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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 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
We Must Be Allies: Creating Inclusive Spaces (Part 1)

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Description: When we create spaces that are inclusive of all genders, sexualities, and identities, everyone thrives. When we don’t, we all suffer. This presentation discusses the urgent need of teachers and school leaders to become allies. Drawing on systems theory, the presenter will discuss how to create thriving systems – and how queer inclusivity is at the heart of this process. Using stories, videos, and experiential activities (COVID permitting), participants will understand why all students need LGBTQ allies in the classroom – even those who aren’t queer identified – and how they can make this happen.

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Jacob Priest

Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Jacob is an Associate Professor and the Director of Couple and Family Therapy program at the University of Iowa.  He also holds a secondary appointment in the departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Jacob received a B.S... Read More →

Tuesday November 2, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Room 402