School-Based Mental Health is a grassroots task force of educators and parents from Newtown, CT who are focused both on best practices in the area of school-based mental health as well as state and national policy issues related to the implementation of best practices for students. The group is pleased to announce a conference designed for parents, educators, school professionals (school counselors, social workers, psychologists), administrators and politicians called: “Where Do We Go From Here? Best Practices in School-Based Mental Health Programming” on May 4, 2013 from 8:30-12 at the Science Building on the midtown campus of Western Connecticut State University. The Instructional Leadership Doctoral program and the School Counseling program will be co-sponsoring the event. The Keynote speaker will be Laura C. Murray, Ph.D. (c), University of Pennsylvania who is the author of “Making Mental Health Part of the School Safety Solution.” There will be approximately 20 breakout sessions on Responsive Classroom, School-Based Play Groups/Counseling, Creating a Character Culture in Your School and much, much more! Preregistration is required and can be complete online TODAY at http://pacfamilyresourcecenter.pbworks.com. For more information, please email email@example.com.