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ACEs: Building Trauma-Sensitive Communities

Building awareness, skills and knowledge around the topic of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) was 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.

Entitled “ACEs: Building Trauma-Sensitive Communities,” the 2020 program featured 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 included 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 was no charge to attend.

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

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

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2020
Friday, November 13th
9:00 AM

Welcome and Keynote #1: Healing Iowa: Reshaping Our Systems and Communities for Iowa's Children to Thrive in Response to ACEs

Stephanie Schmitz, University of Northern Iowa
Colleen Mulholland, University of Northern Iowa
Linda Tubbs
Sarah Welch, Iowa ACEs 360

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Keynote #2: Racial and Cultural Trauma in Schools

Jen Ulie-Wells, Please Pass the Love

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

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

LaTasha DeLoach, City of Iowa City Senior Center

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Kathie Barry, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

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

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

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Diving Deeper into Racial and Cultural Trauma in Schools

Jen Ulie-Wells, Please Pass the Love

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

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

Kaylyn Fischer, Iowa Safe Schools

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wellness Panel

Sarah Montgomery Dr., University of Northern Iowa, College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Stephanie A. Kroeger, The Center for Foundational & Relational Wellness
Libby Fry Dr., University of Northern Iowa, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Work
Diane Depken, University of Northern Iowa, College of Education, Public Health and Education

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

¡Agusa! Al Exito Youth Mental Health Task Force

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

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Play Therapy Panel

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

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Expressive Arts Panel

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

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Ashleigh Kysar-Moon Dr., University of Northern Iowa, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM