Conferences & Institutes

Bank Street’s Safe & Sound Schools Conference

Bank Street’s Safe & Sound Schools Conference is a day of collaboration and study of Emotionally Responsive Practice as part of the Community of Safe and Sound Schools Initiative. Through collaboration and study, the annual conference supports teachers, social workers, and administrators in elementary schools and early childhood settings develop a deep understanding of child development, the social and emotional foundations for learning, parent engagement, and mastery of supportive techniques for building safe and nurturing school communities.

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Bank Street's Safe & Sound Schools Conference 2018

The conference was held on Saturday, December 8, with a Keynote Presentation by Lesley Koplow: Why Children Go to the Nurse: The Search for a Safe Haven in School
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2017 Highlights

Last year's conference included workshops focusing on the essentials of Emotionally Responsive Practice, the power of transitional objects, literacy as a good mirror for emotional well-being, quilt-making to build community, and more.
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  • margaret blachley teaching a workshop
  • tree art project at safe and sound conference
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  • audience at the safe and sound conference