3 New SBHCs Opening in King County

Crossposted from the Best Starts for Kids Blog Three new school-based health centers (SBHCs) in King County will open in the 2017-18 schoolyear with funds from the Best Starts for Kids Initiative. Each SBHC will feature a health clinic, counseling space, a pharmacy, and space for a mobile dental unit. On-site behavioral health providers will provide mental-health support, counseling,…

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Trauma in Schools Training

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is hosting a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) training through Project AWARE that is open statewide to middle school and high school mental health providers. CBITS is geared for folks with clinical training or clinical experience. Staff that provide treatment, clinical services, or who have…

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month! Consider the following celebratory activities for yourself or your patients: Level Up: An Epic Swiping Adventure is a fun, interactive “smart device” game that leads players through different relationship challenges and decisions. Share it with your students! Use tips from the Get Involved Guide from The National Campaign and the Health…

Addressing “13 Reasons Why” in Your Practice

A new series on Netflix titled “13 Reasons Why” follows the story of a teenager who commits suicide and the people she claims had a hand in her decision to kill herself. The series sparked national controversy among parents, educators, administrators, and suicide prevention experts, including concerns in Western Washington. Concerns arose over glorification of suicide…