11th Annual Conference & Celebration

June 3, 2022

Together Towards Tomorrow

Keynote Presentation

Brynn Burger

Brynn is a Best-Selling Author, a national speaker, and a coach for extreme parents navigating raising children with behavior diagnoses, mental health concerns, and trauma survival as she battles in the trenches alongside them. Brynn speaks, teaches, and writes from a raw perspective, is honest about the victories as well as the cob-webby parts of extreme parenting. She loves tacos, napping, and laughing with her mouth wide open and she aims to help parents and educators share in that joy with extreme children. 

Conference Workshop Presentations

  • “Anxiety and Unmet Needs”
    Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., MS
  • “The State of Black and Brown Mental Health”
    Lisa Kennedy, Family Peer Support Specialist
  • “Knowing Your Child as a Soul and the Healing of Mental Health Distress”
    Diana Belle, founder of Doors of Light
  • “School-To-Prison Pipeline: Realities of the CRA Process”
    Leon Smith, Executive Director, Citizens for Juvenile Justice
  • “Special Education After Covid”Jeffery Sankey, Esq.
  • “Helping Our More Vulnerables Kids: Supporting Kids with Executive Function and Anxiety Challenges”
    Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., MS
  • “Domestic Violence Through a Suicide Awareness Lens:Has it Canceled Black Mental Health?”
    Shaquera Robinson, MPH
  • “Addressing Impact of Bullying During the Pandemic and Recovery”
    Dr. Peter Raffalli, MD
  • “What Youth with Mental Illness Need from Mom and Dad: Parental Insights from a Son with Lived Experience”
    Micah Howe, Mental Health Advocate
  • “Psychiatric Boarding: An Existing Crisis Worsened by the Pandemic”
    Doug Crook, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, BRT Nurse Manager
    Miranda Gonzalez, LICSW

Keynote Speaker

Brynn Burger is a Best-Selling Author, a national speaker, and a coach for extreme parents navigating raising children with behavior diagnosis, mental health, and trauma survival as she battles in the trenches alongside them. Brynn speaks, teaches, and writes from a raw perspective, being honest about the victories as well as the cob-webby parts of extreme parenting. Brynn is an extreme parent to a wild six-year-old daughter and a ten-year-old son with five behavior diagnoses.

As a licensed teacher, Brynn specializes in differentiation for the difficult learner. For three years, she parented from a tiny house in order to afford to meet her son’s educational needs. She now pairs her 20+ years of experience as a mental health professional to work tirelessly to provide adaptive programming for at-risk youth and youth with disabilities as well as training for parents, churches, and communities to better serve our inclusion population and help extreme parents feel understood and less alone.

Brynn loves tacos, napping, and laughing with her mouth wide open and she aims to help parents and educators share in that joy with extreme children.

Brynn Burger

Keynote Speaker
Brynn Burger