Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Annual Report: “All In” for the Mental Health of Iowa’s Schools, Educators, Faculty, Staff, and Students


2022-2023 Scanlan Center for School Mental Health Annual Report | August 1, 2022 – September 31, 2023

Last year at this time, I was reflecting (in exhaustion) how we had spent our first year building a center while simultaneously trying to deliver on our mission to serve the entire state of Iowa. I mentioned how excited I was to see what we could accomplish in Year 2.

Little did I know that not only was our incredible team “all in,” but we were “in all.” That is, we were in all 99 counties in the state of Iowa—a goal we weren’t sure we would reach until Year 3.

But here we are after two years, a team of former teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, counseling psychologists, and graduate students all in as we delivered on our promise to positively impact schools in every single county in the state of Iowa.

I want to thank our incredible team, while also acknowledging it took all the amazing educators, administrators, and school mental health providers to welcome us into their schools to help make a difference.

Allison Bruhn, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, Professor of Special Education, University of Iowa College of Education

Read the full 2022-2023 annual report HERE.

Our Impact 2022-2023