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Four middle school students sitting by bus
October 20, 2022
Webinar: Introduction to DBT, Level 1: What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and What are the Implications for the Secondary Classroom?
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Webinar
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 […]
Episode #1 with Dr. Peggy Swarbrick
October 19, 2022
Episode #1 – What is Wellness? Identity, Your 8-Dimensions of Wellness, and Creating a System to Support Your Well-Being
Learning and Training Opportunity
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 […]
Research Lunch Series #1
October 13, 2022
Research Lunch Series #1
Research
Special Event
Talk/Presentation
You are invited to learn about current research being conducted by affiliated faculty for the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health. Presentation #1  “Assessing the Externalizing Spectrum Across Development”  Isaac Petersen, Ph.D., Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Presentation #2 “Teaching Suicide Intervention Skills to Social Work Students: An Evaluation” Carol Coohey, M.S.W., Ph.D., School of […]
students raising hands in classroom plus educator yoga plus mountains in Norway
October 8, 2022
Global Educator Wellness Ambassador Program
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
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 […]
4 high school students walking away
September 26, 2022
Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) for Educators
Learning and Training Opportunity
Professional Development
Webinar
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 […]
Chalkboard wall with colorful writings and clock
September 21, 2022
The Impact of Schools on Mental Health: An Obermann Conversation
Talk/Presentation
Schools play a crucial role in young people’s mental health, something that became extremely clear during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the CDC, in 2021, 37% of high school students reported they experienced poor mental health, and 44% reported they persistently felt sad or hopeless during the past year. Schools provide connectedness to mentors, friends, […]