MVP Training Modules

The Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce two upcoming webinars for secondary school leaders who are implementing the MVP (Mentors in Violence Prevention) model in their respective middle schools and high schools. Please join the conversation by attending one or both of the sessions below. School staff, administration, school partners, school board members, parents and student leaders are welcome to attend. Registration is FREE.

MVP and SEL Connections

August 11, 2020 | 1-3 p.m.
Nationally, as well as in the state of Iowa, secondary schools are discovering the important role that social and emotional learning (SEL) plays in the education, growth and development of adolescents. The purpose of this webinar is to examine the tangible connections between MVP’s influence on students and the Social and Emotional Learning Competencies for Iowa students, grades 9-12. Survey feedback from Iowa’s MVP student mentors that support these connections will be shared. Facilitators: Alan Heisterkamp, Ed.D., Director, CVP and Michael Fleming, Ph.D., Director, Research & Assessment. 

MVP 101: Overview and Implementation to Secondary School Faculty and Staff

August 13, 2020 | 9-11 a.m.
This session will provide a brief overview of the MVP bullying and gender violence prevention model and how it incorporates student leadership to engage open dialogue and critical thinking within near-peer settings utilizing the bystander approach. Participants will review the goals and objectives of the MVP model and how it supports schools’ effort to promote and sustain safe and supportive learning environments for all students. Additionally, this session will convene members of the MVP Statewide Technical Assistant Team to share and discuss their schools’ strategies for recruiting and training student mentors and implementing MVP. Particular attention will be given to discuss MVP implementation during the pandemic. Facilitators: Alan Heisterkamp, Ed.D., director, CVP and Michael Fleming, Ph.D., director, research & assessment. School MVP Leaders: Shannon Almelien, Jason Nolting, Jennifer Wagner and Jocelyn Frohwein.

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