Speaking Schedule

Dr. Brooks addresses essential themes in his presentations, including strategies for nurturing confidence and resilience in ourselves, our children, and in others; balancing our personal and professional lives; managing stress more effectively; creating positive work and school environments; and enriching family relationships.  His emphasis is on identifying and reinforcing the strengths or “islands of competence” in ourselves and others so that we may all lead more meaningful, successful lives.

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January 2022 

01/27/2022

Needham, MA, “Nurturing Resilience in Children,” 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET, Virtual presentation for the Healthy Minds Community Program.   sponsored by the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.  Register at https://give.chfrichmond.org/event/healthy-minds-program-2022/e344105

February 2022 

02/01/2022

Needham, MA, “Nurturing Resilience in Our Children and Teens During Challenging Times,” 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET, Webinar for the Parent Connect Series of the Neshaminy School District, Langhorne, PA

02/02/2022

Needham, MA, “Resilience and Student Health,” noon-1:30 p.m. ET, Virtual panel discussion with Drs. Russell Barkley and Cheryl Chase sponsored by The Quaker School at Horsham, PA.  Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ej0cx6tu4549774e&oseq=&c=&ch=

02/07/2022

and 02/14/22  Belmont, MA, “The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Therapeutic Approach for Nurturing Resilience,” 4:00-5:00 p.m., as part of the Special Topics Seminar for Psychology Interns at McLean Hospital

02/07/2022

Needham, MA, “The Application of a Strength-Based School Consultation Approach,” 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET, Webinar for Child Psychiatry Fellows at the Cambridge Health Alliance School Consultation Program

02/10/2022

Needham, MA, “Creating Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning, Intrinsic Motivation, and Resilience,” 7:00-8:30 p.m., Webinar sponsored by The Rankin Institute of The Fletcher School. Register at https://www.thefletcherschool.org/rankin-institute/forum.cfm

02/18/2022

Needham, MA, “Nurturing Learning and Resilience in Young Students,” 8:30-10:00 a.m. ET, Webinar at a conference sponsored by Early Childhood Educators of South Florida

02/18/2022

Needham, MA, Can You Help Students to Be Resilient If You’re Not Feeling Very Resilient Yourself?” 10:30 a.m.-noon ET, Webinar at a conference sponsored by Early Childhood Educators of South Florida

March 2022 

03/03/2022

through 03/07/22 Needham, MA, “Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others During Challenging Times,” presentation on second day of Virtual Summit sponsored by The Resilience Initiative, https://www.the-resilience-initiative.com/get-res-access-now

03/13/2022

Needham, MA, “Strategies to Take Care of Ourselves in Order to Take Care of Our Children,” 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by The Quaker School at Horsham, PA, www.quakerschool.org

03/18/2022

Westbrook, ME, “Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Our Students,” 10:30 a.m.-noon ET, for faculty and administrators at Westbrook High School

03/18/2022

Scarborough, ME, “Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Our Students,” 8:30-10:00 a.m. ET, Webinar for faculty and administrators in the Scarborough Public Schools

April 2022 

04/06/2022

Burlington, MA, “Nurturing Resilience in Our Children and Ourselves,” 6:30-8:00 p.m., Virtual or In-person sponsored by Fusion Academy.

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May 2022 

05/02/2022

Needham, MA, “Nurturing Resilience in Young Children,” noon-1:00 p.m. ET, Keynote webinar sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University as part of the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Awareness Month.  See program and register at: https://conta.cc/3Ey3faK

05/13/2022
Horsham, PA, “Positive Mindsets, Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning and Resilience,” one day, 6th Annual Children with Complex Challenges Conference sponsored by The Quaker School at Horsham, PA, Register at Register Here!
05/16/2022

“The Camp Experience: A Source of Resilience for Children and Teens,” 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by the American Camping Association, New England

05/23/2022

through 05/26/22 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, “Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Positive Mindsets, Caring, and Hope in Ourselves and Others,” 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., sponsored by Guerette Symposia, Boston University School of Medicine, Register at: https://cme.bu.edu/gsquebec The schedule is a four-day seminar that is scheduled at the same time on each day.  

June 2022 

06/28/2022

Needham, MA, “Nurturing Resilience and Motivation in Children with ADHD: The Search for ‘Islands of Competence,'” 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by ATTitude.  Register at https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/resilience-motivation-islands-of-competence-adhd/

06/30/2022

“Positive Mindsets, Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning and Resilience,” (Keynote) 8:30-10:00 a.m., at the Summer Institute sponsored by the Shrewsbury and Westborough Public Schools, MA

July 2022 

07/01/2022

Needham, MA, “Nurturing Resilience in Children,” 11:00 a.m. noon ET, interview on “Maine Calling” on Maine Public Radio

August 2022 

08/04/2022

Cambridge, MA, “Nurturing Islands of Competence in Children and Adolescents,” 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, with Dr. Nancy Rappaport, as part of the Pragmatics of Child Psychiatry Seminar for the Cambridge Health Alliance

08/11/2022

Needham, MA “Creating Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning, Motivation, and Resilience,” noon-1:30 p.m. ET, Webinar for faculty and administrators at the Ventana School, Los Altos, CA, www.ventanaschool.org

08/24/2022

New Bedford, MA, “Positive Mindsets, Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning and Resilience,” 8:00-9:30 a.m. ET, for faculty and administrators at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School, www.gnbvt.edu

08/30/2022

Bridgehampton, NY, “Creating Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning, Motivation, and Resilience,” (Keynote) 8:30-10:00 a.m., for faculty and administrators at the Bridgehampton School District, NY

October 2022 

10/10/2022

Des Moines, IA, “Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Our Students,” (Keynote) 8:45-10:15 a.m. CT, at the Iowa BEST Summit sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health in conjunction with the Iowa State Department of Education. Register at https://scsmh.education.uiowa.edu/professional-development/iowa-best-summit/

10/12/2022

Needham, MA, “The Extraordinary Power of a Resilient Mindset,” 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET, virtual event with Dr. Sam Goldstein, sponsored by ParentMap as part of their ParentEd Talk Series.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-extraordinary-power-of-a-resilient-mindset-tickets-383655492907?aff=speaker

10/17/2022

Needham, MA, “Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents During Challenging Times,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., ET, Webinar sponsored by the Southeastern Massachusetts Educational Collaborative, Dartmouth, MA, https://smecollaborative.org/

November 2022 

11/03/2022

Needham, MA, “The Power of Micromoments in Our Lives and the Lives of Our Students,” (Keynote) 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m., as part of a virtual two-day Annual Executive Function Conference titled “Executive Functioning & Social-Emotional Learning: Promoting Resilience, Stress Management, and Academic Success” sponsored by The Research Institute for Learning and Development (ResearchILD), Register at https://researchild.org/executive-function-conference/

11/09/2022

Stamford, CT, “Creating Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning, Motivation, and Resilience,” 4:00-5:30 p.m., sponsored by The Children’s School www.childrensschool.org

11/09/2022

Stamford, CT, “Nurturing Tenacity in Children,” 7:00-8:30 p.m., sponsored by The Children’s School www.childrensschool.org

11/17/2022

Needham, MA, “Strategies to Nurture Compassion and Resilience in Young Children,” (Keynote) 9:20-10:35 a.m. ET, as part of a one-day virtual conference sponsored by the Jewish Early Childhood Community of Metro Detroit