Speaking Engagements

JULY 2021

July 10th (Virtual) (Time TBD)

Delta Kappa Gamma International Conference: Portland OR.

Workshop on Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door. At this and the other conference, there is a short video accepting the award for Educator Book of the Year.

July 21st 5:00 — 5:45 p.m

Tweet-a-thon sponsored by Crayola

Topic: Kindness and Inclusion

July 24th (Virtual) (Time TBD)

Delta Kappa Gamma International Conference: Austin TX

Workshop on Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door 



Teaching Summer Session of TRIO/Outward Bound at Western Connecticut State University 

Topic: Why Do We Need Laws and Are They Fair?  This is for rising 9th and 10th graders. Not open to the public.  Trauma responsive pedagogy will be employed.


OCT 2021

Oct. 22, 1:00pm — 4:45pm EST

British Columbia School Counselor Annual Meeting

Topic: Can Schools be Places for Healing Trauma) (3 hours) 


NOV 2021

Nov. 4

Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association Mental Wellness Conference; Keynote Address

Topic: How Schools Can be Places for Healing Trauma, plus a follow-on breakout group session on a deeper dive with strategies parents and teachers can use to ameliorate student trauma


JUNE 2022

June 2022 – International conference at York University.

Karen will give the Keynote Address on Bankruptcy and Education: Why Community Counts Now More than Ever
(Exact date and time to be determined depending on COVID guidelines