Upcoming Regional Events

Strategies to Build Social Competencies

Start date: November 14, 2019

End date: November 15, 2019

Location: Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo,1782 Tribute Rd, Sacramento, CA 95815

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Join us in Sacramento to gain evidence-based strategies to help people in every stage of life improve their social competencies, including: self-regulation, social-emotional learning, executive functioning, perspective taking, and social problem solving. Join us for these courses:

Thursday, Nov 14: ZOOMING IN: Strategies for Concrete Learners

Friday, Nov 15: ZOOMING IN: Strategies for Individuals with Subtle but Significant Social Problems

Children’s Emotions, Learning and the Brain

Date: November 22, 2019

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Location: Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce 350 South Bixel Street Los Angeles, CA 90017

Children’s Emotions event

This Forum, in partnership with LA’s BEST, will consist of a presentation by Dr. Immordino-Yang and a facilitated discussion of attendees regarding implications for afterschool program leaders and their work with young people.

In the past, we have been told that we need to separate learning from emotion. Dr. Immordino-Yang’s research contradicts this notion by stressing the importance of emotion in learning, memory, meaning- making and engagement.

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang is a Professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Southern California, and former urban public junior high-school science teacher.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Out-of-school time and educational leaders and practitioners, funders, and policymakers.

Strategies to Build Social Competencies

Start date: December 4, 2019

End date: December 6, 2019

Location: South SF Conference Center, 255 S. Airport Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Join us in the Bay Area to gain evidence-based strategies to help people in every stage of life improve their social competencies, including: self-regulation, social-emotional learning, executive functioning, perspective taking, and social problem solving. Join us for these courses:

Wednesday, Dec 4: Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary: A Day to Develop Team Creativity

Thursday, Dec 5: Emotions Part 2: Emotion-Based Strategies to Foster Relationship Development and Academic and Career Performance

Friday, Dec 6: Master Class 1: Exploring Key Social Communication Concepts Through Hands-on Activities

Strategies to Build Social Competencies

Start date: January 29, 2020

End date: January 31, 2020

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana-OC Airport, 201 East MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92707

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Join us in Orange County to gain evidence-based strategies to help people in every stage of life improve their social competencies, including: self-regulation, social-emotional learning, executive functioning, perspective taking, and social problem solving. Join us for these courses:

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020: The Spectrum of Social Functioning: Getting Started with Treatment Planning

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020: Emotions Part 2: Emotion-Based Strategies to Foster Relationship Development and Academic and Career Performance

Friday, Jan 31, 2020: Case Journeys: Treatment Planning for Improving Social Competencies

Past Events

Round Table Summer Camp

Start date: August 12, 2019

End date: August 16, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Aunt Bessi's Creative Healing Center - 10590 Pico Blvd., LA 90064

Aunt Bessi Round Table

Registration is now open for The Round Table, a personal development program for girls ages 8 to 10. This summer, we will be exploring a variety of Universal Laws through creativity, movement, self-expression and a whole lot of FUN! 

Cost is $395. Healthy snacks will be served.

Southern Region Student Wellness Conference

Start date: July 22, 2019

End date: July 26, 2019

Time: 06:45 - 15:45

Location: Palm Springs, CA

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The Southern Region Student Wellness Conference (SRSWC) is an exciting multi-day event designed to empower mental health professionals, administrators, educators, and school law enforcement to create positive change on school campuses. The conference features nationally-recognized keynote speakers and engaging break-out sessions in the areas of Coordinated School Health, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support, Mental Health, Positive Youth Development, Nutrition/Physical Activity, Restorative Practices, and The Impact of Trauma on Normal Brain Development.

10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

Start date: July 15, 2019

End date: July 18, 2019

Time: 07:00 - 17:00

Location: Anaheim, CA

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The 10th biennial Childhood Obesity Conference is the nation’s largest, most influential collaboration of professionals dedicated to combating pediatric obesity/overweight. Nearly 2,000 attendees from across the country are expected to attend in 2019.
Join us as we continue to share and discuss emerging research, best practices, community-based efforts and effective policy strategies that promote and sustain healthy eating and physical activity practices for children, adolescents and their families!

Let’s Save the Future!

Date: June 20, 2019

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: The Theatre at Ace Hotel 929 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015

Actio Civics Show

This show benefiting Action Civics CA features Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Chelsea Peretti, Joe Mande, Langston Kerman, Minnie Driver and more*.

All ticket sale proceeds benefit Action Civics CA, an educational non-profit that develops youth to be empowered, informed, and active citizens who will promote a just and equitable society.

VIP tickets include exclusive seating and access to pre or post show event.

*Lineup subject to change

Sexuality Education Summit: Supporting our Students to Develop Healthy Sexual Relationships PreK-12

Start date: June 19, 2019

End date: June 20, 2019

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Location: Viewpoint School

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Provides support, learning, and community for educators and administrators to immerse themselves in the foundational principles that underpin comprehensive PreK-12 human sexuality education. Cost $750 members, $1.125 non-members.

The Empathic Teacher

Start date: June 13, 2019

End date: June 14, 2019

Time: 8:30 - 3:30

Location: DIY Human Studio 2222 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Join us in a comfortable learning environment where participants practice the tools of The Narrative Method to improve students’ communication, and increase their empathy, self-esteem, and compassion for differences.

This class is a fun, immersive experience structured around short videos, provocative ideas, personal storytelling, and writing exercises.  In the afternoons, participants take part in practical exercises that can be applied to real life challenges in the classroom.

This course offers one salary point to LAUSD teachers.

FREE to SEL4CA members. Otherwise, cost is $175; early enrollment $125.

Happy Family

Start date: May 16, 2019

End date: May 20, 2019

Location: Online

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This free, online conference is full of expert advice to help you guide the sensitive, strong-willed, bright, spirited, or special needs child in your life. Choose from nearly 30 speakers during the four day, online event.

The Neuroscience of Learning: Why Emotions are Fundamental to Academic Excellence

Date: May 10, 2019

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Location: Los Encinos School

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Introduction to the current research on the neurobiology and psychology of social emotions, their connections to memory, and their propensity to heighten one’s own subjective sense of self-awareness, motivation and purpose. Cost $200, nonmembers $300.