King County Program Aims to Help Students’ Mental Health

Cross posted from Seattle Magazine More and more students are stressed, depressed and even suicidal. Can a new King County program make a difference? It’s a small but alarming statistic. Among kids ages 10–24, suicide is the second-leading cause of death in King County. “We used to have a kid that we needed to hospitalize…

Training Opportunity: Reproductive Health Screenings

cross posted from WA School Based Health Alliance Reproductive Health Screenings: Implementing One Key Question Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-key-question-implementing-pregnancy-intentions-screenings-tickets-60312043947 Contact: Caroline Sedano, sedanoc@crhn.org One Key Question® is a groundbreaking and simple service that encourages health care and social service providers and others to routinely ask women about their reproductive health needs. By asking: “Would you like to become…

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…

News Release: State officials urge action on youth mental health trends

Crossposted from: Washington Department of Health State officials urge action on youth mental health trends OLYMPIA — Recently released Healthy Youth Survey data show a high and increasing number of Washington youth reported feeling so sad or hopeless they stopped a usual activity or seriously considered suicide in the past year. The number of students who reported feeling…

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…

Training Opportunity: “School Nurses’ Role within HPV Vaccine Uptake: A Model for Interprofessional Collaboration”

Presented by: Brittany L. Rosen, PhD, CHES, Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Cincinnati and Kim Toole, Assistant Profession, Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator at Xavier University School of Nursing Date and Time: Wednesday, July 25, 12 p.m. PST (Register Here) This webinar will provide an in-depth review of school nurses’…