Keynote presented by Sources CEO Scott LoMurray (9:00-10:30am)
Scott will explore the crossroads of mental health and human well-being to help us create a well world. Join us to learn about the "leading causes of life" and how to integrate them into our lives, families, schools, workplaces, culture, and society.
Breakout Session 1 (10:45am-12:30pm)
Radically Strength Based: An introduction to Sources of Strength
This session will delve into the history and philosophy of the Sources of Strength program, underscoring its evidence-based effectiveness in upstream prevention, fostering well-being, and empowering a well world. This workshop invites participants to engage with core elements of the model, applying a strength-based framework to enhance their well-being and that of their communities.
Bring the Joy: Belonging, Connection, & The Power of Play
Session Description: Play is a powerful tool to cultivate belonging and connection in our schools, homes, and communities. In this session we will delve into the vital role that joy, laughter, and play have in nurturing climates of greater trust and safety. Participants will engage in a variety of energizing and calming games utilized in Sources of Strength training and will explore the theory and research behind how play can be used as a powerful facilitation technique in trainings, classrooms, workplaces, and with friends and family. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how play can be strategically employed to foster meaningful connections between both youth and adults.
Breakout Session 2 (1:30pm-3:15pm)
Work the Wheel: Emotional Regulation and Sources of Strength
Session Description: Emotional regulation is a key component of individual and community well-being, particularly in the nuanced and challenging world of education. This session will offer participants an opportunity to explore the critical role of emotional regulation in both professional and personal realms. The session will explore the connections between brain science and emotional regulation, providing a deeper understanding of Sources of Strength framing each topic and an opportunity for self-reflection and application. Engaging in interactive activities and discussions, attendees will explore practical applications of emotional regulation tools and techniques for themselves and for their interactions with students, colleagues, and loved ones.
Embrace the Journey: Practical Support for Implementation
Session Description: This will be an interactive session focused on Sources of Strength Secondary and Elementary implementation successes and challenges. Engaging in both large and small group discussions, participants will have the opportunity to celebrate their successes and collaboratively address challenges encountered along the path to empowering a well world. This session fosters a solutions-focused approach, encouraging a growth mindset and building a strong foundation for implementation. Attendees will benefit from collaborative dialogue and cross-training experiences, enhancing their ability to implement the program effectively. This session is not just about sharing knowledge; it's about creating connections and fostering statewide collaboration to amplify the impact of the Sources of Strength program.
Breakout Session 3 (3:30-4:30pm)
Coaches Panel: Hear from a panel of Coaches about implementing the Sources of Strength Elementary Program. Opportunity for participants to submit questions to the panel as well.
Peer Leader Panel: Hear from a panel of Peer Leaders about their experience spreading Hope, Help, and Strength into their school. Opportunity for participants to submit questions to the panel as well.