The racist practice of mispronouncing names

cross posted from KUOW When Zuheera Ali walks into a coffee shop, she stands outside the door, opens her wallet, takes out her card, figures out exactly what she wants to order, and she reminds herself: ‘You’re Billy. You’re Billy.’ The barista doesn’t believe her, of course. But they can’t do anything about it. As…

Prioritizing Health with Youth Leaders: Change Agents in School Health Council Work

About this event This webinar will showcase how one school and district have created a culture of health using students as change agents. FIT2gether is a student-driven initiative designed to catalyze a culture of health through empowerment and collective action. FIT2gether has three components that each focus on a different population- FIT2Learn (students), FIT2Serve (staff),…

Upcoming workshop: Transracial Adoption

AMARA Community Workshop Description Angela Tucker, trans-racial adoptee and Amara’s Director of Post-Adoption Services, expands on Amara’s Partnering for Permanency class with this interactive and informational workshop. The workshop includes facilitated discussions with parents and caregivers about privilege, implicit bias, micro-aggression and an adult adoptee panel. Teaching modalities will include a mix of lecture, video,…

THE WAIT IS OVER: Presenting Our 2016-17 Census Results!

The 2016-17 National School-Based Health Care Census findings are FINAL! We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the SBHC providers and administrators across the country who contributed their time and data to this triennial survey. The field’s 90% response rate is our best ever! Thank you. Now to the results! WHAT’S NEW? An additional…

Good News from Olympia

Cross posted from Juneau’s Journal The legislative session in Olympia ended Sunday, April 28. Thank you to our hard-working Seattle legislative delegation, families, staff, and community partners who have been fighting hard to ensure our students have the supports and services they need. Due to legislative action, beginning in 2020, we will be able to…

Celebrate National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Crossposted from the Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health Every May, the nation turns its attention to teen pregnancy prevention for a full month. National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM) highlights the historic declines in the rates of teen births in the United States. Significant declines have occurred in all 50 states and…