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Tara Misra is a school psychologist for Heartland AEA. Tara has a B.A. in Women’s Studies with a minor in Education from the University of California at Santa Cruz.  In 2000, she earned a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Baylor University as well as an Early Childhood Montessori Credential from Houston Montessori Center.  She worked with children for over 15 years as a teacher, advocate, and consultant in Louisiana.  Recently, she returned to graduate school to become a school psychologist and further invest in at-risk and special needs students.  Tara is completing her Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and is working here in Iowa.  Tara lives in Ames, Iowa with her husband, child, and two cats.


Jason Haglund is the Division Director Prevention & Treatment for YSS. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa and his Masters in Counseling from Gannon University in Erie, PA. Jason joined YSS in September 2006 and has continued to lead YSS toward its goal of providing holistic and truly co-occurring services in all treatment programs. He has worked with youth and their families his entire career in various levels of community and residential care. His professional experiences of emergency on-site crisis counseling, de-escalation ,and assessment of seriously mentally ill children and adults, coupled with his work in long-term, locked adolescent correctional/treatment facilities, gives him a unique perspective of at-risk, mentally-ill, and chemically-dependent youth and their families. He has been a certified Mandt System® Instructor since 2001 and is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer approved by the National Council for Community Healthcare. Jason is an active member of the Iowa Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team, a Certified Change Leader by the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx), and a DHS Approved Family Team Meeting Facilitator and Mentor.


Fall 2017 Workshop

WHAT: Fall 2017 Workshop
WHEN: October 7th, 10:00am - 2:00pm
WHERE: Ames First United Methodist Church
COST: $20 for non-Iowa CEF members | $15 for members
(Childcare will be provided during the event at no additional cost.)
Click Register Below to Register and Pay Online.

* If you want to Register and Pay by Check - Checks can be made out to Iowa CEF and mailed attention to Coreen Witke at Grace United Methodist Church, 3700 Cottage Grove in Des Moines 50310.
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