“Creating Caring Connections and addressing children’s mental health and behavioral needs in the Schools”
Presented by NASP President Elect John Kelly, PhD with Opening Remarks from Christopher Kukk, PhD author of “The Compassionate Achiever*”
When: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Conference Start: 8:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Conference Resumes: 12:00 p.m.
Conference Ends 3:00 p.m.
Where: Fairfield University, Kelley Aloysius P., S.J. Center, Fairfield, Connecticut
Dr. John Kelly is a school psychologist in the Commack School District and an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University in the School Psychology program. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University. Dr. Kelly has studied, published, and presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics that include mental and behavioral health services for children, advocacy training for school psychologists, leadership development, violence and bullying prevention, and suicide awareness. Dr. Kelly is on the Executive Board of the New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP) and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). He is the President-elect (2016-17) of NASP and assumes the role of President of NASP in July 2017. Dr. Kelly has received numerous state and national awards, including the NYS School Practitioner of the Year in 2001 and the NASP School Psychologist of the Year in 2003.
Dr. Christopher Kukk is Professor of Political Science/Social Science at Western Connecticut State University, a Fulbright Scholar, HarperCollins author of The Compassionate Achiever, founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation, Director of the Kathwari Honors Program, founder of the University’s Debate Team, and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is also co-founder and CEO of InnovOwl LLC, a research and consulting firm that solves micro and macro problems through innovative education. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College and his B.A. in political science from Boston University. He was also an international security fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. His research and publications combine neuroscience with the social sciences and focus on education issues, the political economy of natural resources and the creation and sustainability of civil society. Dr. Kukk was also a counter-intelligence agent for the United States Army, a research associate for Cambridge Energy Research Associates, and has provided the Associated Press, National Public Radio, The Economist magazine, NBC-TV, CableVision, and Connecticut media with analysis on a wide range of topics and issues. His forthcoming children and trade books are based on the idea of weaving values such as compassion into our learning, civic and business communities.
“The Compassionate Achiever” is available for purchase as part of your conference registration fee (45% off retail price!)