Trainings to Improve Adolescent-Centered Practice

The Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) out of the University of Michigan has a lot of great resources for school-based health centers and other adolescent-centered clinics. One such tool is their “Spark” trainings. These 20-minute trainings are free and available to you, covering the following topics: Being youth-friendly Strengths-based approaches to adolescent health Adolescent brain development…

Taking Care of Others and Ourselves

New Seattle Public Schools Superintendent, Denise Juneau visited the Cleveland Teen Health Center on October 10, 2018 to learn about the great services offered through our system of SBHCs. Read on to learn more about her visit. Crossposted from Juneau’s Journal. October 10 marked the world’s observation of Mental Health Day. This year’s global focus…

Seattle Public Schools: CareDox Updates

Crossposted from Seattle Public Schools’ Health Services Newsletter. On October 10, 2018, parents/guardians of Seattle Public Schools (SPS) students will be able view and update their student’s health information online using the CareDox portal. In use since September 2017, CareDox is the electronic student health record system used by SPS school nurses and designated staff to…

Creating Authentic Relationships with Youth and Sharing Trauma-Informed Mindfulness (December 2018)

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being (based out of the University of Washington) will be hosting an upcoming lecture and workshop in December 2018 that may be of interest to school-based health staff. “Dr. Sam Himelstein, PhD will share perspectives on defining and sharing mindfulness in an innovative and relevant way for providers working with youth,…