2023 Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: Prevention Before the Crisis Summit

14. Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: Prevention Starts with Me

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Session Dates

Wednesday August 16, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM - PaTTAN - CENTRAL

After reviewing theories, policies, and practices that perpetuate educational inequities, socially just alternatives are provided to help schools and school systems promote positive outcomes for students. To show the importance of educators challenging their colleagues when their actions, even unintentionally, are inconsistent with social justice, two real-world examples that contain harmful language and helpful responses are discussed. Additionally, the responses highlight 11 principles that educators can use to have constructive conversations with their colleagues. The session ends with a brief review of terms that are commonly used in psychology and education, re-framing them to be more consistent with a social justice orientation.

Target Audience

Suggested participants include the following:

  • Administrators
  • Educators, including early childhood educators
  • Behavioral specialists (school counselors, school psychologists, special educators)
  • Behavioral and mental health providers
  • Emotional Support teachers
  • Emotional Support paraprofessionals
  • Parents/families

Topics Covered: Behavior

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2251, or trife@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Dr. Charles Barrett

Event Contact:


Tina Rife

Content Contact:

Chanda Telleen

Additional Info

A list of nearby hotel locations can be found here: PaTTAN Central Information
Note: You are responsible for securing and paying for your own lodging. Room blocks with discounted rates have not been reserved.