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Celebrating Five Years of Transforming School Behavioral Health in the Greater Houston Region
On April 19, 2018, the Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston released a 5 Year Impact Report outlining progress made since the initial School Behavioral Health convening in 2012. We are thrilled to share this report, which documents how collaboration between 26 public and charter school districts and more than 80 child-serving organizations, advocates, families and elected officials has initiated bold transformation in school behavioral health. 
Download: Executive Summary
Download: Full 5 Year Impact Report
Join us to celebrate an evening of children's mental health, with more than 100 local student art pieces on display from the 2018 Children's Mental Health Art Showcase. Selected artists will receive awards, and all students will be celebrated for their creative expression and resilience. The gallery will open at 4:30, and the program will begin at 6:00 p.m. Please use the link below to register - all families are welcome!
Trauma & Mindfulness Training
June 12, 2018
MHA of Greater Houston
 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This FREE train-the-trainer on mindfulness and trauma-informed classroom strategies includes CEUs, CPEs and facilitator stipends, as well as free trauma-informed therapeutic student groups for participating schools. 
Contact Lauren Pursley for more information. 
Parenting Workshops
Getting Sorted, in partnership with ADDA-SR and Lone Star College, offers weekly workshops designed for families, professionals and caregivers of children with learning differences. There are still several courses left in the Spring 2018 season. Learn more here.
Building Resilience After Natural Disasters
This new online course is two parts. Part I is about adults – the impact of stress on  body and mind, how resilience affects well-being, and building resilience. Part II is about children – recognizing when a child might need extra help recovering, and building resilience to improve their ability to “bounce back” throughout life. Learn more here.
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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 28th, 2018
Harris Co. Sheriff's Office
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Early Learning Festival

April 28th, 2018
Houston Zoo
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic Across America

May 1st, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age

May 14th, 2018
George Ranch High School
7:00 p.m.
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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

June 19th, 2018
United Way
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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2018 Call for Demonstration Projects
The Center for School Behavioral Health is accepting proposals for the 2018-2019 Demonstration Projects, due May 3rd, 2018. Contact Janet Pozmanter for more information. 

BrideUp at Menninger Magic Grants
The third round of Magic Grants is now open. Letters of Intent are due by May 10th, 2018. Click here to email any questions. 
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
This toolkit provides information on supporting the school community, helping students cope, communicating with parents, and engaging external resources for support.

Trauma-Sensitive Schools Learning Community
The application is currently open to apply for the 2018-2019 National Council for Behavioral Health's Trauma-Sensitive Schools Learning Community. This is a unique opportunity to learn with leaders across the country and to truly develop a school system that supports students. 
The Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston serves as a “living laboratory” for incubating innovative, cost-effective and replicable best practices to improve the behavioral health of students by facilitating collective action; providing highly specialized professional development opportunities, technical assistance and community education; and conducting research, advocacy, and policy analysis. Read More.      

The School Behavioral Health Collaborative engages school district personnel, behavioral health providers, advocates, education-related and child-serving agencies, parents, and other stakeholders in collaborative efforts to improve the prevention, identification and treatment of behavioral health issues among youth. Learn more here or email Janet Pozmantier.
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