Florida Association of School Social Workers’ 71st Annual Conference
Pre-Conference information – Monday, October 16, 2017
See a message to you from our keynote speaker, Tara Brown.
Tara Brown, President of Learner’s Edge Consulting
Survive and Thrive: Unleashing the Potential of Under-Resourced Youth
“To get into their heads, we must first get into their hearts.” There is no doubt that the distance from their heart to their heads is a rite of passage every adult must navigate in order to truly impact struggling youth. Humans are ‘hard-wired’ to connect and it is through these connections that humans will thrive and excel. In this inspiring keynote address, Tara will share parts of her journey from coast to coast working with both hard core gang members and hard core rednecks in her own hometown and how she successfully engaged and motivated them to work harder and dream bigger. She will provide research based insights into the role emotions and stress play in learning wand what at-risk youth wish every adult understood about them.”