Reaching Students During Remote Learning

During the remote learning period, reaching students has been a challenge for many school-based health centers (SBHCs). In spite of these challenges, school-based health providers have shown their incredible adaptability and creativity to ensure students receive the services they need. One particular example comes from Antonia Caliboso, LICSW, mental health provider at Cleveland High School…

It Starts with You(th): Garfield Students Promote SBHC Services During Remote Learning

In an effort to highlight new and creative ways school-based health staff are engaging youth in conversations around health and well-being, we are starting a series called It Starts with You(th). For the past five years, student leaders at Garfield High School in Seattle have partnered with Public Health–Seattle & King County to promote Human Papillomavirus…

Join Best Starts for Kids Community Conversations!

This fall, Best Starts for Kids (BSK) is partnering with organizations across all corners of King County to host a series of community conversations.  Similar to the listening sessions held at this year’s BSK Summit, the conversations are virtual and aim to provide a brief update on the state of Best Starts for Kids, learn…

SPS Provides FREE Professional Development for Partners

Did you know that Seattle Public Schools offers great, FREE professional developments for partners working in their schools? This includes school-based health center staff and providers! Their schedule is regularly updated and includes a great variety of topics and training opportunities. Upcoming opportunities in the 2020-21 school year include: Heal the Soil, Heal the Root:…

Upcoming Webinar: Practical and Sustainable Steps for Addressing Bias and Patient Concerns in Contraceptive Counseling

Crossposted from the National School-Based Health Alliance Dates and Times: November 17, 2020 2:00-4:00pm EST and November 18, 2020 2:00-4:00pm EST Description:  Through a review of patient-centered counseling techniques and case-based learning, participants will practice offering non-judgmental counseling in common challenging real-world scenarios. Strategies for presenting scientific data, including on irregular bleeding and weight gain, are…

SPS Adds More Flu Clinic Dates

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has already successfully provided thousands of vaccines in partnership with Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) in the 2020-21 school year. With this success they have launched additional flu clinics. Visit their website for more information and to register. Vaccines are available to all family members age 4 and older. Parents may…

Webinar 10/27: Collective COVID-19 Trauma and Responsive School-Based Health Care

REGISTER FOR WEBINARWHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 12:00-1:30pm TOPIC:  Collective COVID-19 Trauma and Responsive School-Based Health Care  REGISTER HERE 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…