Social Work Collaborative


Registration open through 5/26/2022 8:00 AM

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A gathering space for Social Workers from all tiers of support to collaborate and learn together.

Continuing Education Credits are not available for this series.



Continuing Education

Continuing Education Credits are not available for this series.

Key Note Speaker


Heidi Olivares

Behavior & Trauma Coordinator

Van Buren Intermediate School District

Throughout the years, Heidi has worked as a School Social Worker with students ranging in age from early childhood through adults in transition, from general education students to students in our most restrictive center based programs. She have worked as a mental health provider both in private practice and for Community Mental Health over the past several years.  Heidi holds a Master of Social Work from Western Michigan University.


As a Behavior and Trauma Coordinator Heidi works with districts to establish a positive school culture amongst staff and students, cultivating the way for positive connections, safe environments, and engaged learning. This work includes creating and maintaining Multi-Tiered Systems of Support that benefit all students, striving to make every student feel safe, secure, and successful. 

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Intended Audience



SSW, Counselors


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About Us



The Van Buren ISD Instructional Services Team is comprised of a unique team of individuals with various expertise working together to provide schools with resources, training and coaching with the whole child in mind. Our team is made up of literacy coaches, MTSS coordinators, and mental health clinicians. Each of us have our own areas of knowledge and training that allow us to collectively assist schools in addressing both learning and social emotional needs for students and staff within and beyond Van Buren County.