23rd Annual Making Healthful Decisions Conference


23rd Annual Making Healthful Decisions Conference

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Making Healthful Decisions Conference

Tools for Growing Resilience:

for schools, health and human services and the community

About the Conference:

Presenters will explain current research regarding fostering social and emotional development, building resilience in individuals, families and communities throughout the lifespan with strength-based and protective factor-building approaches. 

Who Should Attend:

Educators, school administrators, social workers, counselors, human services professionals, program administrators, mental health and health care providers, childcare professional, faith-based leaders, parents and caregivers, seniors, adults, and the community at large.

Tickets include:

Keynote, panel discussion and workshops, breakfast, lunch and a resources packet. Special pricing for early birds and seniors, see below:

  1. Early Bird Registration by 2/28/2020 - $60.00
  2. Registration after 2/28/2020 - $75.00
  3. Discounted Registration for Seniors (65+) and Students with ID - $45.00

Final registration deadline is March 13, 2020. No refunds after March 13!

For information call 845-344-1234


Keynote Scarlett Lewis, Founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation

Panel host: Darcie Miller, Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Social Services

Panelists: Dr. Barbara Gannon, Boston Children’s Health Physicians; Tamaé Memole, NYSPEP & Prevent Child Abuse NY; Nicholas Pantaleone, Assistant Super Intendent, Port Jervis School District; Love Odih Kumuyi, Inclusion Educator, Mediator, Cross-cultural Facilitator; Bishop James Rollins, Sr., The Tabernacle

Workshops - participants choose a track:

Tools for Schools

Workshop 1: Scarlett Lewis, Founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation

Workshop 2: Presentation/Classroom Tour by Corinne Yanis, Minisink Valley Middle School & Roundtable with Ramona Burton, MISN Inc.

Tools for Health & Human Services 

Workshop 1: Dr. Barbara Gannon, Boston Children Health Physicians and colleague

Workshop 2: Roundtable with Kristen Fortuna, The Trauma Institute of Orange County & Andrew Oni, Orange Regional Medical Center

Tools for Communities

Workshop 1: Julika von Stackelberg, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Workshop 2: Love Odih Kumuyi, Inclusion Educator, Mediator, Cross-cultural Facilitator

Click here to view our flyer!


Collaborating Partners:

BOCES, Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, Maternal-Infant Services Network, Inc, Mount Saint Mary College, Orange County Parenting Coalition, Ramapo Catskill Library System, The Trauma Institute of Orange County, and Warwick Valley Community Center



$60 early bird - $75 after 2/28/2020

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Julika von Stackelberg
Parenting & Family Life Educator
845 - 344 - 1234


Mount Saint Mary College - Aquinas Hall Theatre
330 Powell Ave.
Newburgh, NY 12550

Last updated February 6, 2020