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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
Embracing the Role of Student Voice in Mental Health Advocacy and Suicide Prevention

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Student mental health is more important now than it has ever been before. Educators and students need to work together to improve school climate, especially in the area of school mental health. This session will help educators learn how to connect to their students in meaningful ways through trauma informed practices. Students from Iowa will share their thoughts on how to create an environment where students feel safe and empowered to break mental health stigma, develop strong relationships with educators and peers, and seize leadership opportunities around mental health.

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Jessica Christensen

Director of Community Development and Training, Please Pass the Love
Jessica graduated from Iowa State University with her bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education. She went on to attain her master’s degree in Education from Graceland University. Jessica taught middle school reading and writing for 12 years before transitioning to her role... Read More →

Sydney, (She/Her)

Student Presenter

Margo (They/Them)

Student Presenter

Estrella (She/Her)

Student Presenter

Tuesday November 2, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Room 316