Education Services

Collaborating with School Districts

Four Oaks collaborates with school districts across Iowa to create school-based programs that meet the needs of at-risk students.

Trauma-Informed Professional Learning, Coaching, and Consultation

Four Oaks provides customized workshops, coaching, and consultation services to help Iowa’s educators increase their ability to meet the social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs of their students

Our professional learning sessions encompass a large variety of trauma-informed and social-emotional learning topics including ACES, neuroscience and child development, regulation, staff self-care, basics of restorative practices, integrating social-emotional learning into academics, and community building circles.

We look forward to connecting with you and exploring ways that we may be able to collaborate together.

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Decades of Experience

Since 1973, Four Oaks has served Iowa’s children in need. Our five decades of experience in therapeutic settings have served to sharpen our ability to directly help those in need and gifted us with a bank of knowledge to share with others trying to do the same.

If you or your district is operating a therapeutic classroom and you’re looking for some additional guidance or counsel, we’d love to share what we know with you, too.

Please contact us below to start a conversation about our educational services.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

Since 2019, Four Oaks has partnered with the West Des Moines School District to offer an innovative and restorative approach called Healthy Lifestyles.

West Des Moines added this program as an alternative to traditional disciplinary practices when students were found to be in violation of the district’s controlled substances policy. Since its inception, the Healthy Lifestyles Program has proven to be an effective solution for many young adults to gain the skills needed to reduce risk-taking behaviors and make healthy decisions.

Our program foundation is relationship building and restorative practices aimed at helping students make healthy decisions around their behaviors. One of Four Oaks’ Education Liaisons, Darian, worked with West Des Moines educators to build relationships with students and find out how to best connect and support them as they work towards making healthier choices and meeting their educational goals.

Partner Schools & Districts

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Contact Us

Please contact Four Oaks Prevention Services Director Megan Isenberg (misenberg@fouroaks.org, 319-366-1408 ext. 1305) or complete the form below.