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Scanlan Family Foundation gives $15 million to name school mental health center, expand services to schools and veterans
Thanks to a generous $15 million gift from the Scanlan Family Foundation, the Iowa Center for School Mental Health will be renamed the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health. The gift will expand clinical support for school mental health not only across the state but across the nation.
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Iowa Center for School Mental Health Announces Four Research Grant Awards   
The Iowa Center for School Mental Health announced $1 million in grant funding to four research projects that support interventions to improve social, emotional, behavioral, or psychological outcomes in Iowa’s PreK-12 schools.  “We are thrilled to announce the recipients of our first-ever Iowa School Mental Health research grant,” said Dr. Gerta Bardhoshi, director of research […]
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Iowa Ideas In-Depth Week: Mental Health Resources in Schools
Dr. Allison Bruhn, Executive Director for the Iowa Center for School Mental Health and Dr. Brad Niebling, Bureau Chief at the Iowa Department of Education, joined 2022 Iowa Ideas In-Depth Week: Children's Mental Health. Topics included: What the Iowa Center for School Mental Health is working on and how its work will evolve; the importance of data and measuring effectiveness; and solutions needed to expand the capacity for school-based mental health services and adopt a systems-based preventive approach.
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Downtown Iowa City will house mental health clinic for schoolchildren
This fall, Iowa City will see the opening of a new school mental health clinic at 125 S. Dubuque St., staff from the Iowa Center for School Mental Health announced during Thursday's meeting of Iowa's Board of Regents. The clinic is one component of the statewide, K-12 UI mental health center announced last summer. Besides clinical care, it aims to improve mental health via avenues like research and educator training.
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Fairfield High School students processing grief following dual tragedies
The community of Fairfield, Iowa was stunned by the loss of Nohema Graber in November, the woman allegedly murdered by two students. And the student body was already dealing with a loss when it learned of Graber's death. For the Trojans, processing these traumas came on top of stressors related to navigating the pandemic, which is why the Iowa Center for School Mental Health reached out to help.
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Board of Regents approves Iowa Center for School Mental Health in UI College of Education
The Board of Regents approved the University of Iowa's proposal to recognize the Iowa Center for School Mental Health as an official center. The center was initially established in the summer of 2021.
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University of Iowa center tackles mental health crisis in K-12 schools
Experts during a June 2 Board of Regents presentation expressed concern that the K-12 mental health crisis in Iowa and across the country is getting worse, and is affecting students and teachers alike. The Iowa Board of Regents, Iowa Department of Education, The State of Iowa and the University of Iowa’s college of education have partnered to address K-12 school mental health, an increasingly prevalent issue, for each school in Iowa by forming the Iowa Center for School Mental Health.
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A frank conversation about preventing youth suicide
On this episode of Talk of Iowa, Iowa Public Radio host Charity Nebbe speaks with two parents about their son’s struggle with serious depression and suicidal ideation and how they found resources for their son. Then, Dr. Laura L. Gallo and Dr. Jacob Priest, affiliate research faculty for the Iowa Center for School Mental Health, […]

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