Northwest Regional Conference Speakers 2017

Feinstein to speak on connecting thoughts, feelings, actions

Dr. Sheryl Feinstein will share insights of her brain research at a meal function and a breakout session.

Feinstein is Dean of the College of Education at University of Nebraska Kearny and is widely published, with numerous books and journal articles, primarily on adolescent development and brain research. She has taught a variety of courses in higher education, including Educational Psychology and Adolescent Development.

Feinstein was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2007-2008 and in 2014-2015. Prior to being in higher education, Feinstein was a curriculum coordinator for a K-12 school district in Minnesota and taught in the K-12 schools in South Dakota and Missouri.

Those attending both Dr. Sheryl Feinstein’s talk and breakout will receive special handouts.

Bettelyoun speaks at U.S. Forum

Attendees at the U.S. Forum will hear Dr. Barbara Bettelyoun discuss childhood trauma and the awareness and prevention of youth suicide as part of the Forum agenda.

Those attending both her breakout session and the forum will receive suicide prevention training required for teacher recertification in five Northwest states.

Bettelyoun is Sicangu Lakota, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. She is president of Buffalo Star People, a nonprofit organization specializing in delivering sustainable transformational education/healing to native communities. She is also the director of suicide prevention services at the Helpline Center in Sioux Falls.

As a professional consultant in the field of psychology for over 18 years, Bettelyoun has worked with tribal nations, community groups, nonprofits and educational institutions on issues of advocacy, prevention of childhood abuse, addictions, depression, low self-esteem, and rage.

U.S. Forum attendees will hear Dr. Barbara Bettelyoun.