Upcoming SBHC Training Opportunities

Crossedpost from Washington School-Based Health Alliance

This week!
Creating Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBTQ+ Youth in SBHCs and Beyond 

Session description: Through anti-violence and mental health frameworks, learn how to create and sustain safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ youth in SBHCs and beyond.  The training will dive into unique considerations for working with LGBTQ+ youth during the pandemic and will unpack legacies of historical and institutional violence, and learn about what LGBTQ+ students need.


  • Brennon Ham, Ed.M. (pronouns: Brennon/they/she/he), Health Education Specialist/Trainer, Health Education Office, Seattle Public Schools
  • Breona Mendoza, M.A., LMHC (pronouns: she/her), Mental Health Counselor, Chief Sealth International High School, Teen Health Center, Neighborcare Health 

When:  Wednesday, May 5, 4-6pm PST

Resilience in School Environments (RISE)

Session description:  SBHCs have an important and recognized role in supporting the health and well-being of individual school staff and students.  SBHCs can also play an important role in creating a more comprehensive safe and supportive school climate.  Kaiser Permanente’s Resilience in School Environments (RISE) initiative provides a suite of easily accessible resources, at no cost, for school leadership, staff and the broader school community to address underlying factors and develop strategies and practices that foster positive school environments.  SBHC staff can access these resources, including a comprehensive approach for staff well-being, for SBHC use and for sharing with school partners.  The presenter will walk participants through these resources online and facilitate conversation on these topics.   

Presenter:  Jill Patnode, Thriving Schools Program Manager, Kaiser Permanente of WA
When:  Thursday, May 13, 1-2pm PST

Elevating Student Voices in School-Based Health

Session description:  Join students and providers from multiple schools and SBHC sponsors to learn about increasing student engagement in SBHCs.  In this workshop you will hear about pandemic pivots, zippy Zooms and keen Kahoots.  This presentation is for all school-based medical and mental health providers along with support staff.

Presenters:  Students from The Center School, Tyee High School, Renton High School, Lindbergh High School; and school-based health providers from Healthpoint and Swedish
When:  Thursday, May 20, 12-1pm

Other training opportunities visit: Updates!  SBHC Training Opportunities (mailchi.mp)

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