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April 3, 2024
Harkin on Wellness Symposium
Affiliate/Partner Event
Special Event
The theme of this year’s Symposium is “Wellbeing in Schools”. The prevalence of mental health issues has increased dramatically in recent years, particularly in the wake of massive social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This led the nation’s leading child health organizations and the U.S. Surgeon General to declare a national emergency in child […]
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April 1, 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 […]
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March 25, 2024
Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
The presentation will walk participants through five, research-tested mindfulness practices to use with secondary students including Check-in, Breath Work, Movement, a Guided Mindfulness Practice, and a Close of Practice. Through interactive practices, participants will learn about each mindfulness technique, and how they can be combined into a lesson and separated into short brain breaks. Participants […]
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March 21, 2024
School Mental Health Research Lunch
Research
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 “Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in K-12 Schools”  Presentation #2 “Adolescent Alcohol Use Disorder“ Presentation #3 “Fostering Resilient Rural Elementary Schools Through an Evidence-Based, Multicomponent System Supporting Teachers and Students […]
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March 21, 2024
Mindfulness in the Elementary Classroom
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
This presentation will walk participants through five, research-tested mindfulness practices to use with elementary students including Check-In, Breath Work, Movement, Guided Mindfulness Practice, and Close of Practice. Through interactive practices, participants will learn about each mindfulness practice, and how they can be combined into a lesson and separated into short brain breaks. Participants will also […]
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March 19, 2024
Cultivating Vitality Through Acceptance and Commitment
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Using empirically supported strategies, Dr. Thomas will apply relevant skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Iowa educators. The three trainings will focus on three core skills: 1) Acting on one’s personally chosen values – identifying what matters and pursuing these values via consistent action. 2) Developing awareness of one’s internal and external world […]