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					Symposium 2005 Registration Friday, October 14, 2005
(copy this sheet for each person attending)

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
8:00 - 8:45 9:00 - 10:00 Coffee and Registration Concurrent Morning Sessions Reaching At-Risk Youth Dr. Sol Gordon In Their Seats, Not In the Streets William Lassiter Teens and Depression Dr. Masoud Hejazi 10:15 - 11:45 Keynote Address The Minds of Boys Michael Gurian 11:45 - 12:15 12:15 - 1:45 2:00 - 3:00 Break and Book Signing Lunch and Panel Discussion Concurrent Afternoon Sessions

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Michael Gurian

10:15 AM

Symposium 2005

Registration Fee: $90.00 Fulltime Students: $25
Includes ONE morning session, Michael Gurian session, lunch, panel discussion and ONE afternoon session.

The Minds of Boys: How to Help Our Sons Do Their Best in School and Succeed in Life
Working together, our schools and our communities can help boys and girls learn to their best abilities. – Michael Gurian Understanding male energy from the inside out is empowering to parents, teachers and all who care for boys’ minds. Inside every boy is an educational hero who is trying to flourish, and every boy can learn if his education is well cared for. During this address Gurian focuses on:

Navigating Adolescence
Featuring

Morning Sessions (concurrent, choose one)
_____ Gordon OR _____ Lassiter OR _____ Hejazi Gurian presentation and Lunch Panel included with registration.

Afternoon Sessions (concurrent, choose one)
____ Perkins OR ____ Daniels/Sherry ____ $90 Registration ____ $25 Fulltime Student Registration
Name: _____________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________ City, St, Zip: ________________________________________ Phone: (______) _____________________________________ Email: ______________________________________________ School:_____________________________________________ ____ Enclosed is my check payable to NCMS Alliance. ____ Charge $________ to Visa _____ Mastercard _____ Name on card:______________________________________ Charge card number: ________________________________ Expiration Date: ____________________________________ Signature: __________________________________________ Mail to : NCMS Alliance PO Box 27167 Raleigh, NC 27611-7167

MICHAEL GURIAN

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Understanding the male learning style. Saving our sons from falling behind in school and in life. Ensuring good schooling for boys by exploring the role of parents and communities. Examining new methods, strategies and teaching techniques proven to work in schools, classrooms and homes. Co-Founder of The Gurian Institute Author of The Minds of Boys, The Wonder of Boys, Boys and Girls Learn Differently and The Wonder of Girls

What’s Normal,What’s Not Dr. Diana Perkins From Research to Practice Peggy Daniels and Claudia Sherry EDUCATION CERTIFICATION: Certificates of
attendance for accreditation or licensure will be available upon request. CME credits will be awarded.

LOCATION: The Grandover Resort is located off of
I-85 at exit 120 in Greensboro, NC. If traveling south, turn right off the exit ramp; if traveling north, turn left off the exit ramp.Turn left at the first traffic light onto Grandover Parkway. The Resort is approximately one mile on the right. Phone: (336) 294-1800.

Michael Gurian is a social philosopher, family therapist, corporate consultant and New York Times bestselling author. As co-founder of The Gurian Institute, he conducts research international, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. He has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, workplaces, schools and public policy.

Moderator: George Sweat, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Friday, October 14, 2005 9:00am - 3:00 pm
Grandover Resort and Conference Center Greensboro, NC
Presented by The North Carolina Medical Society Alliance in partnership with The North Carolina Medical Society Physician Assistant Section (919) 833-3836, (800) 722-1350 Fax (919) 833-2023

North Carolina Medical Society Alliance PO Box 27167, Raleigh, NC 27611-7167 www.ncmsalliance.org (919)833-3836 or (800)722-1350

MORNING SESSIONS
(concurrent)

9:00 AM

Teens and Depression with Dr. Masoud Hejazi
[Depression]…is a major cause of teenage suicide, but to various degrees it interferes with a child’s ability to learn [and] form relationships… – former US Surgeon General David Satcher One in twenty adolescents will have a depressive episode, and many will not receive treatment. Dr. Hejazi reviews why teens get depressed, what happens in the brain when depression occurs, and how family physicians, teachers and counselors can recognize the symptoms and find treatment. In addition, he will focus on new recommendations regarding the usage of antidepressants. Masoud S. Hejazi, MD, is a psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Presbyterian Counseling Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. Board certified in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry, and addictionology. Dr. Hejazi often presents workshops on cults and addiction.

William Lassiter, a graduate of NC State University with a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in public administration, joined the Center for the Prevention of School Violence, Department of Juvenile Justice, in 1998. He became project coordinator for the statewide school safety tip line and Working Against Violence Everywhere in 1999.

From Research to Practice: Addressing the Needs of Girls and Boys in the Classroom with Peggy Daniels and Claudia Sherry

Reaching At-Risk Youth with Dr. Sol Gordon
Despite all the gloom and doom about the youth of today, the majority . . . grow up to be relatively healthy, law-abiding, mature and drug-free adults. But the problem of “at-risk” youth...exists. – Sol Gordon In this session, Dr. Gordon will examine the problems of “at-risk” youth, the price society pays by failing to address the issues facing these adolescents, and what parents and others who work with adolescents can do to help turn problems into solutions for a healthy, productive life. Dr. Gordon believes by saving one life at a time, one saves the world. Sol Gordon, PhD, received his BA and MS from the University of Illinois and his PhD in Psychology from the University of London. At Syracuse University, he was Professor of Child and Family Studies, was founding director of the Institute for Family Research Education and is currently Professor Emeritus. He has written over 100 articles for professional publication and a number of books including: A Friend in Need – Helping A Friend When Times Are Tough;When Living Hurts and Raising a Child Responsibly in a Sexually Permissive World.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS
(concurrent)

2:00 PM
Together, Ms. Daniels and Ms. Sherry, two educators who are certified trainers from The Gurian Institute, will encourage the teachers who attend this workshop to pursue best practices in classrooms by supporting brainbased gender differences. Both enjoy providing opportunities for in-service training to teachers and parents about the differences in boys and girls and ways to better approach educating them. Claudia Sherry, Lower School Principal and Assistant Head of School at Carolina Day School in Asheville, has a BS degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree in educational administration from Western Carolina University. Peggy Daniels has served as the Middle School Principal at the Carolina Day School since 1997. Ms. Daniels has a bachelor’s degree in education and a graduate degree in school administration from Western Carolina University and has taught in both public and private schools.

What’s Normal, What’s Not: Recognizing and Treating Emerging Mental Illness in Adolescents with Dr. Diana Perkins
Emerging study results suggest that early identification and treatment of mental illness and psychosis improves outcome. Attendees will become aware of the risk factors for and early signs of severe mental illness to help them make appropriate referrals. Perkins will also present clinical features of new onset psychosis and the importance of prompt treatment. This session will benefit primary care providers, teachers, guidance counselors and police officers. Diana O. Perkins, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and obtained her MPH in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. She is currently Professor of Psychiatry at the UNC-CH School of Medicine and co-director of the Clinical Outcomes and Assessment Unit for the National Institute of Mental Health.

In Their Seats, Not in the Streets with William Lassiter, Safe Schools Specialist
Suspensions do not address the root cause of misbehavior, and may be related to higher rates of juvenile incarceration and lower rates of academic achievement. – Framing Paper, The 2003 School-to-Prison Pipeline Conference, sponsored by the Civil Rights Project, Harvard University Program participants will receive information on how to plan and implement a model in-school suspension program. Joining Mr. Lassiter will be a panel of in-school suspension program coordinators that lead model programs at their home sites. Participants are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Educators Coaches Parents Physicians Counselors Law Enforcement Business Leaders Policy Makers Psychologists Social Workers


				
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