Seattle’s Police Chief Visits Interagency SBHC

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Interagency Academy’s School-Based Health Center (SBHC) welcomed interim Seattle Police Chief, Carmen Best. Staff from Public Health–Seattle & King County, sponsor agency Kaiser Permanente, and Seattle Public Schools (including Principal, Kaaren Andrews) led Chief Best on a tour and introduced her to clinic services. An enthusiastic thank you to the school and clinic staff…

New Resources for Tobacco Cessation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently released resources for school-based staff that may be of interest to you and your colleagues. The first is an infographic (see below; click to enlarge) for teachers and parents about risks of USB-shaped e-cigarettes for young people. The second is a fact sheet that summarizes…

Seattle School Board Approves a Resolution Calling for Lawmakers to Increase Student Safety

Crossposted from Seattle Public Schools. “Dear Seattle Public Schools families and community, We continue to share in the nation’s collective grief following the Florida school shooting. Student safety is essential. Seattle Public Schools put in place extensive safety procedures, and we will be reviewing those to do even more. Preventing Gun Violence in Schools However,…

DOH Launches “You Can” Marijuana Prevention and Education Campaign

Crossposted from the Washington State Department of Health newsletter. On Monday, April 9, 2018 the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is launching a statewide campaign, You Can, the next evolution of Listen2YourSelfie – DOH’s first Marijuana Prevention and Education Program to educate youth about the health effects and consequences of using marijuana. The new…

Free Webinar Series – Using Trauma-informed care to identify and support at-risk students

Interested in learning more about how to apply a trauma-informed lens to working with and supporting at-risk students? Join this FREE four-part webinar series led by Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson, PhD, LCSW, LICSW, CSTOP. Webinars will be held during the months of April and May 2018 from noon-1pm Pacific Standard Time. April 10, 2018 – Recognizing…