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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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Steven Evans

Ohio University
Co-Director of the Center for Intervention Research in Schools
Dr. Steven Evans is a Distinguished Professor in the Psychology Department and Co-Director of the Center for Intervention Research in Schools at Ohio University. He began his career as a special education teacher in a public elementary school and ever since he has focused his work on school-based interventions. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship and joined the faculty at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh. In the years that followed he has worked to develop and evaluate school based interventions that improve the lives of students with emotional and behavioral problems. As a result of this work and the research of others he is convinced that we have more potential to help most students with emotional and behavior problems at school, than anywhere else in a community. Given this potential, the work of educators, school mental health professionals, and researchers focused on this topic is critically important to the lives and futures of our children. To advance these efforts Dr. Evans started and is the editor-in-chief of the leading research journal in our field that is exclusively focused on school mental health issues. His research has been funded by a variety of federal agencies including the Department of Education, National Institutes of Health and others. Some of his latest work focuses on methods for integrating effective practices into schools in a manner that is both efficient and optimally beneficial to students.