CAN Health & Wellness Newsletter – Celebrating School-Based Health Care Awareness Month!
February 22, 2022
Welcome to the second installment of CAN’s Health and Wellness newsletter of 2022! This February, we are celebrating School-Based Health Center Awareness Month! All children and adolescents deserve to thrive and grow into the young adults we know they can be. But too many struggle because they lack access to health care services. School-based health care is a fantastic solution, bringing health care to where students already spend the majority of their time: in school. When health and education come together, great things happen —and our youth are allowed to heal.
During this month, join us as we celebrate the successes in the field and raise awareness about how school-based health centers (SBHCs) can revolutionize the way children and adolescents access health care services.
Resources on Celebrating and Raising Awareness of SBHCs:
- School-Based Health Alliance website
- Parent Resource: Understanding School-Based Health Centers via Kids Health
- School-Based Health Centers: Trusted Lifelines During Crisis via Learning Policy Institute
In addition to the above resources, we are continuing to share content surrounding the Whole Child Health and Wellness Vision as well as other approaches that prioritize the cumulative wellness of students in our Expanded Learning programs.
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced available applications for the federally funded Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO). These programs are both federally funded, state-administered programs that serve free meals to children eighteen and younger when school is out of session.
The applications are due by May 15, 2022.
The California Department of Education and CalHOPE in partnership with All It Takes have have created a 20 minute professional development session called “A Trusted Space: Redirecting Grief to Growth”. This program was created to provide education and school staff with strategies to build safe and trusted spaces.
Join the California School-Based Health Alliance for their webinar on Understanding Racial Trauma & Promoting Resiliency. Learn how to guide your own healing and promote resiliency both within themselves and those they serve.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
10:00 AM PST
Building A Network of Safety for School Communities Suicide Prevention Webinar Series
Tuesday, March 22, 2022; 10:00 AM PST
Join CDE for their second installment of their Building A Network of Safety for School Communities Suicide Prevention Webinar Series. Learn about best practices and lessons for LEAs to strengthen their prevention and intervention in community organizations.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
10:00 AM PST