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May 9, 2024
School Mental Health National Expert Talk
Learning and Training Opportunity
Professional Development
Special Event
Talk/Presentation
Researchers, graduate students, faculty, K-12 administrators, educators, and youth-serving professionals interested in school mental health are invited to join us for this special presentation. During this 1-hour presentation, school mental health expert Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman will discuss positive and negative associations of screen use for pre-teens. Are you local to Iowa City? If you are located […]
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April 23, 2024
Navigating Emotions Effectively: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Learning and Training Opportunity
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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April 19, 2024
LivingWorks safeTALK
Learning and Training Opportunity
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 […]
Research Lunch - Web Preview (2)
April 18, 2024
School Mental Health Research Lunch
Learning and Training Opportunity
Professional Development
Talk/Presentation
You are invited to enjoy a free lunch while learning about current research promoted by the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health. Presentation #1 “Teacher-Led Implementation of a Nature-Based Mindfulness Intervention and Its Effects on Student Mental Health”  Presentation #2 “Transmuting Intellectual Liabilities Into Assets for STEM Engagement”  Presentation #3 “Student Academic Achievement Post-COVID” This […]
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April 18, 2024
Trauma-Informed Learning Environments and Tier 2 Responses
Learning and Training Opportunity
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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April 16, 2024
Developing Our Awareness: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
This session will focus on developing awareness of one’s experiences, including thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and external circumstances. Moreover, participants will develop skills in intentionality – making purposeful choices. Learning goals: 1) Develop awareness of ongoing experiences happening in the mind and body 2) Assess the workability of one’s behaviors 3) Classify behavioral choices in […]