It Starts with You(th): SBHA Youth Participatory Action Research

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). Crossposted from the National School Based Health Alliance The National School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council is conducting a survey on self-efficacy as a part…

Upcoming Webinar: Case Study of Student-Led SBHC Start-Up During COVID-19

In lieu of hosting in-person professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are partnering with the Washington School-Based Health Alliance to offer community of practice and training webinars for SBHCs statewide during school year 2020-21. WHEN:  Tuesday, January 12, 11am-noonTOPIC:  Case Study of Student-Led SBHC Start-Up During COVID-19 Join Public Health–Seattle & King County and the Washington School-Based Health…

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…

YOMHEs Partner with SOAR

After over three years partnering with the School-Based Partnerships team at Public Health–Seattle & King County (PHSKC), the Youth Organizers of Mental Health Education (YOMHEs) will start a new chapter with Soar in September 2020. Soar is a community-based organization with deep expertise in engaging youth and families to enact change throughout King County. YOMHE…

It Starts with You(th): Highland SBHC Maintains Student Connection through Virtual Lunch Groups

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). By Kendall Watanabe, Health Educator at the Highland Middle School SBHC (International Community Health Services) In March of 2019, the staff from the Highland…

It Starts with You(th): YOMHE is Hiring!

The Youth Organizers of Mental Health Education (YOMHE) promote positive mental health and work to normalize discussion of suicide and suicide prevention. They train other youth on how to support friends in need through presentations and outreach. The YOMHEs create a space for youth to speak up about mental health stigma in communities of color.…