The Washington School-Based Health Alliance, in partnership with Public Health–Seattle & King County, hosted a webinar on October 27 “Collective COVID-19 Trauma and Responsive School-Based Health Care.” See the webinar slide deck here, including data from our presenters.
Dr. Tona McGuire from the Washington State Department of Health presented on the latest data and behavioral health trends in Washington during the pandemic, especially among children and youth, as well as protective factors and resilience development in disaster response.
Youth leaders from the Reconnect to Opportunity program presented findings and recommendations from their COVID-19 youth survey conducted in May. A new report on the survey has just been published:
Three Road Map Project partners: King County’s Reconnect to Opportunity, Soar, and Community Center for Education Results worked together with 22 young leaders to publish a new report, In Their Own Words: Young People Describe the Impact of COVID-19. It documents the lived experiences, needs, and strengths of 215 youth during the pandemic. The report shares six main themes emerging from a May survey designed for and by youth about how opportunity youth have been impacted by the pandemic. It leads with recommendations for how programs and schools can be responsive to youth well-being during this incredibly challenging and uncertain time.
A reminder that the Washington School-Based Health Alliance, in partnership with Public Health–Seattle & King County, is hosting a webinar tomorrow, Tuesday, October 27. If you’d like to join us and haven’t yet registered, you can register through the link below.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 12:00-1:30pm
TOPIC: Collective COVID-19 Trauma and Responsive School-Based Health Care
Join us for a discussion about COVID-19 trauma, children’s and youth behavioral health trends during the pandemic, the realities of youth most impacted, and strategies for school-based health supports. Following presentations by the Department of Health’s Mental and Behavioral Health Response team and by youth leaders from the Reconnect to Opportunity program, there will be time for Q&A with presenters as well as breakout sessions to share and brainstorm strategies for student support by school-based health providers in collaboration with school staff.
Thank you to our sponsors of this webinar series!
Reclaiming Futures Webinar Announcement
Promoting Equity and Wellness in Schools: Screening and brief intervention, restorative strategies and community engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic
During the COVID pandemic, schools across the country are looking for effective ways to screen and respond to the emotional needs of students and faculty, promote a sense of community, engage parents as partners and address inequities by engaging the diverse communities schools serve.
This 90-minute webinar brings together panelists with expertise in these critical areas. Panelists will discuss innovative strategies around: equitable community and family engagement, remote screening and brief intervention, assessing and responding to suicide risk, and building community using the principles of restorative practice.
The webinar is September 17 at 11 am PT/2 pm ET, and will cover aspects of remote screening and brief intervention as well as many other related topics. Register here.
Cross-posted from the national School-Based Health Alliance:
The School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a five-part virtual learning series—Summer School with the School-Based Health Alliance. We’ve been listening to the field, and we missed seeing many of you at our annual convention. To help meet your needs in the current landscape, we’re offering this virtual series on pressing topics. We are excited to announce that Pedro Antonio Noguera, Ph.D. is the presenter for our first session, Race, Equity, and Inclusion in School-Based Health Care. Dr. Noguera is the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education. A sociologist, Dr. Noguera’s research focuses on how schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional, and global contexts.
Please find a description and registration link for all webinars below.
- July 22, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST, Race, Equity, and Inclusion in School-Based Health Care
This webinar features Dr. Pedro Antonio Noguera, Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education.
- July 29, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST, Preparing for a Return to the Classroom: Suicide Prevention in Schools
This webinar will address three evidence-based topics and the resources to support school staff as they manage current or emerging suicidal thoughts and behaviors in their students during the COVID-19 crisis. Presenters will share the rationale and tools to develop an individual and meaningful safety plan via telehealth; equip teachers and school staff with skills to identify and respond to youth who may be at risk; and provide an approach for supporting the school and family should a suicide occur. This webinar is co-hosted with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), the nation’s federally funded resource center devoted to implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is a project of the Education Development Center.
- August 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST, Building Trauma-Sensitive Environments
For those who interact with students or supervise staff who do, an understanding of trauma-informed practices is critical to working with returning students. Webinar presenters will discuss best practices for establishing positive relationships with schools, focusing on trauma-sensitive strategies. Participants will gain a foundational understanding of trauma, practice using strengths-based language to facilitate difficult conversations, and will examine opportunities for collaboration between schools and SBHCs.
- August 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST, Hearing Hoof Beats From A Distance: Primary Care and Telehealth
As school-based telehealth care becomes more critical to maintaining students’ access to care, many clinicians are venturing into a virtual approach to primary care. This webinar offers an opportunity to learn from presenters who deliver primary care via school-based telehealth. Presenters will use a “rounds-style” collaborative discussion of evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients remotely based on clinical cases.
- August 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST, Developing and Implementing Tele-behavioral Health in SBHCs
School-based health centers are rapidly adopting and accelerating tele-behavioral health services. In this webinar, behavioral health care providers and administrators will describe their experiences implementing or adapting tele-behavioral health programs, identify challenges and opportunities discovered through this process, and discuss strategies and best practices for others moving forward.
Cross-posted from the national School-Based Health Alliance:
The national School-Based Health Alliance is joining school health and education partners to co-host a special virtual town hall event on Thursday, July 16 at 4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST, moderated by former U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King Jr.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released their guidelines for reopening K–12 schools, though many questions remain as states and school districts develop their plans for the fall. Join physicians from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) as they discuss what is known about COVID-19 and its impact on children and youth, as well as how we can help mitigate risks for transmission in schools for students and staff. Questions can be sent in advance through the registration link.