Central Valley School Health Convenings

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.

Past Convenings & Meetings

December 2020 Meeting: Brian Semsem, Director of Recreational Resilience Programs for Every Neighborhood Partnership in Fresno, presented on Pandemic Fatigue and shared valuable skills for self-care and staying resilient. 

Presentation & Resources 

Meeting Recording

Handout: The Community Resilience Model

July 2020 Meeting: Anne Kelsey Lamb, Director of Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP), presented on  Asthma Prevention and Management Best Practices for School-Based Health Centers and Schools. 

Convening Presentations & Resources

Meeting Recording

Presentation Slides

Asthma Resources

October 2019: Trauma, Resilience, and the Power of Relationships

Convening Presentations & Resources

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

October 2018: Strengthening Student Resilience: Cross-Sector Approaches for Promoting Effective Trauma-Informed and Mental Health Practices

Convening Presentations & Resources

Keynote Speaker: Mary Donnelly-Crocker, Young and Healthy Pasadena

Breakout Session Presentations

Now You See Us: A Youth-Led Workshop

Brave Spaces: Talking with Teachers About Race, Power, and School Culture

Restoring Justice: Working to Create Wholeness and Peace through Accountability and Healing

Using Mindfulness to Promote Resiliency in Ourselves and the Youth We Work With

Strengthening School Culture by Fostering Youth Voice

Trauma Informed Mental Health Consultation

Trauma-Informed Considerations and Strategies for Adults Working with Young Children

Closing Keynote: Teaching to the Human Core, presented by Roni Habib, EQ Schools