Resiliency Summit

POW Resiliency Summit 2020

Save the date! Join us March 12 & 13 for training and speakers on resilience and mental health.

Join us for two days of ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) education for parents, high school age youth, educators, child care workers, social service workers, coaches, and any caring community member. 

There will be door prizes! Childcare is available as well.

To sign up, fill out the registration form by Friday March 6, and email to Corey at

Any questions? Call Corey at 907-826-3891.


Thursday, March 12 & Friday, March 13


Craig High School


Thursday, March 12th: Keynote Speaker

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Approach

Instructor: Jordan Spike, Think:Kids

(Lunch provided)

Jordan Spikes is a Clinical Trainer and Consultant at Think:Kids, providing training and coaching for individuals and organizations interested in implementing CPS in their systems. He earned a BS in Psychology from Oregon State University and has worked in the mental health and special education arenas as a front-line staff, coach and administrator for more than 12 years. With a goal of shifting mindsets away from conventional “people choosing to misbehave” to a neurobiologically-guided mindset of viewing behavioral challenges as a form of learning disorder, Jordan joins with educators, parents, and caregivers in the responsibility of teaching individuals the necessary skills to meet daily, real-world expectations.

Friday, March 13th: Breakout Sessions

8 – 9 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Instructors: Romanda Simpson, MA (Ketchikan Wellness Coalition) and Daryl Nichols (Ketchikan High School Resource Office)

This course will provide instruction on how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how you can help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. You’ll learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge and gain confidence in intervening and giving support. ***Nursing CEs, UA PACE, CME, or APSC hours available.  (please bring a lunch)

9:00-12:00 Implementing Culture into the Curriculum

Instructor: Teresa Varnell, Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District

More information to come on this course soon!

1:00-4:00 Mandt System Principals

Instructor: Matt Hamilton, Community Connections

The Mandt System courses are based upon the philosophy that all people have a right to be treated with dignity and respect, the right to personal identity, the right to normalization and the right to the least restrictive and most appropriate environment. We recognize and consider people’s behavior, even negative behavior, as a form of communication. The Mandt system program presents education on alternatives for de-escalating and supporting people, using a combination of interpersonal communication skills and physical interaction techniques.

1:00-4:00 CPR and First Aid Training and Certification

Instructor: Earl Jeffrey, Emergency First Response

There will be a $14 cost for this CPR/First Aid training.

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