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Iowa's Behavioral Health Workforce: Staff Resiliency & Wellness and Trauma-Informed Leadership

Hosted by the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health (CEBH)

April 11th and April 13th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. CST
Online via Zoom | Cost: FREE

In this two-day workshop, attendees will explore two foundational concepts for supporting behavioral health service professionals: Staff Resiliency & Wellness, healing and helping professionals are at risk of experiencing issues that mirror those of the people they serve; and Trauma-Informed Leadership, the stress of working with people struggling with trauma has put those in the helping and healing professions at significant risk for burnout and other dangers. 

Presenter Matt Bennett, MBA, MA, is a relentless advocate for trauma-informed care and other interventions that help people and communities heal. 

Link to more information and registration.

Autism Basics Webinar Series

Free webinar series for parents or primary caregivers of children with a new autism diagnosis.

What is Autism?
Tuesday, 3/21/23 - 12:00-1:00 PM

Autism Interventions
Tuesday, 3/28/23 - 12:00-1:00 PM

Challenging Behavior
Tuesday, 4/4/23 - 12:00-1:00 PM

Educational Programming
Tuesday, 4/11/23 - 12:00-1:00 PM

Link to more information and to register


Fundamentos del Autismo, Seminarios Web

Serie de seminarios web gratuitos para padres o cuidadores primarios de habla hispana con niños con un nuevo diagnóstico de autismo.

¿Qué es el Autismo?
Martes 21 de marzo de 2023, 11-11:50 AM
Presentadora: Dayrin Lovan

Intervenciones y Recursos
Martes 28 de marzo de 2023, 11-11:50 AM
Presentadora: Dayrin Lovan

Preguntas y Respuestas sobre Autismo
Martes 4 de abril de 2023, 11-11:50 AM
Presentadora: Dayrin Lovan y Kelly Pelzel

Para obtener más información y Regístrese.

Mindspring Hosts Webinars & Events

Free Training Opportunities

March 2023 dates
Webinar Series

Mindspring provides free mental health education opportunities to the public through webinars on a wide variety of mental health topics. Webinars are hosted every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00pm-1:00pm, and Wednesday from 10:00-11:00pm and 12:00pm-1:00pm CST.

All webinars are free and open to the public. Webinars are recorded and emailed to all registrants. Certificates of attendance are administered to anyone who participates in the live webinar and completes the survey at the end. 

Learn more from Mindspring Webinar & Events

Upcoming Events

Registration is Open for the 2003 Together We Can Conference!

Sign up today as spots fill up fast! Registration closes April 24, 2023.

Saturday, May 6th - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Varied Industries Conference Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 

Advocacy is Everywhere! Learn, grow, and connect at the 2023 Together We Can Conference! Together We Can is a one-of-a-kind, statewide conference tailored to people with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who support them. Connect with over 300 families and professionals in one day.

Keynote Speaker will be Daniel Van Sant, Director of Disability Policy at the Harkin Institute.  You can watch an introductory video teaser here.

The cost is FREE for families; $50 for Professionals.

Link to more information and to register.

Overview of Brain Injury and Behavioral Health

Part of the Behavioral Health and Brain Injury Webinar Series

Wednesday, April 12 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom

The speaker will be Maria Crowley, MA, CRC, the Director of Professional Development for the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA), planning and coordinating programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of the brain injury community, focusing on state government needs.

Join us for a discussion of brain injury basics, behavioral health challenges, connections between the two, and resources for better intervention.

Link to register.

Link to webinar series flyer.

Save the Date - 2023 Make Your Mark! Conference

Lift Off to Advocacy

August 30-31, 2023
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
300 E 9th Street, Coralville, IA 

Gain tools and information to strengthen your advocacy efforts at this annual gathering of self-advocates, their families, and expert presenters.

This year’s theme is all about reaching new heights with your advocacy efforts!  With the right tools and knowledge, you can be the force that creates a brighter future for yourself and your community in this universe and beyond.

General registration will open on June 19th.

NOW OPEN - Exhibitor and sponsor registration.

Link to Event Website.

Training Sources

Health Care Provider Training

Free suite of videos

Assuring Access to Quality Health Care for Persons with Disabilities is a free suite of videos aimed at educating current and future health care professionals on strategies to effectively communicate with and accommodate patients with a variety of disabilities.

Access to Training

Our Training Sources page provides links to a variety of training resources that are available on an ongoing basis. Most of these resources are online, available any day, any time. Check websites for fees associated with the trainings.

The Conner Training Connection makes every effort to assure these listings are up-to-date. Visit our Training Sources page.

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Please visit our interactive calendar to find trainings on disability-related topics, including autism, brain injury, mental health, self-advocacy and transition. We invite you to share trainings with us and others using the "Add Event" button on this calendar.

Please visit our Contact Us page on this website for more information or support.