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Welcome to the first annual June Institute for Schools at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Iowa!  

We hope you find what you need across this 3-day event focused on supports in the areas of literacy, mathematics, social-emotional-behavioral well-being and mental health, subgroups, and culture/climate! This site is for all attendees to have access to presenters and session materials.  This is not where you register.    

Please note that registration must be completed within the AEA Registration System, and that special sessions are pre-registration only. Registration links for the Conference and Special Sessions are located HERE.

*General Sessions, as well as session descriptions may change; additional general sessions may be added.  Session materials will be posted prior to the conference.  

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Friday, June 14 • 10:45am - 2:45pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid - Training Group 2 - DAY 2

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Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Youth Mental Health First Aid certification teaches participants to:
  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help a young person in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in youth and recognize the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate resources available to help a young person with a mental health challenge. 
  • Assess their own views and feelings about youth mental health problems and disorders.

Participants are required to attend the entire Training Group over day 1 and 2.  Registration is limited to 3 members of each building team in order to allow 20 schools to attend. At least one administrator from each building is encouraged, but not required, to attend.

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Nancy Hunt

Education Consultant, Iowa Dept of Education
Nancy is an Education Program Consultant at the Iowa Department of Education.  Nancy is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor and serves as the State Project AWARE Youth Mental Health First Aid Coordinator. Nancy has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree... Read More →
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Cindy Rurup

School Social Worker/Special Education Team Rep, Central Rivers AEA
Cindy has been with Central Rivers AEA since 2006 as a School Social Worker/Team Rep serving special education students. Prior to the AEA, she was working as a Clinical Social Worker providing Child/Adolescent therapy at an area hospital. She is passionate about decreasing the stigma... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 2:45pm CDT
Boardroom 3
  SEBMH, 6-12
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

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