New Article Discusses School-Linked Mental Health Services for Immigrant and Refugee Children

Immigrant and refugee children are less likely than their US-born counterparts to access clinical mental health services, even within schools. In order to provide direction and guidance to more effectively design comprehensive mental health programs that reach immigrant and refugee child populations, a comparative case study was conducted to explore specific strategies in place across various schools.

Dr. Olga Acosta Price, Director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, co-authored findings from the case study, which has been recently published in the Journal of School Health. The paper, Identifying Essential Components of School-Linked Mental Health Services for Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparative Case Study, discusses four essential components to ensure that mental health programming is meaningful to immigrant and refugee students and their parents.

Read the full article here.


New Resources

Are We Trauma-Informed? Tools to Measure Progress in a Program, School or Organization

Interest in applying trauma-informed approaches in schools has been increasing in recent years. In this issue brief, researchers provide recommendations for measuring and/or evaluating trauma-informed approaches in schools. Learn more.


Monitor the Future

The Monitor the Future Survey measures drug and alcohol use among adolescents across the country, along with their associated attitudes. Survey results from 2019 have just been released and include information about the prevalence of vaping and other current trends in teen drug use. Learn more.


A De-escalation Exercise for Upset Students

It is not uncommon for students to be in a stressed or anxious state of mind. Understanding the basic physiology behind stress responses is important in order to know how to help students de-escalate and return to a state of calm. Learn more.


Grant Alerts

Children’s Initiative* | Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation

Supporting direct service programs that promote resilience, stability, and psychosocial health for youth who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences. Learn more.

Deadline: March 1, 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.


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Support program planning and operations of integrated health care and healthy behaviors into the school model. Learn more.

Healthy Schools Director | Lake County School District (Leadville, CO)

Oversee Healthy Schools initiative to promote student health and family and community engagement, using the WSCC model. Learn more.

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Work with high school students who have identified socio-emotional needs or are at risk for dropping out. Deliver professional development training to other school staff. Learn more.


Upcoming Meetings and Events

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

February 13, 2020 1:00–2:30 PM ET

Generating a Comprehensive Policy Response to Children’s Changing Mental Health Needs

Hosted by Life Course Research Network and Forum for Children’s Well-Being

July 12–16, 2020 | Portland, Oregon

24th Annual National Conference of Safe and Civil Schools

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