Missouri's Juvenile Justice System and Our Efforts to Interrupt the School–to-Prison Pipeline.
This workshop will explore the roles and responsibilities of the different disciplines represented in Missouri’s juvenile justice and child welfare system, and the efforts being made to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline in Missouri including diversion strategies and trauma-informed programs like HANDLE WITH CARE MISSOURI.
1. Be able to identify the “moving parts” of Missouri’s juvenile justice and child welfare system.
2. Learn about strategies for effective school-justice partnerships
3. Learn about efforts to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline in Missouri and why diversion strategies and trauma-informed practice are so important
4. Learn about HANDLE WITH CARE MISSOURI and how to implement the program in your district
Tammy Walden is the School Response Coordinator for the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association and is responsible for implementing trauma-informed strategies that interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline in Missouri. In 2021, Tammy retired after 40+ years of service with Missouri’s juvenile courts; she is a fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, a certified court manager with the National Center for State Courts, and a POST- certified instructor with Missouri’s Department of Public Safety.
Build Relationships Not Likes: Social Media, Mental Health, & Body Image Among Adolescents
This presentation will discuss how the trend of social media impacts school aged children’s mental health and body image.
1. Presenter will share the history of social media and its impacts on society pre and post covid.
2. Offer insight and strategies for working with adolescents who are impacted by social media standards and bullying.
3. She will also share her expertise on Identity and Imposter syndrome.
4. Discussions will be had around anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD,, racial and ethnic identity, and gender issues.
Tamicka Monson, MA, MS, LPC, CCTP has worked with youth, families, and adults in many capacities (schools, universities, summer camps, daycare, etc.) for over 15 years. She became a counselor because “I enjoy seeing people heal, grow, and become the best version of themselves”. In addition to individual and group therapy she offers specialized support in social-emotional and behavior management trainings for nonprofits that serve youth K-5th grades. She also speaks at a variety of events and offers topics on mental/emotional health, social justice, and work-life balance.