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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 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Making MTSS for SEBH Work in a Rural School District

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Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) provides a model for a multi-tiered system of support for student behavior and mental health. One of the foundational principles of ISF is integrating community mental health providers into the school system; however, many rural communities lack access to community mental health providers. In this presentation, participants will learn about a unique partnership between Great Prairie AEA, North Mahaska Community Schools, and the University of Northern Iowa in which they utilized the ideas of ISF to develop and implement a multi-tiered system to support student social, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. Participants will discuss the 5 year journey, system successes, and continued challenges to implementation and sustainability.  

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Nicole Skaar

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Nicole Skaar is a school psychology trainer and associate professor at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Skaar received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Prior to accepting a faculty position at UNI in 2011, Dr. Skaar worked as a school psychologist... Read More →
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Angela Livezey

Superintendent, North Mahaska Community Schools



Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am CDT
Hy-Vee Hall Room 105