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October 12, 2023
Cultivating Vitality through Acceptance and Commitment: Part 1
Learning and Training Opportunity
Professional Development
Using empirically supported strategies, Dr. Thomas will make 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 […]
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October 11, 2023
Level 1: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Informed Practices and Implications for the Secondary Classroom
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
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 […]
Research Lunch - Web Preview (2)
September 21, 2023
School Mental Health Research Lunch
Research
Special Event
Talk/Presentation
School is back in session, and so are Research Lunches! You are invited to enjoy a free lunch while learning about current research promoted by the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health. Presentation #1  “Higher Education Survey” Presentation #2  “Belonging in Higher Education” Presentation #3 “Basic Needs, Insecurity and Mental Health” This program, co-sponsored by the […]
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August 2, 2023
Mindful Breathwork for Educators
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Webinar
Breath is the one thing that all of us have access to every single day! This workshop will provide educators with their own personal tools for emotional regulation and stress relief through the tool of mindful breathing. And the best part is that those same tools can be implemented in their classrooms with students in the coming […]
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August 1, 2023
Online Workshop – QPR for Educators
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Webinar
Participants will learn question-persuade-refer (QPR), an evidenced-based practice 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 an […]
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July 25, 2023
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional […]