Join two human rights lawyers in an interactive session on reimagining justice and human rights for persons who are experiencing mental health challenges. People with mental health disabilities continue to be marginalized by society and law. They experience many barriers in accessing psycho-social resources, housing, legal representation, appropriate treatment, employment and other services across the life span. These barriers are further complicated when issues of race, culture, ethnicity, gender, class, disability and other intersecting social factors are involved.
Avenue to the Experience: Strategies to Assist in Working With Individuals Who Experience Moderate/Severe DisabilitiesMay 19 2014
When planning for the instructional needs of individuals with disabilities, we must recognize our responsibility as the “avenue to the experience” in making the learning/teaching criterion meaningful. This presentation will provide strategies to assist in the development, selection, and implementation of intervention techniques by providing the participants with “frameworks” to help in determining chronological age-appropriate activities that are purposeful and learner specific.
With awareness and openness, team leaders can utilize various practices to foster cohesive team relationships and maximize productivity. Strategic planning using Appreciative Inquiry allows members of any type of team to identify their common values and expectations of team behavioral, and craft their group’s mission and vision statements.
Attendees will accomplish the following objectives:
Presented By: Marvin T. Miller
This Workshop is Free at the Pacific Rim Conference
Thinking about how to create a better future for the Deaf and signing community? Re-frame our thoughts to understand what it means to be an Ally!
Are you satisfied with your career choice, education level, mental wellbeing, and social health?
- Gain positive habits that will help to deal with Dyslexia
- Take active steps to move forward!
- Accomplish your goals and reach your fullest potential
EmployAble is an innovative tool to meet employment challenges faced by people with disabilities. EmployAble uses Multi User Virtual Environments (MUVE), including Second Life, google sites, a website, and other virtual tools to focus on employment preparation, skill acquisition, and placement resources. There is an EmployAble site (street) on the Second Life virtual world.
How do we connect with youth who have experienced difficulty and trauma in their lives?
What does cultural healing and cultural empowerment really look like?
How can I create an environment that transforms the lives of youth?
In this workshop teachers, faculty, community advocates, and youth workers will learn tangible, powerful approaches and interventions that aim to achieve the following objectives:
Experience math learning the Ka Pilina way! Many students struggle in math because it is not meaningful to the context in which they live. In this interactive session, audience will learn math the fun way and learn how the Ka Pilina project is making a difference to 7-12th grade students’ math outcomes.
Family Governance is an emerging model of support in which families pool participant-directed resources to support employment and community inclusion. This seminar will focus on InclusionWorks!, encompassing several family-governed groups created in Victoria, BC. The seminar will explore three main themes.
Sharon Kreder, Aaron Kaufman, Joshua Lyons & Paula Aiesi
TILL's experienced professionals will review clinical, support, behavioral and mental health services, social networking and augmented communication methods for individuals at various points on the Spectrum. Primary focus is that of new and innovative services across the person's lifespan.
120-Minute Interactive Workshop
Students with disabilities who pursue postsecondary education face many unique challenges than peers without disabilities. The Pacific Alliance project aims to help out college participants gain networking experience through one-on-one opportunities with professionals and peers who attend the Conference.
Targeted audience: All youth, students, educators, community leaders, decision makers
This educational and experiential workshop is student-driven and lead by Gay, Straight Alliance (GSA) High School leaders in Hawaii’s schools.
No matter their depth and breadth of experience, few individuals feel totally confident that they are in complete compliance with disability regulations.
Current and prospective college students, disability rights advocates, faculty and administrators in postsecondary education can all benefit from the “inside scoop” regarding how the Office for Civil Rights processes complaints it receives regarding discrimination on the basis of disability.
This interactive workshop is for those dedicated to supporting and empowering youth who are at risk of dropping out of school and/or becoming involved in the criminal justice system. Learn how stressful situations, trauma, and a poor sense-of-self impairs physiological systems and affects learning and behavior. Participate in hands-on activities that account for youths' lived experiences and value what they bring to school. Discover how to facilitate early-warning systems for detecting signs of distress and identifying factors that may trigger inappropriate or antisocial behavior.
Social Justice and Historical Repair: The Promise of Transforming Health Systems to Address Disabilities and Cultural AccountabilityMay 19 2014 As a nation of increasing cultural diversity, we are entering into a period of exciting health and mental health care transformation. The growth of cultural, ethnic, racial and, linguistic (CERL) communities invigorates service systems to integrate culturally recognized practices into health services, including behavioral and mental health treatment. Mental health disabilities have now become increasingly recognized.
Julie Fodor, Judy Hall, Renee Miner & Barbara Broyles
Center on Disabilities and Human Development
University of Idaho
This workshop will present and model UDL principles in the arts classroom. Participants will be presented with sample lessons, images, and inclusive art making approaches. The workshop will focus on developing the creative process for all students through discussion and hands-on collaborative exercises.