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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
Brain-Based Relational Strategies to Support Social-Emotional Well-Being

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This presentation will focus on practices that cue our brains and bodies for safety, connection, and the ability to thrive even when our experiences and relationships feel challenging. Participants will learn how to: -Create caring, trusting, connections in classrooms and schools. -Use the science of relationships to address adversity and trauma. -Find ways to support the stress response cycle in students, staff, and ourselves. -Build opportunities for social emotional development and resiliency.

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Damien Chance

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Drake University
Damien Chance, t-LMHC, CRC has Master's Degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from Drake University. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a current Ph.D. candidate in Drake University's Doctor of Philosophy... Read More →
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Alyssa Caldbeck

Mental Health Consultant, Drake University and Iowa Project Launch
Alyssa Caldbeck, LISW, RPT-S, IME-® has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Iowa.  She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and endorsed through the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health as an Infant Mental Health... Read More →

Tuesday November 2, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Hy-Vee Hall Room 102-103