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Fall 2022 Education Office Hours with Dr. John Kelly

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We are excited to continue our “Office Hours with Dr. John Kelly” webinar series! This Fall we have a great lineup of national education leaders and experts discussing a range of K-12 education topics, with more presenters coming soon!

Sept 2 – CASE Executive Director, Phyllis Wolfram Moving Special Education Forward Together

Sept 22 – Dr. Mitchell J. Samet Effective Suicide Policy/Procedures for District Administrators

Sept 28 – Dr. Greg Hudnall Suicide 101 – What We Know About Youth Suicide and What We Don’t Know

Sept 29 – National Alliance for Medicaid in Education Leaders, Dr. Jenny Millward & Steve Ireland Back-to-School Medicaid Mingle

Dec 7 – eLuma CEO/Founder, Jeremy Glauser Hidden Values of Teletherapy

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About the Webinar Series

Phyllis Wolfram, CASE Executive Director
Moving Special Education Forward Together

Sept 2, 2022

Presented by: Phyllis Wolfram, CASE Executive Director

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Every July, the CEC and CASE hold the Special Education Legislative Summit (SELS) in Washington DC. For the event, leaders from all over the country convene, both live and virtually, to move special education forward. The Summit includes Town Hall-style events where national leaders, policy experts and Capitol Hill veterans provide updated news and information about the key issues impacting special educators everywhere — including pending legislation, IDEA funding & appropriations, mental health, educator shortages and so much more. Armed with the most relevant information, delegations from all fifty states then proceed to meet with their Congressional leaders to advocate for meaningful change.

In this webinar, we are so lucky to have Phyllis Wolfram, the Executive Director of CASE, join us to report on the 2022 Special Education Legislative Summit, the overall state of special education, and how you can get involved in making it better. If you want to learn the latest in most important developments in special education, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

Phyllis Wolfram is the Executive Director for CASE, the Council of Administrators of Special Education and resides in Springfield, Missouri. She has worked in public education for 37 years. Phyllis’ administrative experience spans 29 years in the field of special education administration. She has been a local special education director in three different districts ranging in size from a small rural district to the largest urban district in the state of Missouri. She has experience in the area of gifted education, Section 504, ELL and early childhood education.

Mitchell J. Samet, Ph.D.
Effective Suicide Policy/Procedures for District Administrators

Sept 22, 2022 (1:00 pm EST)

Presented by: Mitchell J. Samet, Ph.D.

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This one-hour workshop will examine current trends in youth suicide, and present an MTSS framework for helping school districts to keep kids safe. Tier I interventions focus on universal interventions including school climate and connectedness, mental health curriculum in schools, school climate, and gatekeeper awareness training. Tier II interventions focus on individuals and groups who may be at greater risk, while Tier III interventions focus on specific tools to assess and intervene with students exhibiting suicide warning signs. This workshop will provide tons of useful programs, techniques and tools for helping to improve your district’s suicide policies/practices.

Mitchell J. Samet, Ph.D. is a NY licensed Psychologist, School Psychologist, Adjunct Graduate Professor and a NYASP Board Member. Dr. Samet currently chairs the School and Youth Workgroup for the NYS OMH Suicide Prevention Council, trains extensively in suicide prevention and intervention, and consults with numerous school districts and organizations on this topic. Dr. Samet co-authored “A Guide for Suicide Prevention in NY Schools” and is a developer and trainer of “Helping Students At Risk for Suicide”, an evidenced-based intervention and prevention program which was recently published in NASP’s School Psychology Review.

Dr. Greg Hudnall
Suicide 101 – What We Know About Youth Suicide and What We Don’t Know

Sept 28, 2022 (1:00 pm EST)

Presented by: Greg Hudnall, Ph.D.

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Dr. Hudnall a former high school principal and associate superintendent will share the latest research concerning youth suicide. His presentation focuses on what we know about kids trying to take their lives by suicide. He shares personal experiences from his expertise as a first responder and team leader of a state-wide crisis team that has responded to over twenty-five youth suicides, including the death of a fourth grader on a school campus. He has trained over seventy-five thousand educators, therapists, parents, and others in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.

Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall is a former high school principal and associate superintendent with the Provo City School District. He has been involved with suicide prevention for the past thirty years. He is nationally sought after for his expertise in postvention.

Dr. Hudnall is the founder of Hope4Utah, a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. The school-based program, Hope Squad, has been responsible for over 5,000 students referred for help and over 1,000 hospitalized. The Hope Squad program is now in over 950 schools around the world.

For over fifteen years Dr. Hudnall has led a state-wide volunteer suicide crisis team that has responded to over fifty youth suicides.

Dr. Hudnall has presented at over 100 national and state conferences on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. He also presents on bullying, connectedness, community collaboration, and school safety. Dr. Hudnall was invited to testify before the United States Surgeon General on suicide in Utah. He has presented to the U.S. Department of Health and at the national conferences of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association of Suicidology. Dr. Hudnall was also invited to participate in a webinar on African American and suicide by the White House.

Under Greg’s direction, over 60,000 people nationwide have been trained in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. He has presented across the United States and to many countries around the world on suicide prevention, including to the Minister of Education for Madrid, Spain.

Dr. Hudnall is considered one of the leading experts in community and school-based suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. He lives by the mantra, “while it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire community to save one.”

Jenny Millward, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME)
Back-to-School Medicaid Mingle

Sept 29, 2022 (1:00 pm EST)

Presented by: Dr. Jenny Millward, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education 

Presented by: Steve Ireland, President & Region 2 State Medicaid Representative of the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education

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The National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) supports professionals engaged in school-based Medicaid reimbursement. We look forward to introducing our organization to participants.

This webinar will introduce our organization, and provide a preview of our upcoming conference and a peek into the current trends and issues associated with Medicaid programs in public schools. At NAME, we know that student health and wellness is essential to learning. It is an exciting time for all who share that vision as new legislation tied to Medicaid reimbursement strongly supports the services that can be offered in the school setting. The coming year is sure to be a season of growth. You will want to partner with us on this journey!

Dr. Jenny Millward served in the field of special education in Georgia for 29 years. Dr. Millward received her doctorate in Curriculum Studies from Georgia Southern University. She proudly served in the administrative roles of Program Specialist and Director of Student Services for the last seventeen years of her educational career. Dr. Millward’s awards include GLRS Special Education Impact Award, 2014; G-CASE Outstanding New Special Education Director, 2018; GAEL Jim Puckett Outstanding Educator, 2020; AAASP Advocacy Award, 2021; Ellen Maltais Chapter of CEC Legacy of Service Award, 2022; and G-CASE Service Award, 2022. Under her leadership, Houston County became the first district in Georgia to fully implement the ASPIRE initiative for student-led IEPs. She has presented numerous times at the local, state, national and international levels on its successful implementation. Dr. Millward is passionate about serving in professional organizations and held the position of G-CASE legislative chair and cochair as well as the State Advisory Panel  representative for many years. This allowed her to advocate for special education locally in addition to Atlanta and Washington D.C. Dr. Millward continues to advocate for children with disabilities as the Executive Director of the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education. She enjoys service to her community and spending quality time with her husband, Shawn, and their family.

Steve Ireland, 2022 NAME President and NAME Region 2 State Medicaid Representative since 2015, has managed cost-based reimbursement for school-based services since 2009.  Additionally, he has directed cost-based reimbursement for public health departments since 2007. Beginning in 1996, he guided hospital rate setting of inpatient and outpatient care, special financing reimbursement, and tax supporting Medicaid. Additional rate setting activities have included ambulatory surgical centers, rural health clinics, federally qualified health clinics, and other facility types. 

Jeremy Glauser, eLuma CEO/Founder
Hidden Values of Teletherapy

Dec 7 , 2022 (1:00 pm EST)

Presented by: Jeremy Glauser, eLuma CEO/Founder

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Jeremy Glauser is the founder and CEO of eLuma. With a background in education, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for helping people in need, he founded eLuma to help solve the growing educator shortage problems in education. In so doing, the company has become the nation’s most mission-focused two-sided marketplace that matches and connects the right clinicians with students in K-12 schools and districts. To date, the company has facilitated therapy (speech, school psych, OT, PT, and mental health/counseling services) for tens of thousands of students throughout the United States. His professional mission is to help people fulfill their full potential.

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