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Learning and Training Opportunities
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Webinar: Introduction to DBT, Level 1: What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and What are the Implications for the Secondary Classroom?
Professional Development
This introductory session will be an overview of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  What is it?  How is it used? What’s the research say?   One practitioner shares her experience with DBT in the classroom, in one-on-one sessions with students, with small groups, and in her personal life.  Participants will leave the session with a working knowledge of […]
2022-2023 Educator Wellness Video Podcast Series
Episode #1 with Dr. Peggy Swarbrick
Episode #1 – What is Wellness? Identity, Your 8-Dimensions of Wellness, and Creating a System to Support Your Well-Being
Professional Development
Join Dr. Peggy Swarbrick in a conversation about her own wellness journey and how that journey led her to the development of the 8-dimensions of wellness framework (wellness in 8D). In this episode, we’ll explore the interconnectivity of the 8-dimensions of wellness, how a person’s values impact personal wellness activities, practices and habits, and what we can do […]
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Imagine Iowa Training
Professional Development
Be the first to experience the future of school-based mental health training and earn one state of Iowa licensure renewal credit  Are you a K-12 educator ready to take your mental health awareness training to the next level?   We are now recruiting 100 2022 Iowa BEST Summit attendees to participate in the first-ever Imagine Iowa […]
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Global Educator Wellness Ambassador Program
Professional Development
This opportunity is sponsored by the University of Iowa Baker Teacher Leader Center in partnership with the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health and UI Wild.  A year-long global learning experience for Iowa K-12 education professionals inspired to deepen wellness practices and improve social-emotional learning outcomes for their schools The first-ever Global Educator Wellness Ambassador Program delivers […]
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Introduction to Restorative Practices Workshop
Professional Development
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. This workshop focuses on the fundamentals of restorative justice, restorative practices, and relationship building for classroom teachers and service providers.  It explores the role restorative practices play in relationship building and building capacity in dialogue around diversity, equity and inclusion. Learning Outcomes Identify parts of a restorative circle and types of […]
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Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) for Educators
Professional Development
Education professionals will learn an evidence-based practice question-persuade-refer (QPR) to help recognize crises including warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Opportunities to role play will be provided to help you feel more confident with this practice.  This workshop is intended for licensed Iowa educators who are currently practicing OR for persons enrolled in […]
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Online Workshop – Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) for Educators
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and […]
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Workshop – American School Counselor Association Model Training (Iowa City, Iowa)
Free summer professional development for school counselors! Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) members are eligible to participate in a 2-day American School Counselor Association (ASCA) in-person training to learn more about implementing the ASCA National Model at your school. Day 1: School Counseling Program Assessment How-To’sAre you starting a comprehensive, data-based school counseling program from […]