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OEA Symposium

Stay tuned for more information on the 2019 OEA Symposium!

2018 OEA Symposium

Date: Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Time: 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: Embassy Suites Washington Square

Toxic stress brought on by complex trauma can harm the developing brain of a learner, which may in turn contribute to behavioral and academic problems. In order to better support learners of all ages, Oregon educators are looking to trauma-informed practices to turn the tide on student success. Keynote speakers include Dr. Todd Bloomquist, Director of School Improvement from the Grants Pass School District, and Denise Manderson and Dr. Emily Wang from the ChildTrauma Academy. 

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Dr. Todd Bloomquist has been working in education since 1989 and has served in public schools since 1991. He is currently the Director of School Improvement for the Grants Pass School District. As a certified Master ACE trainer, he works with four other master trainers, presenting ACES and doing workshops on the ACE study.

Denise Manderson is the program director for Hull School in Calgary, Alberta, working directly with the students, families, child care workers, and teachers to support the relational and self-regulatory needs of traumatized and at risk children in Hull’s therapeutic school setting. She has presented on the implementation aspects of Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics to educators throughout the world.

Dr. Emily Wang is a Clinical Psychologist and Program Director at Hull Child and Family Services, where she coordinates the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics certification process. Dr. Wang has extensive experience working with trauma-related care and disaster mental health support.


To watch videos of previous years' OEA Symposium events, click here

Questions about a previous OEA Symposium, or opportunities for the future? Please contact: Penny Hildreth at 503-495-2135, or penny.hildreth@oregoned.org.