• Long Island Student Support Team (LISST) Conference

    Responding to a Changing World

  • Earth Glowing

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

    A full-day of professional learning opportunities that will provide opportunities for collegial discourse around the new NYS mental health mandates and guidance regulations.

    Cost: $175
    Audience: School Counselors, School Psychologists, and School Social Workers

    Please Register With Your School District's BOCES:

    Nassau BOCES: Click Here to Register

    Western Suffolk BOCES:  Click Here to Register

    Eastern Suffolk BOCES:  Click Here to Register

  • Eric Kussin

    Keynote Speaker: Eric Kussin 

    Founder: We're All A Little “Crazy,” Nonprofit; The Global #SameHere Movement; Mental-Health Advocate/Keynote Speaker
    We’re All A Little “Crazy”, founded by 15-year professional sports executive, Eric Kussin, brings together Athletes, Celebrities, and Expert Practitioners.  After a successful career that started at the NBA League Office, Eric’s mental health took a sudden and rapid decline.
    Due to unresolved life traumas he failed to address at a young age – experiences he was unaware were affecting his mental health – Eric developed a severe PTSD, along with anxiety and depression which left him almost permanently in bed, with severe cognitive impairment, for over two and a half years. Once he found a way to climb out of his abyss, he vowed to spend the rest of his life focused on changing the global conversation through mental health advocacy.
    Mental health exists on a continuum, with some experiencing more severe declines than others over varying periods of time. Eric is determined to spread his message: that EVERYONE in the world is affected by life’s inevitable traumas and losses. We can’t escape them, as they are part of the human experience and they impact us on many levels. Because of this, his view is that we should all be open and accepting of those who need help, because we’re one community in this “crazy” world, all fighting our own unique, but often similar, battles.  


  • Our Keynote Speaker is sponsored by our friends at:



Hilton Long Island/Huntington
598 Broad Hollow Road
Melville, New York, 11747-5002
  • Breakout Sessions, include, but are not limited to:

    • A Prescription for Trauma Informed Schools

    • Understanding the Impact of Technology on Students of the Digital Age


    • Mindfulness & Difficult Emotions: Strategies to Support Mental Health in the Classroom

    • Urgent Psychiatric Consultation for Schools to Access for High Risk Students


    • Restorative Circles in Schools:  Practical Guide for Educators

    • ASVAB Career Exploration Program: Dispelling Myths, Empowering Students


    • Counseling on Access to Lethal Means as Part of an Overall Strategy in Suicide Prevention

    • Therapeutic Implications When Working With Latino Immigrant Youth and Their Families


    • The Transgender Experience

    • Vaping-The Effects On Our Youth


  • Presented by Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES and Western Suffolk BOCES.

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