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Mindspring Hosts 13 Free December Webinars

Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and COVID Trauma Among Topics

Multiple December 2021 Dates
Webinar Series

Mindspring (formerly NAMI of Greater Des Moines) is hosting a series of webinars focusing on a variety of topics including frequently misunderstood mental health disorders, legal issues in mental health, and holiday stress and self-care.  Mindspring views the delivery of these training opportunities as a way of advancing its mission of delivering comprehensive outreach and education.  These events are absolutely free, and everyone is welcome!  Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming webinars.

Iowa Autism Learning Community Hosts Free Webinar

Early Access: Early Intervention in Iowa

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

The event will be hosted by the University of Iowa Division of Child and Community Health.  Guest Speaker will be Tonya Krueger, MA, RDN, LD, Early ACCESS Liaison, CHSC Program Coordinator.  CME and IBC CE credit is available. Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how to make a referral to Early ACCESS and provide information about Early ACCESS to families.
  2. Describe how family-centered services are provided in natural environments through Early ACCESS.
  3. Recognize how Early ACCESS supports children suspected or diagnosed with Autism or other developmental delays.

Webinar Registration.

Upcoming Events

Applications Now Being Accepted for the Spring 2022 Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute (IFLTI)

Learn Advocacy Skills and Participate in a Community Service Project!

February 12, 2022; March 4-5, 2022; April 1-2, 2022; May 6-7, 2022 and June 4, 2022
The Hotel at Kirkwood, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Iowa Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC) invites parents and primary caregivers of children ages 3 to 19 with special health care needs to participate in a special leadership training. The goals of this training are to:

  • Understand how to work with partners
  • Become aware of one's own path to leadership
  • Discover strategies for advocacy
  • Prepare a Community Service Project

Stipends are available to defray costs of attendance. To learn more or to apply, visit the IFLTI webpage.

The application period ends Friday, January 15.

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