New Video Showcases Partner Build Grow in Action

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools is excited to share a new episode in the Partner Build Grow: Stories from the Field video series.

The series illustrates how the actionable steps outline in Partner Build Grow, the Action Guide, have helped school leaders and educators expand their school and community-based programs and networks to support students’ wellness and success.

In this new episode, Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. discusses the unique challenges that many schools in urban settings experience. Dr. Allen shares his experience with strategically leveraging community assets to support his students’ wellbeing and the importance of being highly attuned to the local policy landscape.

Check out the video and share with your networks! If you would like to learn more about building community partnerships and connecting to your local policy environment, please contact us at chhcs@gwu.edu for technical assistance!


New Resources

Mapping the Link Between Life Expectancy and Educational Opportunity

An individual’s educational attainment is a powerful predictor of life expectancy. A new mapping tool created by Child Trends shows the relationship between educational opportunities for adolescents and their life expectancy. The tool provides valuable information to support targeted interventions and investments in education. Learn more.


Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in the Classroom

Promoting prosocial behaviors in the classroom, such as gratitude, kindness and empathy, have been positively linked to grades and test scores. Find ideas to integrate these behaviors into classroom learning and activities. Learn more.


5 Things to Know as California Starts Screening Children for Toxic Stress

As of this year, California will be implementing a program for doctors to begin screening children for adverse childhood experiences, which can be indicative of a child’s future health outcomes and educational success. Learn more.


Grant Alerts

National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health* | SAMHSA

Program is intended to provide training and technical assistance to increase access, effectiveness, and dissemination of evidence-based mental health services for children, youth and young adults with serious emotional disturbances/serious mental illness. Learn more.

Deadline: February 4, 2020

Pathways Out of Poverty* | The Herb Block Foundation

Funding youth-focused projects that aim to improve student achievement and healthy development. Learn more.

Deadline: February 6, 2020

STOP School Violence* | Bureau of Justice Assistance

Supporting programs implementing trainings and interventions and strategies that increase school safety.  Learn more.

Deadline: March 20, 2020

*The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools does not administer these funding opportunities. Please refer to each organization for further direction and details.


Job Opportunities

Clinical Manager (ChAMPS) | Catholic Charities (Washington, DC)

Manage clinical operations of a mobile psychiatric services program for children and adolescents. Learn more.

Behavioral Health Project Director | California School-Based Health Alliance (Oakland, CA)

Support and educate school districts and community providers about expanding school behavioral health programs. Learn more.

Case Manager: Keeping Kids in School | Seneca Family of Agencies  (Santa Rosa, CA)

Provide support to families to provide case management, including mental health and health services for children and families. Learn more.


Upcoming Meetings and Events

February 4, 2020 2:00–3:00 PM ET

How to Embed Social-Emotional Learning into MTSS and RTI

Hosted by Education Week

February 5, 2020 10:00–11:15 AM ET

The Document Assessment and Review Tool (DART): New Approach to Assessing Fidelity and Quality of Wraparound Care Coordination

Hosted by National Wraparound Initiative

February 6, 2020 2:00 PM ET

Trauma-Informed Practices in Schools and Beyond: Creating a Trauma-Informed School Community

Hosted by Aperture Education

February 11, 2020 11:00–12:00 PM ET or 2:00–3:00 PM ET

Preventing Long-Term Anger and Aggression in Youth

Hosted by National Network to Eliminate Disparities

July 12–16, 2020 | Portland, Oregon

24th Annual National Conference of Safe and Civil Schools

Hosted by Safe and Civil Schools

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