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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
From Stress to Success: ACEs and Resilience in Iowa Schools

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Families who have experienced trauma at home and within communities can carry symptoms into school, but with the right supports, students experiencing toxic levels of stress can still succeed and thrive. This presentation will share recent Iowa data on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how trauma impacts health and well-being, as well as the latest strategies for responding to ACEs and toxic stress in school systems. 
In this session you will: 
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of ACEs and toxic stress
  • Develop a working understanding of how toxic stress impacts brain development and how developmental challenges impact families with kids in school
  • Learn about the importance of resilience and examples of strategies that develop resilience in school settings to improve student outcomes and family engagement.
  • Identify opportunities for changes that lead to a trauma-informed education system. 

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Lisa Cushatt

Executive Director, Iowa ACEs 360
Lisa Cushatt, LMSW, is the Executive Director for Iowa ACEs 360, which seeks to improve the health and well-being of all by empowering communities, organizations, and people to take informed actions to prevent and mitigate the lifelong effects of childhood adversity. Lisa is responsible... Read More →

Tuesday November 2, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Hy-Vee Hall Room 107