Trauma Informed Classroom

Presented by Bobbie Downs, Ed.D.
August 18, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 Bobbie Downs, Ed.D.
Bobbie Downs, Ed.D.

During this presentation, we will recognize the prevalence and realize the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) so that we can respond in a trauma-informed way and resist re-traumatization. We will explore the way that trauma can shape learning and behavior while also discussing strategies for mitigating the potential impact.

Dr. Bobbie Downs is currently the Director of the Educational Services Unit (ESU) for Burlington County Special Services School District. Dr. Downs decided to pursue a career in education after serving as a teacher and administrator in a school for Sudanese refugees in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Downs earned her Master’s degree in School Leadership and her Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Rowan University. Dr. Downs also holds a Graduate Certificate of Autism Education. She is a certified mindfulness instructor for Mindful Schools and an instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid. Dr. Downs is an active member of the Council for Exceptional Children, she also works for the Korean War Legacy Foundation and the World History Digital Education Foundation.


Getting into the Weeds with Medical Marijuana

Presented by Svetlana (Lana) Ros, Esq.
September 22, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Svetlana Ros, Esq.

Medical marijuana has been approved for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome. However, it is not always easy to understand how to navigate the process for acquiring medical marijuana or what to expect. Join this session as we discuss how the process works and what you need to know.

The decision to use medical marijuana is a very personal choice and being able to make an informed decision is critical. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more and get your questions answered.

Svetlana (Lana) Ros is a partner at the law firm of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, and is the chair of the Firm’s Health Care Practice. She works with physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health care professionals, as well as health care businesses, to help them navigate the complex and constantly evolving legal health care environment. Additionally, Lana is a sought-after presenter and frequently lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on wide ranging legal issues affecting healthcare professionals.


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