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Our 2021 virtual statewide school health conference – Building Bridges to Healthy & Resilient Communities – will be held online November 2-4, 2021 and co-hosted by REL West.
We will be announcing the call for workshop proposals and registration in the summer of 2021. Members receive a discounted rate for registration and organization members can receive multiple discounted registrations. See member benefits and sign up to become a member.
Dr. Shawn Ginwright
Tuesday, November 2: A leading innovator, provocateur, and thought leader on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development, Dr. Ginwright is Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and a Senior Research Associate at San Francisco State University. His research examines the ways in which youth in urban communities navigate through the constraints of poverty and struggle to create equality and justice in their schools and communities.
Dr. Janine Jones
Wednesday, November 3: A Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education at the University of Washington, Dr. Jones‘ research focuses on providing culturally responsive interventions in schools, including the integration of cultural factors that are associated with resilience in racially diverse youth. Her work also includes the study of identity and belonging as critical elements in school engagement for youth of color. She is a licensed psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
Dr. Howard Pinderhughes
Thursday, November 4: Social and behavioral scientist and author Dr. Howard Pinderhughes is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California San Francisco. He has conducted research and program development in the areas of race relations among youth and adolescent violence prevention and intervention. His research combines aspects of grounded theory, qualitative methods, survey research, and participatory action research to examine problems related to the impacts of structural inequality, racial, class, and gender dynamics on adolescent health and relations.
Sponsor or Exhibit
Our 2020 virtual statewide school health conference had more than 900 engaged attendees. See our sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for 2021.
Each day will follow the schedule below, except on Thursday, November 4, we will end with a closing session from 12:15-1:00 pm.
|9:00-9:15||Welcome & Opening Remarks|
|9:15-10:15||Keynote Presentation – Shawn Ginwright (Nov. 2), Janine Jones (Nov. 3), and Howard Pinderhughes (Nov. 4)|
|10:15-10:30||Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall|
|10:30-10:45||Brain Break (dance, meditation, storytelling, and more!)|
|10:45-12:00||Morning Workshop – full list of topics coming soon|
|12:00-12:15||Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall|
|12:15-12:30||Brain Break (dance, meditation, storytelling, and more!)|
Our 2020 statewide conference – School Health on the Frontlines: Navigating Pandemics & Building Equity – was our first virtual gathering and was held October 6-8, 2020. More than 900 school-based health providers, educators, and school health partners came together to network and learn ways to help students navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. This conference was rescheduled after we had to cancel our in-person gathering that was to be held in Sacramento in May.
Did you attend?
Go to the conference website, enter the email you used to register, and click login. You will receive a login code in your email. Enter the login code and click submit. You can also watch recordings and access all materials on our website.