Trauma Sensitive Schools Symposium

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Balsz Conference Center

4309 E Belleview St. Bldg 14

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*Update* This event is currently at its attendee capacity. You may add yourself to the waitlist and will be notified once a ticket is open for you to purchase.

Phoenix Children's Hospital and Kohl's Mindful Me are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Trauma Sensitive Schools Symposium! Register now to attend this one-day opportunity to explore restorative discipline and trauma-sensitive practices. Attendees will gather a wealth of information from our dynamic speakers on topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma, restorative discipline practices, trauma-informed approaches for children, inclusive instruction, educator and provider self-care, resilience, self-awareness and biases, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline!

Presenting organizations and speakers include Mindfulness First, Balsz School District Restorative Justice Center, ACLU Demand2Learn, KOI Education Group, Radicle Solutions Group, Arizona Trans Youth and Parent Organization, GLSEN, Holiday Park Elementary, Cammy Bellis, Adrienne Kaye, and C.T. Mexica.

We will not have a keynote speaker this year, and the symposium will be a half-day format. Registration will cap at 200 attendees.

*SPACE IS LIMITED! If you are unable to attend the event after ticket has been purchased, please be sure to cancel your registration so that someone else has the opportunity to attend.*


Mindfulness First

- Sunny Wight

- Lauren Coe

Balsz School District Restorative Justice Center

- Arturo Montoya

- Brianna Weeks

ACLU Demand2Learn

- Anabel Maldonado

KOI Education Group

Holiday Park Elementary

- Rebecca Leimkuehler

- Cathy Dille

Radicle Solutions Group

- Richard Crews

Inclusive Environments Panel

- AZTYPO - Rob Chevaleau

- GLSEN - Kaiden Ellis

- Cammy Bellis

School-to-Prison Pipeline Panel

- Adrienne Kaye

- C.T. Mexica

Conference Schedule:

8:00-8:30 - Check-in and light breakfast

8:15-8:25 - Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30-9:30 - Session 1(Three breakouts)

9:45-10:45 - Session 2(Three breakouts)

11:00-12:00 - Session 3(Three breakouts)

Teachers, Administrators, School counselors, social workers, other school staff, and organizations working with children are encouraged to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Allison Gilbert at (602) 933-3362 or, or Beheir Johnson at (602) 933-3357 or

Hope to see you there!

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