Events & Training

The Alliance posts events, conferences, networking and training opportunities in school-based health care. Contact us at info@wasbha.org if you have an event to share here.

Webinar March 17: Moving from Affirmation to Action: Working with Trans, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming Individuals

Cross-posted from the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) bulletin:

Webinar: Moving from Affirmation to Action: Working with Trans, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming Individuals

Join us virtually on March 17, 2023 for three consecutive workshop sessions with goals to increase affirming providers’ capacity to offer gender affirming mental health care. This training requires a basic understanding of gender and will ask participants to further deconstruct the gender binary and explore the influence of Westernization, medicalization and white supremacy in our conceptualization of gender affirming care. Participants will also have the chance to learn more affirming language and practices that can be used in the therapy room.

Details

  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (Pacific)
  • $50 Registration Fee
  • Continuing Education Hours will be offered
  • Priority will be given to clinicians who serve individuals with Apple Health (Medicaid).

Read the HCA bulletin post about the event. Reach out to contactus@sayingitoutloud.org with questions.

Webinar January 26: Communication and Feedback Practices to Strengthen SBHC Partnerships

Public Health–Seattle & King County and the Washington School-Based Health Alliance invite you to join the second installment of our three-part professional development series with the Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC).

This session on Communication and Feedback Practices to Strengthen SBHC Partnerships will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 10am to noon via Zoom.

REGISTER HERE

When school-based health centers, community based organizations, and schools are immersed in the work of serving youth and families, it can be difficult to find time to invest in relationships between the adults and organizations who are coordinating services. And yet, lack of communication and coordination can lead to challenges and conflict.

What practices can you put in place that align with values you share with your partners, such as building trust, continuous improvement, and accountability? In this interactive virtual workshop, we will explore ways to build a culture of open and effective communication within our partnerships, including giving and receiving feedback. Participants will become familiar with tools that support communication and equitable facilitation of meetings, and identify Feedback Touch Points to incorporate into their collaborative relationships. Our guiding tools from YDEKC’s School and Community Partnership Toolkit will provide you with resources to explore during the workshop and to apply after the session in depth.

This workshop is designed for leaders at all levels within school-based health centers, as well as those in schools, school districts, and community-based organizations who are developing or managing partnerships between schools and community-based organizations.

Webinar January 25: SBHC Pro Forma–Projecting Budgets

WEBINAR: SBHC Pro Forma – Projecting Budgets

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 9:00am – 10:00am

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SESSION DESCRIPTION:

The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to be partnering with the national School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) to offer school-based health center (SBHC) nuts and bolts trainings in Washington during the 2022-2023 school year.

The SBHA Pro Forma is a budgeting tool used to create a projection of an organization’s estimated expenses compared to estimated revenues. It was developed explicitly for SBHCs and is based on the ‘what if’ scenarios, showing you how your bottom line is affected by various aspects of your SBHC practice.

During this interactive session, participants will learn why the Pro Forma is essential to their planning and sustainability, along with the components of the tool. There is an accompanying workplan for the pro forma process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

 Participants will:

  • Understand WHY a Pro Forma is essential to planning and sustainability
  • Observe and participate in a discussion about how the Pro Forma works
  • Become familiar with the Work Plan for the SBHC Pro Forma

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Anyone interested in planning or currently for a SBHC, and staff responsible for SBHC planning and budgets.

PRESENTERS:

Tammy Alexander, MEd is the Vice President of State Relations at the School-Based Health Alliance. She has worked in the school-based health care field at the state and national level since 1993. She joined the School-Based Health Alliance in 2016. Her current work at SBHA includes state relations, policy, consulting, and oral health. Tammy has an undergraduate degree from Oregon State, and she completed her Masters in Education from the University of Virginia in 1979.

Katherine Cushing, MPH is the Senior Program Manager of Quality, Research, and Evaluation at the School-Based Health Alliance. She joined the School-Based Health Alliance in 2019. Katherine manages the School-Based Health Alliance’s work in Quality, Research, and Evaluation, including the National Quality Initiative’s Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN). Before joining SBHA, her work focused on maternal and adolescent reproductive health research. She became interested in school-based health care while serving in Title I schools with the AmeriCorps program City Year. Katherine holds a Master of Public Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Webinar January 18: Year One SBHC Business Planning

WEBINAR: Year One SBHC Business Planning

WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 9:00am – 11:00am

REGISTER HERE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to be partnering with the national School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) to offer school-based health center (SBHC) nuts and bolts trainings in Washington during the 2022-2023 school year.

The Year One SBHC Business Planning session will demonstrate the purpose of a business plan, taking a deeper dive into the development of an SBHC Year One Business Plan. The training will build on previous trainings and connect to the Readiness Assessment and the Needs Statement.

During this interactive session, participants will become familiar with the eight components of the Year One Business Plan and will have an opportunity to discuss all eight components and think through some possible goals and objectives. The Work Plan for the Year One Business Plan will be shared.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

 Participants will:

  • Understand the purpose of having a business plan
  • Be able to list the eight components of a year-one (Y1) business plan
  • Become familiar with the work plan for completing the Y1 business plan

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Anyone interested in and/or currently planning for a SBHC.

PRESENTER:

Tammy Alexander, MEd is the Vice President of State Relations at the School-Based Health Alliance. She has worked in the school-based health care field at the state and national level since 1993. She joined the School-Based Health Alliance in 2016. Her current work at SBHA includes state relations, policy, consulting, and oral health. Tammy has an undergraduate degree from Oregon State, and she completed her Masters in Education from the University of Virginia in 1979.