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4th Annual Iowa Anti-Violence Symposium

All students deserve a safe environment to learn and a supportive place to form friendships. Violence inside school, at home, in relationships, and in communities are significant barriers which stand in the way of students feeling safe and supported while also receiving a quality academic and scholastic experience.

The mission of the 4th Annual Iowa Anti-Violence Symposium is to inform educators, counselors, and administrators about effective violence prevention and response strategies to create safer and more welcoming school environments for all students. This conference will feature experts in the field sharing best practices on preventing sexual violence & intimate partner violence, domestic violence, and identity-based violence. Attendees will leave with all the tools they need to foster safety and security for all.

4th Annual Iowa Anti-Violence VIRTUAL Symposium

The Iowa Anti-Violence Symposium on Friday March 26th is happening entirely online 

We know that you’re probably wondering what this means for you. So, here’s what you need to know: on Friday March 26th you’ll get access to an online platform full of every workshop leader video, activity, and conversation that you would have been able to be a part of at an in-person symposium. As an additional bonus, you’ll have ongoing access to the modules, and no time-restraints, so you won’t have to pick-and-choose which content to watch—you can have it all! 

WHEN: Friday March 26th | 9:00am – 3:00pm WHERE: Your favorite workplace! This Symposium is entirely virtual!

REGISTRATION: Click Here for Attendee Registration

All students deserve a safe environment to learn and a supportive place to form friendships. Violence inside school, at home, in relationships, and in communities are significant barriers which stand in the way of students feeling safe and supported while also receiving a quality academic and scholastic experience. The mission of the 4th Annual Iowa Anti-Violence Symposium is to inform educators, counselors, and administrators about effective violence prevention and response strategies to create safer and more welcoming school environments for all students. This conference will feature experts in the field sharing best practices on gender-based violence, domestic violence, identity-based violence, and violence prevention. Attendees will leave with all the tools they need to foster safety and security for all.

Schedule:

9:00-10:00am – Morning Keynote

10:00-10:15am – Break/Exhibitors

10:15-11:00am – Workshops 1, 2, and 3

11:00-11:15pm – Break/Exhibitors

11:15am-12:00pm – Workshop Sessions 4, 5, and 6

12:00-1:00pm – Lunch Break

1:00-2:00pm – Afternoon Keynote

2:00-2:15pm – Break/Exhibitors

2:15-3:00pm – Workshops 7, 8, 9

 

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Workshop #1:  Building Healthy Relationships – Yolanda Harden, Set Me Free Project

Workshop #2: Leading to Prevent: How to Increase Student Responsibility and Accountability that Support Safe School Environments  – Alan Heisterkamp, UNI Center for Violence Prevention

Workshop #3: Finding Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint – Ben Grose, 

Workshop #4: Preventing Human Trafficking – Yolanda Harden, Set Me Free Project

Workshop #5: Violence Prevention in the Latinx Community – Sonia Reyes, Iowa DHS, Department Latino Affairs

Workshop #6: Cyberbullying Prevention – Terese Jurgensen, Iowa Department of Education

Workshop #7: Cyberbullying and LGBTQ Youth – Aaron Ridings, GLSEN

Roughly 200 educators and community advocates from across the state are expected to attend this year’s conference. Are you interested in exhibiting at the 4th Annual Iowa Anti-Violence Symposium? Click Here to Staff an Exhibitor Booth.