April 12 & 13, 2018 Sun Valley Convention Center, Sun Valley, ID
The Annual Idaho State Prevention & Support Conference is a gathering focused on innovation, best practices, collective problem-solving, and motivation to most effectively address youth risk behaviors, foster optimal health, and support academic success for Idaho students.
We are sorry, due to the overwhelming interest the 25th Annual Idaho Prevention and Support Conference has sold out.
Conference Registration, Fees and Payment Information
Conference Registration is $180.00 before April 1, 2018, and increases to $220.00 after.
Only credit card payments will be accepted this year.
Onsite registration will not be available.
This conference is designed for an adult audience. Students attending must pay a full conference rate. There is no student rate or discount.Note: The promoters and sponsors of this conference assume no responsibility for the comments expressed by speakers or presenters, nor do they accept responsibility for the content or reprinting of any materials used or handed out during the meetings. Experiential learning situations are for training purposes only. They are not intended to be therapeutic or part of any ongoing therapy process.
Lodging is available at the Sun Valley Resort and can accommodate all conference participants. View the Sun Valley website for more information about Sun Valley housing, including room rates. Due to the high demand to attend the Conference Sun Valley Resort has sold out of individual sleeping rooms. Attendees are encouraged to work with other colleagues attending the event and reserve a condominium.
Additional rooms are available at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum for a special conference rate. Visit their website or call 877-724-5010 and refer to the Idaho Prevention & Support Conference.
The City of Ketchum offers a variety of other lodging options within a short drive to the Conference location.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - PRE-CONFERNCE MEETINGS Time Description 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A variety of pre-conference meetings will be taking place. For a full list see the Pre-Conference section of the website. 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Early Registration 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Movie Screening: Resilience Thursday, April 12, 2018 Time Description 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee and RADAR Open 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Conference Opening / Keynote Address 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch – Provided 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 25th Anniversary Reception
Sponsored by the Governor’s STEM Action Center.
Families are invited to attend.
Friday, April 13, 2018 Time Description 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee and RADAR Open 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Networking Break 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch – Provided 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break 2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing Keynote Address
Time / Room Description 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Restorative Justice Practices in Schools – Invite only meeting
This one-day training will focus on how the use of restorative practices can help to reduce crime, violence and bullying; improve human behavior; strengthen civil society; provide effective leadership; restore relationships; and repair harm. Participants will learn what restorative practices are and strategies to implement these practices in their schools and communities.
For additional information contact Chelsea Newton Chelsea.firstname.lastname@example.org
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cultivating a Sense of Belonging for College Readiness
A decisions about going-on after high school are largely related to a student's sense of belonging related to the college culture. Too often students’ fears about fitting in, cultural awareness, and identity as a “college student” determine whether or not students go-on to college. In this full day pre-conference, participants will learn about aspects of their school culture that enable social and emotional awareness and motivations for students related to college and career readiness. This training will delve into theoretical research behind student motivations, identity, relational-trust, and social/emotional awareness related to the college and career readiness culture in a school setting. Individuals will also walk away with practical strategies to use with students to cultivate belonging in their college and career centers, classroom lessons, and one-to-one advising interactions with students. This training will best fit the needs of school counselors, college advisors, career mentors, and secondary school principals. Please note that space is limited, and participants will be given time to get lunch on their own.
For additional information contact Tina Polishchuk email@example.com
GEAR UP Coordinators Spring Meeting – Invitation Only
All GEAR UP Coordinators are required to participate in this meeting hosted by the Idaho State Department of Education. Additional GEAR UP staff is welcome to attend.
For additional information contact Jacque Deahl firstname.lastname@example.org
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Alternative School Administrators and Teachers
Looking at Alternatives in Alternative Education
During this preconference meeting we will be continuing the discussion of options for moving beyond credit recovery. Leaders from the several of the Idaho Mastery Education Network alternative schools will be sharing what they have learning about implementing mastery education in their schools. We will have time for sharing best practices and discussing what might work in your schools. We will also be discussing a few changes to the Regular School Year Alternative School Application. My hope is that it will be a positive change and reduce paperwork for you. Finally, we will be taking about professional development, conference, and school improvement ideas. We (the SDE staff) needs your input.
For additional information contact Michelle Clement-Taylor email@example.com
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
21st Century Community Learning Centers Spring Meeting – Invite only meeting
All 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Directors are required to participate in this meeting hosted by the Idaho State Department of Education. Additional 21st CCLC staff is welcome to attend.
For additional information contact Andrew Fletcher firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen Bees & Masterminds
Speaker Rosalind Wiseman, author of the New York Times bestsellers Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence & Masterminds, and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, pulls back the curtain on what’s really going on between boys and girls and why they can be so reluctant to ask adults for help. She’ll share how boys’ and girls’ social group dynamics influence their interactions and offer step-by-step advice on how to teach young people to treat each other with dignity. She’ll also give common-sense suggestions about how to deal with the frequent struggles between children and their parents – from video games and social networking to communication breakdowns.
Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional and physical wellbeing. As a teacher, thought leader, author, and media spokesperson on bullying, ethical leadership, the use of social media, and media literacy, she is in constant dialogue and collaboration with educators, parents, children, and teens.
She is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls. Wiseman’s other publications include the New York Times best seller, Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, which addresses the social lives of boys and was awarded Best Parenting Book by Books for a Better Life in 2014. In addition, she wrote a free companion e-book for high school boys called, The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want. Her most recent publication is the Owning Up Curriculum, a comprehensive social justice program for grades 6-12 which is in widespread use across the country and she is a regular curriculum contributor to the Anti-Defamation League.
Wiseman has keynoted at the White House Summit on Bullying, the International Boys’ Schools Coalition, the Lindsey Vonn Foundation, the American Association of School Administrators, and countless schools throughout the US and abroad. She was a consultant for Cartoon Network's Speak Up, Stop Bullying Campaign, and is an advisor to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.
More recently, Wiseman developed a curriculum entitled Owning Up: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice. Intended for anyone between the 6th and 12th grades, this structured program provides insight on how to prevent bullying—whether it is homophobia, racism, classism, or any other form of youth violence.
A sought-after speaker on bullying, parenting, ethical leadership, and the use of social media, Wiseman’s presentations transcend cultural and economic boundaries in her appeal to ensure children’s and teenagers’ wellbeing. Her engaging and forthright delivery promises to capture audiences and inspire them to build positive relationships among each other.
Prevention / Prevention and Progress-Idaho Shines a Light
Michael believes that Collaboration, Cooperation and Connectivity, which he calls the three “C’s”, are the soul of building community in schools. Children and teachers thrive when all are working together for the greater good of the whole community. Combing themes from his parenting book, “Listen to What Your Kids Aren’t Telling You”, and his presentation “T.E.A.M.—Together, Everyone and Anyone Matters” he will speak about subjects such as active listening, joyful encouragement, consistent inclusion, open collaboration, protection and connection, fighting indifference and apathy, unconditional hope and affirming core character. As always, humor and humanitarian observations will instruct as well as inspire.
Michael Pritchard is one of America’s leading a motivational speakers featured in Time magazine and on CNN as ‘somebody who’s making a difference.” He’s been profiled on CBS Sunday Morning and the Today Show for using humor to help initiate positive change in youth across America. His professional comedy career brought him to share the stage with Robin Williams, Jay Leno, and Jerry Seinfeld. He’s been featured on the Tonight Show; Emmy winning episode of Taxi, and done voices for Star Wars…even hosted the Pope’s celebration to San Francisco.
But Michael chose to dedicate his talents to a higher calling and for over 30 years has devoted himself to working with and for youth, parents, teachers, school staff, counselors and administrators by creating and appearing as a host in award winning social emotional and character educational programs. Emmy nominated LifeSteps, PeaceTalks, and SOS: Saving Our Schools from Hate and Violence have aired on PBS in addition to being used by school districts across America to instill positive change. His most recent program, Stepping On Up, developed by the producer of LifeSteps and You Can Choose! is a research-based series for elementary school students on the issues of bullying, cyber bullying, character and life skills. It is a powerful classroom catalyst and instills the social-emotional skills to successfully navigate the challenges and changes of elementary school, middle school and the teen years. Awards: (partial list) Toastmaster’s International Speaker, Paul Harris Fellowship (twice)-Rotary International, President’s Volunteer Action Award, Josephine Duveneck Humanitarian Award, California Probation Officer of the Year, First place—San Francisco International Standup Comedy Competition (first year 81’ with Robin Williams and Whoopee Goldberg fellow competitors), Leadership Award Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Hall of Fame San Francisco Giants Community Fund, Special Olympics and an Honorary Doctorate from New York’s Hartwick College.
Recent associative work: Michael is featured in an award winning documentary film: The Happy Movie, and is currently working on a documentary for the national organization the Cancer Support Community.
The conference will have breakout sessions that will be divided into four sections. This logistical organization is to provide each attendee with clear, substantive, and actionable information. It will include the following components:
Out-of-School Time Programming
Priority topics: High quality program elements, program outreach, sustainability, working with high poverty students and families, culturally relevant programming, serving middle / high school students, college and career readiness, social and emotional wellness, healthy living, data-driving decision making, and engaging community partners.
Priority topics: Bullying and harassment prevention, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention and suicide prevention /mental health, school safety and security, positive school climate and culture, trauma informed intervention, wrap around services and educating families and community members about school safety topics.
School Resources Officers/Juvenile Justice
Priority topics: Addressing the school-to-prison pipeline, responding to juveniles and their families, developing and sustaining a school-justice partnership, childhood trauma and its effects on youth, Teenage Brain Development, community coalitions and Restorative Justice programs.
Professional development credit is now available!
To register and pay for professional development credit through Boise State University, please follow the link below. The registration and payment process is quick and easy to complete, but if you encounter any problems, please feel free to contact Extended Studies Customer Service for assistance at (208) 426-1709.
Credit Registration Deadline: April 16, 2018
Please keep in mind that professional development registrants are entitled to one free transcript per term (Spring, Summer, and Fall) in which credits are earned. You must submit a transcript request form to have yours sent. The transcript request form is available on the K-12 Professional Development website
If you have any questions, please contact the Extended Studies Customer Service at (208) 426-1709 or email ESTellUs@boisestate.edu.
To learn about other credit opportunities available through Boise State, please visit the K-12 Professional Development website.Important: You will receive an emailed confirmation of your registration once complete. If you do not receive this, or would like to confirm your registration otherwise, please call (208) 426-1709.
Those who cancel their conference registration online at least thirty days prior to April 1, 2018, will receive their registration fee refunded, minus a $60 processing fee. Those who cancel less than 30 days before April 1, 2018, will forfeit the entire conference registration fee.
Sun Valley is a complete walking village where automobiles are unnecessary. If you bring a car, parking is free. Complimentary bus services are available between the condominium units and the village. Ketchum Area Rapid Transit (KART) provides free transportation throughout the Wood River Valley, including continuous round-trips from the Village to both Dollar and Bald Mountains. Rental cars are available. Cars rented from Avis, Hertz, and Budget may be picked up and dropped off at Friedman Memorial Airport. Cars rented from U-Save, Thrifty, and Practical can be picked up and dropped off in Sun Valley.
Coffee, Tea and Juice will be provided on Thursday and Friday. Lunch will be provided to all registered participants for both days.
In consideration of conference attendees, we request that if you choose to bring infants and/or children to Sun Valley, then do not bring them to keynote addresses and/or conference sessions. Please make your own childcare arrangements for the time you are in sessions.
Children are invited and encouraged to attend the 25th Anniversary Reception on Thursday evening.