Events & Training

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

Webinar: Teachable Moment: Helping Students (and Adults) Address Mental Health Challenges (9/27/23)

Date: Sep 27, 2023
Time: 11am-12pm Pacific Time
Where: Virtual

Details and registration here

We may not fully understand the impact of the pandemic for years to come, but we know young people face mental health challenges as a result of remote learning, social isolation and other factors. The impact on young women and people of color has been even more acute. As students return to school, mental health professionals will discuss the challenges young people face and the importance of prioritizing the mental health of students (and the adults who work in schools). They will also discuss the role schools play in providing students the resources to overcome mental health challenges.
-Sara Coffey, DO, Interim Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
-Rochelle Head-Dunham, MD, DFAPA, FASAM, Executive Director & Medical Director, Metropolitan Human Services District
-Adelaide Robb, MD, Division Chief, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences
-Tramaine EL-Amin, Vice President, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Webinar: Messages for Communicating with Eligible Immigrant Families about Public Benefit Programs (9/25/23)

Date: Sep 25, 2023
Time: 10am Pacific Time
Where: Virtual

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Join the School-Based Health Alliance and No Kid Hungry for a webinar about research-informed messages for communicating with eligible immigrant families about public benefit programs and public charge. No Kid Hungry and Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) worked with the nationally-recognized opinion research firm BSP Research to learn about immigrant families’ perceptions of recent changes to the immigration law’s public charge policy. Participants in this interactive webinar will learn about best practices for outreach to immigrant families and have an opportunity to ask questions of the research team about findings captured in this Words That Work Brief.

Cohort: Weitzman ECHO Complex Integrated Pediatrics (Starts 10/11/23)

When: This ECHO program meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
Time: 12pm ET / 9am PT
Where: Virtual

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The Weitzman ECHO Complex Integrated Pediatrics connects primary care medical and behavioral health providers nationally with a multidisciplinary team of experts and specialists in complex pediatric care. The Complex Integrated Pediatrics clinic uses twice-monthly videoconferencing sessions to explore a variety of medical and behavioral health topics designed to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes for rural and underserved children and adolescents. Experts from Community Health Center, Inc., the School-Based Health Alliance, the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, and rotating guest specialists present on key issues and provide recommendations on challenging cases posed by participants. The clinic is designed to emphasize the integration and collaboration between medical and behavioral health providers, reducing variations in care. Participants develop new clinical competencies and confidence with complex pediatric cases. The 10-month curriculum addresses topics such as RSV, substance use, asthma, anxiety, obesity, trauma, neurodiversity-affirming care, and nonsuicidal self-injury.

Webinar Series: Eyes on Access, Children’s Vision and Eye Health in Community Health Centers (9/20/23)

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Time: 11am – 12:15 pm Pacific Time
Where:  Virtual
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Part 1 of a 2 Part Webinar Series
Save the date for Wednesday, November 1, 2023, for Part 2 of this series in which several models of care in CHCs and School-based Health Centers will be highlighted.

Good vision helps children reach developmental milestones, achieve academic successes, play, and socialize, but vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in children in the U.S. Community Health Centers (CHCs) are the vital source of primary care for almost 9 million (or 1 in 9) children and adolescents in the United States. Join Prevent Blindness, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, and the School-Based Health Alliance to learn about common vision disorders among children, best practices for vision screening and assessment by primary healthcare providers (PCPs), and strategies for completing referrals for eyecare.

This webinar is geared to Community Health Center staff (including PCPs, nurses, referral coordinators, community health workers, and others). Participants will learn about common childhood vision disorders, evidence-based vision screening, and models of investment for pediatric eye care in community health centers.

Presenters: Dr. Stacy Lyons, OD, FAAO, Phoebe Lenhart, MD, Hannah Wakefield, MD, MPH, FAAP, Kay Nottingham Chaplin, EdD

Webinar Series: The Way to Staff Well-being in Schools (starts 9/20/23)

When: Multiple sessions through 2024
Where: Virtual
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Designed for teachers, staff and administrators. Healthy staff and teachers are our most valuable resource for creating
safe and supportive learning environments. This workshop series explores resources and tips to strengthen staff well-being at the individual, collective and policy levels. These events are open to all school or district staff, including teachers, administrators, nutrition services directors, well- being leads, classifieds, and more. Please share with any colleagues you believe will benefit from attending.