Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Alliance Hosts Congressional Briefings During Awareness Month

March 12, 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, the School-Based Health Alliance held two congressional briefings in honor of National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Child health experts from around the country shared how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are meeting the increased mental health needs of the lesser known victims of this epidemic...

Hope and Healing Amid a Summer of Turmoil: A Conversation with Dr. Shawn Ginwright

August 17, 2016

By Kyle Taylor, Communications Manager, School-Based Health Alliance Violent events throughout this summer have exposed many young people to trauma either firsthand or vicariously through media coverage. We recently caught up with Dr. Shawn Ginwright, author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education and opening plenary speaker at our...

Resources to Help Students Cope with Trauma

August 4, 2016

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance A turbulent summer of violence and injustice has ushered in the 2016 back-to-school season. Much of what children and adolescents are experiencing via the media—and in their own communities—is potentially traumatic, and, left unaddressed, could have serious consequences to their wellbeing. More...

Pre-Conference Feature: Mental Health First Aid: I’m Not a Clinician, How Can I Help?

May 4, 2016

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is you! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone...

SBHC Story: Trauma-Informed Care in Connecticut

November 16, 2015

This story comes from a submission to our #BacktoSchool contest in August. We’ll post similar stories over the next several months. Connecticut has made tremendous strides in the last several years to provide trauma-informed mental health care in its school-based health centers, (SBHCs) especially after the Sandy Hook tragedy....

Richfield Springs Opens School-Based Health Center

October 29, 2015

The Bassett Healthcare Network celebrated the opening of its 20th school-based health center (SBHC) in upstate New York at Richfield Springs Central School on October 15, 2015. Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Vance M. Brown, MD joined parents, state lawmakers, school officials, and health care providers to celebrate the...

Survey for School Mental Health Professionals

August 3, 2015

Pace University’s Psychology Department is hosting an anonymous survey about interprofessional collaboration between school mental health clinicians and pediatric primary care providers. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes, and you must be a practicing school mental health professional to participate. The survey asks questions about your current practices, comfort in collaborating with pediatric primary care...

Resources to Combat Underage Drinking: “Talk. They Hear You.”

July 27, 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has started a national media campaign that focuses on the dangers of alcohol and underage drinking. Called “Talk. They Hear You.,” the campaign includes tools and resources for parents to begin the conversation early about drinking alcohol. The “Talk. They...