The Kansas Enrichment Network is pleased to present recordings and additional resources from the 2021 Kansas Connections Conference.

About the Keynote Speaker

Erin Walsh, M.A.

Mind Positive Parenting

Psychologist, Presenter, & Professor

Erin has enjoyed bringing science and tips to families and educators alongside her father Dr. David Walsh for nearly 20 years. They started together at the National Institute on Media and the Family and then more recently founded Mind Positive Parenting before creating Spark & Stitch Institute™ in 2019. In addition to writing articles for several other organizations including Bolster Collaborative and Psychology Today, she co-authored the 10th Anniversary Edition of the national bestseller Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen.

Session Videos and Resources

Erin Walsh (Spark & Stitch Institute): Stress and the Brain: Supporting Young People Through the “New Normal”

Brandis Stockman (OST Training That "Sticks"): Behavior Management Training That "Sticks": Strategies for OST Supervisors

Mina Bischmann & James Martinson (Kansas Enrichment Network): Kansas Afterschool Program Quality Guidelines

Bridget Patti & Katie Hart (Center for Public Partnerships and Research): Managing Burnout