Pacific Northwest Trauma-Informed MTSS Conference

JOIN US June 24 & 25 2019

Building Resilient Communities through Evidence-Based, Systemic Integration


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A two day training conference designed to build the capacity of educators to build and sustain system-wide, trauma-informed support for all students.

The Pacific Northwest Trauma-Informed MTSS Conference will address key skills and mindsets needed to develop high functioning systems of multi-tiered systems of support. You’ll walk away feeling empowered, ready to implement new strategies and actions, while deepening commitment and anchoring into a vision for your school. You will connect with colleagues as you practice content, reflect, apply and practice skills together. This is a highly engaged, active learning experience.

  • Learn from experienced educational consultants during all sessions, including breakouts

  • You’ll receive coaching from the Continua Consulting team to help you determine next steps

  • You’ll have dedicated time to work on an action plan for your school and develop a blueprint for implementation

  • Count on the opportunity to make connections with other educational leaders who will further accelerate your progress, and provide a source of ongoing support as you leave our time together and you implement all you’ve learned.

We anticipate that this learning opportunity will fill quickly as we only have 200 spots available. Register early!

Sponsored by:

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Heathman Lodge

7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA

Located just 10 minutes from the Portland International Airport

Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-475-3100 and request the group rate “Resilience Impact.” Rooms are available at the rate of $149 for a Deluxe Guest Room.


Who Should Attend

Teachers, coaches, mental health providers, special education staff, department heads, building leaders, district administrators--anyone setting a vision and implementing a system level approach to building trauma-informed schools. Since this work is best done in teams, we encourage you to bring a team from your school or district to spearhead this work.

“I really appreciated the diversity in the audience. This conference was for teacher, counselors, para pros AND administrators. It was for everyone!”

”The keynote speakers were excellent! Very knowledgeable and easy to connect to. The break out sessions were very interesting and contained useful strategies to take back to my school.”

”I loved the subject matter and the quality of the professionals as keynote speakers. The conference was full of practical information that relates to the factors we face in education today and how to best support ALL students and staff needs for success in moving forward.”
— Previous Conference Attendees


Engage with Families

Explore strategies on how to more authentically engage families that may be hesitant to be involved in their child's school experience.

Use Data to Inform Practice

Discover how to use best practices to analyze social-emotional-behavioral data to inform decisions regarding interventions across tiers.

Evidence-Based Practices

Understand the evidence on best practices and how they can be implemented with fidelity in your building.

respond to behavior

Learn evidence-based strategies for responding to challenging student behavior, focusing on skill-building and regulation

Social emotional learning

Focus on how Social Emotional Learning can integrated into school systems and cultures.

Leverage Staff Buy-In

Learn from experienced administrators on how to engage staff and create horizontal accountability towards shared goals.


Keynote Speakers


Lauren Ashbaugh, Ph.D, NCSP, is a licensed clinical and school psychologist who consults with schools on the implementation of integrated mental health care and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for PBIS, social-emotional learning, trauma, and restorative practices. She believes strongly in promotion of research-based practices and data-driven decision making.

Lauren received her undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and attained her Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology at the University of Virginia. Her education and training experiences provided her a strong foundation in psychoeducational assessment, school-based mental health, empirically-supported treatments, and research and methodology. Lauren has had extensive clinical and teaching experiences in school, urban hospital, juvenile court, therapeutic day school, and outpatient settings.

Clinically, Lauren specializes in evidence-based prevention and intervention for children, teenagers, and families who struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, executive functioning, and/or behavioral challenges. She has expertise in risk assessment, exposure-based treatment for anxiety and school avoidance, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-focused CBT, Triple P Positive Parenting Program, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma.


Vincent Perez serves with Continua Consulting Group on Trauma-Informed MTSS and with the team at Character Strong (SEL curriculum and character education). He earned an AAS in photographic communications at Northwest College, an undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in public administration.

He served as the Latinx outreach coordinator for the Association of Washington School Principals’ (AWSP) student leadership program (AWSL) from 2012-2017. Long-term collaborations include partnerships with XITO (Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing) to inform WA’s conversation on ethnic studies, Lewis County Thrives collective impact efforts, and as Green Hill School’s (state juvenile rehabilitation facility) Latino culture group leader of Group Ollin. Grupo Ollin is exploring Indigenous knowledge and healing ceremonies (la cultura cura), examining the impact of toxic masculinity and violence in our lives, and developing a critical thinking approach to criminal justice reform.


Brian H. Smith, Ph.D, has extensive experience working in schools as a school counselor, school social worker, and substance abuse counselor. Since receiving his PhD from the University of Washington, he has spent a decade as the primary research scientist behind the development and revision of the PreK -8th grade Second Step Program, the Social Emotional Learning curriculum currently used in 30% of US elementary schools. Brian is an expert on all aspects of Social Emotional Learning, including program development, implementation support, assessment, and evaluation. Brian is an experienced presenter, trainer, and consultant. Topics include SEL-based Stress Coping for Educators and the intersections between SEL and PBIS, MTSS and Restorative Practices.




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Regular Registration: Register by May 31st: $649
Late Registration: June 1st until sold out or day of conference: $699
Group Registration: Groups rates for 4 or more from the same district or school by April 22nd: $549 (Use coupon code GROUP while registering)

Fee includes program materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks. Dinner and lodging is not included.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: We are not able to offer refunds for any registrations, but we do allow registrations to be transferred to another attendee.

Clock hours are available from Puget Sound Education Service District