Central Valley School-Based Health

Central Valley School-Based Health Services Coalition

We convene school-based health care providers and advocates from across the Central Valley to share best practices and support expansion of school-based health centers.

Central Valley School-Based Health Coalition meetings are a great place to learn about building partnerships, increasing service utilization, working better with schools, and other questions you may have about starting and expanding primary and mental health care for students at school.

For more information on attending a meeting, please contact Heather Berg, Central Valley Coordinator.

Upcoming Meeting: December 13, 2019

Meetings take place in the Fresno area, location TBD. All meetings are from 10:00 am-12:30 pm and lunch is provided.

Central Valley Mental Health Workshops

The California School-Based Health Alliance is proud to announce our School-Based Mental Health Best Practices Training Series for educators, clinicians, school-based health providers, and other professionals working with young people in the Central Valley. 

Please save the dates below. Registration to come soon.

Tuesday, September 24th 4-7pm
School Staff Wellness Strategies
Guest speaker: Kelley Knoche

Wednesday, November 13th 1-4pm
Best Practices in School Mental Health Referral Pathways
Guest speaker: Dr. Megan O’Malley, CSU Sacramento

Wednesday, December 4th Time 1-4pm
Suicide Assessment & Intervention in School Settings
Guest speaker: Cristina Rita, MA, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

For more information please contact Heather Berg at heberg@mail.fresnostate.edu.

Central Valley Convenings

Thank you for attending Trauma, Resilience and the Power of Relationships: 3rd Annual Central Valley Convening at the DoubleTree Hotel on Thursday, October 10th. On behalf of the staff of the California School-Based Health Alliance and REL West at WestEd, we want to thank you for helping to make this event a success!

Convening Presentations and Resources:

We’re happy to announce that the slides from the convening are now available through the following links.

Keynote Speaker and Youth Leadership Showcase Presentations
Breakout Session Presentations:
Building Resilience through Alternative Healing Among “At-Promise” Latinx Students
Dr. Juan Carlos González, Dr. Christina Luna, & Giselle Velazquez, CSU Fresno & Everardo Pedraza, Sunnyside High School (Fresno)
Cultivating Community Support for Stress Resilience
Deni Dayan, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline through Healing Justice in Schools
Irene Calimlim & Sammy Nuñez, Fathers & Families of San Joaquin
Leveraging the Power of Relationships to Engage and Empower Families
Margit Birge, WestEd & Dr. Felipe Mercado, Washington Union School District

Moving Beyond Health towards Wellness
Kalila Banks, Clinica Sierra Vista & Ashley Rojas, Fresno Barrios Unidos

Learn more about this event and past Central Valley convenings

Early Childhood Initiative

This collaborative increase the impact of school-based health centers (SBHCs) on advancing early childhood development and third grade readiness for children in the region by:

  • Establishing a vision to promote student success by the third grade in partnership with schools, medical providers, and community organizations.
  • Sharing strategies with medical providers and educators to support at-risk students from kindergarten to third grade.
  • Helping school health staff engage parents and children to promote early childhood academic success.

We welcome early childhood providers from both Tulare and Fresno Counties to join with SBHCs from the Central Valley to participate in this collaborative.

ALL IN: Health Care for Early Learners, a project of The Children’s Partnership and California Coverage & Health Initiatives, helps early learning and care providers to connect the children, families, and employees they serve to coverage. Visit www.allinforhealth.org/earlylearners for tools and resources.

Learn more about Central Valley Early Child Initiative