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABD). She has served for Richland 2 School District as a therapist and with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) as an evaluating psychologist with the designation of the DJJ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) youth coordinator. She is currently the Project Director for the SC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative a community movement to end suicide in children and young adults. She has been working with kids and their families throughout her travels since 2000.

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27 April

Kim Kaspar, MSW

Project AWARE Coordinator
Aurora Public Schools

28 April

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Viki Kelchner, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida

28 April

Natasha King, BICM, MACP

Program Development Coordinator
San Mateo County (CA) Special Education Local Planning Area

28 April

Jon Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati
Jon Lee, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of early childhood education and human development at the University of Cincinnati, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). A long time Early Childhood Special Educator and public school advocate, Jon's work is focused on issues relating to the families impact on very young children’s literacy development, and factors pertaining to children’s social, emotional, and behavioral adjustment to schooling. Much of Jon’s work focuses on the issues related to the application of Motivational Interviewing in educational contexts.

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Jane Seok Jeng Lim, PhD

Assistant Professor
Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Elementary and Special Education
Seok Jeng Jane Lim, Assistant Professor, earned her Bachelor of Social Science in Children & Family Studies from Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. She acquired her Master in Educational Leadership in Early Childhood Education from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. In 2012, she earned her Ph.D. in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Dr. Lim is a Singaporean and has more than 20 years working and teaching preschoolers and adults in early childhood education. She has presented in 40 national, state and international conferences. Her area of research interest is on the issue of bullying among the underrepresented population – refugee children. She was the former Executive Director of Association for Early Childhood Educators (Singapore) – AECES. She was on the executive board of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and is the current Past President of Tennessee ACEI.

27 April

Yolonda Marshall, BA, MSW

Social Worker
Youth Reentry Program, Richland County Public Defender’s Office, Columbia, SC
Yolonda Marshall is the Social Worker with the Holistic Juvenile Reentry Program at the Richland County Public Defender’s Office. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia, and Master degree in counseling from Webster University. She has over 17 years of experience in the field of Social Work, Counseling, volunteer recruitment and Management. Yolonda has worked with several non-profit organizations. Her past positions includes Volunteer Manager and Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice. As a social worker, her career focus has been, social intervention, family strengthen and children/youth advocacy. Her greatest passion is bringing healing; strengthen family relationship so they can know themselves as peaceful and complete. Yolonda’s professional training is steered by personal experiences.

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D. Michael Mathison, JD

Legal Fellow
Youth Reentry Program, Richland County Public Defender’s Office, Columbia, SC
Mike Mathison is a Legal Fellow with the Richland County Public Defender’s Juvenile Reentry Project. He assists court involved youth with clearing civil legal barriers to successful community reintegration. Most of this work involves representing and advising students and parents with education, housing and employment. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was awarded the CALI Award for Excellence for his work as a student attorney with the Juvenile Justice Clinic. Before law school, Mike spent several years as a law clerk and paralegal for a civil litigation firm on Hilton Head Island, SC. Mike also has experience in real estate, appellate practice and general civil litigation. He lives in Columbia with his beautiful wife and step-son.

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Monica McConnell, PhD

Director of Child, Adolescent, and Family Services
Columbia Area Mental Health Center

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Caroline McKinnon, PhD, PMHCS-BC

Assistant Professor
Augusta Unversity College of Nursing

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Marissa Miller, MA

Psychology Intern
Fairfax County Public Schools
Marissa is a fifth-year graduate student completing her doctoral internship with Fairfax County Public Schools. She completed a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Journalism at the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) before beginning the school psychology program at the University of South Carolina in 2012. Her research and career interests focus on serving families and children, particularly those with social, emotional, and academic difficulties, through enjoyable and effective in-school and out-of-school programs. She is also very interested in how faith-based organizations can use evidence-based practices to help meet families' needs.

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Jonathan Ohrt, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina

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Patrick Owen, PsyD

Coordinator of Psychological Services (Alternative School) & Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services
Kershaw County School District, SC
Patrick Owen, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist with the Kershaw County School District He currently serves as the coordinator of psychological services for the District’s alternative school and Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services program.

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Tosha Owens, PhD

Graduate Research Assistant
UNC-Charlotte

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Kent Parker, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clemson University

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Patricia Parker

Sandy Hook Promise

Daya Patton, MA, MEd, LCAS

K-12 Licensed School Counselor Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools
C. Douglas Carter High School, Winston-Salem, NC
Daya Patton is the school counselor at Carter High School in Winston-Salem. Carter is the only school in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School District that exclusively serves high school students with disabilities. Mrs. Patton is interested in educational opportunities and advocacy issues for students with disabilities. Mrs. Patton holds a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies, a Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling, and is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. Mrs. Patton is currently a doctoral candidate at Walden University working on her dissertation.

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Chandler Puhy

Student
Drexel University

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Ashley Quell, MEd

Research Associate
University of South Carolina

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Claire Raj, JD

Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina

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Gloria Reeves, MD

Associate Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Dr. Gloria Reeves is a child psychiatrist and Associate Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine. She serves as Medical Director overseeing child psychiatrist reviews for the Maryland Medicaid Peer Review Program, a pediatric antipsychotic medication prior authorization program. Dr. Reeves also serves as Medical Director of the Strive for Wellness program, a Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene funded program focused on psychosis prevention among adolescents and young adults. Dr. Reeves' research portfolio, including PCORI and NIMH-funded studies, has largely focused on medication safety issues and family-centered care.

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John Rhodes

Mayor
City of Myrtle Beach
WWW.CITYOFMYRTLEBEACH.COM

Mr. Rhodes was first elected mayor of Myrtle Beach in November 2005 and re-elected in 2009 and 2013.His current four-year term extends to January 2018.Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand are South Carolina’s number one tourism destination, welcoming 17,000,000 visitors each year, with an annual economy of $9 billion.

Accomplishments during Mayor Rhodes’ tenure in office include construction of a 1.2 mile oceanfront boardwalk in 2010, which has led to the direct investment of at least $20 million in private tourism-related projects.These include the SkyWheel, a 180-foot tall enclosed Ferris wheel, and three large oceanfront dining complexes.The boardwalk is featured nationally in print and on television as one of the country’s top boardwalks.

During his term, the city has added new indoor and outdoor athletic complexes which host thousands of traveling teams for soccer, baseball, softball, football, basketball and volleyball, with a direct economic impact of more than $180 million.The city also has welcomed The Market Common, a multi-million dollar public/private urban village complex surrounded by the city’s Grand Park, several thousand new home sites and a new 400-acre International Technology and Aerospace Park.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT, BEACH BALL CLASSIC
Since 1981, Mr. Rhodes has been the Executive Director and President of the Beach Ball Classic, one of the premier high school holiday invitational basketball tournaments.Top teams from around the United States travel to Myrtle Beach to participate in this annual tournament.

OWNER, RESTAURANTS
Mr. Rhodes owned and operated numerous restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area, many of which were ranked in the Top 200 Independent Restaurants in the United States by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine.
Owner, Gullyfield Seafood Restaurant
Owner, Arnie’s Steakhouse
Owner, Rhodes’ Smorgasbord Restaurant
Owner, The Crab House
Owner, Grouper’s Seafood Restaurant
Owner, Jackaroo’s Steakhouse
Owner, Hooter’s Restaurant

MANAGER, HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
At age 27, Mr. Rhodes was the youngest General Manager of a major hotel in Myrtle Beach, the Yachtsman.During his career, he held a number of managerial positions in the hospitality industry.
General Manager, Yachtsman Hotel
General Manager, Ocean Dunes Resort
Assistant Director of Sales, Myrtle Beach Hilton

CHAIRMAN AND BOARD MEMBER, CORPORATIONS AND COMMITTEES
Mr. Rhodes has served and continues to serve on the boards of local, state and national corporations, committees and organizations in the restaurant, hospitality, sports, tourism and public service sectors.
Member, Board of Directors, McDonald’s All American Committee
Member, Board of Directors, Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, MA)
Vice President, South Carolina Coalition of Mayors
South Carolina Hall of Fame “Willie Jefferies Ambassador Award,” for contributions to sports in the State of South Carolina
Past Chairman, Myrtle Beach Hotel Association
Past Chairman, Myrtle Beach Restaurant Association
Past Chairman, Myrtle Beach Convention Center Expansion Committee
Past Chairman, Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel Corporation
Past Chairman, Grand Strand Coastal Alliance
Past Member, Board of Directors, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

EDUCATION
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina

27 April

Frank Scaringello, MSEd

Lecturer
Old Dominion University
A native of New Jersey, Frank Scaringello attended Montclair State College, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in History.He served 22 years in the Navy on several ships and in different parts of the world as a Surface Warfare Officer.Of particular note, he lived in Sasebo, Japan for 4 years.

Upon his retirement from the Navy, he received his Master’s in Education from Old Dominion University in 2000.After graduation, he was a School Counselor for 14 years in Portsmouth, VA.

Additionally, he has been an Adjunct Instructor at Old Dominion University since 2001, becoming a full-time Lecturer in 2015.His interests are in Physical Activity-Positive Youth Development programs and Substance abuse treatment.He holds a National Certification in Counseling, along with a School Counselor’s license.He recently received the Darden Fellow Award in recognition of his work in the School Counseling field.

Frank enjoys distance running and working on old British sports cars.He has been married to Reinetta Van Eendenburg for 32 years and they have three adult children.

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Angela Schardein, LCSW

Master Social Worker, Supervisor
Centerstone of Kentucky
Since 2003 Ms. Schardein has provided community mental health services through the Child & Family Divisions of School Based Services and Rural Services of Centerstone in Louisville, KY. In Rural she provided outpatient, in home and school based community mental health services in Henry County and participated in LIAC. In 2008 she began with School Based Services providing and overseeing community mental health in some of the 155 public schools in Louisville. Currently Ms. Schardein works as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/supervisor providing clinical supervision for Clinical Social Workers seeking licensure, LCSWs and master level intern students while continuing to provide school based therapy. In addition to her work with children and families Ms. Schardein provided services in a shelter for victims of domestic violence attending and advocating in court in rural Eastern Ky. She also developed a program to address domestic violence and its role in chemical dependency at Chrysalis House in Lexington, Ky. a women’s chemical dependency rehabilitation program. She spent several years providing therapy to child victims of sexual abuse at the Child Advocacy Center in Lexington and participated in the multidisciplinary team to advocate for clients through the legal process. At various times in her career she has also provided suicide assessments in the jail system. Most importantly Ms. Schardein is also a proud foster/adoptive parent whose son will be graduating high school this year.

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Cheri Shapiro, PhD

Research Associate Professor
University of South Carolina
Dr. Shapiro is a Research Associate Professor and Interim Director of the Institute for Families in Society in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina (USC). She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at USC. Dr. Shapiro completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Arizona and is a licensed psychologist with more than 25 years of experience in clinical, administrative, and research settings. Past positions include Project Director for the Pittsburgh site of the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD, Director of the Psychological Services Center at SUNY Buffalo, and Director of Consultation and Evaluation Services for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. She teaches at the graduate level in both Social Work and Psychology. Dr. Shapiro's research focuses on prevention of social, emotional, and behavioral problems in youth and implementation of evidence-based parenting interventions. She served as Project Director for the federally funded U.S. Triple P System Population Trial, a place-based randomized child maltreatment prevention study that involved implementing the Triple P system of interventions across multiple counties in South Carolina. She was the Principal Investigator for the Family Networks Project, a child maltreatment prevention initiative funded by the national Quality Improvement Center for Early Childhood. More recently, she served as Co-Principal Investigator on a federally funded study examining the impact of incarceration on families. Current projects include supporting family-centered services in juvenile justice settings and serving as Director of the South Carolina Center of Excellence in Evidence-Based Intervention. She has presented at national and international conferences, and has published numerous articles, an edited book, and book chapters.

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Rebekah Smith, BS

Graduate Assistant
Appalachian State University