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05/06/2024

Join the discussion on issues impacting the Latino community at ’s Issue Summit taking place in Washington, D.C. on 5/7-8. Our director, Dr. Olga Price, will be presenting. Register today at https://bit.ly/3whWLgF See you there!

12/14/2022

Today marks 10 years since 20 students and 6 educators were killed in a senseless act of gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We honor the lives lost & recognize all of those taking meaningful action to foster school environments where students feel safe.

12/08/2022

Youth to***co use remains a serious public health concern, with over 3 million students having used to***co products in 2022. While all students are at risk, systemic racism and targeted marketing by the to***co industry has led to disproportionately high use of to***co products among American Indian/Alaska Native, black and Hispanic youth. Supportive school-based approaches are vital to reduce and prevent youth to***co use behaviors and advance health equity.

Check out our Weekly Insider for resources to support this effort: conta.cc/3Bm1GMN

12/07/2022

Did you know only 58% of children received a flu vaccine last year? Learn from what schools can do to promote flu vaccinations and slow the spread of respiratory illnesses.
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12/03/2022

On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we remember that the U.S. every student (3-21) has a right to free and appropriate public school education. Students with disabilities often feel isolated and left behind their peers. Building a school that supports the needs of all students is much more effective then creating separate programs for students with disabilities that ostracizes them. Today and all days we remember that all students means all students.

12/02/2022

Stronger student transportation polices can promote more equitable access to schools across a city or state by providing students access to better educational opportunities. Explore this week’s resources for policies and best practices to promote equitable, reliable, affordable and accessible student transportation to school.
Learn more: http://conta.cc/3FcxRk5

12/01/2022

Mental health affects how we think, feel and act. It impacts our emotional, psychological and social well-being. As such an integral part of our lives, protecting and promoting mental health is vital for all.

11/28/2022

Schools can play an important role in supporting students grieving by being compassionate, open-ended, direct and evolving.

Grief is the experience of and reaction to any loss - not just due to death. Grief is always a multi-faceted, time- varying response that contains physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual, and philosophical components. These components are often experienced in “waves” across the grief process.

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There are more than 2.1 million American Indiana and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth living in the U.S. today. Due to a legacy of discrimination and oppression within the United States, these youth suffer from high rates of poverty, violent victimization, substance abuse, historical trauma and lack of access to health insurance and health care.

This Thanksgiving weekend, we take the time to acknowledge, recognize and honor our nation’s Indigenous history, tradition, and communities and make a commitment to enhance cultural competence in our work to promote the health of AI/AN youth.

Explore our weekly Insider for resources and best practices on how school health partners and educators can include Native voices and support the well-being Indigenous youth: conta.cc/3GDHSYQ

11/24/2022

Giving gratitude and thanks can do wonders for your mental health. Happy thanksgiving from us to you!!

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s important to remember that 15% of children across the country live in a food-insecure household. This means over 6 million children have unreliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable, nutritious food.

As a result of these staggering numbers, school meals are often the only source of reliable food for many students. In-school access to healthy, nutritious meals has also been shown to increase attendance, health and educational outcomes for youth and can help them students their full potential.

Check out our Weekly Insider to learn about the importance of comprehensive, nutritious school meal programs and learn how schools can implement, expand, and assess participation in universal free meal programs.

Learn more: https://tinyurl.com/2p93vc45

11/17/2022

Did you know that 8% of children in the U.S. will experience the loss of a parent or sibling by the time they turn 18? As we recognize Children’s Grief Awareness Day, we commit ourselves to being there for grieving students today and everyday.

70% of teachers have at least one student in their class who has lost a guardian, sibling or close friend in the past year. These students often feel alone, isolated and misunderstood which can lead to negative impacts on a youth’s mental and physical health. Because of this, school-based supports are vital when a student loses a loved one.

National Alliance for Children’s Grief (TAG ) developed a series of school toolkits for administrators and educators to learn how to talk to and support grieving youth. These tips can help school partners become empathetic and understanding supporters to students who are grieving. Explore the guides here👉 https://tinyurl.com/3sd6y477

10/01/2021

Getting a flu vaccine this fall can reduce your risk of getting flu and help save scarce medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season. Prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses:

Mask Up: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public.

Lather Up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

Sleeve Up: Roll up your sleeve to get a flu shot.

The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people protected from flu. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect-your-health.html

09/27/2021

There are a lot of myths about opioids so it is important to find resources you can trust. A few local examples are the DC Prevention Centers, the Latin American Youth Center, and YMCA. As always, consulting your medical provider is a great resource. Visit OSSE.DC.Gov/ATODPrevention for more drug prevention resources.

09/24/2021

It's Food Safety Education Month. DYK: Young children have immune systems that are still developing, so their body’s ability to fight germs and sickness isn’t as strong. Food poisoning can be particularly dangerous for them because illness can lead to diarrhea and dehydration.

09/24/2021

Developing healthy habits is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle where you live above the influence of opioids. - Visit OSSE.DC.Gov/ATODPrevention for more drug prevention resources.

09/23/2021

Setting personal goals will help you stay true to yourself when faced with tough situations. Write down your goals, review them daily, tell a friend or family member, and plan ahead. - Visit OSSE.DC.Gov/ATODPrevention for more drug prevention resources.

09/21/2021

Smart decisions can save lives when in the presence of drugs and alcohol – especially opioids. Be aware of negative influences in social settings. - Visit OSSE.DC.Gov/ATODPrevention for more drug prevention resources.

09/20/2021

It’s extremely important to talk about the risks of opioid misuse with your friends, family members, and trusted adults. - Visit OSSE.DC.Gov/ATODPrevention for more drug prevention resources.

09/17/2021

Influence comes in many different forms. Friends, family, television, music, etc. Watch and listen carefully to stay above the influence and make informed decisions. Visit OSSE.DC.Gov/ATODPrevention for more drug prevention resources.

09/16/2021

The effects of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to growing mental and social-emotional health challenges within school communities and school districts must be ready to respond!

As districts prepare for students’ return to schools, our team of experts is available to help assess needs and assets and develop recommendations for strengthening school-based mental health and wellness systems and supports.

Send us a DM or contact us at [email protected] for more information on services and fees!

09/13/2021

Did you know that our team provides technical assistance and consultancy services?

As school districts prepare for students’ return to schools, it is critical they be prepared to respond to the growing mental and social-emotional health challenges within their school communities. Our team of experts is available to help assess your needs and assets and develop recommendations for strengthening school-based mental health systems and supports.

Contact us at [email protected] for more information on services and fees!

Charitable Grants | Food Lion Feeds | Food Lion 09/10/2021

📢 Grant Opportunity! 📢

The Food Lion Feeds Foundation supports children at risk of hunger by helping feeding agencies/orgs increase their fresh food capacity. Deadline to apply is September 15, 2021.

More info: https://www.foodlion.com/in-our-community/food-lion-feeds/charitable-foundation-grants/

Charitable Grants | Food Lion Feeds | Food Lion In 2001, Food Lion created a 501(c)(3) foundation operated by a volunteer board of directors in order to streamline requests for financial donations to eliminate hunger.

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September is National Su***de Prevention Awareness Month. More than ever, it is critical and urgent to help addres the mental and emotional needs of students. Find resources to help in our latest : https://conta.cc/3yKQKUR

09/07/2021

It's Su***de Prevention Week. Please help us spread the word by liking and sharing this post. TY!

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