Virtual Conference Agenda 

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Video's will be available for 90 days after the conference.

Block 1 Sessions: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

The Power of Vulnerability and Authenticity - Mary Gagnon, M.A.,

Transition to College for Students With Disabilities - Tammy Nelson, M.A, M.Ed

The Threshold Program: Re-engaging chronically absent and dropped out students using a home-visiting relational model. - Rebecca Dennison, LMSW, Emmanuel Pariser

The Ethics of Impairment - Dr. Jade Letourneau,Ph D, Dr. Kristen Lister, Ph. D

Block 2 Sessions: 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Suicide Prevention: Connecting Every Student - Angela Avery, M.Ed,

A Narrative Inquiry of the Diet and Its Connection to Mood in Women - Mallory Lavoie, BS, Dr. Jade Letourneau, Ph. D

FAFSA Simplification is Coming! - Mila Tappan, B.A.

Using the US Department of Labor’s ONET Website for Career Exploration - Jim Peacock, M.Ed.

10:30 am - 11:30 am Keynote Speaker:

The Confidence Crisis: What 10,678 Girls Think about Stress, Social Media, School, Self-Esteem and Their Futures - Dr. Lisa Hinkelman, Ph.D.

Block 3 Sessions: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Selfies, Snaps, Sexts and Self-Esteem... The Tongue-Twisting World of Girls and Social Media - Dr. Lisa Hinkelman, Ph. D.

Beyond Digital Ethics: Post-humanist Considerations - Dr. John Yasenchak, Ed.D,

Setting Students Up for Success: Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) in MaineRachel Olinger Steeves, Ph.D, LCPC, Rob Metz, M.Ed, 

Providing Informed Quality Mental Health Services to LGBTQ Youth and Families Sue Campbell, BS - BA 


Block 4 Sessions: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Working Together: Collaborative and Cross-Campus Programs in the University of Maine System 

 Lisa Ellrich, M.S, M.A., Sue White, M.Ed, C.A.S., Sarah Braun, M.A. M.S., Cr. Brandy Finck, Ed. D.,


Balancing Technology and Mental Health Among Youth During a Global Pandemic - Dr. Jeff McCarthy, Ph. D.


Accessible Online Learning: Using Online Classes to Teach Independent Living Skills to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

Dr. Anne Ryan, Ed.D,

Not Just Blowing Smoke: Teens, Vaping, and E-Cigarettes - Hawa Shir, B.S.,

Live Zoom Business Meeting: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm



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