The Center for School Behavioral Health is off to a running start. It has been an exciting eight months since the Center's inception. We began the 2016-2017 school year with record breaking attendance at the School Behavioral Health Collaborative meeting in September, and then sold out the first annual conference, Educator Strategies for Addressing Student Trauma.
The Center wants to ensure that every child-serving professional, advocate and parent in the greater Houston-area has access to the learning opportunities, best-practices, and information from the Center and our partners in the field.
In this update, you will find information regarding meetings, resources, and trainings, and events from Collaborative members. We will also feature a Collaborative member organization in each update to help the greater Houston community learn about the child-serving behavioral health organizations in our area. We hope you enjoy our first update. Visit the Center's website to learn more about our workor contact Betsy Blanks email@example.com.
2016 CONFERENCE SELLS OUT!
On Friday, October 21, nearly 350 Texas educators, community advocates and mental health professionals gathered at the Region IV Education Service Center for the sold-out conference, Educator Strategies for Addressing Student Trauma.
Conference highlights include keynote addresses by Dr. Marleen Wong from the USC School of Social Work and Steve Graner from Child Trauma Academy, 16 breakout sessions by local experts on a variety of trauma-related topics, and an interactive conference app that allowed participants to engage in all aspects of the presentations.
Attendees participate in a classroom-friendly breathing (pranayama), meditation and mindfulness exercise led by Dr. Elizabeth B. Reese, Founder and CEO, Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® (YYY)
NEWS & RESOURCES
Center for School Behavioral Health Trainings Did you know that MHA offers a multitude of behavioral health related trainings, such as Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid, Youth Suicide Prevention, Mental Health and Aging, and more? Read more about the Center's youth-related trainings.
Annalee Gulley Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs
Ann McCoy Director of Impact and Program Evaluation
Lauren Pursley Program Coordinator
FEATURED COLLABORATIVE ORGANIZATION
Instead of featuring a collaborative member, we thought it important to first introduce you to our organization. Mental Health America of Greater Houston, established in 1954 by philanthropist Ima Hogg, is the area’s longest serving mental health education and advocacy organization focused on shaping the mental health of people and communities in the areas of children and education, integrated health care, chronic illnesses, women, suicide prevention, veterans and aging. The Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston was launched in March this year after the organization received a generous grant from the Houston Endowment.
Have an event you think our members should know about? Want to be our featured organization? Have a great resource on school behavioral health?Email Betsy Blanks to include your events, resources and organization in the update.
Annalee Gulley, MHA's Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, was featured in an article about mental health funding in the upcoming legislative session.
THE ADVOCATE An MHA feature publication, The Advocate highlights the work from the various departments at MHA and addresses relevant issues and topics in behavioral health.Read The Advocate Here.
Summer/Fall 2016 Issue Features:
7 Ways Mental Health is Changing in Houston • Pearls of Wisdom Highlights • School Behavioral Health Initiative Milestones • The Center for School Behavioral Health • Children’s Mental Health Art Contest • Educator Strategies for Addressing Student Trauma • The Center for School Behavioral Health • BridgeUp at Menninger