Webinars

We and our partners periodically offer webinars on topics that are of interest to providers, coordinators, and partners of school-based health care in California.

Upcoming Webinars

 SBHCs and Asthma: Enhancing Care by Reducing Environmental Triggers

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 11am: Why do some patients with asthma continue to have exacerbations—even requiring hospitalization—despite receiving care from SBHCs? Attend this webinar to learn how SBHCs can more effectively manage asthma by reducing environmental triggers. And discover best practices and tools for addressing environmental triggers as part of a comprehensive asthma care strategy at your SBHC. Register now.

Previously Recorded Webinars

Medical Pathways to Health

Friday, June 7, 2017: Understanding your passion to work in health care is one thing, but successfully navigating a health care career is whole ‘nother ball game. Are you a young person who’s passionate about pursuing a health career but aren’t entire sure what path to take? Join us to learn more about different pathways to health and see which path fits you! 

Expanding Perspectives: Cultural Competency & Health Care Access Through Youth Uprising

Monday, May 30, 2017: In health care, we must be mindful of the population we serve. Here in California, our communities are compromised of individuals from all walks of life. With unique backgrounds and perspectives come unique needs in health care that are often neglected due to cultural barriers that impede access for vulnerable communities. While there are several lenses to understand cultural competency, youth perspectives are vital towards developing future generations of culturally competent health care professionals and meeting the needs of the diversity that exists within our communities. 

Through Our Eyes: A Youth Perspective on Mental Health

Monday, April 17, 2017: Mental health is something that affects people of all ages from all ages and from all walks of life; adolescents should be the main focus when discussing mental health because experiencing a traumatic event can indefinitely impact youth negatively at an early age and deter succeeding academically and living a health lifestyle. Learn more about ways you can better support youth by creating comfortable and safe spaces for them. 

Youth-Centered Design Thinking

Monday, March 27, 2017: Taught at universities and companies all over the world, design thinking is an empathetic, iterative, and fast-paced approach to solving problems. Youth-centered design thinking is especially relevant for school-based health centers, where youth are primary stakeholders and youth engagement enhances quality and operations. Learn more about tools and methods to design programs, products, campaigns, and other solutions with young people using a participatory approach.

New Funding for SBHCs & Schools to Address Attendance and Suspensions

February 23, 2017: Prop 47, passed in 2014, reduced penalties for some nonviolent offenses. The proposition directed some of the savings to schools to mitigate the school-to-prison pipeline. The California Department of Education is set to release these funds in the coming months through a new grant program, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund. Learn about the pending grant program, what school-based health centers (SBHCs) can do to prepare for this new program, and some examples of what SBHCs are already doing with school partners to address the school-to-prison pipeline. 

What Now for School Health? State & Federal Policy Update

February 6, 2017: Health care, education, and immigration policies are expected to shift substantially with the Trump administration and new Congress. Despite uncertainty, we can anticipate and plan for changes to come. Hear about the changes we anticipate, their impact on school-based health care, and how the school health field can prepare and respond.

Empowering Youth to Advocate for Their Peers

February 2, 2017: School-based health centers (SBHCs) are facing uncertainty in ensuring access to health care for all, but students, especially those trained through SBHC youth development programs, can be some of the strongest allies for health access advocacy. Learn ways your SBHC can mobilize youth to advocate for health services, partner with school administration to ensure students are protected while publicly advocating, and continue to empower young people to voice support for health for all. 

Trauma-Informed Dynamic Mindfulness for Student Social & Emotional Health

December 6, 2016: The latest research in neuroscience, trauma, and somatic psychology validate trauma-informed dynamic mindfulness (DMind) practices as optimal for stress resilience and trauma healing, enabling student academic as well as social and emotional learning. Join us to hear the connections between DMind and SEL, discuss DMind application in a large urban high school, and present a DMind dissemination model for scaling and replication, which has been field-tested with over 50,000 students in urban K-12 schools nationally.

 

School-Based Trauma & Resilience-Informed Care: Guiding Principles & Current Practices

November 2, 2016: Get a better understanding of the principles of trauma-informed care in schools and examine existing school-based models for care in this comprehensive webinar. While safe, stable, and nurturing environments foster healthy development, complex trauma and toxic stress can be very disruptive, affecting a child’s health, well-being and academic success. Learn how schools are building trauma- or resilience-informed systems of care to better support young people on their path to lifelong health and well-being.

Listening to Heal

October 27, 2016: Learn how a Richmond, CA, community-based organization is delivering mental health services to youth  impacted by chronic trauma. The webinar will showcase RYSE Center’s Listening Campaign (LC), an inquiry of the experiences of trauma, violence, coping, and healing for young people of color. LC examines the legacy of structural racism via localized transmissions and embodiment of complex trauma, correlated social/health inequities, and collective healing, hope, and empowerment. It is a both a process and an action to turn up the volume on the voices and priorities of youth of color, to cultivate shared values, language, and strategies, as well as create accountability for systems that are responsible for supporting youth. 

Lights, Camera, Mental Health! How Filmmaking Can Help Youth Thrive

September 28, 2016: Innovative youth development and health education programming engages students in learning about a variety of health issues affecting adolescents. Join the California School-Based Health Alliance and Art with Impact to learn how film-making can be a powerful tool for young people to teach their peers about mental health stigma and serve as a catalyst for inner and social change. Grounded in research about the role stigma plays in preventing treatment, this webinar will help you think creatively about opportunities that allow your students to advocate for their wellness in productive and positive ways.

Survive or Thrive? Using Neuroscience to Re-Envision Adolescent Success

September 7, 2016:  New insights from developmental neuroscience help us to re-think and re-envision how we educate, raise, and care for young people on their path to lifelong health and well-being. Join the California School-Based Health Alliance’s Project Director, Stephanie Guinosso, PhD, MPH, and ETR‘s Chief Science Officer, Vignetta Charles, PhD, to hear the latest findings from developmental neuroscience with a particular focus on social and emotional motivators of adolescent decision-making and behavior. Educators, school administrators, and practitioners who engage with adolescents are encouraged to attend.

SBHCs Connecting Youth to Public Health Careers

April 19, 2016: Preparation for productive employment is an integral part of adolescent health. School-based health centers (SBHCs) bring health professionals into a setting that is part of a young person’s daily life and are well-positioned to play a role in promoting health careers among underrepresented groups. Join the California School-Based Health Alliance’s Adolescent Health Program Manager, Molly Baldridge, and Richmond High School Health Center Health Educator Intern Blanca Gutierrez to learn more about a Youth Health Worker curriculum that formalizes the amazing peer education, health coaching, and outreach opportunities available to young people at SBHCs.

The Link Between Health & Academic Achievement

April 15, 2016: This webinar explores two interrelated factors – nutrition and physical activity – and provides effective actions you can take to support healthy eating and increased activity in your school. Experts in nutrition, school wellness, and school administration share resources, framework, and applicable ideas. Hear from California Action for Healthy Kids, Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), and the Dairy Council of California to learn about how you can help kids at school become healthy students.

Smoke Screens: The Truth About Vaping & Electronic Cigarettes

February 25, 2016: Phillip Gardiner, the Program Officer for Policy and Regulatory Sciences for the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program, shares what is trending in tobacco health reserach. Explore the emerging debate surrounding e-cigarettes in the context of the overall tobacco control movement and see the latest research on the health impacts of vaping.

Free Care Reversal & Recommendations for California

February 3, 2016: One year ago, the federal government reversed a long standing policy that impeded the ability of school districts to get reimbursed for the school health services they provide to students (called the “Free Care Rule”). This webinar will provide an overview of the findings in a new report from Harbage Consulting: Policy Considerations for California following the 2014 Reversal of the Medicaid “Free Care Rule”. This report offers insight into California’s implementation of this change and highlights new possibilities to expand the role of school health services.

Schools & School-Based Health Centers in Health Care Reform 

February 5, 2016: Learn about CSHA’s Health Care Reform Initiative and hear about the lessons learned from the past year of having policy conversations with health plans and launching pilot projects throughout the state. We will discuss the state of schools and school-based health centers in health care reform. Play the recorded webinar and download resources. 

Engaging SBHCs in Reducing Environmental Asthma Triggers

October 20, 2015: Asthma is the most common cause of disability among children in the U.S. and is the leading cause of school absences due to chronic disease. School-based health centers (SBHCs) are uniquely positioned to help children breathe easier. This webinar describes the types of interventions that SBHC staff can initiate or support to reduce exposure to environmental asthma triggers. Watch the recording and download resources.

Best Practices for Engaging Youth in Mental Health Programming

September 17, 2015: Learn effective techniques to engage high school students in raising awareness about mental health at school. This webinar, hosted by the California School-Based Health Alliance, the California Department of Education, and NAMI California provides an overview of youth engagement principles using examples from two mental health programs, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus High School Clubs and Friend2Friend.

Resources for Improving School Climate & Building Equity in Schools

September 10, 2015: The Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to assist districts and schools tackling tough issues, such as improving attendance, meeting the needs of English Learners, reducing expulsions and suspensions, and improving school climate. Learn about the Six Goals of Equity, how to access resources at the Center, how to participate in an Equity Exchange, and what you can discover in an Equity Inquiry. This webinar is designed for school district superintendents and administrators, principals and site administrators, teachers, site coordinators, school board and community members, parent leaders, and state agency personnel.

Introduction to Restorative Justice for Schools: Embedding Alternatives to Suspension in Schools

June 4, 2015 : Learn about how restorative justice programs contribute to school climate by creating a positive environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed. This webinar is hosted by the California School-Based Health Alliance and Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY).

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Stigma Reduction: Statewide Resources for Schools & SBHCs

March 26, 2015. Through funding from the Mental Health Services Act, otherwise known as Proposition 63, California has implemented a broad range of programs to address mental health prevention and early intervention, with an emphasis on upstream methods to address stigma and discrimination reduction, suicide prevention, and student mental health. This webinar is hosted by the California School-Based Health Alliance and the California Mental Health Services Authority, and describes a number of different resources that came out of these programs, including social marketing materials, toolkits, mobile apps, support resources, and educational programs.

How to Conduct Behavioral Health Needs Assessments in School Districts

February 17, 2015. Get an overview of the reasons for conducting behavioral health needs assessments in school districts as well as strategies for gathering data and utilizing information to develop and implement behavioral health priorities. Learn how the assessment process not only identifies gaps and strengths in resources, systems, and infrastructure, but how it can also be used as a strategy to establish credibility and buy-in with key stakeholders who will be instrumental in implementing behavioral health priorities. Strategic resourcing, holding an equity lens, and continuous evaluation and improvement will be covered. This webinar is hosted by the California School-Based Health Alliance and the Center for Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC).

Creating Mental Health Clubs for Students at School

December 9, 2014. Learn about National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus High School (NCHS) Clubs, which are student-led groups on high school campuses, where students can talk openly about mental health and wellness, learn ways to support friends or family members who have a mental illness, and educate others on campus about mental health and wellness. NCHS clubs can be used as a tool to create a positive school climate intervention by raising awareness about mental illness and emphasizing that mental health conditions are common and should be treated like any other kind of medical need.

ACA Basics: Understanding the New Health Coverage Options

November 12, 2014. Get a basic overview of how the Affordable Care Act is affecting families in California.

Coverage Outreach Strategies for Schools

November 6, 2014. This webinar provides an overview of tools and techniques that can help SBHCs integrate Covered California and Medi-Cal outreach and education into parent classes, youth programs, events, mailings, waiting rooms and more!

Setting Therapeutic Boundaries in School Mental Health Care

November 5, 2014. Richard Zevin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Richmond Area Multi-Services, discusses strategies for maintaining appropriate clinical boundaries in any therapeutic setting, with a specific focus on school-based work. This presentation helps clinicians explore boundary-setting with clients, colleagues, and even themselves, in order to help them find a successful and healthy balance in their workplace and deliver high quality services.

Creating Student Assistance Programs

October 31, 2014. Kristin Nelson, a San Francisco Unified School District social worker, covers best practices for creating an effective multi-disciplinary team at school. The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a “learning support” structure that brings together all support service providers at a school site to coordinate services for students experiencing academic, attendance, behavior/social, or health problems.

Connecting Students to Mental Health Services:
Case Studies of Creative Collaborations, Funding, & Evidence-Based Practices

October 8, 2014. Learn about the findings from our year-long project with Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California highlighted in our new toolkit, Connecting Students to Mental Health Services. The toolkit explores the ways in which seven counties are working collaboratively to provide school-linked mental health services, share financial resources to pay for these services, and address local issues such as truancy or recidivism by increasing access to mental health services for students. The webinar provides an overview of the toolkit and case studies. It also takes an in-depth look at San Bernardino County’s efforts with Dr. Ron Powell, Administrator of the Desert/Mountain SELPA.

School-Based Health Coverage Outreach Webinar

September 23, 2014. This training webinar covers school-based health coverage outreach around Covered California as well as Medi-Cal.

Presenting Adolescent Trauma Impacts to Your School

June 5, 2014. Get an overview of adolescent brain development from the context of behavior and emotions; impact of complex trauma on teen behavior and learning; and discuss strategies for helping teachers/educators to create classroom environments conducive to teen learning.

The Health Home for Boys and Young Men of Color: Best Practices

May 14, 2014. Learn about the core elements of the health home concept as it applies to boys and young men of color. Find out how providers are engaging young men of color in health services; hear about programs and services that are meeting the specific needs of young men of color; and learn how collaboration can help build healthier communities for young men of color.

Exploring the New School Funding Formula to Expand Health Supports

April 10, 2014. Hear an overview of how you can get involved in developing your district’s Accountability Plan (LCAP) by advocating for enhanced student health and support services.

Maximize Your Impact! SBHC Integration into the School Environment: Part One

January 2014. Additional resources:

Maximize Your Impact! SBHC Integration into the School Environment: Part Two

January 2014.  Additional resources:

Health Homes for Boys & Men of Color

August 1, 2013. Hosted by Policy Link and featuring California School-Based Health Alliance Project Director Juan Taizan and Youth Board member Peter Lê.

Providing Adolescent-Friendly Services in School Health Centers*

May 30, 2013.

Creating Virtual Dental Homes in School Health Centers**

April 11, 2013.

Advances in School-Based STD Screening and Treatment*

Feb. 26, 2013.

Past Webinars Hosted by the School-Based Health Alliance

Below are links to webinars hosted by the national School-Based Health Alliance, archived by topic:

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