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Thursday, August 5, 2021 

9:00am - 3:00pm
Lurie Medical Research Center

303 E Superior St, Chicago

Northwestern University's School of Education & Social Policy is dedicated to promoting human development and learning. JPA is committed to providing mental health consultation to teachers and therapy to children in school-based settings. Together, we are pleased to invite you to the Second Annual C2K Summer Institute.


During this interactive, one-day experience, you will engage with experts and peers to: appreciate the science behind SEL, develop positive relationships with children and parents, gain confidence in supporting students with challenging behaviors, and develop

self-care routines in the year ahead.

All participants will be eligible to receive CPDUs.


Opening Remarks

  • Harnessing the Power of the Teacher-Student Relationship


Morning Session

  • The Science of SEL and Relationship-Informed Practice

  • Creating Breakthroughs; From Trauma-informed Classrooms to Relationship-informed Classrooms


Guest Speaker: Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, Managing Director of Justice Initiatives at Chicago Beyond where her work led to a partnership with Chicago Public Schools and the adoption by the District of its Healing-Centered Framework to address trauma.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Post-Pandemic School: Back to Normal or Pandemonium?

  • Who You Are & How You Teach: Surviving or Thriving?

For more information & to register, contact Isabel Perlin at

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