Annual Conference

Since 2016, TQS has opened our campus to teachers, parents and practitioners from the Delaware Valley to learn together how to support the extraordinary students in our lives. 

For our 6th Annual Conference, Dr. Brooks will present on Creating Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning, Intrinsic Motivation, and Resilience

What factors serve as the foundation for students, especially those who have struggled in school, to be more motivated to learn, deal more effectively with setbacks and obstacles in all parts of their lives, and become more hopeful and resilient? During the conference, Dr. Brooks will discuss the power of positive emotions to create what he calls a "motivating environment." He will describe specific strategies rooted in a strength-based approach that serve to (a) reinforce each student's "islands of competence," (b) nurture the main components of motivation and resilience, and (c) promote problem-solving, responsibility, learning, and caring. Many examples from the home, school, and therapy environments will be used to illustrate these strategies.

Conference Schedule

  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Morning Session
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Afternoon Session
  • 3:00 p.m. - School tour (optional)

The conference is open to the public, and pre-registration is required.  The cost to attend the conference is $20.00.  (please note that this is non-refundable. ) We hope you can join us!


If you have questions about the conference or are interested in learning more about our available sponsorships, please contact Kristen Stevens.


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