SMART Center 2021 Virtual Speaker Series

Emma Elliott-Groves


The school mental health supplement to the Northwest MHTTC is excited to co-sponsor the UW SMART Center's 2021 Virtual Speaker Series. Originally a series of in-person events, we have moved these presentations to a virtual format due to COVID-19. Learn more about the UW SMART Center here.


All are welcome to attend these FREE events. Please feel free to share our series flyer and promote these presentations with any of your contacts that might be interested. 


Please note: These events will be limited to 500 attendees. Access to the live event will be available to registered participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure a spot, we invite you to log on 5 - 10 minutes prior to the event.


RECORDING & PRESENTATION MATERIALS WILL BE POSTED ON THIS PAGE AFTER EACH EVENT.


Dr. Rhonda Nese: "Developing an Instructional Alternative to Exclusionary Discipline Practices"


Rhonda NeseDecember 2nd, 2020 
8:30 - 9:45 AM (Pacific Standard Time)

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Dr. Rhonda Nese, Ph.D.,  is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences at the University of Oregon. Dr. Nese currently serves as the Principal Investigator of an IES grant to refine and test an intervention to reduce exclusionary discipline practices, improve student behavior and student-teacher relationships, and increase instructional me for students in secondary settings, and Co-Principal Investigator on three additional IES grants to identify factors that predict implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices, to develop technology to improve online learning for educators, and to develop and validate an automated scoring system for oral reading fluency. Dr. Nese also provides technical assistance to state, district, and school-level teams across the nation on preventative practices, including addressing implicit bias in school discipline, effective classroom behavior management strategies, bullying prevention, and alternatives to exclusionary discipline practices through the OSEP-funded National TA-Center on PBIS. Dr. Nese’s research involves intervention delivery within a multi-tiered behavior support framework focused on preventative strategies for improving student outcomes.


Dr. Anne Gregory: "Strengthening relationships and repairing harm: A paradigm shift in school discipline practice and research"


Anne GregoryMarch 3rd, 2021
8:30 - 9:45 AM (Pacific Standard Time)


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In her presentation, Dr. Gregory will discuss school and district efforts to reduce punitive approaches to discipline, decrease racial disparities in suspensions, and increase access to social emotional learning and restorative practices. Drawing from interviews with educational leaders engaged in discipline reform, she will describe their challenges with school staff buy-in and their strategies for changing mindsets. Dr. Gregory will further discuss researcher social positionality and ways of conducting equity-oriented research from the stance of strengthening relationships and repairing harm.

 

Dr. Anne Gregory, Ph.D., is a professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Dr. Gregory is a researcher in the area of racial and gender disparities in discipline and is currently examining school-wide restorative practices and equity-oriented social and emotional learning. She has authored over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous book chapters. Publications include The promise of restorative practices to transform teacher-student relationships and achieve equity in school discipline, and Social-emotional learning and equity in school discipline. Dr. Gregory recently received the Joseph E. Zins Early Career Contributions Award from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
 


Dr. Ilene Schwartz & Ginger Kwan: "Using a Racial Equity Theory of Change (RETOC) to Facilitate Collaboration Between University Researchers and a Community Based Organization​"


Ilene Schwartz & Ginger KwanApril 7th, 2021 
8:30 - 9:45 AM (Pacific Standard Time)


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Ginger Kwan, Executive Director of Open Doors for Multicultural Families
 

Ilene S. Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D Dr. Ilene Schwartz is a professor in the Area of Special Education at the University of Washington and the Director of the Haring Center for Research and Training in Education at UW. She earned her Ph.D. in child and developmental psychology from the University of Kansas and is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D). Dr. Schwartz has an active research and professional training agenda with primary interests in the area of autism, inclusive education, and the sustainability of educational interventions. She has had consistent funding from the U.S. Department of Education since 1990 and serves on a number of editorial review boards including the Topics in Early Childhood Special Education and the Journal of Early Intervention. Dr. Schwartz is the director of Project DATA, a model reschool program for children with autism that has been in operation since 1997; and is currently working on projects to improve the quality of inclusive educational services in Washington state for students in P-12.


Dr. Emma Elliott-Groves: "Indigenous Systems of Relationality: Designing for Transformative Agency in Indigenous Community Psychology​"


Emma Elliott-GrovesMay 5th, 2021 
8:30 - 9:45 AM (Pacific Standard Time)


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Emma Elliott-Groves, Ph.D., MSW Dr. Elliott-Groves is an assistant professor in the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development in the College of Education at the University of Washington. She holds both a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and a Master of Social Work in Children, Youth and Families. A large part of her research centers on understanding the meanings and explanations of suicidal behavior from the perspective of Indigenous peoples’. By employing a strengths-based approach to recovery, Dr. Elliott-Groves rigorously engages youth, families, and communities in the development of integrated behavioral health interventions to address complex social issues. Her research centers on ethical frameworks generated by Indigenous and place-based knowledge and practices to create process-centered approaches that illuminate Indigenous pathways toward collective livelihood.


Dr. Janine Jones: "Culturally Responsive School Mental Health Interventions"


Janine JonesJune 2nd, 2021
8:30 - 9:45 AM (Pacific Standard Time)


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Dr. Janine Jones (she/her) is a Professor of School Psychology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education at the University of Washington. She is a Licensed Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Her research focuses on providing culturally responsive school based interventions that address the socio-emotional health of students of color. Her work is framed around the belief that providing culturally responsive services and promoting resilience within the cultural context creates the path toward serving the “whole child.” She also consults with school personnel on culturally responsive practices that enhance teacher/student relationships and reduce some of the barriers associated with intractable opportunity gaps for students of color in schools.


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