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2022 Iowa BEST (Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools) Summit
The Summit is your destination for practical solutions around school-based social-emotional-behavioral health. Come together to bolster mental health supports across our educational system, apply the latest research to address mental health holistically, develop innovative strategies to embed student and educator wellness into the learning environment, and strengthen system capacity for care. #IowaBEST2022

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Mother’s rooms can be found in the First Aid room on both the Hy-Vee Hall level and the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.

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This event is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health.
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Tuesday, October 11 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Being the Best YOU: Building and Sustaining an Equitable Mindset

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Planning your next steps surrounding Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools? Unpacking tools and strategies, through the lens of the practitioner is the first step. This keynote will discuss the challenges of equity work and assist with the journey to create inclusive and liberatory environments. Dr. Erika will highlight a starting point to implement and support communities in this very important discussion. Prepare for the work ahead by delving into what it takes to ensure equity is a growing mindset in your day-to-day work through this talk!

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Dr. Erika L. McDowell

Inspired Minds Collide, LLC
Dr. Erika L. McDowell is a former NJ governor’s award recipient and honors graduate of Howard University, New York University, and earned her EdD from Drexel University in Educational Leadership and Management, in May 2020. Erika currently is an Equity Steward for Wildflower Schools... Read More →

Tuesday October 11, 2022 9:15am - 10:30am CDT
Grand Ballroom