Mental Health In Our Schools

December 12 & 13 & Feb 6

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This is a face-to-face event!

A PK-12 Systemic Approach to Support Mental Health in Our Schools!
ASCD & ISEA are Co-Sponsoring the Learning Series Addressing  Mental Health Needs
in Our Schools!

Attend with a team to build your Foundation and System Action Plan.  
Use the Action Plan to determine entry points and sessions from the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health.

What about the mental health of today’s youth?
What about the violence to & by the youth
of today?

What is the role of educators?
What are the signs of trouble?
What is your plan?

  • Let's be honest. The last two years have been demanding, challenging, and tough.

  • Today’s education environment is not the same post-pandemic!
    Teacher retention has become an issue

  • These sessions will provide clarification of our roles in supporting ourselves and our students.

  • According to the National Center for Mental Health Promotions and You Violence Prevention 25% - 30% of youth experience trauma.

  • That number has likely increased due to numerous, sudden and drastic changes -bringing mental stress, loss and turmoil into our lives.

  • We must be aware and solution focused.

  • We must support adults and teach how to make necessary adjustment. 

  • We must have a systemic team plan.

Join us at the Mental Health & Trauma Series!
Support for Staff & Students.
Register today for the Series.
December 12 & December 13 & April 6

Virtual Snow Date is Feb 27, 2023, if needed

Special Offer for Counselors that are members of ISEA.


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More Information

Who should attend: School Leadership Teams including administrators, school counselors, behavioral interventionists, social workers, school psychologists, teachers, health workers, community liaisons.

COST How: Check with your district for funding through Title Four and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP), under the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funding Alignment to support your attendance, as this training addresses issues schools are facing due to the pandemic.

*** Special Offer!! School Counselors who are members of Iowa State Education Association are supported through the Ross Trust Charitable Fund managed through ISEA and all costs including lodging and registration will be covered through Ross Trust reserve funds because this is an ISEA co-sponsored event. (For more information, please contact Cindy Swanson,

When & Where: 
December 12, 2022, December 13, 2022, February 6, 2023
(Virtual Snow Date is Feb 27, 2023, if needed )
West Des Moines Sheraton Hotel, 1800 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266 - Parking on site and free

Daily Schedule:
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
-- 8:30 am: Check-in, light breakfast items available
-- 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  In session
-- Lunch provided on site

Lodging:  West Des Moines Sheraton Hotel.
Rate = $121 + tax     Dates Available: December 11 & 12. (Sunday, Monday)
Book by TBD
sk for the rate for Iowa State Education Association Mental Health & Trauma Meeting

Register for the event now
Early Bird Registration for the series through November 24, 2022 :
Iowa ASCD Members $600 & Non-Members:  $645
Non-members of Iowa ASCD will receive a one-year membership in Iowa ASCD.

Registration: events tab

***See Special Offer Below for School Counselors who are members of ISEA!

December 12, December 13, February 6th     events tab

  • Early Bird: through November 24, 2022
    • Iowa ASCD Members: $600 includes all three sessions
    • Non-Members of Iowa ASCD: $645 includes all sessions & 1 year membership in Iowa ASCD
  • After November 24, 2022
    • Iowa ASCD Members: $645 (all 3 sessions)
    • Non-Members Iowa ASCD: $690 (all sessions & 1 year membership)
      Where: All sessions - Sheraton West Des Moines, 1800 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266

For those who register with a P.O.
Address to Iowa ASCD
  Email the PO to: Becky Martin at
OR US Mail to: Iowa ASCD,   Attn: Lou Howell, Executive Director, 2555 Pine Circle, Urbandale, IA 50322

***Special Offer!!  School Counselors who are members of ISEA registration fee and hotel room is funded through the Ross Charitable Trust Reserve Funds.
To register:  In the payment section – select PO and type ISEA in the blank.

*Renewal Credit: One Iowa License Renewal Credit available if attending all 3 sessions.

We look forward to learning with you!
Lou Howell:
Cindy Swanson,ISEA:

Iowa ASCD Event Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend, please send your cancellation in writing 14 calendar days prior to the start of the program to request a credit voucher. Within 14 days of the start of the program, you are ineligible for a credit voucher but may send a non-registered person in your place with registration confirmation or written authorization form you.

Registration/Cancellation Questions:  Contact Becky Martin  319-533-8050

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