MISD hosted the Permian Basin Mental Health Conference

This year’s theme was Moving Forward: Creating a Positive Climate and Culture.

“There’s a particular focus on building relationships in the workplace,” said MISD Mental Health Coordinator Taylor Harris. “Counsellors don’t just work with children; they work with teachers who work with children and serve as a resource to help them when difficulties arise with students.”

The Permian Basin Mental Health Conference is the only free professional development opportunity of its kind in the region thanks to the generosity of Chevron and the Midland Education Foundation. The sold-out event drew over 300 professionals from across the region and state.

“We have advisers from as far away as Houston coming in this year,” Harris said.

The conference was held at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2104 W. Louisiana Ave.

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