Teens Help Their Peers Build Resiliency in Seattle Public Schools

For the past year and a half, the Public Health School-Based Partnerships team has supported a youth-led peer-to-peer suicide prevention program in partnership with the City of Seattle. Growing from a group of six youth in summer 2017, the 2018 summer program welcomed eight Youth Organizers for Mental Health Education (YOMHEs). The YOMHEs worked tirelessly this summer…

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,…

2019 Conference on Adolescent Health

Join colleagues from across the country on April 11-12, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan at the 2019 Conference on Adolescent Health! This annual event draws a national audience of multidisciplinary health professionals for two days of Breakout Sessions, Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, and networking events. The Adolescent Health Initiative is now accepting proposals for the 6th annual…

“I Am Native” Film Honors Students

Crossposted from Seattle Public Schools. “I am Princess. I am Crow, and I am Seattle Public Schools.” This is the self-introduction from high school student Princess, one of the featured students in the short film, “I Am Native.” At the Sept. 5 Seattle School Board meeting, Gail Morris, Native American Education program manager and Stacia…