Conferences & Institutes

The Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference

Bank Street’s Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference is a day of collaboration and study of Emotionally Responsive Practice in early childhood, elementary and middle school settings. This annual conference supports teachers, social workers, and administrators to develop a deep understanding of child development, social and emotional foundations for learning and well- being, parent engagement, and mastery of supportive techniques for building safe and nurturing school communities. Emotionally Responsive Practice is consistent with trauma informed care. This year’s conference will be Friday, November 8, 2019.

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2018 Conference

The 2018 conference included a keynote by Lesley Koplow on “Why Children Go to the Nurse: The Search for a Safe Haven in School” and workshops that centered on Immigration Issues in the Classroom, Using Teddy Bears in the Classroom, Emotionally Responsive Practice in Upper Elementary & Middle School Practice, and more.
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  • Lesley Koplow delivers keynote at Bank Street's Safe & Sound Schools Conference
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  • Margaret Blachly leads workshop at Bank Street's Safe & Sound Schools Conference
  • Lesley Koplow leads workshop at Bank Street's Safe & Sound Schools Conference
  • Guests listen during a workshop at Bank Street's Safe & Sound Schools Conference