School Community Intervention & Prevention (SCIP,, a program of Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, will host its Spring Conference, “Lying, Crying & Fighting, Oh My! Supporting Students with Disruptive Behaviors,” on March 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln Firefighter’s Reception Hall, 241 Victory Lane.

The conference will feature Brian Mendler, a teacher and international keynote speaker who has authored and co-authored several books focused on providing educators easy to use strategies for preventing and responding to difficult, disruptive, defiant, and unmotivated behaviors in the classroom.

In addition to Mr. Mendler, Carrie Gottschalk, MS, LIMHP, who has spent nearly 30 years working with children, adolescents, and their families, will discuss trauma-informed strategies to address difficult student behaviors. The day will wrap up with Michelle Hughett, MS, LIMHP, NCC, who will address educational implications and strategies to support students with conduct disorders.

Pre-registration is required and can be found under the Trainings and Events tab of the SCIP website, Cost of attendance is $55 for SCIP affiliated schools and organizations and $65 for non-SCIP affiliated schools and organizations.

School Community Intervention & Prevention is supported in part by a grant under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health, and monies passed through by Regions 4, 5, and 6 to prevention providers. For more information, go to or contact Duncan Tucker at (402) 327-6843.