Feb 20, 2024 - The Bureau of Indian Education has launched a behavioral health support line for funded schools and programs. The line offers both crisis support and non-crisis information that is culturally relevant in addition to trauma-informed onsite and virtual support.
Source: Navajo-Hopi Observer
Feb 8, 2024 - Profiles a Nebraska family working to reduce suicide in their rural area by addressing stigma. Discusses behavioral health workforce shortages in Nebraska and integrating mental healthcare into school settings.
Source: 1011 Now
Jan 12, 2024 - Profiles a rural Maine school following the community school model. Community schools are partnerships between the school and the community to offer "whole child" care and services. The school offers behavioral health, dental, and food and nutrition services in addition to free before and after school care.
Source: Maine Department of Education Newsroom
Jan 9, 2024 - Highlights a newly-funded project investigating the impact of School-Based Health Centers on rural New York students and their communities.
Source: Cornell CALS Newsroom
Dec 29, 2023 - Notice of interim final rule with comment period from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) amending the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program's Seamless Summer Option (SSO) regulations to codify the flexibility for rural program operators to provide non-congregate meal service in the SFSP and SSO. This rule also establishes regulations and codifies a permanent summer electronic benefits transfer for children program (Summer EBT) to ensure continued access to food when school is not in session for the summer. This rule is effective December 29, 2023. Comments are due by April 29, 2024.
Source: Federal Register