OCCBD '23 Conference-Honoring Self in EBD: Empowering Educators & Students

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OCCBD '23 Conference-Honoring Self in EBD: Empowering Educators & Students

Join us at the OCCBD Summer '23 Conference to be inspired, learn strategies, and share ideas to empower educators and students.

By Ohio Council for Children with Behavior Disorders

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, June 13 · 8:30am - 4pm EDT


Educational Service Center of Central Ohio 2080 Citygate Drive Columbus, OH 43219

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast and Coffee

8:45 AM


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Understanding Intersectional Professional Vulnerability: The Cost and Benefits

Dr. Mildred Boveda

“Every choice has an invoice.” So what are the costs of choosing to teach students labeled with EBD? Educators’ intersectional professional vulnerability—that is the intersecting influence of teacher...

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Human Connection: Using trauma informed insights for approaching our students

Dr. Elaine Harper

Our work is challenging, complex and inseparable from human connection. Today we gain insights while we explore a few trauma concepts that impact our daily engagement with our students and within our...

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Fun and Engaging Academic Activities to Reduce Behavioral Problems

Beverly Johns

Many of our students with behavioral challenges engage in inappropriate behavior as an escape mechanism. They can't do the work or it is presented in a way that may be too challenging for them. Works...

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Yoga & Mindfulness Techniques

Lauren Greenspan

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM


1:15 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2e/ EBD and Inclusive Strategies

Dr. Cynthia Frye

This presentation will introduce twice exceptionality and barriers students with 2e/ EBD encounter within the school environment. Additionally, attendees will learn about how to include these unique ...

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Honoring Self in EBD: Trauma, Relationships, & Compassion

Dr. Alana Kennedy-Donica

This session will focus on trauma-informed strategies for building high quality relationships with students with or at-risk for EBD. The presenter will review how evidence-based behavioral practices ...

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM


3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Concluding Remarks

About this event

  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The OCCBD Summer '23 Confernce is a time for educators, related service providers, paraprofessional, student teachers, and any others who work with students presenting challenging behaviors to come together.

The day's agenda includes dynamic sessions by Dr. Mildred Boveda on understanding intersectional vulnerability - the cost and benefits of educating marginalized students; Dr. Elaine Harper on trauma informed insights; Beverly Johns on fun and engaging academic activities to reduce behavior problems; Dr. Cynthia Frye on barriers twice exceptional students encounter and inclusive practices; and Dr. Alana Kennedy on trauma, relationships, and compassion - applied insights from general and special educators.

Lunch, snacks, and door prizes are provided! Certificate of attendance for 6 hours of professional development will be available at the conclusion of the event.

For payment by Check or Purchase Orders, or if experiencing financial hardship please contact OhioCCBD@gmail.com.

For Student Rate, please register with your University or College email address.

More details will be provided in an email following registration.

About the organizer

Ohio CCBD, as a local unit of the National CEC Division of Emotional and Behavioral Health, is committed to students who are identified as having emotional and behavioral disorders and those whose behavior puts them at risk for failure in school, home, and/or community. Ohio CCBD, is dedicated to supporting the professional development and enhancing the expertise of those who work on behalf of children with challenging behavior and their families.