Upcoming Webinars: Tackling Stigma on Mental Health, Suicide Prevention

The National School-Based Health Alliance is partnering with other organizations to offer upcoming webinars relevant to school-based health.  Here are some upcoming opportunities:

Webinar:  How You(th) are the Key to Tackling the Stigma on Mental Health

Date:  TODAY, Friday, May 01, 2020, 11am PST

Description:  The stigma on mental health, specifically within a school setting, aids in the already challenging task of treating common mental health needs among adolescents. Led by the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC), this webinar will provide youth testimonials on SBHC work within this vital treatment area; tools and resources to aid in the development of language and programming to combat the stigma; and discuss how SBHCs are the ideal location for staff and youth to collaboratively address the stigma—leading to greater success in school and in life.

Register here

Webinar:  Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention during COVID-19: What School-Based Staff Need to Know

Date: Tuesday May 12, 2020, 11am PST

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Education Development Center and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

Please register in advance for this webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


SBHC COVID-19 Listening and Learning Sessions with National School-Based Health Alliance

School-Based Health Center (SBHC) COVID-19 Listening and Learning Sessions

The School-Based Health Alliance invites SBHC sponsor organizations and administrators and SBHC primary care and behavioral health clinicians to join their peers from across the nation to discuss, share, and learn from each other on how SBHCs are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Alliance does not have all the answers, we want to provide support to SBHCs by connecting like individuals and facilitating peer-to-peer listening and learning opportunities.

Each week, April 28th through May 21st, we will host two listening and learning sessions. We will announce the topic and registration link for each week’s session a week ahead of time. To maximize the ability for peer-to-peer sharing opportunities, each session is limited to 250 participants. We will record each session and post the archives on our website.

Register Here

SAVE THE DATES: Save the dates for additional listening and learning sessions (topics TBD):

SBHC Sponsors/Administrators:
May 5 @1pm ET
May 11 @2pm EST
May 19@1pm EST

SBHC Primary Care/Behavioral Health Clinicians:
May 7@1pm EST
May 13@ 2 pm EST
May 21 @1pm EST

The Alliance remains open and working to meet the new needs of our field. For more COVID specific information and updates for SBHCs and Alliance efforts, visit:

COVID-19 and Youth Substance Use Prevention: New Advocacy Resource

Cross-posted from King County School Health

Community Catalyst has released a new resource titled “Responding to COVID-19: The Time is NOW to Invest in Young People! We Need More Mental Health and Substance Use Services for Youth.” You can access it here.

It includes topline messaging, outlines steps state and local governments can take to prevent substance misuse and support young people, and details funding sources.  Take a look!

Recording posted of April 16 webinar “School-Based Health Centers in the Time of COVID-19”

The video recording of the April 16 webinar “School-Based Health Centers in the Time of COVID-19” is available.

Community Health Centers, Inc., a federally-qualified health center in Connecticut, describes their experience, telehealth strategies and best practices as they quickly pivoted to virtual care across their network of school-based health centers when schools were closed due to the pandemic. Check out the webinar recording here.