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October 18, 2022 - May 17, 2023
2022-2023 Educator Wellness Video Podcast Series
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
An 8-part series for Iowa educators designed to enrich personal wellness practices that translate into healthier social-emotional-behavioral health practices in the PreK-12 classroom/school environment. Nationally-recognized wellness experts will help us explore and reflect on various dimensions of wellness, empowering us to prioritize ourselves so we can show up better for our students. Learning Outcomes Identify […]
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March 25, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Online: Nonviolent Communication Workshop
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
One of our primary ways of connecting with others is through language, whether it is speaking, emailing, texting or even thinking.   The way we communicate is born of habit and training from the people we interact with on a daily basis. Patiently bringing attention to specific aspects of our words and thinking can have profound […]
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April 5, 2023
Tier 3 Functional Behavioral Assessments (Part 1 of 2)
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
This is the first part of a two-part series on how to conduct Tier 3 functional behavior assessments (FBAs) in a school setting. The FBA process involves collecting data to better understand a student’s behavior. This information is used develop strategies to support a student’s behavior behavior at school. In this session, participants will learn about the FBA process, the […]
Research Lunch Series #6
April 13, 2023
Research Lunch Series #6
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  “Training Staff to Use Function-based Behavior Interventions Using Smart Virtual Reality.”  ·         Seth King, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Associate Professor of Special Education – University of Iowa Department of Teaching and Learning, Coordinator – University […]
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April 18, 2023
Tier 3 Functional Behavioral Assessments (Part 2 of 2)
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
This is the second part two-part series on how to conduct Tier 3 functional behavior assessments (FBAs) in a school setting. In this session, participants will learn how to analyze the data gathered during the FBA process to develop function-based supports. We will focus on developing strategies to prevent challenging behavior while at the same […]
Episode #7
April 19, 2023
Episode #7 – Connecting to your Environment in a Meaningful Way to Support your Well-Being
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Environmental wellness encompasses not just your relationship with the planet and nature, but your relationship with your personal surroundings. When our personal surroundings are cared for, clean, and organized, we can experience greater comfort and less anxiety. In addition, this dimension of wellness involves being and feeling physically safe, in both our micro-environment (places we […]
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May 4, 2023
National Expert Talk: Evidence-Based Assessments and Universal Screeners
Research
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 virtual presentation, school mental health expert Dr. Stephen Kilgus will discuss developing evidence-based assessment procedures and universal screeners.  Are you local to Iowa City? If you are located in Iowa […]
Episode #8 with Dr. Ilana Nankin
May 17, 2023
Episode #8 – Educator Wellness: Planning Your Summer for Personal Harmony
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
During this episode with special guest Dr. Ilana Nankin, Founder and CEO of Breathe for Change, we will engage in a conversation that offers information and practices for us to prioritize wellness and move into a space of personal harmony – which includes balancing the 8-dimensions of wellness. Let’s come together as a community to […]