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Fall 2020 Bill and Linda Tubbs Teaching Connections

Bill and Linda Tubbs Teaching ConnectionsACEs: Building Trauma-Sensitive Communities

Building awareness, skills and knowledge around the topic of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is the focus of a day-long virtual conference hosted November 13 by the University of Northern Iowa College of Education at its annual Bill and Linda Tubbs Teaching Connections professional development program. 

Sarah WelchEntitled “ACEs: Building Trauma-Sensitive Communities,” this fall’s program features a range of guest speakers from UNI and organizations locally and statewide, led by keynote speakers Sarah Welch, with Iowa ACEs 360, and Jennifer Ulie-Wells, Please Pass the Love. Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., it includes keynote sessions for all and concurrent presentations, panels and activities (all remote). 

Now in its fifth year, the initiative was renamed to reflect a donation by Bill and Linda Tubbs to the UNI Foundation to support the College of Education. There is no charge to attend. Jennifer Ulie-Wells

Who should attend: Current teacher education students, faculty and practicing teachers and school administrators along with counselors, social workers and other health professionals are invited to attend. 

Coordinating committee: Disa Cornish, Darcie Davis-Gage, David Schmid, Stephanie Schmitz, Tricia Schrage

Fall 2020 Schedule

Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 (Virtual Conference) 

9 a.m.

Dean Colleen Mulholland
Bill and Linda Tubbs
Associate Dean Stephanie Schmitz

9:10 a.m.
Keynote Speaker #1

Healing Iowa: Reshaping our systems and communities for Iowa’s children to thrive in response to ACEs

Sarah Welch, Iowa ACEs 360

10 a.m.
Keynote Speaker #2

Racial and Cultural Trauma in Schools

Jen Ulie-Wells, Please Pass the Love 

11 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions:

Invisible and Ignored: Black Women and Girls Deserve  Healing-Centered Approaches to their Trauma 

LaTasha DeLoach, City of Iowa City Senior Center

Trauma in Our Schools: What to Do When Words Aren't Enough

Kathie Barry, Retired counselor/adjunct, University of Northern Iowa

Concurrent Sessions:

Caring for Students: What You Did Not Learn in Teaching 101

Kristin Meany-Walen, Waterloo Community School District
Cory Arensdorf, Waterloo Community School District

Diving Deeper into Racial and Cultural Trauma in Schools

Jennifer Ulie-Wells, Please Pass the Love 

1 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions: 

Iowa Safe Schools: ACEs and the LGBTQ Community: Supporting Today’s LGBTQ Youth 

Kaylyn Fischer, Iowa Safe Schools

Wellness Panel

Using Mindfulness to Support Student and Teacher Well-Being

Sarah Montgomery, UNI College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction 

Mind-Body Tools for Schools

Stephanie A. Kroeger, The Center for Foundational & Relational Wellness

Relationship Resilience with the Roses (looking through the Schitt's Creek lens) 

Libby Fry, UNI College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Work

Food and Mood Mediators

Diane Depken, UNI College of Education, Public Health and Education

2 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions:

Play Therapy  Panel

Sunny Teeling, private practice, University of North Texas
Stephanie Eslick, Covenant Family Solutions
Kate Haberman, The Center for Foundational and Relational Wellness, LLC

Al Exito Youth Mental Health Task Force

Dawn Martinez Oropeza, Al Exito 
Al Exito Youth Task Force Leaders: Orlando Fuentes II, Porter S. Dimery, Adrian Olguin 

3 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions: 

Expressive Arts Panel

Kelly Donolon, Community College School District
Kelly Fisher, Pathways Behavioral Health
Darcie Davis-Gage, UNI College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, Counseling

Race, Ethnicity and Childhood Adversity: Disparities in Risk Factors and Mental Health Outcomes

Ashleigh Kysar-Moon, UNI College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology