Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Our executive director, Guy Stephens, is available to present to your organization or for your special event.

Guy has presented for national conferences, state conferences, graduate and undergraduate college courses, and community organizations. We are happy to develop custom presentations for your audience to meet your organizational needs. 

We also accept requests for keynote presentations and for personal development training. Feel free to contact us for more information and for speaking and training rates. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your organization.


Upcoming Presentations and Speaking Engagements

2023

Misunderstood: Shifting to a Trauma-informed Neuroscience-aligned Perspective
Partners in Policymaking
The Arc of Maryland
Monday, January 15th @ 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Private event

Reducing & eliminating restraint, seclusion, and punitive discipline: How Self-Reg can help
Healthy Learning Environments
Acadia University
Thursday, January 19th @ 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Private event

Neuroscience-Aligned & Trauma-Informed Approaches to Supporting Students, Teachers & Staff
EducationWeek Webinar
EdWeek
Friday, January 20th @ 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Register for the event

Restraint and Seclusion: How applied educational neuroscience can help!
Applied Educational Neuroscience
Butler University
Mondat, January 30th @ 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Private event

Restraint and Seclusion: How applied educational neuroscience can help!
Applied Educational Neuroscience
Butler University
Tuesday, January 31st @ 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Private event

More than tools and strategies: How a simple philosophy and fundamental neuroscience can reduce the need for punitive discipline practices.
6th Annual Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference
Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc.
Monday, February 20th @ 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Location: Hilton Americas, Houston, Texas
Register for the event

Moving from compliance to connection: How trauma-informed approaches can disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline
2023 Annual Conference
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Saturday, March 4th @ 4:45-6:00 p.m.
Location: The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square San Francisco, California
Register for the event

Past Presentations

2022

Misunderstood: Shifting from a Punitive Mindset. November 2022, Children Come First Conference (Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin)

Trauma, Stress Response & Behavior. October 2022, Prepared for Crisis Prevention Institute (Virtual)

It’s time to move away from punitive discipline. October 2022, Compliance to Compassion: Supporting Students, Teachers & Staff in Challenging Times (Virtual)

Reducing & eliminating restraint, seclusion, and punitive discipline: How Self-Reg can help. July 2022, Mehrit Centre Summer Symposium 2022 (Virtual)

A leadership approach to reducing and eliminating the use of restraint and seclusion. June 2022, The Leadership EDIT Summit (Virtual)

Restraint and seclusion in Nebraska: How we can work together to reduce and eliminate these practices. June 2022, Arc of Nebraska (Virtual)

Do No Harm: Ending School-Based Trauma. June 2022, Trauma Informed Educators Network Conference: Shifting Paradigms (Nashville, Tennessee)

Rethinking the Policy of Seclusion and Restraint with Mona Delahooke. April 2022, Psychotherapy Networker (Virtual)

Understanding Restraint and Seclusion. April 2022, Community Care Licensing Children’s Residential Program University of California Davis (Virtual)

Federal Laws & Advocacy in Action: Advocating for legislative change, preparing and giving testimony. March 2022, The Arc of Maryland Partner in Policymaking (Maryland)

Understanding Restraint and Seclusion. March 2022, Community Care Licensing Children’s Residential Program University of California Davis (Virtual)

Ending Punitive School Discipline: Reducing and eliminating Restraint and Seclusion, March 2022, The National Juvenile Justice Network (Virtual)

Sharing my journey: Reducing and eliminating restraint and seclusion. March 2022, The Arc of Frederick County and Frederick County Public Schools (Frederick, Maryland)

Restraint and Seclusion: Ending it in New Hanover Public Schools. March 2022, New Hanover County Special Education PTA (Virtual)

Restraint and Seclusion: What you need to know and what you can do. February 2022, Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (Virtual)

Restraint and Seclusion use in Maryland Schools. February 2022, Laurel Hall Schools Frederick, Maryland (Virtual)

Restraint and Seclusion: Issues in education. February 2022, University of North Florida Spring 2022 (Virtual)

Restraint & Seclusion: SEAS of Luzerne. February 2022, SEASofLuzerne (Virtual)

Breaking the trauma cycle: Ending the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. February 2022, 2022 Creating Trauma Sensitive-Schools Conference(Houston, Texas)

Restraint and Seclusion: How applied educational neuroscience can help! January 2022, Butler University (Virtual)

Behavior is Communication: Shifting to a trauma-informed Perspective. January 2022, The Arc of Maryland Partners in Policymaking (Virtual)

2021

What are restraint and seclusion, and what harm do they cause? October 2021, 2021 Lives in the Balance Children’s Mental Health Conference

Restraint and Seclusion: Breaking the trauma cycle. October 2021, MHTS 502 – Building a Trauma-Sensitive Environment with Strategy North Central College

Keeping All Students Safe: Reducing and eliminating the use of restraint and seclusion. June 2021, Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice Call

Restraint & seclusion elimination in the United States: Challenges and Hope. May 2021, Studio 3 Training

Reducing & Eliminating Restraint & Seclusion: In Saline, Michigan and across the nation. April 2021, Saline Supports Our Community Presentation

Institutional Abuse: Restraint and seclusion use in schools and residential facilities across the nation. April 2021, American Bar Association Presentation

Ending the cycle of Restraint and Seclusion: How applied educational neuroscience can help! March 2021, Applied Educational Neuroscience Class (Butler University)

No More Seclusion Rooms: Reducing and eliminating the use of restraint and seclusion in Farmington and across the nation. March 2021, Farmington Social Justice League Presentation

We can and must do better: Reducing and eliminating the use of restraint and seclusion in Arkansas and across the nation. February 2021, 8th Annual Family Bistro Conference

Restraint and Seclusion use in Maryland Schools: We can do better and if we can do better we must do better. January 2021, Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities Presentation

2020

Restraint and Seclusion use in Maryland Schools: Dangerous interventions that can lead to trauma, injuries, and even death. December 2020, The Arc of Maryland Presentation

Breaking the cycle: The case for ending the use of restraint and seclusion in our schools. December 2020,  American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) Presentation

Inclusion Not Seclusion: Reducing and eliminating the use of restraint and seclusion in our schools. December 2020,  2020 TASH Conference Presentation

Inequity in the Schoolhouse: How restraint and seclusion feed the school-to-prison pipeline. October 2020,  National Allies for Parents in Special Education Presentation

Inclusion Works Exclusion Hurts: Ending the cycle of restraint and seclusion. October 2020, Inclusion Works Conference Arc of Texas

Restraint & Seclusion: Understanding the issue and how we can and must do better for our children in Maryland. October 2020,  Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) Presentation

Restraint and Seclusion: A blueprint for how parents, attorneys and advocates can work together to create change. March 2020, 2020 COPAA Conference Presentation

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