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Learning and Training Opportunities

We deliver professional development that helps PreK-12 educators and school staff create rich learning environments rooted in well-being.

Current learning opportunities are designed for education and youth-serving professionals, including but not limited to in-service and pre-service teachers, administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, paraeducators, and school nurses. Iowa educators can earn Iowa Licensure Renewal Units through select training. 

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Online Professional Learning

Free social-emotional-behavioral health professional learning for Iowa educators. Earn free continuing education credits.

Customized Professional Development

Interested in customized professional development or 1:1/small group coaching for your PreK-12 school or district?

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Imagine Iowa Training

Imagine Iowa is an essential training for K-12 educators who want to support and improve their mental health knowledge and evidence-based applications in their own lives, schools, and communities.

Educator Wellness Podcast

A podcast for educators designed to enrich personal wellness and social-emotional-behavioral health practices in your PreK-12 classroom/school. Listen on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!

Educator Wellness Podcast
Educator Wellness Podcast: Season 2
PreK-12
Watch, listen, and reflect on each of the 8 episodes in Season 2 of the Educator Wellness Podcast to earn 1 free Iowa Licensure Renewal Credit! Episodes will be released monthly starting in October 2023 on YouTube or your favorite podcasting platform. About the Podcast A podcast just for K-12 educators! Prioritize YOUR wellness to […]
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LivingWorks Start Online Training
Parents/Caregivers
PreK-12
Claim your free code now! In just 90 minutes online, LivingWorks Start will train you to recognize when someone may be thinking about suicide and how to connect them to help and support. Start is an evidence-based, entry program into suicide alertness, so that everyone can play a role in preventing suicide. Leave this training […]
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Self-Care for Self-Preservation (The Educator Edition)
PreK-12
Professional Development
Take an 8-week journey – made with PreK-12 educators in mind – rooted in well-being and reflection. Each week, we will integrate self-awareness with new strategies to better support your well-being that will transcend into your teaching. During this online learning experience, you will synthesize wellness skills like mindful movement and breath work authentically into […]
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Trauma-Informed Learning Environments and Tier 2 Responses
PreK-12
Professional Development
There is no one-size fits all approach in education. Much like how educators adapt to different learning needs, our education environments must similarly adapt to support students who have or are experiencing trauma. This learning session will focus on more advanced trauma informed classroom practices and discuss Tier 2 responses in the learning environment. Learning […]
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LivingWorks safeTALK
Professional Development
Special Event
safeTALK prepares people to be more alert to suicide and to help persons with thoughts of suicide make safe connections. The intervention goal is that persons with thoughts of suicide connect with someone who will help them keep safe from suicide and access further support. Participants will leave equipped to: 1. Describe the role of […]
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Navigating Emotions Effectively: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
PreK-12
Professional Development
This session will focus on how to utilize skills in awareness to cultivate openness to our internal experiences, even those that are painful or challenging (e.g., sadness, anxiety). This session will also focus on the barriers that may arise when trying to pursue personally chosen values, as well as how one responds to these barriers. […]
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Contemporary Clinical Suicidology: Assessment, Treatment, and Ethics
Affiliate/Partner Event
Professional Development
Talk/Presentation
Get your ethics CEs! Each year, 15 million adults and youth in the United States experience serious thoughts of suicide. This free webinar aims to empower mental health providers (including psychologists, social workers, and counselors) across the state of Iowa to learn how to use suicide-focused screening and assessment. Ethical considerations related to suicidal risk will also be thoroughly reviewed. Learning objectives: 1) Learn to use […]
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Helping Youth F.A.C.E. (Families Act, Care, and Engage) Mental Health
Parents/Caregivers
Gain the tools to support your child’s mental health and well-being Join a judgment-free space to level up your parenting game. In this new research-backed program, learn how to: What is the overall purpose and goal of F.A.C.E? The goal of F.A.C.E is to increase caregivers’ mental health awareness by improving their knowledge, skills, and […]