Dr. Concetta Tomaino Joins Faculty at Concordia College as Distinguished Professor of Creative Arts

MT. VERNON, NEW YORK, USA, July 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Concetta Tomaino, Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Music Therapy and Neuroscience Research, Joins Faculty at Concordia College.
Mount Vernon, NY (July 20, 2018) Concordia College recently announced the appointment of Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino to Distinguished Professor of Creative Arts. Dr. Tomaino, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Institute of Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) whose home is at Wartburg, is developing Concordia College’s proposed Master of Science in Music Therapy.

Wartburg President & CEO, David Gentner, said, “Dr. Tomaino’s expertise in the field of clinical music therapy is peerless in the region so I am not surprised that Concordia College would include her in their allied health science expansion plans. We look forward to this relationship as we build upon the IMNF’s successes of the past, while looking ahead to a future of creative caring experiences during these increasingly complex times.”

The music therapy degree program “will prepare students as clinicians, scholars and leaders in the profession by providing theoretical foundations in conjunction with advanced practical and clinical training to meet the challenging needs of patients across their lifespan,” according to a Concordia College announcement.

Building upon many years of clinical research of renowned author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, MD and Dr. Tomaino, the IMNF was founded in 1995 to bring together the two worlds of basic neuroscience and clinical music therapy. The Institute is world-renowned in the medical and scientific communities for its pioneering advances in understanding, teaching and clinical applications of music therapy. The link between Dr. Tomaino’s extensive experience and Concordia’s nursing and other health science programs will provide opportunities for research, inter-departmental training and program development, setting the stage for tremendous innovation and contributions to the field of health care.

“I am honored by this appointment and look forward to expanding IMNFs mission of research, education and clinical practice through collaboration with Concordia and Wartburg.” said Dr. Tomaino.

Dr. Tomaino, named a “Disruptive Women in Healthcare–Leader to Watch in 2017,” is often invited to speak nationally and abroad about her research and the benefits of music therapy. She has traveled around the world, most recently to Italy, Scotland and Portugal where she spoke about the benefits of music therapy for brain health. This isn’t Dr. Tomaino’s first time in academia. She is currently an adjunct professor at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY.

Wartburg and Concordia College are jointly offering SeniorU, recipient of the Innovation of the Year Award” by LeadingAge NY. This degree program gives retirees the opportunity to earn a 2- or 4-year degree. Created by seniors for seniors, the program is designed to be fun and experiential in an interactive learning community while building health in mind, body and spirit.

About Wartburg
Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on their beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation in Westchester. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Most recently, Wartburg was named one of the "Best Nursing Homes in New York State" by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year in 2018. Wartburg also received the 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators and the 2015 Legacy Award from the Westchester County Chapter of the Links.
Wartburg Website Homepage: www.wartburg.org/
Wartburg Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/thewartburg/
Wartburg Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/thewartburg
YouTube Page: www.youtube.com/wartburgny
About IMNF
The IMNF is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1995, the IMNF is driven by over 35 years of clinical observations on the actual effects of music on individuals who have different types of physical and neurological disorders. Directed by renowned music therapist Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino, the IMNF conducts research on the relationship between music and the brain, provides patients with music therapy, and offers our professional peers around the world the latest music therapy education and training information about best practices. Through the scientific exploration of music and the brain, the IMNF seeks to establish new knowledge and to develop more effective music therapy treatments to awaken, stimulate and heal through the extraordinary power of music.

IMNF Website Homepage: www.imnf.org
IMNF Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/musictherapy.imnf
IMNF YouTube Page: www.youtube.com/imnf2008

Media contact:

Angela Ciminello, Vice President of Development and Marketing, Wartburg
914-513-5179, aciminello@wartburg.org

Dr. Concetta Tomaino, Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, 914-513-5292, ctomaino@wartburg.org

Angela Ciminello
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Brett H. Pritchard on the School Bullying Pandemic

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard Says Bullying Needs to Be Addressed

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard Says Bullying Needs to Be Addressed

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard on the Bullying Epidemic

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard on the Bullying Epidemic

Brett and Cindy Pritchard at the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Killeen

Brett and Cindy Pritchard at the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Killeen

Study shows that a third of students will be bullied this school year. Brett H. Pritchard and the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard says the time to act is now.

With major steps like this toward mentally safer learning environments, we will take steps toward physically safer schools.”

— Brett H. Pritchard

KILLEEN, TX, USA, July 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Having written on security measures in response to the school safety issue, Brandon Pritchard believes that schools must defend themselves from both exterior and interior threats. Pritchard connects the school bullying problem to the mental health and school safety debate, noting that it cannot be overlooked. Schools, research and governments must combine to effectively to curb the often-forgotten problem of school bullying.

Pritchard elaborates on how effective anti-bullying laws incorporate all these three spheres in his article for LinkedIn. Anti-bullying school programming and policy must be re-energized and renewed. Laws must reflect that this is an issue in 2018, not 2008, when many states signed anti-bullying legislation. Research must reflect bullying within the context of changing political and cultural climates, and this research should be integrated into school and state policy.

The first anti-bullying law was signed in Georgia in response to the Columbine Massacre because the gunmen had planned the attack as retaliation for the bullying they endured while attending the school. That was back in 1999 and Montana was the last state to sign anti-bullying legislation.

In the first decade of the 2000s, movies and documentaries related to bullying emerged. The news began reporting on extreme bullying cases, and schools and governments were responding, shifting toward intolerance. The public came to acknowledge the non-physical types of bullying: verbal, emotional, sexual, cyber. It was not until 2015 that Montana, the last state with no anti-bullying law, signed legislation.

National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) found that 33 percent of students who reported being bullied at school indicated that they were bullied at least once or twice a month during the school year. This shows that students most often experience bullying in a chronic sense. It recurs. The federal government began data collection on school bullying in 2005, when the prevalence of bullying was around 28 percent. With a political and cultural shift toward awareness, this figure has decreased some. NCES found that more than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied in 2016. This is a 7.2% decrease for an eleven-year difference.
With the historical and cultural context summarized above, Pritchard points out that many schools’ programming about bullying feels antiquated and is difficult for students to relate to. He elaborates in his Patch Op-ed, inquiring how they could be expected to identify bullying happening around them when students are being taught with, “the 2012 movie ‘Cyberbully’, equipped with 2010 sliding phones with qwerty keyboards and obsolete versions of social medias we use today.”

In his LinkedIn article, he also stresses holistic approaches to bullying, such as "positive behavioral interventions and supports" (PBIS). PBIS focuses on the whole student within the context of the climate of the school. “For a problem as complex as bullying,” he writes, “within a problem as complex as mental health and school safety, approaches such as these will be impactful.” They feel fresh, he stresses.

Pritchard’s article argues that schools should base their policy and practices on research. Research shows that a slightly higher percentage of female than of male students report being bullied at school (23% vs. 19%), for example. Conversely, a higher portion of male than of female students report being victims of physically bullying (6% vs. 4%) and harmful threats (5% vs. 3%; (NCES, 2016). With this information, teachers can better notice the signs of bullying.

For teachers to do this, though, schools need access to current research reflecting our changing culture and political climate. Schools should implement relevant, modern anti-bullying processes and programming. Laws and political policy need to reflect and stress that the bullying problem is not gone “[S]chools, researchers and governments must combine and focus their efforts to curb the often-forgotten problem of school bullying,” Brett H. Pritchard reiterates, “With major steps like this toward mentally safer learning environments, we will take steps toward physically safer schools.”

Brett H. Pritchard
Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard
(254) 220-4225
email us here

Law office of Brett H. Pritchard

Source: EIN Presswire

Puut A/S Announces Artificial Intelligence based Loyalty Scheme for Loyalty programs.

AI power loyalty programs

Puut Wallet for Businesses



Puut A/S, announced today that it has launched Artificial Intelligence powered Loyalty Scheme to help increase loyalty programs penetration.

Puut Wallet embedded loyalty scheme seeks to create emotional loyalty that is based on reciprocal appreciation”

— Mark Arthur

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, July 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Puut A/S, announced today that it has launched Artificial Intelligence powered Loyalty Scheme to help increase loyalty programs penetration for programs that are using Puut Wallet to push digital loyalty cards to consumers.

The majority of loyalty programs are designed to reward habits and transactions and not true loyalty, which has led to customers not being emotionally attached to brands. As a result Loyalty programs penetration is still very low across all categories, with the dinning, travel, big box retail, clothing, and retail banking reaching respectively 35% , 49%, 45%, 47% and 31% in 2017.

Puut Wallet Loyalty scheme will help loyalty programs reward customers qualitatively at every step of the way using proprietary machine learning algorithms.

“Puut Wallet embedded loyalty scheme seeks to create emotional loyalty that is based on reciprocal appreciation.” said Mark Arthur, Founder & CEO at Puut A/S. “Puut Wallet is a user-centric wallet that is tailored to create a value continuum for loyalty programs”. concluded Mr. Arthur

About Puut Wallet
Puut A/S is a leading blockchain and AI company that offers mobile wallet services, social finance enablement and content sharing as a service to end-users, service providers and merchants alike. Puut A/S is seeking to bring the experience of a traditional cloud network to mobile devices, a global mobile experience to mobile phone users and an operator and bank agnostic approach to mobile wallet services.

Mark Arthur
Puut A/S
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

It’s time to get #BreachReady this summer!

ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, July 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ely, United Kingdom, 30 July 2018 – The heat is increasing in the cyber world and IT Governance is calling on organisations to top up their SPF (security protection factor) and get themselves #BreachReady this summer.

Just because everyone else is on holiday doesn’t mean cyber attackers are. Getting #BreachReady with IT Governance’s fixed-price, tailored services will enable organisations to protect themselves from the penalties and damage associated with data breaches.

This brand new campaign from the industry leader proposes solutions to help organisations prepare for, and handle, breaches with its three-tier promotional discount. All the info can be found here.

Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “The #BreachReady campaign looks to support organisations with one of the biggest issues facing them in 2018: data breaches. This year alone we’ve seen data breaches affect the likes of Adidas, Ticketmaster and Facebook, with the latter receiving a £500,000 fine for its conduct from the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) – the UK’s supervisory authority . Such cases should be a warning to many that nobody is immune – organisations worldwide should start to take action.”

The EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) introduces a duty on organisations to report certain types of personal data breach to their supervisory authority within 72 hours of becoming aware of it. The ICO recently released its requirements to report a personal data breach, which you can view here.

To discover more about the campaign and how IT Governance can support you, visit the website, email or get in touch on +44 (0)333 800 7000. You can also follow IT Governance on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Liam Papworth
IT Governance
+ 44 3338007000
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Glosfer Successfully Holds ‘GLD’ Blockchain Education Program

First Glosfer Learning Day (GLD) held by Glosfer

– 8-Hour Program Held on July 27 at El Tower in Seoul to Reduce Barriers to Entry in Blockchain Space, Promote Commercialization of Technology

SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, July 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Glosfer Learning Day (GLD), the first blockchain education program hosted by blockchain company Glosfer (CEO Taewon Kim), has successfully ended.

GLD was held for eight hours from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM on July 27 at L Tower located near Yangjae Station in Seoul.

Glosfer, which has the most references among Korean blockchain companies, held the program to help reduce the barriers to entry in blockchain space and promote commercialization of the technology. The program provided sessions and demos under various topics such as Blockchain 101, Cryptocurrency HYCON and Blockchain, Smart Contract and Connecting to Ethereum.

In addition, there was the “Big IDEA” event, in which participants came up with ways to commercialize blockchain.

Vice President and Director of Global Marketing Jason French thanked the community for their interest and support for the training event, saying “It is our pleasure and privilege to offer an opportunity like GLD to advance the blockchain industry. Your interest reflects the position and potential of Korea in terms of its expertise in blockchain technology. We will continue our efforts in blockchain R&D to provide high-quality content.”

CEO Taewon Kim of Glosfer said, “GLD is not a one-off event but more of a regular education program that will be held once a month. We will make an announcement on the second GLD filled with brilliant content and great events very soon. Any feedback on our very first GLD will be greatly appreciated.” He also asked for continued interest for the large-scale hackathon InfinityHacks planned for September.

For inquiries, please contact: Glosfer Inc. (+82-2-6478-7000/www.glosfer.com)

Glosfer Inc
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Noted Florida Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys prevails in appeal against US DHS

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Attorney profile of Magdalena Cuprys at www.solomonlawguild.com

Attorney profile of Magdalena Cuprys at www.solomonlawguild.com

Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Website of www.servingimmigrants.com, Magdalena Cuprys

Website of www.servingimmigrants.com, Magdalena Cuprys

Office of Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Office of Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) addressed the issue of “legitimate” and “illegitimate” children and related immigration sponsorship issues.

Cuprys & Associates (N/A:N/A)

Not only is this the right decision by the Board, it also helps to further eliminate any discrimination against children previously considered ‘illegitimate.’”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The law firm of Cuprys and Associates announced today that immigration Lawyer Magdalena Cuprys successfully appealed a denial of an immigrant visa (“Green Card”). On appeal, the Board of Immigration Appeals addressed the issue of “legitimate” and “illegitimate” children, and whether siblings of such children can be sponsored for U.S. immigration.

The client, Ms. N.B. from Honduras, was denied an immigrant visa by the Director of the USCIS California Service Center (“Director”) in February 2015. Her application was based on her being the sibling of a U.S. citizen (her sibling sponsored her application). The Director found that she did not have a bona fide parent-child relationship with their common father because she was an “illegitimate” child.

In its decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals noted that Honduras had eliminated all legal distinctions between legitimate and illegitimate children, making all children legitimate if born after December 1, 1957.

See Matter of Sanchez, 16 I&N Dec. 671 (BIA 1979). See https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/eoir/legacy/2012/08/17/2687.pdf. Thus, both N.B. and her sibling, both of whom were born after 1957, are legitimate. The Board therefore remands to the Director to continue processing the immigrant visa petition for N.B.

Ms. Cuprys stated she is pleased with the decision. “Not only is this the right decision by the Board, it also helps to further eliminate any discrimination against children previously considered ‘illegitimate.’ It is truly unfair to discriminate against children based on whether they were born in wedlock or not, and whether their parents officially recognized them or not.”

Magdalena Cuprys received her Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law. Before law school, she completed two bachelor’s degrees, one in Political Science and one in Latin American Studies, at the University of Chicago. (AB Degrees Political Science & Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago).

Magdalena Cuprys is the principal attorney of Serving Immigrants (Cuprys and Associates), a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals. The law firm is uniquely qualified to manage the most contentious and unusual immigration needs. Ms. Cuprys’ website is http://servingimmigrants.com/

She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), see http://www.ailalawyer.com/english/AttorneyDetail.aspx?P=19738&A=40169. Her professional LinkedIn profile is at https://www.linkedin.com/in/magdalena-cuprys-61619b4/

Tiffany Ramirez
Magdalena Cuprys, Attorney at Law
email us here

PBS Newshour “Why family-based immigration has become a sticking point in the national debate”

Source: EIN Presswire

Kimlin Johnson, Author of AUTHENTICITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & AMBITIONS, Celebrates Book Release with Book Signing Party

Kimlin Charise Johnson

Johnson seeks to encourage readers toward the need for authenticity, accountability and ambitions among all Americans who want to make America better.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Honoring her August 1, 2018 book release, acclaimed author Kimlin Charise Johnson will celebrate the launch of her highly anticipated book, AUTHENTICITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & AMBITIONS (AAA) on the next day August 2, 2018 by hosting an exclusive book signing on the patio at Maggiano’s at the Grove Los Angeles, (5:30pm-8:00pm PST). “This inaugural kick off for AAA will honor the people whose selfless efforts helped bring this book to fruition,” Johnson joyously exclaims.

Using historical events and examples from her own life, Johnson seeks to encourage readers toward the need for authenticity, accountability and ambitions among all Americans who want to make America better through positive change.

“Part history, part memoir and part self-help, this inspired book is designed to enlighten its readers on racism and ridicule in the 21st Century, years after the monumental Civil Rights movement,” Johnson shares. “AAA is a call to action, but more importantly, it seeks to discuss how Blacks treat each other and how to resolve this issue.”

AUTHENTICITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & AMBITIONS (AAA) is expertly broken up into four key sections that teach readers about the “untaught history of America”, Johnson’s personal challenges and triumphs as a strong Black woman, mother, and wife, as well as a myriad of ways that Black Americans can empower each other and themselves.

Beloved Reverend Cecil L. “Chip” Murray offers exclusive interviews and commentary in AAA, further supporting and honoring Johnson’s stalwart and important mission on improving people’s lives. “This book will be a model for any truly discerning reader, for it teaches the value, the proper value of self evaluation,” Reverend Murray expresses.

Although everybody, regardless of age or race, will find significant value in the book’s integral message of civil unity, the target audience is geared toward college students, who are our nation’s future lawmakers and leaders.

“Ten percent of purchase proceeds of AAA will go toward www.b-relyt.org my non-profit organization that strives to empower students. Our vision is that spending extra time on science and math academic curricula will provide the educational and emotional support necessary for underserved children to thrive in America,” Johnson concludes.

Kimlin Johnson’s Instagram: kimlin_aaa

Aurora DeRose
email us here
Aurora DeRose

Source: EIN Presswire




BANGALORE, KARNTAKA, INDIA, July 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — J
ROLI’s Songmaker Kit, a portable music studio for creating a track anywhere, after a hugely successful limited release in UK and worldwide is now available in India in association with ICHIBAN at www.ichibanonilne.in ; also with many Music Retailers.
K Suresh CEO of ICHIBAN glad to announce the launch of ROLI UK Songmaker Kit into India.

Songmaker Kit combines the Seaboard Block and Lightpad Block M, two cutting-edge controllers that have been hailed by professional reviewers as “insanely expressive” and “supremely powerful and arguably unique.” The tactile, touch-responsive surfaces of these Blocks — both released within the past year — introduce a whole new way to shape sound and create songs. The Loop Block, which helps to record tracks and toggle between sounds, completes the kit.
The Songmaker Kit comes with a software bundle. Each software tool integrates perfectly with the MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) capabilities of ROLI BLOCKS controllers. Equator, ROLI’s premium software synthesizer, is part of the package along with two digital audio workstations — Tracktion Waveform and Ableton Live Lite — and Strobe2 Player. Customized integration of hardware, software, and sounds make Songmaker Kit far more than the sum of its parts.
The kit showcases ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music creation system that launched earlier. While it’s possible to create dozens of kits with different Blocks, the Songmaker Kit’s combination of Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block M, and Loop Block is a tried and tested configuration for next-level music-making. During its limited release, the kit met with huge demand and sold out several times.
Songmaker Kit combines Seaboard Block (Right), Lightpad Block M (Lower Left), and Loop Block (Upper Left) in one integrated yet flexible instrument. Songmaker Kit comes with a Snapcase that protects the kit when someone on the move. It also Songmaker Kit comes with a package of software for desktop and mobile. It includes ROLI’s software synthesizer Equator plus two digital audio workstations: Ableton Live Lite and Tracktion Waveform. Songmaker Kit is now available to purchase at retailers in India.
BLOCKS is the instrument that grows with Musician. Start with one Block, connect more together, and expand your instrument as you build your skills. The centerpieces of the system are the Lightpad Block and the Seaboard Block, two powerful music-making devices that feature soft, touch-responsive surfaces. Anyone can get started with the Lightpad Block and the ROLI PLAY app. Skilled musicians can start with several Blocks together and enjoy a huge suite of free music software. Flexible and approachable, BLOCKS has something for everyone.
• ROLI is creating the future of musical instruments, through revolutionary touch-responsive interfaces. The concept is to make every movement musical on the Seaboard GRAND, Seaboard RISE, Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block, NOISE app, ROLI PLAY app, and other hardware and software tools.

• Renowned artists love the Seaboard and BLOCKS, which are also opening up music to learners and extending the joy of music creation to everyone.
• The focus of Brand ICHIBAN is to launch Unique and cutting edge Technology Products in India at affordable price.
ICHIBAN products now available are Digital Thermometers , GSM Walky Others Branded , High Tech, Products now sold in India are Autonics, Testo, TMC, LCR, Plasel, Luxfer and many others. Manufacturing and Marketing High Tech, Unique Products under Brand ICHIBAN , now introduces Roli Blocks in India.
Watch the new film Songmaker Kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejaz1Eq7c6M Learn more abot this product at www.ichiban.co.in or face book link; Order from www.ichibanonline.in or with Retailers all over India, and start making any style of track anywhere; Reach out to us for Experience Centre and After Sales Services at Jayem Trade Pvt. Ltd.,
‘” logitech park”
Plot # 7, Road # 10, ,
EPIP, Whitefield ,
Bengaluru – 560 066,
Phone : 9035547007Contact person;
Mr. Amitkumar Product Head

JK Suresh
Jayemtrade Private LImited
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

2018 Transformative Leadership Summit to Focus on Empowerment for Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Parents

The 2018 Transformative Leadership Summit will focus on empowerment

Third annual online professional development event for education leaders will feature world-renowned speakers, best-selling authors and award-winning educators.

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, USA, July 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Transformative Leadership Summit, an online professional development event for education leaders, has announced its theme and full schedule of presenters for the third annual event, to take place July 30 – August 7, 2018. The theme of this year’s summit will be Empowerment, with dedicated content tracks focused on empowerment for four key stakeholder groups across education: administrators, teachers, students, and parents. More than three dozen of the most in-demand speakers and practitioners across the education spectrum will share their thought leadership and practical strategies during this event. Educators can use #TLS18 on Twitter to engage in discussion during the event.

The summit is hosted by Jethro Jones, principal of Tanana Middle School in Fairbanks, Alaska, and host of the Transformative Principal Podcast, along with co-host Daniel Bauer, an education and leadership consultant and host of the Better Leaders, Better Schools podcast. Educators can register to participate in the event for free and will be able to access each day’s sessions for up to 48 hours. Participants can gain additional value by purchasing an All-Access Pass, which includes permanent access to all Transformative Leadership Summit content, bonus materials from speakers, exclusive webinars, access to a private Facebook group, and more.

Each day of this eight-day online event will focus on one of the four content strands. The schedule will be:

Empowering Students ― July 30 and 31
Across two days, a total of 10 speakers will share their advice on student empowerment. Speakers will cover topics including project-based learning, social-emotional growth, supporting students’ development into entrepreneurs, the creation of empowerment groups, and more. Presenters on empowering students include best-selling education author and speaker Baruti Kafele; Nancy Conrad, founder and chair of the Conrad Foundation and Conrad Challenge; high school assistant principal Demetrius Ball; Lori Jackson and Steve Peck, co-founders of The Connections Model; and more.

Empowering Administrators ― August 1 and 2
During the third and fourth days of the summit, a total of 11 speakers will help leaders with challenges such as re-engaging their core competencies, becoming more self-reflective, leading while understaffed, and swimming in the “deep end” of the pool. Presenters include leading author Rick Wormeli, world-renowned keynoter Richard Gerver, Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson, international education and communications consultant Jennifer Abrams, global education futurist Sonny Magana, and more.

Empowering Parents ― August 3 and 4
There will be five speakers on the topic of parent empowerment, as well as a live Q&A session on August 4. Presenters will address how to earn trust and respect, how to get parents to assume positive intent, increasing social-emotional learning at home and school, and more. The parent empowerment track will include presenters such as Tamara Fyke, creator of the Love In A Big World social-emotional learning curriculum; Will Parker, executive director of Oklahoma’s Association of Secondary Principals and the state’s Middle Level Educator Association; and high school assistant principal Amy Fast.

Empowering Students ― August 6 and 7
On the last two days of the summit, 12 speakers will tell attendees how to create customized evaluation frameworks, teach students to teach other students, become storytellers and story capturers, personalize professional development, and more. TeacherCast creator Jeff Bradbury; author, speaker, and Education Week blogger Peter DeWitt; “The Connection Coach,” Tara Brown; Justin Baeder, director of The Principal Center; and Kids Deserve It co-founder Adam Welcome are just a handful of the presenters on the final strand.

Sponsors for the 2018 Transformative Leadership Summit include media sponsors MindRocket Media Group and edCircuit; Gold Sponsors Zoom and MasteryTrack; Silver Sponsors CanDoU and Mindsteps, Inc.; and Bronze Sponsor The Learning Loop.

Educators are encouraged to visit www.transformativeleadershipsummit.com to learn more about the 2018 event and register to participate.

Ross Romano
MindRocket Media Group, Inc.
email us here

#TLS18 Preview with Baruti Kafele

Source: EIN Presswire

Current Scientific Trials On Cannabidiol (CBD) Show Great Promise For Eczema and Psoriasis

Rx Canna Care

CBD Rx Canna Care

Scientists from University of Colorado are currently conducting trials on the use of CBD in the treatment of skin disorders such a eczema and psoriasis.

SANTA ROSA, CA, UNITED STATES, July 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Around 10% of the population in America currently suffers from some form of skin disorder like eczema and psoriasis, which represents over 30 million people. The current trials for CBD use for skin disorders, headed by Robert Dellavalle, the lead scientist, from the University of Colorado, is a voice of hope for many. When it comes to topical relief, steroid creams have been the most commonly prescribed. “There’s a large segment of the population that doesn’t like using steroids, even if they are topical steroids on their skin. This would be an alternative, natural product for them to try,” said Dellavalle.

He continued, “So when we have somebody who has tried topical steroids or topical immuno-modulators that suppress the immune system for psoriasis or eczema and they haven't gotten completely better, there’s a potential of using this new therapy that might work in a different way and help them.” (Inside Science)

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin disorder that has symptoms of rough, inflamed patches of skin. Often there are blisters that cause itching and bleeding, sometimes resulting from a reaction to irritation but more typically having no obvious external cause. The skin eruptions can occur on any part of the body, however, are most commonly found on the face, hands and behind the knees.

Babies and children typically have eczema on their face and chin. Often children that have eczema will grow out of it as they reach adulthood. Adults can develop eczema too, even if they did not have it as children.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that produces plaques of thickened, scaling skin. It is not contagious. The skin scales are the result of an excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells. Inflammatory chemicals produced by specialized white blood cells, called T-lymphocytes, trigger this proliferation of skin cells.
Psoriasis most commonly affects the skin on the elbows, knees, and scalp.

The levels of severity of psoriasis can be from a few small patches to the inflamed skin covering the entire body. Psoriasis is considered an incurable, long-term, inflammatory skin condition. It can clear up and be in remission for long periods of time, sometimes years.

Psoriasis can also cause inflamed joints in the body. This occurs in about one-third of those affected. This joint disease is referred to as Psoriatic Arthritis.

What is CBD?

CBD is one of more than 113 active cannabinoid chemicals in the cannabis plant. CBD, unlike THC, does not produce a ‘high’ or psychoactive response. CBDs have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body that regulate many other processes within our central and peripheral nervous systems.

How Can CBD Oil for Eczema and Psoriasis Help?

CBD Oil for eczema and psoriasis can help because of the action of the receptors on the body’s own endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system exists in order to respond to endogenous cannabinoids produced by the human body. By introducing external cannabinoids like CBD there is a manipulation of the ECS that may be helpful in treating many conditions. The ECS is a large network of neurons that play a role in the regulation of many functions such as:

★ Sleep
★ Mood
★ Pain
★ Appetite
★ Inflammation
★ Immune System Function

CBD has been shown to have strong anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving), anti-itch and antibacterial properties. In addition, it soothes and relaxes which helps bring the body back to hemostasis (balance).

How Can CBD Oil Be Used For Eczema and Psoriasis?

There are a number of options for using CBD to treat both eczema and psoriasis, both topical and internal. Many people have reported taking CBD Oil sublingually (under the tongue) and using topical CBD creams, lotions and salves for maximum benefit.

Taking CBD Oil internally is part of the clinical trials at the University of Colorado.
They are studying people taking a CBD capsule daily for eczema and psoriasis.
Taking a daily dose of CBD either under your tongue, in a capsule, or even in your morning coffee, may help reduce the outbreaks and symptoms of both skin disorders. Consuming CBD has many benefits with no psychoactive or side effects, so why not try?

Topical CBD Cream for eczema and psoriasis brings fast soothing relief to the skin breakouts and rashes. When you directly apply CBD oil to the skin it never reaches the bloodstream, however, it can be absorbed through the skin’s surface to interact with nearby cannabinoid CB-2 receptors. In addition, we now know that CBD also binds with TRPV-1 receptors, where it helps with the feelings of pain, heat, and itching. It is this receptor activity that is the key to how and why topical CBD provides localized pain management; with it’s anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain-relieving), and antibacterial properties.

Many testimonials have been coming in from people that have suffered from eczema and psoriasis for years and have found relief using CBD Oil internally and CBD Cream, CBD lotion or salve topically. By taking CBD oil daily and treating the topical symptoms, many people have reported a reduction in the severity and the frequency of outbreaks. In addition, if an outbreak occurs and is treated immediately, it may help reduce the severity and the length of the eruption.

The ability to use the creams and lotions liberally is a big plus for skin disorders. The non-toxic and soothing properties of CBD topicals can be applied at relatively close intervals without concern for side effects.
The tremendous number of people, including children, who suffer daily with eczema and psoriasis, welcomes the continued research and clinical trials.
The confirmation that a natural, non-toxic alternative to steroids and other chemical treatments is available is welcomed even more.

Twompson Prater
email us here
Rx Canna Care LLC

RxCannaCare Skincare Testimonial Eczema Psoriasis

Source: EIN Presswire