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Awards and Recognitions

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Awards

2015
Recognized at Milken Institute
Spotlighting School Culture and Climate Initiative and School Support Network
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2013 — 2014
Recognized at Character.org
Recognized educators in the United States and elsewhere who have implemented unique, specific, and effective character education strategies, called Promising Practice by Character.org
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  • School Support Network recognized (2013)
  • School Culture and Climate Initiative recognized (2014)

Key Funders

2014 — 2018
Grants Recipient
Grants received from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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  • Grant for addressing the lingering mental health effects of Hurricane Sandy on school students and communities in New Jersey (2014-2017)
  • Grant for extending the United Way initiative to address mental health effects of Hurricane Sandy to more schools and parents to build resilience (2016-2018)

Speaking Engagements

May 20, 2016
"Sustaining a Systematic Approach to Social Emotional Learning"
New Jersey Alliance for Social Emotional Character Development Conference
Rider University, NJ
Presented by Dr. Patricia Heindel and Liz Warner
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May 17, 2016
"Social Emotional Learning Interventions and Integration into Teaching Practices" 
Mental Health America
Washington, DC
Presented by Liz Warner and Dr. Patricia Heindel

April 2016
"New Tools for Whole Child Educators and School Leaders"
ASCD Annual Conference
Atlanta, GA
Presented by Dr. Maurice Elias, Dr. Patricia Heindel, and Liz Warner
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January 20, 2016
"School Culture and Climate Initiative"
Milken Institute webinar
Presented by Liz Warner and Patricia Heindel

October 2015
"Integrating School Health with Culture and Climate"
American School Health Association (ASHA) “Going the Distance” Conference
Orlando, FL
Presented by Maryann Walsh (Atlantic Health)

May 29, 2015
"Addressing School Climate Intentionally and Systematically to Ensure Academic and Emotional Success"  
New Jersey Alliance for Social Emotional Character Development Conference
Rider University, NJ
Presented by Dr. Patricia Heindel and Liz Warner
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May 29, 2015
"School Culture and Climate Initiative" Poster Presentation
New Jersey Alliance of Social Emotional, and Character Development
Rider University, NJ
Presented by Aileen Johnsen and Stephanie Samuel
 
May 27, 2015
"Creating Communities of Learners to Ensure SEL Sustainability"
Social Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts’  SEL 4 Massachusetts Conference Boston, MA
Presented by Liz Warner, Patricia Heindel, and Dr. Maurice Elias
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May 7, 2015
"School Culture and Climate Initiative"
NJ Department of Health’s School Health Summit
Rutgers University, NJ
Presented by Liz Warner and Patricia Heindel

April / May 29, 2015
"Power of Partnerships: School Communities Where Children Thrive"
United Way Worldwide Community Leaders Conference
Grapevine, TX
Presented by Liz Warner, Wendy Yallowitz, Patricia Heindel, Chris Kirk, and Kiran Gaudioso
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April, 2015
"ALICE’s Game of Life", an In-School Presentation to 4th Grade Students 
Montclair Kimberly Academy
Montclair, NJ
Presented by Michelle Roers and Robyn Ulmer

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