Blog Post Archive

Blog Post Archive

Resource: Guide for Partnering with Schools to Improve Youth Mental Health

The School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) proudly partnered with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions to develop a strong, shared understanding and perspective of how partnerships between schools and community mental health organizations are constructed and the tangible impacts that such partnerships realize in practice

In this document, key considerations are presented alongside additional resource recommendations comprising a comprehensive, applicable guide for community-based readers, including CCBHCs, seeking to establish or enhance partnerships with schools.

These recommendations will guide readers on their journey in assessing the needs of their community’s youth and developing partnerships between schools and community mental health organizations with the key purpose of creating and sustaining accessible, equitable and lifesaving services for youth in the environment in which they spend most of their time — school.
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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

Resource: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Suicide Prevention Toolkit

The 988 Partner Toolkit is a one-stop shop for social media, video, print, radio, FAQs, messaging, and other marketing materials for anyone to use to promote awareness of 988. We encourage you to take any items within the Toolkit and use them as a starting or finishing point towards promoting the 988 Lifeline.

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.