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!
Healthpoint is hiring for two positions:
Clinic Coordinator at the new school-based health center at TAF@Saghalie, Federal Way School District, Federal Way. See the full job posting.
Behavioral Health Consultant at the school-based health center at Tyee High School, Highline School District, SeaTac. See the full job posting.
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.
Health centers will open on 34 school campuses in King County this September, to provide health services for students – including flu shots and other vaccines – even when the instruction is online. See the full press release.