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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
A Proposed Model for Iowa School-Based Mental Health Services

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Iowa schools are integrating a variety of mental health providers into their systems to support both general and special education students. Participants will discuss proposed roles and responsibilities of both school-employed and community-employed mental health personnel within an MTSS framework. Participants will discuss why a statewide framework to support student's social, emotional, mental, and behavioral needs is necessary for efficient and effective systems that result in optimal student outcomes.

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Emilie Souhrada

Social Worker, Central Rivers Area Education Agency
Emilie Souhrada, MSW, LISW, is a licensed independent social worker who received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Social Work and Spanish and her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2005 with a school social work specialization from the University of... Read More →
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Nicole Skaar

Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Nicole Skaar is a school psychology trainer and 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 →

Jaclyn Lussenhop

School Counselor, President Elect, Iowa School Counselors Association, College Community Schools
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Kyla Loucks

LMHC / Owner, Concord Counseling Solutions
Kyla Loucks is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice with a special interest in assisting adults create a better understanding of their past, with the hope of breaking generational cycles of emotional dysregulation, in order to create a more resilient future for the... Read More →

Tuesday November 2, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Hy-Vee Hall Room 105