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Tips for parents: Set boundaries, lead by example when considering your child’s social media use
Gerta Bardhoshi, professor of counselor education in the University of Iowa College of Education and director of research and training in the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, shares concerns and provides suggestions for helping your kids develop healthier social media habits.
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John Deere Foundation, Iowa Join Forces to Boost School Mental Health
The John Deere Foundation supports teachers and students with a gift to the University of Iowa’s nationally leading Scanlan Center for School Mental Health.
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The Scanlan Center for School Mental Health brings mental health care referral network to PreK-12 educators and students in Iowa
A new partnership with Welltrack Connect will expand Iowa’s access to important behavioral healthcare services Today, the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health launched an exciting new partnership with Protocall, the team behind the Welltrack Ecosystem of Solutions. With Welltrack Connect, K-12 educators and students in Iowa can find the right mental health care provider […]
2023 University of Iowa Mental Health Champion Honorees Announced
By Hannah Dake, Communications and Social Media Intern Six University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students were announced as the inaugural 2023 Mental Health Champion Award recipients during a ceremony on Tuesday, April 25.  This first-ever Mental Health Champion Award spotlights exemplary leaders and ambassadors at the University of Iowa who have cultivated an environment […]
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A new mindset on mental health
With demand for mental health services surging in Iowa and across the nation, especially among young adults, the University of Iowa is working to create a culture of well-being.
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Cross-campus team receives grant to deliver innovative mental health awareness training
Gerta Bardhoshi, College of Education associate professor of counselor education, Ebonee Johnson, College of Public Health assistant professor of community and behavioral health, and Kari Vogelgesang, College of Education clinical associate professor, were awarded a grant to launch Project PEARLS (Prepare, Engage, Assess, Respond, Link, Sustain), a new mental health awareness training curriculum in the local Iowa City community.
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The Scanlan Center for School Mental Health brings clinically moderated peer support to Iowa PK-12 educators
Prioritizing Iowa educators’ emotional well-being with Togetherall’s peer-to-peer community  The Scanlan Center for School Mental Health launched a partnership with Togetherall, a safe and anonymous space in which educators can benefit from an online peer-to-peer community by giving and getting support 24/7. Iowa-based educators, levels Pre-K through 12th grade, can now access a clinically moderated mental health […]
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2022 Iowa School Mental Health Awardees Announced
The Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, the state’s hub for school-based mental health research, professional development, and clinical services, announced three winners of the 2022 Iowa School Mental Health Awards at the Iowa (Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools) Summit. The awards program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to cultivating a positive mental health […]

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