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Iowa Suicide Prevention and Trauma-informed Care Task Force

Contact(s)

The Suicide Prevention Working Group was established as part of Senate File 446. The Iowa Department of Education will work with the Iowa Department of Human Services and the Iowa Department of Public Health to develop recommendations for training requirements for individuals licensed by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. The Department will consult with mental health professionals, school officials, and other stakeholders.

Meeting Dates, Agendas and Notes

September 20, 2013

October 24, 2013

November 1, 2013

November 26, 2013

 

Membership

  • Gladys Noll Alvarez, Trauma-Informed Care Coordinator, Orchard Place, Des Moines
  • Barb Anderson, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Penny Bisignano, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Sarah Brown, Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Brian Carico, Indianola High School Principal and School Administrators of Iowa Representative, Indianola
  • Deb Chiodo, Principal, Cornell Elementary School (Saydel Community School District), Des Moines
  • DeAnn Decker, Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines
  • Amy DeGroot-Hammer, Sioux City West High School School Counselor and Iowa School Counselor Association President-Elect, Sioux City
  • Mary Delagardelle, Associate Division Administrator, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Meredith Dohmen, Counseling Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines
  • Cyndy Erickson, Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Director, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Sharon Guthrie, Executive Director, Iowa School Nurse Organization, Cedar Rapids
  • Jake Highfill, State Representative, Johnston
  • Laura Larkin, Program Planner, Division of Mental Health and Disability Services, Iowa Department of Human Services, Des Moines
  • Liz Mathis, State Senator, Cedar Rapids
  • Isaiah McGee, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Marianette Miller-Meeks, Director, Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines
  • Steve Mitchell, Licensure Consultant, Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, Des Moines
  • Keri Neblett, Community Intervention Director, The Crisis Center of Johnson County, Iowa City
  • Ellen McGinnis-Smith, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • David Tilly, Deputy Director and Division Administrator, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Susan Walkup, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Karolyn Zeller, School Social Worker, Heartland Area Education Agency, Johnston

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 19, 2014 at 5:18am.