Initiatives & Events

Spring Summit 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016
Kahl Campus Center, Sage College of Albany

A day for professionals in education, mental health and law to come together with parents and students to focus on mental health and school safety.

More information and a full listing of the scheduled events and speaker presentations coming soon…

Spring Summit 2014

On Friday, May 30, 2014 the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for the Promotion of Mental Health and School Safety hosted its inaugural spring summit. For more information, check out the Spring Summit, Speaker Bios, and Breakout Session descriptions.  

Kyle Blanchfield Event  

Hochsprung Center _KyleOn Friday, October 11, 2013 the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for the Promotion of Mental Health and School Safety hosted, Leadership, Violence and School Climate: A Breakfast Keynote and Discussion led by Kyle Blanchfield.

Kyle Blanchfield, J.D., is the President and CEO of the Northern New York Centers for Conflict Resolution and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education in St. Lawrence University’s Graduate Leadership Program. She is the former President of the New York State Dispute Resolution Association and also a former Justice Court Judge. Her experiences include teaching legal research courses, resolving labor management disputes, mediating between governmental agencies, and establishing a Family Court and Juvenile Court for the Pennsylvania Court System. She is the author of numerous books and articles in leadership, conflict resolution, and the law. In 1995, she won the New York State Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the fields of leadership, mediation and conciliation. Most recently, with her colleague Dr. Peter Ladd, she published Leadership, Violence and School Climate (2013).