Jan 26, 2023 - The Teachers and Parents as Partners program trains school psychologists and other specialists to encourage communication between parents and educators, to help solve children's behavioral and academic challenges. The project is in the midst of a five-year research project to create an online version designed specifically to help rural districts.
Jan 9, 2023 - Announces that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded almost $245 million in Bipartisan Safer Communities Act funding to promote youth mental health, including school-based programs. The funding will also be used to support integration of mental health training into the education of primary care clinicians.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 5, 2023 - Describes services provided at a school-based clinic in rural Delaware County, New York, offering healthcare for students who are ill, as well as routine check-ups, immunizations, and dental care.
Jan 3, 2023 - Announces that 6 teams of Florida State University researchers and community partners participated in Collaborative Collision for the chance to win funding for projects exploring solutions to challenges facing rural communities. Team projects included identifying resources and barriers that exist for neurodiverse people, strengthening disaster resilience, improving health outcomes in a Florida school, and exploring opportunities for intervention for women experiencing postpartum depression.
Source: Florida State University News
Dec 20, 2022 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announces over $65 million in new funding through the Emergency Connectivity Program, which provides digital services for students through schools and libraries. This funding commitment benefits approximately 170,000 students across the country, including students in Alaska, Indiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, and Texas.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Dec 15, 2022 - Describes the results of a study on rural students' access to school-based mental health services, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Interviews the study author, who highlights some of the reasons for limited access, including funding to support mental health staff.
Source: Daily Yonder
Dec 2, 2022 - Interview with Jennifer Hammonds, who works as a licensed clinical social worker with Care-A-Van, a mobile school health clinic serving students in rural southern Illinois. Discusses funding issues, the pandemic's effects on mental health, and the overlooked importance of high quality adolescent healthcare.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Nov 29, 2022 - Describes the Bounce Rural Adverse Childhood Experiences Project, which since 2019 has provided intensive training to Russell County, Kentucky teachers, staff, counselors, and bus drivers on the effects of childhood trauma on students' mental and physical health.
Source: Northern Kentucky Tribune