Webinar showcases online tool for school-based child development

January 11, 2016

On January 26, 2016, the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) will host a webinar that features a recently launched online tool called Partner Build Grow. The Center promotes child wellness and school success by partnering with communities to create collaborative solutions that bridge health and education so that kids are happy, healthy, and motivated to learn. Partner Build Grow uses a four-pronged approach based on promising practices to assist community coalitions in advancing and sustaining school-based child development and behavioral health objectives.

The 90-minute webinar will feature several communities that have successfully implemented cross-sector, school-connected, child health initiatives. Olga Acosta Price, Ph.D., director of CHHCS at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and associate professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, will be moderating. Her expertise is in the design, implementation, and evaluation of school behavioral health programs and policies.

Panelists will include:

  • Liz Warner (School Culture and Climate Initiative Co-Director) & Patricia Heindel, Ph.D. (School Culture and Climate Initiative Co-Director)
    The School Culture and Climate Initiative is a project undertaken in partnership between the United Way of Northern New Jersey Youth Empowerment Alliance (YEA) and the College of Saint Elizabeth Center for Human and Social Development. The Initiative provides school districts in Northern NJ with the means to improve their culture, climate and health resulting in an environment where children can thrive socially, emotionally, physically, and academically, and where students, the family, and the wider community are engaged in the schools.
  • Luann Kida, MA, LMSW (Community Schools Director, Broome County Promise Zone)
    In Broome County, New York a team that encompasses the county school districts, Binghamton University, the Broome County Mental Health Department, and numerous public and private social service organizations combined forces to become a New York State Promise Zone, providing services through a community school model to underserved children in 12 districts.
  • Date & Time: January 26, 2016, 12-1:30 PM EST

Registrants are encouraged to preview the Partner Build Grow tool prior to the webinar on January 26, 2016.

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