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Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit
The Iowa BEST Summit is designed to highlight educators’ collective need to bolster support and care across the educational system, and to build shared capacity to get there. The sessions will deliver resources and practical solutions around social-emotional-behavioral health. #IowaBEST2021

The summit is co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa College of Education.

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Tuesday, November 2 • 9:15am - 10:10am
Prioritizing Efforts to Address Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth: Why Now?
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The need for addressing social, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs of children and youth has been increasing over the past decade, this critical need became more public during the past two years of the COVID pandemic. This session will explore why  addressing these issues now is critical if schools and programs are to be successful in providing children and youth access to and full participation in schools and programs and educational and life opportunities.  This session will also provide an overview of a newly released U.S. Department of Education document, Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs.  In  addition to exploring the seven recommendations included in the document, the importance of prioritizing social emotional, behavioral, and mental health practices will be shared as well as evidence based  strategies for schools and programs to implement.

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Dr. Renee Bradley

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
Renee Bradley, Ph.D., has over thirty-five years of experience in special education. She began her career as a teacher of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. During those eight years she worked in a variety of settings from self-contained to an inclusion program to... Read More →

Tuesday November 2, 2021 9:15am - 10:10am CDT
Grand Ballroom