“Who Cares About Kelsey?” A panel presentation & discussion with filmmaker Dan Habib

San Antonio –  The University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) Department of Psychology and Dreeben School of Education, in collaboration with the Bexar County Department of Community Resources presents “Serving and Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues, their Families, & Schools,” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 in UIW’s Marian Hall Ballroom.

Co-sponsored by Bexar County Department of Community Resources and UIW, this free event will present a screening of the documentary film “Who Cares About Kelsey?” and a panel presentation with filmmaker, Dan Habib, as well as community counselors and educators about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a school community-based program for encouraging adaptive, pro-social behaviors among students. The program initiates a new county and university collaboration to assist educators in better serving the needs of children who have mental illness and their families.

Habib, creator of Who Cares About Kelsey? is the Filmmaker in Residence at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. His films have been screened at universities, national conferences and independent theatres, and have been used as a catalyst for inclusive education across the country and internationally.  Who Cares About Kelsey? was recently featured in Education Week and has been screened at 10 film festivals, winning “Best Feature Film” at the Lights. Camera. Help. Film Festival. In 2012, Habib received the Champion of Human and Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and in 2013 he received the Justice for All Grassroots Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities.

This event is free and open to the public. Continuing education units are available for teachers and mental health professionals. To register and for more information visit http://uiw-kelseyscreening.weebly.com/.

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