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2021-2022 Annual Report: Prioritizing Mental Health in Iowa’s Schools
How the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health is improving outcomes for Iowa’s youth and educators In November 2021, the community of Fairfield was already reeling from a recent suicide when high school Spanish teacher Nohema Graber was allegedly murdered by two students. “We wanted to make sure that our staff was just as safe as […]
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Suicide prevention program at UI offers realistic scenarios for faculty, staff, and students
Kognito, a suicide prevention training program used by the University of Iowa, has recently updated its training modules for faculty, staff, and students. The program, which has been widely used at the university since 2019, has serviced almost 20,000 students, staff, and faculty in the past three years.
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UI Scanlan Center for School Mental Health opens for patient referrals
The Scanlan Center for School Mental Health started receiving patient referrals on Sept. 6, opening its resources to teachers and students all over the state. The center’s mission is to provide short-term and crisis counseling to all those in need.
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Scanlan Center for School Mental Health Clinic Grand Opening!
We are thrilled to announce the official opening of the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health Clinic this fall! We will begin accepting referrals after the 2022 Labor Day holiday.   The mission of the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health Clinic is to increase access to mental health care for PK-12 students, educators, and school […]
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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 […]
Iowa Ideas 2022
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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