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Alaska School Health & Wellness Institute (AKSHWI) Banner 2019 AKSHWI Dates - Oct 28-30





Patrick Sidmore
Phone: (907) 269-8165​


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​​​PRECONFERENCES - Monday, October 28, 2019

​ 8:00a-8:30a Registration

Fourth R Healthy Relationships Curriculum Training (Preregistration Only – Con​tact Lindsay Hammer at 269-4921)
​Kami ​Moore, MPH

Coaching Boys Into Me​n (CBIM) (Preregistration Only – Contact Brian Hosken at 244-1336)
Brian Hosken, BEd, MEd, EdS​

Student Health and Academic Achievement (1801 Grantees) Support Meeting (Preregistration Only – Contact Cyde Coil at 465-8719)
Cyde Coil, BS and Lauren Kelsey, MPH

Teen Speak: Adolescent Focused Motivational Interviewing (Preregistration Only– Contact Jenny at 269-4517) Completion of online learning assignments required prior to preconference. Limit 20.
Jenny Baker, BA

Transforming Schools: Social and Emotional Learning – Why it Matters, What We Can Do, and How We Can Do It
Michelle Byer, MEd and Heather Coulehan, MEd
 12:00p-1:30p Lunch

No Fear! Chronic Disease Management is Here!
Barb Pennington, MSN, BSN, RN, NCSN

The 15 Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curriculum
Susan Telljohann, HSD, CHES

Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Avoiding Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue with Mindfulness
Wendy DeGraffenried, BSN, RN, NCSN

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - Tuesday, October 29, 2019

​ 8:00a-8:30a
The Power of Storytelling: Destigmatizing Mental Health among Peers through Shared Lived Experience
Jason Lessard, Lily Werts, Natalie Fraser and Zoe Kaplan
E-cigarettes, Vaping and JUUL: Prevention and Intervention Tools
Ashley Peltier, MA and Katie Steffens, BS
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School Wellness Policies: Student Nutrition and Physical Activity Supports for Success
Lauren Kelsey, MPH and Cyde Coil, BS
 9:30a-9:45a Break​
The Crucial Role of Community in the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model
Sean Slade, MEd, BEd

Supercharging Your Lessons to Engage Your Students
Susan Telljohann, HSD, CHES
​  CSPAP: Not Your Grandma’s Sleeping Machine
Cyde Coil, BS
 10:45a-11:00a Break​
Preventing Teen Dating Violence through the Alaska Safe Children’s Act: Grades 7-12
Kami Moore, MPH
​  Integrating Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards into Out of School Time
Thomas Azzarella, BS, WRP Fellow
Yuuyaraq: Yupik Way of Life
Sarah Peterson and Carrie Rowland, BSHS, CHES
 12:00p-1:30p Lunch - On your own
Understanding Depression and Anxiety Now More than Ever...and Treatments that Work
Deb Haynes, MEd, LPC
​  Relationship Building for Family and Community Engagement
Claudia Plesa, MS and Pat Sidmore, MSW
Youth Marijuana Use Prevention: Data to Action
Eliza Muse, MSc and Jessica Filley, MPH
 2:45p-3:00p Break​
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Trauma Informed School Practices
Claudia Plesa, MS and Pat Sidmore, MSW

Alaska’s Internet Crimes Against Children and Internet Safety
Brandon Hunter, BA

PLENARY SESSIONS - Wednesday, October 30, 2019

 8:00a-8:30a Registration
Health and Education are Symbiotic
Sean Slade, MEd, BEd
 9:45a-10:00a Break​
Youth Health Behaviors and School Policies: Findings from the YRBS and School Health Profiles
Andrea Fenaughty, PhD
 11:00a-11:15a Break​

School Health Success Stories: ​

1) Green Dot: Active Bystander Training Success at Homer High
Jessi Felice, MEd

2) Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling
Natalie Fraser

3) Hangry Kids Needing More Physical Activity: The Quest for a Better District Wellness Policy
Kelly Lessens, PhD

 12:15p-1:30p Lunch - On your own
Enhancing Resilience Through Mindfulness for Students & Educators
Gary Ferguson, BS, ND
 2:45p-3:00p Break​

Youth Suicide in Alaska; A Community Issue
Leah VanKirk, BA and Eric Boyer, BS Ed, MPH

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