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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
Beneath the Difficult Conversation: Engaging Families in their Student's Mental Health

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This session will provide participants with strategies that will lead to more productive conversations related to behavior, equity, social-emotional, trauma and mental health.

Speakers
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Deb Thomas

Adjunct Professor/State Special Education Mediator, Presenter
Deb Thomas has been an educator and advocate in the area of special education for over thirty years. Deb was a special education teacher for many years with a specialty in behavior disorders. She was the Director of the Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center at Drake University... Read More →
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Cyndy Erickson

Independent Consultant, CE Consulting
Cyndy Erickson is currently an Independent Consultant, involved in projects focused on culture/climate and communications issues in educational environments. Cyndy has been a State Special Education Mediator on contract with the Iowa Department of Education for 5 years and also conducts... Read More →



Tuesday November 2, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Room 319-320