25th Annual CHKD School Healthcare Conference

Norfolk, VA

25th Annual CHKD School Healthcare Conference


CHKD School Healthcare Virtual Conference-2022

Learn more about our conference speakers here

8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Target Audience: All school personnel, to include nurses, teachers, clinicians, and community agency professionals serving youth.

Conference Objectives: Offering a forum for healthcare agencies, school nurses, and school personnel to virtual meet and share information on current health issues in the schools. Participants will learn about the state of student mental health as it relates to the pandemic, depression, suicide and medication use, multi-cultural practices in schools, promoting student self-advocacy for 504 plans and IEPs, helping students to self-regulate in high stress situations, and the importance of professional self-care.


8-8:15 a.m.     Welcoming Remarks

8:15-9:30 am

Understanding the Pandemic’s Impact on Student Mental Health and Beyond

Participants will hear an update on the state of pediatric mental health and how the pandemic has affected the rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide ideation. Useful skills to support the overall wellbeing of students during these extraordinarily difficult times will be discussed, as well as the use of medications, typical side effects, and management strategies in the school. 

Presenters: Jennifer Moran, PsyD, CHKD; and Patricia King, Psychiatrist, Chesapeake School Board

9:45-11 a.m.

Culturally Responsive Practices in the Clinic and Classroom

Learn how to engage and connect more effectively with students and families. Understand how implicit bias and cultural expectations can impact communication and perspectives with caregivers and students regarding health and wellness.

Presenter: Sebrina A. Lindsay-Law, Ed.D., Coordinator, Equity and Opportunity Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Promoting Student Self-advocacy: 504 Plans and IEPs

Gain an understanding of what the federal and state law requirements are with regard to a Section 504 plan and an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Learn how to support students with chronic health conditions so that they can self-advocate for accommodations and modifications during the development of 504 plans and IEPs, and during the provision of their instructional services.

Presenter: Henry J. Millward, Jr., Director, Office of Specialized Education Facilities and Family Engagement, Virginia Department of Education

1-2:15 p.m.

Helping Students Self-Regulate Before Behaviors Escalate

Participants will be able to identify signs of agitation and anxiety prior to escalation of behavior, and learn to use non-violent de-escalation techniques for all students from typical developing to special needs with empathy.

Presenter: Jerimyah Dace, Mental Health Coach, Certified CPI Instructor, CHKD

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Self-care and Safety Through a Pandemic and Beyond

Learn about the importance of self-care and the foundation it will provide to manage a healthy work/home life balance and provide a foundation for overcoming fear and anxiety when in challenging positions with parents, staff, and students.

Presenter: Rachel Ann Dine, LPC

Continuing Education: 6.25 contact hours/re-certification points will be allotted for educational personnel, social workers, and nurses. Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Virginia Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval Committee, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours will be awarded upon completion and submission of the electronic conference evaluation form.  Presenters of today’s program have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with agencies or individuals that impact or influence this educational activity. This educational activity is offered with no commercial support/sponsorship, no endorsement of products, or discussion of off-label use of medications.

Non-refundable Fee: $20 

If you are unable to attend after you register you may substitute a person in your place.