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Emergent Fund – Grant Funding (Deadline: Ongoing)

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support emergent strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions. This includes resisting new or amplified threats and building power to move a proactive agenda. This funding also supports efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts.

The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative – National Institute of Justice (Deadline: May 7, 2018)

The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative funds rigorous research to produce practical knowledge that can improve the safety of students and schools. The initiative is carried out through partnerships between researchers, educators, and other stakeholders; including law enforcement, behavioral and mental health professionals, courts, and other justice system professionals. These studies are designed to improve understanding that can be applied to schools and school districts across the nation for years to come.

Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes – The Administration for Children & Families (Deadline: April 5, 2018)

These grant programs serve to implement, enhance, and/or support effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 and/or pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent children. Both projects must provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for at least 18 months and up to 21 months under extenuating circumstances. All services must support the transition of homeless youth to self-sufficiency and stable, independent living.

Statewide Family Network Program – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Deadline: April 5, 2018)

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to better respond to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and their families by providing information, referrals, and support, as well as creating a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development. It is intended to strengthen coalitions among family organizations and between family members, policy makers, and service providers.

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By Linda B. Sheriff, Deputy Director and Olga Acosta Price, Director at the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

At our weekly staff meeting on Wednesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day – we spent considerable time brainstorming ideas for our next blog. Preparing for our presentation at the National Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools that upcoming weekend and putting finishing touches on an article about child trauma to be published in March, led us to settle on a focus of trauma-informed school approaches. We asked ourselves if the subject would be fully appreciated without a recent event to underscore the significance of the topic and decided that schools interact with youth who have experienced trauma on a daily basis, so it was important to have a general discussion on the impact stressors have on students and ways schools can effectively respond.

Little did we know that at about the same time a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was shooting former classmates and teachers. Our hearts were heavy when we learned of the incident. How could this happen again?Read More

Trending Topic: March 5-9th is National School Breakfast Week

New Resources

  • The Center of Disease Control’s Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) can help schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education. The HECAT can be customized to meet local community needs and conform to the curriculum requirements of the state or school district.
  • The School-Based Mental Health Services: Improving Student Learning and Well-Being article discusses the benefits of implementing school-based mental health services and describes the costly negative outcomes such as academic and behavior problems that can result from neglecting mental health needs among students. It also includes a continuum of school mental health services.
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools presents The Big Picture: Integrating SEL across a District. 168 public schools in the Nashville school district collaborate with one another to integrate social, emotional, and academic development using a walk-through implementation rubric to bolster school culture and instruction.

Job Opportunities

School Based Behavioral Health Specialist  (Chanute, KS)

The School Based Behavioral Health Specialist is part of the school health and behavioral health team. This position primarily serves patients within the K-12 school setting and counsels students whose behavior, school progress or mental or physical impairment indicates need for assistance. This position also collaborates with the student’s family, school personnel, medical and behavioral health team in determining cause of situation and works toward an effective solution or treatment plan.

School Health Nurse (RN/LPN) (Iola, KS)

This position is part of the school-based health team and is responsible for non-emergency health care for students as well as coordinating state required health screenings. This position provides the communication link between counselors, teachers and parents regarding student’s health and wellness and supports individualized health care plans for students with health needs

Research Project Manager (Washington, D.C.)

Reporting to the Director of Research, the Research Manager will be responsible for managing FrameWorks’ full portfolio of research projects. This portfolio includes 30+ projects which vary in duration from 1-2 years, address a variety of social and scientific topics, and begin on a rolling schedule throughout the year. The position will be responsible for coordinating the research process with other units and processes within the organization, including new project development, grant reporting, and organization-wide operations.

Mental Health Practitioner: Child and Adult Targeted Case Management (St Cloud, MN)

Central MN Mental Health Center provides home and community based mental health services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and children with severe emotional disturbance (SED). Position duties include being familiar with the implementation of Health Integration, establishing relationships with assigned clients and their supports while addressing goals defined in their treatment plan, assessing, referring, coordinating, and monitoring services, communicating regularly with all involved providers to ensure appropriate care, reducing the duplication of services, and promoting client autonomy manner.

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