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Release: Feb. 21, 2001

UI to offer workshops for education professionals via ICN

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Center for Credit Programs is sponsoring via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) three College of Education workshops for professionals in March and April. Topics include children and depression, understanding stepfamilies and working with at-risk students.

The workshops are intended for educators such as teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff professionals. Parents with interest in any of the topics are also encouraged to participate. An undergraduate degree is required. The upcoming workshops include:

  • "Understanding Depression: Information for Teachers and Parents" (1 semester hour), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 23 and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 24. This workshop will focus on the most current literature dealing with depression's effect upon children and will emphasize practical responses by parents and teachers to children's emotional and academic needs.
  • "Stepfamilies: What Educators Need to Know" (1 semester hour), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 20, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 21. The workshop will be devoted to an exploration of current evidence on the stepfamily, featuring information from recent studies investigating family arrangements.
  • "Best Practices for Working With At-Risk Students III" (1 semester hour), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 27, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 28. The focus of this workshop will be on practical intervention strategies, school-based prevention programs, school dropout prevention and alternative education, and developing school crisis response procedures and teams.

These workshops are scheduled to be offered at the following ICN sites: Bettendorf, Calmar, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Creston, Fort Dodge, Iowa City, Johnston, Marshalltown, Mason City, Ottumwa, Peosta, Sheldon, Sioux City, Spencer and West Burlington.

Tuition is $192 per semester hour for graduate credit. To receive materials prior to the workshops, register as soon as possible. For more information, contact the Center for Credit Programs at (319) 335-2575 or 1-800-272-6430 or e-mail