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Thursday, March 17 • 10:15am - 11:45am
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Dispute prevention has never been more necessary than in our current time and context. Systems are changing within communities and families, schools and partner agencies. This presentation will provide insight in navigating disputes from top to bottom, and bottom to top. Through education and interactive engagement, this session will explore the continuum of dispute prevention and effective parallel processes outside of the IEP process. The presenters will dive into trauma impacts at the systems level, acknowledging that we are experiencing not only families in crisis, but systems impacted by trauma effects and in need of an effective menu of care. Strategies to address this systems change will be provided, and will include regional examples of plans which support parent, school and agency partnerships.

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Anjanette Pelletier

Director, Management and Consulting Services, School Services of California
Anjanette Pelletier is a Director for School Services of California, providing consulting and support services to LEAs regarding special education programs, fiscal planning and creating an equitable culture of inclusion for students.
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Elizabeth Engelken

Assistant Superintendent, SELPA, Yolo County Office of Education
Elizabeth Engelken serves on the Executive Committee of the California Association of SELPA Administrators, and is a board member of the California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth. Elizabeth is a SELPA leader in Yolo county, northern California. She brings extensive... Read More →


Assistant Superintendent, Tehama County Department of Education
Veronica Coates and Elizabeth Engelken are SELPA leaders in two regions of northern California, Tehama and Yolo counties. Both bring extensive knowledge and experience in school psychology, school-based mental health and dispute resolution practices at the district and regional l... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2022 10:15am - 11:45am PDT
Exhibit Hall D (EH D)