Key Talk

Key Talk: “The Key to Unlocking Safer Schools – A Journey to Better Mental Health”

National research shows that 1 in 4 youth will experience a traumatic event by their 16th birthday. As early as 6th grade, children who have witnessed or experienced violence or trauma can be identified as “at risk.”

With the launch of The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools program (CBITS) through Journey Mental Health Center, a United Way of Dane County partner agency, students benefit through reduced symptoms of PTSD and depression, becoming more available for learning, and likely having altered the trajectory of their life course in a positive direction.

Join us on Thursday, September 20, 2018 as we bring together community leaders to identify the keys to unlocking safer schools and learn how together United Way, area agencies and school districts are connecting to make Dane County safer for all residents.  The panel will be facilitated by Jason Hiller, Director of Safety and Compliance at The QTI Group.  Panelists will include:

  • Joe Balles, Former Madison Police South District Captain
  • Nicholas Pinzke, Lead School Psychologist and Coordinator for CBITS
  • Gloria Reyes, School Board Member and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, Civil Rights and Community Services for the City of Madison
  • Mary Sue Roberts, Professional Development Associate Director and CBITS Supervisor for Journey Mental Health Center

Thursday, September 20, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704

Thank you to The QTI Group for sponsoring this event!