At-Risk & Struggling

Students Conference

Coming to Atlanta June 21-23, 2018








An Event Not to Be Missed!

      The At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference focuses on evidence-based programs and strategies that educators can use to prevent dropouts and to help students experience success in school. More than 1.2 million students in the United States and Canada drop out of high school each year (with the percentages skewed toward males, low-income and minority students). Millions more are considered at-risk because they exhibit ongoing disciplinary problems, impulsive behavior, truancy issues and have become frustrated or disengaged. The long-term cost of failing to engage these students is tremendous, since they are much less likely to transition successfully into adulthood and to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Join us in Atlanta to gain valuable insights and to explore practical ways to help this critical portion of your school’s population.

This event is part of the 2018 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta. Attendees receive complimentary access to all Summit sessions on a space-available basis. The four Summit conferences include:

2017 Speakers Included

Dr. Pedro Noguera

Dr. Pedro Noguera

Sociologist, Author, Expert on Impact of Society & Culture on Schools

Brian Mendler

Brian Mendler

International Speaker, Author, Expert on Working with Disruptive Students

Candice Cox

Candice Cox

Baruti Kafele

Baruti Kafele

Renowned Education Speaker, Best-Selling Author

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201 7 Sessions Included

School Leadership Strategies for Motivating At-Risk Students to Achieve in School & Life
by Baruti Kafele

The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness

by David Rendall

Ticket options

Single Conference

*Early Bird Pricing until 1/31/18*
  •  Entrance to the At Risk & Struggling Student Conference + Entrance to all Innovative School Summit Atlanta sessions (on a space-available basis) + Morning & afternoon refreshments

Group Discount

*Early Bird Pricing until 1/31/18*
  •  $25 off Registration for Groups of 3-9 attendees + $50 off Registration for Groups of 10+ attendees

Frequently Asked Questions

Find Answers to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions Below.

If You Have a Question that is not listed below, Please Email Us at or Give Us a Call at (800) 251-6805.

Who Should Attend This Conference?
  • School Counselors (PK-12)
  • Principals
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Administrators
  • Deans
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Behaviorists
  • Therapists
  • Community and Faith-Based Youth Workers
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Other Professionals Working with Young People
Is There a Discounted Room Rate at the Conference Hotel for Conference Attendees?
YES, please see the hotel page for each location for available room discounts!
If I Register for this Conference do I also have access to the other Conferences that are a part of the Innovative Schools Summit?
YES! By Registering for this Conference, you are also able to attend the other Conferences that are a part of the Innovative Schools Summit, including the School Discipline Conference, the Wired Differently Conference and the NextGen School Safety Conference. Attendees are allowed access to all of the co-located keynotes & breakout sessions and Exhibitors will receive traffic from all of the events.
Do You Offer Student Discounts or Scholarships?

At this time, Developmental Resources is unable to offer student discounts or scholarships for this three-day event.

Please consider the following other avenues for possible funding:

·        Your Local PTA

·        Donors Choose (This is a website through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Education)

·        GoFundMe (This is a personalized crowdfunding site)

·        Title 1 funding in your area

Can I receive Continuing Education Credit by attending this Conference?


Developmental Resources is an approved provider for Continuing Education by:

    • Association of School Work Boards (ASWB #1053) This organization Developmental Resources, #1053, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Developmental Resources maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: (8/13/2016-8/13/2019). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
    • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #5602) Developmental Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
    • We are approved to provide continuing education activities for Marriage & Family Therapists by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.
  • Developmental Resources is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Professional Counselors in Texas by the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

*NOTE: 17 contact hours includes attendance at both pre-conference workshops as well as the entire conference. Check with your representative board or organization concerning its policy with regard to Continuing Education.

Do You Offer Partial Registration if You Are Unable to Stay for the Entire Conference?
We do not currently offer a one-day or two-day partial registration fee.
What is Your Cancellation Policy?
If a registrant cannot attend any part of the conference, substitutions may be made – via mail, fax or email – by June 1, 2016. Registrations cannot be shared. Cancellations received in writing by May 1, 2016 will be refunded in full, less a $30 non-refundable processing fee. Refunds will be issued no later than 8 weeks after the conference in the same form that payment was received. After May 1, no refunds will be granted, but substitutions are encouraged.
How do I Request Special Accommodations Due to a Disability?
Should you have any concerns, call us at 1-800-251-6805. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax us at 888-372-6061 or email us at at least 1 month prior to the conference, and note your request on your registration form.

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208 Ash Avenue

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

(800) 251-6805