Strengthening Student Resilience in the Central Valley

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Over 175 Central Valley health, mental health, and education providers came together on Friday, October 26 for Strengthening Student Resilience: Cross-Sector Approaches for Promoting Effective Trauma-Informed and Mental Health Practices, a free, day-long convening hosted by the California School-Based Health Alliance, the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL West) at WestEd, and Kaiser Permanente.

The goal of this convening was to improve academic achievement, well-being, and health outcomes of children and youth by implementing trauma-informed practices and building resilience. Workshops and presentations focused on practical strategies to:

  • Implement resilience-building practices that support youth and communities
  • Build the capacity of clinicians to consult with educators around trauma
  • Implement mindfulness-based interventions for student healing
  • Engage youth voice and experiences to improve services and programs

Here’s what one attendee had to say about Strengthening Student Resilience:

“I’ve been to four other mental health and trauma events. In the short time I’ve been here, I’ve heard more practical information, interventions, and useful strategies than at other events.”
-Jon, School Psychologist, Clovis Unified School District

Presentations are available to download and are linked in the agenda. For more information about mental health and trauma-informed services, visit our website.

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Stop Bullying Video Challenge

How would you put an end to bullying? The Stop Bullying Challenge is looking for informative and entertaining videos made by youth that send a positive message to their peers about the importance of being “more than a bystander” in their schools and communities.The contest winner will receive a grand prize of $2,000; runners-up will earn $500 each. Deadline: October 14. More information at Stop Bullying.