NYS Assembly Passes Resolution Funding SBHCs in 2018-19

A resolution governing the distribution of the $3,823,000 in new, one-time funds for school-based health centers in the 2018-19 State Budget was passed by the NYS Assembly. Data provided by the Division of the Budget and the NYS DOH was received by the Assembly and...

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Should Schools Have Onsite Health Clinics for Teachers?

School-based health clinics for teachers and their families can significantly lower a district's health-care costs and slightly reduce teacher absenteeism, a new study finds.  The study, conducted by the RAND Corporation and published in the Journal of Occupational...

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Districts look to bring mental health clinics into schools

Starting in the fall, more area districts will make space in their schools to house mental health counselors, as Northern Rivers, working with the Capital Region BOCES, looks to expand its services in area schools. Northern Rivers is in discussion with as many as 10...

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Liverpool CSD Introduces Parent University

Parent University is designed to help improve communication between the district and the community When kids go from elementary school to the higher levels, information tends to slow from a deluge to a trickle. To shore up that communication, the district will host...

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Kids’ Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply

NYT: Kids’ Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply From 2008 to 2015, the proportion of emergency room and hospital encounters for suicide-related diagnoses almost tripled. "...more and more of their inpatient beds at the children’s hospital were occupied by...

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Childhood trauma can lead to long-lasting health problems

Resilience may be the answer to recovering from youth stresses “There was always something on fire,” she recalled. With four decades of time and nearly an entire continent between her and the projects, Elizabeth Fitzgerald still carries the traces of her traumatic...

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Growing need exists for pediatric mental health services

National Alliance on Mental Illness says 50 percent of all chronic illness begins before age 14 Georgia (Albany) — Anxiety, conduct disorder, ADHD, depression, substance abuse, trauma, physical and sexual abuse, and cyberbullying are among the issues young people face...

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