Announcing 2 Awards to Support School-Based Behavioral Programs

Crossposted from the Best Starts for Kids Blog Community voices backed by scientific research continue to reveal how traditional disciplinary methods and zero-tolerance policies widely utilized in our school systems do not truly support the long-term well-being and health of our youth. For our teens and young adults to succeed in the classroom and safely…

Reaching Students During Remote Learning

During the remote learning period, reaching students has been a challenge for many school-based health centers (SBHCs). In spite of these challenges, school-based health providers have shown their incredible adaptability and creativity to ensure students receive the services they need. One particular example comes from Antonia Caliboso, LICSW, mental health provider at Cleveland High School…

It Starts with You(th): Garfield Students Promote SBHC Services During Remote Learning

In an effort to highlight new and creative ways school-based health staff are engaging youth in conversations around health and well-being, we are starting a series called It Starts with You(th). For the past five years, student leaders at Garfield High School in Seattle have partnered with Public Health–Seattle & King County to promote Human Papillomavirus…

Join Best Starts for Kids Community Conversations!

This fall, Best Starts for Kids (BSK) is partnering with organizations across all corners of King County to host a series of community conversations.  Similar to the listening sessions held at this year’s BSK Summit, the conversations are virtual and aim to provide a brief update on the state of Best Starts for Kids, learn…

Health Advisory: Counsel Patients on How to Reduce COVID-19 Spread as Cases Spike in King County, November 10, 2020

Action requested: Be aware that COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly in King County. Hospitalizations are rising as well and are expected to further increase as cases continue at high levels more high-risk people become infected. Counsel all patients with the following key messages to reduce their risk of getting COVID-19 and spreading it to others.…

SPS Provides FREE Professional Development for Partners

Did you know that Seattle Public Schools offers great, FREE professional developments for partners working in their schools? This includes school-based health center staff and providers! Their schedule is regularly updated and includes a great variety of topics and training opportunities. Upcoming opportunities in the 2020-21 school year include: Heal the Soil, Heal the Root:…