With most schools across the country now back in session, September is the time to consider new goals and standards of success to strive for throughout the school year.
As school and community leaders contemplate goals and strategies to promote the health, social-emotional learning and educational success of their students and children, Partner Build Grow, the Action Guide, can help by outlining key steps and strategies for developing sustainable school-based health programming.
In this issue of our Weekly Insider, consider the included resources that may help to further inspire and guide your goal-setting for the new school year. From top-level administration to personalized learning and care inside the classroom, every aspect of a child’s health can benefit from thoughtful and appropriate goal-setting.
Check out these resources, and others in sections below, for more information:
Deadline: September 20, 2019
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood provides opportunities for new and promising research-based projects to improve the overall wellness of young children, including physical, mental, social, intellectual and environmental health.
Current funding opportunities focus on: 1.) Early childhood welfare, 2.) Early childhood education and play, and 3.) Parenting education.
Amount: Typically $30,000-50,000
Deadline: September 27, 2019
The U.S. Soccer Foundation is working to enable young people in underserved communities to be engaged in active and healthy lifestyles, while also promoting personal growth through coach-mentoring programs. The Safe Places to Play program awards funding to convert abandoned courts, lots, schoolyards, etc. into state-of-the-art soccer fields and facilities.
Amount: Up to $50,000
Costco Wholesale engages in charitable efforts across the country by funding programs that focus on supporting children, education, and health and human services.
Please note: 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.
This CHHCS document highlights three school mental health programs—in Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Minnesota—that have been able to develop financial strategies and policies to support the long-term availability of their services.
On June 27, 2018, the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the online tool, Partner Build Grow. Learn how the tool can help guide the implementation of successful and sustainable programs that support students’ physical, mental and behavioral health and well-being.
Read about how Broome County, New York, effectively utilized savvy communication, asset mapping and networking strategies to develop a sustainable model for supporting the emotional and physical health of children in its district.
The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network has now made its national mental health curriculum accessible online.
On August 29, the U.S. Surgeon General released a statement emphasizing the damaging health risks of marijuana use, particularly to youth and pregnant women.
An annual report by SAMHSA has been released, summarizing details on current data and trends of substance use and mental health within the U.S.
DC Action for Children is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to improve the well-being of children through public policy. The full-time Program Associate will help to advance organizational goals of the District’s Home Visiting Council, along with other current campaigns.
Catholic Charities East Bay seeks a Mental Health Clinician to support adolescents who have experienced complex trauma. The clinician will provide culturally-responsive and trauma-informed treatment services to individuals and groups, including students, their family members and other caregivers.
This position works to support assigned school health programs within Fairfax County, Virginia. Services and interventions may include outreach visits, community assessments, care coordination, health promotion, etc.
Position provides community-based counseling to children, adolescents and families in homes and schools throughout the Gila River Indian Community.