Health. Moves. Minds.

Frequently asked questions

Meals: Light breakfast and lunch provided
Attire: Business casual
WiFi: available
Parking: free


Friday, February 22, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Registration desk open
Please tell us if you have any specific needs.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Light breakfast / Networking
Arrive early to mingle with other attendees
All attendees
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.Welcome / Opening Remarks
Gary Lemke
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Adversity! The Brain, Behavior, and Learning
An exploration on how the brain is affected by stress, its ability to bounce back, and calming effects of movement and breath! An overview on evidence-based brain aligned strategies that contribute to emotional, social and cognitive health.
Dr. Lori Desuatels
Associate Professor,
Butler University
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Kids First – State Priorities, Programs, and Resources
Indiana’s State Education leader will provide an update on current initiatives and efforts by the State’s Department of Education to strengthen services provided to Hoosier students.
Dr. Jennifer McCormick
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Indiana Department of Education
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.BREAK
All attendees
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Huddle Up: Let’s Talk School Safety
In December 2018, the departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Education, and Justice jointly released the “Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety.” In this activity, we will discover the three biggest “take-aways” in the Prevention section of the report. Protect/Mitigate and Respond/Recover are the other two sections.
Ann Huntoon
School of Public Health
Indiana University
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.How “Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community” Comes to Life in my School District
Two Indiana district-wide case studies describing the lessons learned when using a comprehensive model to improve academic outcomes.
Dr. Jim Roberts
Bartholomew Consolidated
School Corporation
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Break Out: "Mythbusters"
New research and new resources mean that long held beliefs may need to be revisited. This interactive quiz show format challenges the status quo.

11:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.LUNCH:
Sponsored by Covering Kids and Families: Facilitating healthcare coverage by building coalitions that enroll, educate and support Hoosiers and by advocating for strong and inclusive public policies.
Susan Jo Thomas
Executive Director,
Covering Kids & Families of Indiana
12:20 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.Assessing and Addressing Youth Risk Behaviors
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a national school-based survey. YRBSS monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that benchmark the status and improvements in school mental, emotional, and physical health.
Dr. Kristina Box
Indiana State Department of Health
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.State of the Child 2019
What are the top challenges for kids in Indiana as a whole—and what do we do about them? This session will provide the latest data from the upcoming 2019 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book and county snapshots, as well as best practice research on successful approaches to key child well-being issues.
Charlie Geier
Vice President,
Indiana Youth Institute
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.2019 National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge
(Game Show Version)

New research and new resources mean that long held beliefs may need to be revisited. This interactive quiz show format will challenge the status quo.
Jamie Sparks
SHAPE America
Andrew Eberline
School of Kinesiology
Ball State University
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.Minds in Motion
Based on the latest science, the original national Physical Activity Guidelines have been recently updated. Learn how this essential resource can be used by policy makers in schools, communities, and homes.
Gary Lemke
Indiana SHAPE
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.BREAK
All attendees
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Developing a Culture of Equity and Inclusion
The importance of relationship building to ensure students are respected for who they are.
Dr. Beth Niedermeyer
Noblesville Schools
2:30 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.Panel Discussion
The symposium wraps up with a question and answer session. Discussion of next steps, future events, and identifying follow-up information and resources.
Today's speakers
2:55 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.CONCLUSION
Summary of potential next steps. Acknowledgements, feedback, etc.
Thank you for your participation
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