Research shows that students who do not feel safe and supported at school, at home and in their community have trouble learning. On Tuesday, April 9, at the Conference Center at Mercer, the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) will host its first School Mental Health Conference.

The conference is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with continental breakfast and registration starting at 8:30 a.m. This program offers 4 Board Member Academy credits.

Mental health and student service professionals will address effective preventive and supportive measures, as well as interventions for risky behaviors, expressions of depression, and responses to thoughts of self-harm. This program will also cover processes, best practices, policies, and procedures to help create schools that contribute to the emotional well-being of all students.

The day will include expert presentations on mindfulness, tragic loss response, social-emotional learning, cooperative discipline, and more.

Learn More About the Event Join Vincent DeLucia, NJSBA educator-in-residence and director of training, for a special Facebook Live event on Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. Viewers will have the opportunity to learn more about the April 9 School Mental Health Conference, and to ask questions live on NJSBA’s Facebook page.

For questions about the event, please email Vincent DeLucia.