April is STD Awareness Month!

Crossposted from the American Sexual Health Association Each April ASHA recognizes STD Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (also referred to as sexually transmitted infections) in the U.S. every year The medical costs for these new cases are $16…

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…

“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…