With funding from the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust, the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools has developed a new resource that provides an overview of prominent school behavioral health frameworks being promoted within public and public charter schools in Washington, DC.

“Effectively Integrating School Behavioral Health Frameworks to Promote Student Success” summarizes several of these frameworks while clarifying terminology and highlighting important features and considerations for their successful implementation. Case studies from DC also demonstrate how schools can effectively integrate two or more of these frameworks.

We are proud to share this resource and believe that it will be highly useful for principals and other education leaders in many other schools and districts as they consider how to best implement and integrate these types of frameworks to better meet school needs.

The full document can be found online here


New Resources

Understanding Trauma-Informed Education

The concept of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has significant attention in recent years. Approaching education with an understanding of the physiological, social, emotional and academic impacts of trauma and adversity is critical, but also comes with many misconceptions. Learn more.


A Framework for Effectively Partnering with Young People

Young people are not often seen as experts and systems rarely involve them in decision-making processes that are meant to support young people, their families and communities. This framework from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides guidance for developing authentic youth engagement and how it looks in practice. Learn more.


Anxiety in the Classroom

Sometimes it is easy to identify anxiety, while other times it can be more challenging to distinguish. Regardless of symptoms, anxiety can make school especially challenging for kids. Learn about what anxiety in the classroom might look like in this article from Child Mind Institute. Learn more.


CHHCS Resources




Grant Alerts

Innovative Reading Grant* | American Association of School Librarians

Supports the planning and implementation of unique programs for children which motivate and encourage reading. Learn more.

Deadline: February 1, 2020

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

School-Based Mental Health Therapists | Catholic Charities (Washington, DC)

Develop treatment plans and conduct therapy sessions, provide crisis management services. Learn more.

Whole Child Specialist | Montessori For All (Austin, TX)

Support the overall social and emotional health of campus by helping teachers strengthen Tier 1 approaches and build out Tier 2 and 3 strategies. Learn more.

School Nurse | Oregon Episcopal School  (Portland, OR)

Provide care to students, monitor and dispense medications, administer first aid, support first aid/safety teams. Learn more.

Secondary School Counselor | Savannah-Chatham County Schools  (Savannah, GA)

Teach counseling curriculum activities in the classroom; support students experiencing problems; facilitate staff trainings. Learn more.


Upcoming Meetings and Events

January 23, 2020 2:00 PM ET

Vaping and Adolescents: The New Public Health Crisis

Hosted by School-Based Health Alliance

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 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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