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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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Wednesday, November 3 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Suicide Prevention and Supporting Military Connected Students

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THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT!  Do you know your role in supporting military-connected children/youth? Join us as we discuss the social and emotional needs of military-connected children/youth and the unique circumstances that can impact their academic achievement. This session will enhance your understanding of military culture, and the challenges associated with military service that may affect military-connected children. You will hear personal stories, and have an opportunity to learn about available evidence-based  tools and resources from our special guest from the Department of Defense Education Activity Headquarters.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Stephanie Latham

Dr. Stephanie Latham

Dr. Stephanie Latham holds an an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Iowa College of Nursing where she teaches Community and Public Health Nursing with a focus on the veteran population. She received her doctorate in Advanced Public Health Nursing from Rush University... Read More →
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Kristy Pitts

Education Program Specialist, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Kristy Pitts is an Education Program Specialist with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). She has over 20 years in education, most recently as a DoDEA Headquarters literacy specialist.  Kristy has also served as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, literacy facilitator... Read More →
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Dr. Schanna Smalls

Department of Defense Education Activity
Dr. Schanna Smalls is currently an Education Program Specialist with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Her prior role with DoDEA was as a Headquarters Counseling Instructional Systems Specialist where she created, implemented, and managed the programming for DoDEA’s... Read More →



Wednesday November 3, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am CDT
Room 321

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