Sonoma County Office of Education

Challenges of Youth Conference 2018

Event Schedule

Challenges of Youth LogoThursday, April 12, 2018
Sonoma County Office of Education

Keynote Video: Christian Moore on Resilience

Registration/Exhibit Open Area


Continental Breakfast and Networking


Welcome and Introductions




Christian MooreFostering Resilience in Students
Internationally-renowned author, speaker, and licensed clinical social worker Christian Moore will present 10 tools for fostering resilience in students. These tools work with students in one-on-one, small group, or classroom settings. Participants will gain skills to deliver the life-changing power of resilience to students of any background and learning style.

Break/Visit Service Provider Tables


First Breakout Session


  • Trauma-informed Instruction and Care
    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and childhood trauma have been a topic of intense interest over the past several years. There have been many informative presentations in Sonoma County elevating awareness on trauma. This breakout sessions will explore childhood trauma from the school perspective and what resources and tools the educational community is providing teachers, administrators, parents, counselors and students.
  • Suicide Prevention Resources for Youth

    Session Slides

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services, Behavioral Health Division is dedicated to increasing outreach and engagement to youth to connect them with much needed mental health services and suicide prevention resources. Karin Sellite, the program manager for the Crisis Assessment Prevention and Education (CAPE) Team will present the impacts of suicide prevention training (QPR, Question, Persuade, and Refer) in the high schools. She will also talk about the CAPE Teamís crisis prevention work in the high schools and at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Amy Faulstich, the Mental Health Services Act MHSA Coordinator will present on statewide suicide prevention campaigns including Know the Signs, Directing Change, social media projects and other MHSA funded suicide prevention efforts.

Break/Visit Service Provider Tables


Second Breakout Session


  • Violence Prevention Strategies
    This workshop will take a look at how the City of Santa Rosaís Violence Prevention Partnership collaborates with multiple sectors in order to reduce youth and gang violence in our community.
  • Keeping Youth Safe in the Cyberbullying & Social Media Era

    Session Slides

    Todayís youth are increasingly engaged on various social media platforms. Come learn about some of the possible short and long-term consequences of their social media use, including criminal liability, and how we can work together to help keep youth safe.

Visit Vendor Tables/Network/Christian Moore Book Signing