USF to Host New Conference for K-12 Educators

Sept. 7, 2018 | Joliet, Ill.

On Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, the University of St. Francis College of Education will host a new conference for teachers, counselors, administrators, and other school personnel. The professional development opportunity will feature a broad range of topics for those who serve and support K-12 students.  Educators attending the “Support Our Students Conference” will gain valuable knowledge and strategies designed to assist students with the social and emotional issues that often interfere with learning. Topics include Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Teaching Cyber Safety, The Growing Problem of Substance Abuse and the Need for Increased Drug Education Programming and The Neurobiology of Addiction in the Developing Brain. Participants will also explore mindfulness as a self-care strategy to manage the personal stress associated with supporting others in need.

The conference will be held at the USF Main Campus located at 500 Wilcox Street in Joliet from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. The cost is $50 per attendee and includes breakfast and lunch, as well as the opportunity for licensed teachers, administrators, and school support personnel to earn professional development hours.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit or call 815-740-3699.

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves 4,100 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 49,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit

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