The Iowa Center for School Mental Health and the Baker Teacher Leader Center are proud to partner in offering the Social-Emotional-Behavioral Health (SEBH) 2021-2022 Webinar Series Program.

The SEBH Teacher Professional Development program has four goals:

  1.  help education professionals improve their understanding of the social, emotional, and behavioral health needs of diverse student/family populations;
  2. recognize the signs and symptoms of serious mental illness and emotional disturbance in students;
  3. successfully identify and utilize SEBH school/community partners to support the SEBH needs of students;
  4. understand personal SEBH needs and compassion fatigue and use strategies and resources to support a healthy personal and professional life.

Free Teacher Licensure Renewal Credit

Educators who register for and attend all 8 sessions in the series will earn one free teacher license renewal credit! Register here for the credit .

Those who are seeking licensure renewal credit must register for the course and for each of the individual sessions. They must attend and all sessions and complete the online discussions in the Canvas course page associated with this series.  

Online Workshops

1: Emotions Matter: Social and Emotional Learning can Support You and Your School to Thrive this School Year (and Beyond!)

Emotions matter for all learners and all the adults who educate them. Social and emotional learning, or SEL, can benefit all members of a school community, supporting greater student engagement, social-emotional and behavioral health, and academic achievement in addition to increased engagement and well-being among educators, education support professionals, school leaders, and families. What have we learned from high-quality SEL implementation that can support educators and students to navigate teaching and learning now? And what have we learned from the disproportionate experiences of this pandemic in underserved and marginalized communities to evolve SEL for the meaningful inclusion of all learners and educators?

Presenter: Dr. Christina Cipriano

October 27, 5:30-7:00

2: Self-Reflection and Culturally Responsive/Inclusive Social-Emotional Behavioral Health

This session will guide participants in their understanding of their own identity, and how personal identity shows up, or doesn’t show up in their teaching. We will discuss why it’s essential to examine one’s own identity when working to achieve equitable social-emotional learning (SEL) practices. Time will be dedicated for participants to reflect on different interactions they’ve had with students, the school related activities they choose to support, the topics and persons they choose to highlight in their content areas, and the lens through which they examine their own practice and world and how that shapes the experiences their students have under their care and guidance. Furthermore, direct connects to teacher identity and inclusive teaching practices will be made to the SEBH of students.

Presenters: Natalie Walrond and Dr. Saroja Warner

November 17, 5:30-7:00

3: Teaching Social-Emotional-Behavioral Health Through PBIS

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) offers an ideal framework for teaching and practicing social-emotional learning competencies. This session will teach education professionals how to provide SEL instruction with a trauma-informed lens through a PBIS framework, allowing for a school-wide implementation process that when implemented with fidelity is more effective and cohesive for both the students and the educators.

Presenter: Dr. Mary Crnobori

December 15, 5:30-7:00

4: Selection and Implementation of school-wide SEBH Curriculum

Where do we start? This session will focus on criteria to consider when selecting a comprehensive, evidence-based school wide SEBH curriculum that will produce positive social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes for students. What’s manageable? How do we measure the impact? What curricula is appropriate for various grade levels? How do we evaluate the fidelity of implementation? Join this session to help make the best SEBH curriculum choice for your unique school community.

Presenter: Alexandra Skoog-Hoffman

January 19, 5:30-7:00

5: Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Engaging in Radical Self-Care

This session is dedicated to supporting teachers. Educators can’t help their students if they aren’t well themselves. Let’s come together to learn about the signs of compassion fatigue and ways in which compassion fatigue can affect job performance and personal health. Moreover, participants will be taught evidenced-informed self-care skills (e.g., mindfulness) and will be given time to practice the skills and strategies presented. How can we unite to do the radical self-care needed to thrive in this profession?

Presenter: Dr. Gerta Bardhoshi

February 16, 5:30-7:00

 

6: Connecting with Care: The intersectionality of Identity and Mental Health

Education professionals explore the needs of students from an intersectionality framework with an emphasis placed on mental health at the intersections of multiple social identities. In this workshop, the ways in which heterosexism, cis-sexism, and racism impact the social-emotional and behavioral health of our students.

Presenter: Dr. Jacob Priest

March 23, 5:30-7:00

7: Trauma Informed SEL

Examines the effects of adverse childhood experiences and trauma for students. This learning experience will address how stress effects the brain, and how teachers can help create environments that help heal the effects of trauma. Professional educators will explore the importance of building relationship in healing trauma, and how they can work to build communities to support students who have experienced trauma.

Presenter: Dr. Nicole Cobb

April 20, 5:30-7:00

8: Youth Suicide Prevention and Question-Persuade-Refer

Education professionals will learn an evidence-based practice (question-persuade-refer) to help recognize crises including warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Opportunities to role play and will be provided to help education professionals feel more confident with this practice. 

Presenters: Dr. Laura Gallo and co-presenting with Dr. Jacob Priest

May 18, 5:30-7:00

Connect and Partner with Us

We want to hear from you!

The information collected will assist the Iowa Center for School Mental Health leadership team in identifying key potential partners throughout the state of Iowa. In addition, it will support the development of a partnership database with contact information. We look forward to connecting with you.

Please email kari-vogelgesang@uiowa.edu for more information about the webinar series.