SEBW Monthly October 2019

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness News from IDOE

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Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness

Click here to learn more about how to fund social-emotional learning.

Just Released! from Regional Educational Laboratory (REL)

A new report that is designed to support state and local education agencies in identifying reliable and valid instruments for measuring three social and emotional learning skills: collaboration, perseverance, and self-regulated learning.

Download here

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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) - 2018
Click here to find additional information and resources for Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).

Project AWARE - New Branding!

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From Jess Yoder


Perry Central Community Schools is a Project AWARE grantee, starting their second year of increasing awareness, capacity, early identification/intervention, and student/family access to mental health supports through school and community-based initiatives. They have two MTSS teams: (1) a corporation-level team which meets monthly to create systems and policies that support building-level work, and (2) building-level MTSS teams which meet at least once/month to review and plan tiered supports for academics, SEL, and behavior. Their work is highlighted within IDOE’s Google folder of MTSS Promising Practices. Check out the resources here.

School Social Workers

INSSWA 23rd Annual Fall Conference

Monday, Nov. 4th, 8am

Embassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Conference Center, 13700 Conference Dr., Noblesville, IN, 46060

Got Heart? Building Social- Emotional Intelligence in Schools

6 CEUs available

Click here to register

School Nurses

Indiana Association of School Nurses (IASN) - Annual School Nurse Conference

Indiana Association of School Nurses presents:

2019 conference: "School Nurses: Elevating your Worth"

By being alert to the challenges and receptive to the influence placed before you, you can become a more confident and more capable School Nurse!

DATE: November 6th and 7th 2019

NEW LOCATION: Embassy Suites and Conference Center, Noblesville, Indiana
FREE PARKING! Hotel and Conference under one roof - Shopping and restaurants conveniently nearby!!!


*Key Note: “Are You My School NURSE” --- Dr. Jane Chevako

Dr. Jane starts as a zebra, a reminder of the sharp contrast of how a school nurse’s job is NOT black and white.

She reviews what makes school nurses the super heroes for our students. Taking care of others is a priority of all healthcare providers, who ironically often fail to take care of themselves. Dr. Jane will emphasize many ways in which we need to make ourselves a priority. She finishes as a student, thankful for the multitude of things that school nurses do every day! She wants each school nurse to be proud of their work, energized and motivated to be the best school nurse they can be.

Other agenda items include: Vaping, Human Trafficking, GI, Ostomy, Incontinence, Legislative updates, Hots, Snots, and Trots, Seizures, School Safety and many Vendors to visit!


To view agenda: IASN Annual Conference Agenda - Final


To register for the conference click on this link: Eventbrite Conference Registration.


To reserve your room at the Embassy Suites, Noblesville Indiana, use this link: Reserve your room! Don't forget to request your room for one or two nights as needed.

The School Safety and SEL Connection

2019 Benefit Video: We Have Hope, The Story of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center

Chronic Absenteeism

Technical Assistance Calls

Click here to schedule technical assistance calls on attendance or chronic absence.
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Upcoming Events

Second Annual Indiana's Educating the Whole Child Summit

Registration for the Second Annual Indiana’s Educating the Whole Child Summit is live and can be found here. Please note that if you are having one person register a group of people for your district, they will have to submit separate registrations by leaving and re-entering registration.

Highlights from just a few of the keynote speakers:

Dr. Isaiah Pickens:

Dr. Adam Saenz:

Handle with Care presentation:

Blocks of rooms have been secured at the Marriott East for $129/night. For your planning purposes, please know each day will begin with breakfast/registration beginning at 7:30. Day 1, Feb. 19th, will begin with a speaker at 9:00 am and Day 2, Feb. 20th, will begin at 8:30. Both days will end at 4:00 pm.

If interested in submitting a proposal, click here.

Questions should be directed to Christy Gauss at

REL Webinar

Measuring Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Review of Instruments and Implications for States and Districts

November 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Want to learn more? Our upcoming webinar will present findings from the report and discuss implications for the field.


Lisa Truitt

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness Specialist

State Attendance Officer