The School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a five-part virtual learning series—Summer School with the School-Based Health Alliance. We’ve been listening to the field, and we missed seeing many of you at our annual convention. To help meet your needs in the current landscape, we’re offering this virtual series on pressing topics. We are excited to announce that Pedro Antonio Noguera, Ph.D.is the presenter for our first session, Race, Equity, and Inclusion in School-Based Health Care.Dr. Noguera is the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education. A sociologist, Dr. Noguera’s research focuses on how schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional, and global contexts.
Please find a description and registration link for all webinars below.
- July 22, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST, Race, Equity, and Inclusion in School-Based Health Care
This webinar features Dr. Pedro Antonio Noguera, Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education.
- July 29, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST, Preparing for a Return to the Classroom: Suicide Prevention in Schools
This webinar will address three evidence-based topics and the resources to support school staff as they manage current or emerging suicidal thoughts and behaviors in their students during the COVID-19 crisis. Presenters will share the rationale and tools to develop an individual and meaningful safety plan via telehealth; equip teachers and school staff with skills to identify and respond to youth who may be at risk; and provide an approach for supporting the school and family should a suicide occur. This webinar is co-hosted with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), the nation’s federally funded resource center devoted to implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is a project of the Education Development Center.
- August 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST, Building Trauma-Sensitive Environments
This session will explore the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the brain and body in the current environment with the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and rise in protests while offering strategies providers can care for themselves as a way of practicing trauma-sensitivity and self-awareness. Presenters will practice using trauma-sensitive approaches amidst the current disruptions in the lives of students and their families, as well as within their own practice.
- August 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST, Hearing Hoof Beats From A Distance: Primary Care and Telehealth
As school-based telehealth care becomes more critical to maintaining students’ access to care, many clinicians are venturing into a virtual approach to primary care. This webinar offers an opportunity to learn from presenters who deliver primary care via school-based telehealth. Presenters will use a “rounds-style” collaborative discussion of evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients remotely based on clinical cases.
- August 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST, Developing and implementing Tele-behavioral Health in SBHCs
School-based health centers are rapidly adopting and accelerating tele-behavioral health services. In this webinar, behavioral health care providers and administrators will describe their experiences implementing or adapting tele-behavioral health programs, identify challenges and opportunities discovered through this process, and discuss strategies and best practices for others moving forward.