Community Conversation Starters: A Series

The APBS Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network, in collaboration with The Center for Social Behavior Support and Sheppard Pratt Health System, wants to change the response to the current reality. This complimentary series of conversations provide an effective forum to learn from leaders in the industry and share best practices amongst colleagues in the field.

The schedule of Community Conversation Starters are listed below, and we hope you’ll join us at an upcoming event. To view past Community Conversation Starters, please visit our YouTube channel.

Community Conversation Starter: The Way Forward (Part 1)

September 15, 2021
3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT

Centering Ourselves in This Work With Guest Speaker Erika McDowell

Meet Erika McDowell

Topics covered include:

  • Enhancing cultural awareness
  • Creating environments to foster belonging



Community Conversation Starter: The Way Forward (Part 2)

December 15, 2021
3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Youth Voice: Co-Designing the Way Forward With Guest Speaker Kay Augustine and Student Speakers Hannah and Aarushi

Meet Kay Augustine

Topics covered include:

  • Exploring youth-adult partnerships to guide the way forward
  • Listening to youth to better understand school community needs



Community Conversation Starter: The Way Forward (Part 3)

March 9, 2022
3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Helping Teams to Use Data as a Way of Work With Guest Speaker Ryan Estrellado

Meet Ryan Estrellado

Topics covered include:

  • Reimagining practical data use in schools
  • Exploring simple strategies for communicating data to stakeholders