Caring For Kids

Join us for three days of programming dedicated to the mental health and well-being of our youth

These free events are for educators, parents, mental health providers, advocates and university students

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FEATURED PRESENTER | Michele Borba

Parenting & Child Expert | Educational Psychologist | Best-Selling Author • Speaker

PRESENTATION | RAISING UNSELFIES

Date | Thursday/Friday, November 7 & 8

Photo of Michele BorbaDr. Borba is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting, child and bullying expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s empathy and social-emotional intelligence and character, and reduce peer cruelty. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has spoken in 19 countries on five continents, and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and organizations, including the Pentagon and 18 US Army bases in Europe and the Asian-Pacific. Her proposal, “Ending School Violence and Bullying” (SB1667), was signed into California law in 2002. She offers realistic, research-based advice culled from a career working with more than one million people. 

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College of Education's 9th Annual Child and Youth Mental Health Conference

KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Kai Koerber

Activist for Mental Health Legislation

PRESENTATION | THE WAY FORWARD

Date | Saturday, November 9

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Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student and founder and president of a non-profit corporation dedicated to
putting mental health curriculum in schools. Kai Koerber will share his experience as a Parkland student and how the tragedy compelled him to be an active voice in his community. Kai found a way to move forward through his nonprofit and will share feelings about how important it is to place mental health/mindfulness programs into schools and communities around the country, and how the development of the skills this program offers -- through its exercises, activities, and lessons  -- will help surmount the challenges society will face in coming years.

 

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CEU Credit Details

CEUs are $25 for one day and $35 for two days. CEU credits are available for:
RN, LPN, ARNP, LCSW, LMHC, and LMFT

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FGCU Community Counseling
FGCU’s Community Counseling Center provides counseling and consulting services to Southwest Florida residents, filling a community need for greater access to mental and behavioral health services for individuals of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic status.

 

Conference Agenda

  • Thursday, November 7 (Great for Parents)

  • Friday, November 8

  •  Saturday, November 9

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