The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to host a webinar this week:
Elevating Student Voices in School-Based Health
Session description: Join students and providers from multiple schools and SBHC sponsors to learn about increasing student engagement in SBHCs. In this workshop you will hear about pandemic pivots, zippy Zooms and keen Kahoots. This presentation is for all school-based medical and mental health providers along with support staff.
Presenters: Students from The Center School, Tyee High School, Renton High School, Lindbergh High School; and school-based health providers from Healthpoint and Swedish
When: Thursday, May 20, 12-1pm
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12pm-1pm ET/9am-10am PT
Weitzman ECHO COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Youth
The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds presents a new opportunity in the push for broad immunity against the coronavirus. However, the challenges of getting this group vaccinated are more complicated than for adults.
Community Health Center, Inc. was recently featured in a New York Time’s article to discuss strategies for vaccinating adolescents, including speaking with parents, collaborating with schools, and setting up mobile vaccination sites.
Join this special one-time session as CHC discusses their approach on the most reassuring and expedient ways to reach youth and their parents.
Read the article:
To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches
The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a webinar this week Thursday, May 13:
Resilience in School Environments (RISE)
Session description: School-based health centers (SBHCs) have an important and recognized role in supporting the health and well-being of individual school staff and students. SBHCs can also play an important role in creating a more comprehensive safe and supportive school climate. Kaiser Permanente’s Resilience in School Environments (RISE) initiative provides a suite of easily accessible resources, at no cost, for school leadership, staff and the broader school community to address underlying factors and develop strategies and practices that foster positive school environments. SBHC staff can access these resources, including a comprehensive approach for staff well-being, for SBHC use and for sharing with school partners. Our presenter will walk participants through these resources online and facilitate conversation on these topics.
Presenter: Jill Patnode, Thriving Schools Program Manager, Kaiser Permanente of WA
When: Thursday, May 13, 1-2pm PST
WA SBHA is pleased to host this week:
Creating Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBTQ+ Youth in SBHCs and Beyond
Session description: Through anti-violence and mental health frameworks, learn how to create and sustain safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ youth in SBHCs and beyond. We will dive into unique considerations for working with LGBTQ+ youth during the pandemic, we will unpack legacies of historical and institutional violence, and learn about what LGBTQ+ students need.
- Brennon Ham, Ed.M. (pronouns: Brennon/they/she/he), Health Education Specialist/Trainer, Health Education Office, Seattle Public Schools
- Breona Mendoza, M.A., LMHC (pronouns: she/her), Mental Health Counselor, Chief Sealth International High School, Teen Health Center, Neighborcare Health
When: Wednesday, May 5, 4-6pm PST
For other upcoming SBHC webinars and training opportunities, read the blast sent to our email list today. If you haven’t yet signed up for our email list, you can sign up here.
Both President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona have made it clear that getting our students safely back into the classroom full time is a top priority in the first 100 days of this administration. In order to accomplish this task, we must include school district leaders, educators, parents, and students in the conversation on best practices for resuming in class instruction.
On Wednesday, March 24, the U.S. Department of Education will host a National Safe School Reopening Summit. This summit will allow education leaders, parents, and students to discuss this critical issue. Bringing these stakeholders together offers an opportunity to connect people from around the nation and share thoughts on getting our students back into schools quickly and safely.
This fully virtual summit will start at 9am PST / 12 noon EDT and feature remarks from First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary Cardona, and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Rochelle Walensky. During the summit, there will be panels of health experts, educators, and students on their various perspectives surrounding the reopening of schools.
You can register now using the following link: https://web.cvent.com/event/8da3e1c7-f15c-4979-b2e9-f0490a589714/summary.