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February 15, 2024
Supporting Adolescents’ Mental Health in the Age of Smartphones and Social Media
Parents/Caregivers
PreK-12
Professional Development
In this workshop, Dr. Nesi will share the latest research on social media and smartphone use, including key risks and benefits for adolescents. We’ll explore practical, science-backed tips for navigating common digital challenges and promoting healthy social media use. Finally, we’ll discuss strategies for supporting adolescents’ self-esteem and mental health in the age of social […]
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February 8, 2024
Findings from the ‘State of Iowa Staff & Faculty Mental Health and Well-Being’ Study
Higher Education
The Scanlan Center for School Mental Health conducted Phase I of its Iowa Higher Education Study with seven of the Iowa Community Colleges, exploring three salient issues: 1. What are staff/faculty self-perceptions of their mental health and well-being? 2. What are staff/faculty self-perceptions of competence and confidence intervening with student mental health and well-being? 3. What are […]
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February 6, 2024
What’s Good for Students is Good for Us, Too
Learning and Training Opportunity
Professional Development
Our energy and mood can shift hourly, daily and weekly. What are some things we can do to keep energized, focused, motivated, and present in our classrooms? How do we garner genuine enthusiasm to show up each day being our best and encourage our students to be their best? Committing to wellness habits and mindful […]
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January 31, 2024
Introduction to Restorative Practices
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
This course has been canceled for February 2024. Stay tuned for upcoming offerings of this course. This course 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. […]
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January 30, 2024
School Avoidance: What It Is, Why It Happens and How You Can Help
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
This presentation will introduce you to school avoidance facts, misconceptions, common causes, and what research and real-life show as the most critical factors in improving outcomes. You will hear about school avoidance from the perspective of families and students to help you build collaborative relationships needed to help these students back. Also, you will learn […]
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January 29, 2024
Emotional Intelligence: Modern Approaches to the Application of Developmental Science
This workshop will explore the latest developmental research describing key fundamentals of emotional intelligence including empathy development, emotion regulation in group settings, and related social skill development. K-12 educators, administrators, school counselors, paraeducators, and school mental health providers, will gain an understanding of up-to-date research that emphasizes the role of culture and context in how […]