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Saturday, February 29


Get Uncomfortable: Talking About Abuse
Participants will gain knowledge on each type of child abuse (physical, sexual, emotional and neglect), and will strenghen their skill in recognizing signs and symptoms for each of them. Attendees will also learn how to receive a disclosure, and the ways that a child might discuss abuse. They will also learn when and how to report child abuse, and what they should do after a report is made to support their students. This presentation will also go over preventative safety measures and strategies for intervening in potentially unsafe situations, and how to discuss these things with other adults to collaborate and prevent child abuse.


Makenzie Lock

Education Program Administrator, Prevent Child Abuse Utah
Makenzie Lock graduated with her degree in Public Health from Westminster College. After college, she accepted an internship at the CAARE (Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation) center in Scaramento, California. There she realized that while she enjoyed helping youth... Read More →

Saturday February 29, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 1080


CANCELLED!! QPR: Suicide Prevention Training CANCELLED!!
How comfortable are you with assessing suicide risk with youth? This internationally recognized suicide prevention intervention, QPR, has been shown to be highly effective in reducing suicide. QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer is a training that helps identify myths of suicide, addresses verbal, behavioral, and situational cues to be attentive towards, assists in learning how to ask the tough questions in a tactful way, improve how to persuade others to receive help, and then identify resources for those individuals who may be suffering. Much like CPR, QPR can build your confidence in your abilities to help save a life.


RD Boardman

Licensed Psychologist/Assistant Clinical Professor at BYU, Licensed Psychologist
I'm originally from Colorado. I completed my PhD in Counseling Psychology at Brigham Young University and my doctoral internship at Colorado State University. I worked in Sitka Alaska for 3 years in with Alaska Native and US coast guard populations, predominantly with trauma, neuropsychological... Read More →

Saturday February 29, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 1025


Supporting Resilience: Helping Students in the Wake of Trauma
Despite our best efforts in prevention, students and others around us will experience trauma either through abuse, suicide, or disasters. And then there are those who experience recurring mental and physical illness. Although we cannot change their experiences, we can still make a difference for them in their journey of recovery. Get a refresher on the effects these experiences have on brains and how to help them in recovery.

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Tammy Okelberry

Counselor/Director, American Preparatory Academy
Tammy received her BS in Social Work at BYU and began her career at the Idaho Youth Ranch in the Intake and Assessment Unit and later piloted a long standing program for the State of Idaho Juvenile Justice to work with first time status offenders in the Magic Valley area. She received... Read More →

Saturday February 29, 2020 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 1083