International Bullying Prevention Conference
 
A8. Why Pain Needs a Seat at the Policy Table

Speaker
Judi Vanderhaar, Consultant, KY Department of Education


Description
Decision makers that shape policies, strategic plans, and system initiatives are often removed and disconnected from the daily realities that students and teachers face within their schools and communities. In this presentation, key nuggets from various fields including psychology, sociology, education and neuroscience will be shared to help unpack the dynamics that perpetuate disconnection. Practical strategies to facilitate more human centered decisions and engage a compassionate sense of urgency among decision makers will be offered.