To ensure student success, the basic physical, mental and emotional health needs of young people and their families must be recognized and addressed.

Resources include: information on child nutrition, school climate, mental health, school-based health, school-based health centers, family resource centers and strengths-based approaches to child and family support.

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Why School-Based Health Centers Matter

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By: California School-Based Health Association and Partnership for Children & Youth

Physical and emotional well-being are essential for a child to succeed in school. Yet, many children come to school suffering from conditions that seriously affect their attendance, achievement, connectedness to school, and dropout rates. Left untreated, these conditions can have a devastating and long-term impact. California’s school-based health centers are located in schools serving some […]

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Categories: Featured, General, School-Based Health, Wellness

Resource Tags: Health, Health Center, LCAP, LCFF, Mental Health, Partnership, School-Based Health Center

Why Family Resource Centers Matter

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By: California Family Resource Association and Partnership for Children & Youth

Children need stability in their lives at home in order to do their best at school. Research has shown that academic resources alone cannot compensate when children have unmet basic needs or their families are in crisis. Low-income students are more likely to experience family instability, with accompanying emotional, mental, and physical health barriers to […]

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Categories: Family Support Services, Home Featured Resource

Resource Tags: Collaboration, family resource, Family Resource Center, family support, Family Support Services, Financing, FRC, Funding, Home featured resource, LCAP, LCFF, partnering, Partnership

Why Student Mental Health Matters

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By: California School-Based Health Alliance and Partnership for Children & Youth

Unmet mental health needs rank among the most pressing concerns for California educators, directly affecting student attendance, behavior, and readiness to learn. Schools have an important role to play in addressing mental health needs of school-aged youth. But schools can’t do it alone – by partnering with counties and community-based agencies and clinics, schools can create […]

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Categories: Mental Health Services, School-Based Health, Wellness

Resource Tags: Health, LCAP, LCFF, Mental Health

School-based Mental Health Services: What California’s School District Leaders Should Know about Mental Health Funding and 2011 Realignment

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By: Partnership for Children & Youth

Through the 2011 Realignment, California permanently shifted responsibility for administration and financing of most services for vulnerable children and youth to counties — including mental health services provided via EPSDT (Early and Periodic, Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment — Medi-Cal for enrollees under 21 years of age). EPSDT Realignment provides increased funding, as well as significantly […]

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Categories: Financing, Infrastructure and Building Partnerships, Mental Health Services, Nuts + Bolts

Resource Tags: 2011 Realignment, comprehensive systems, EPSDT, Funding, Mental Health, partner, universal services

Why School Nutrition Matters

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By: California Food Policy Advocates and Partnership for Children & Youth

At least 1.7 million households with children in California cannot consistently afford enough food. Schools are in a unique position to contribute to child nutrition through school meal programs, but there are millions of children who aren’t reached by these programs. Increasing access to healthy meals at school is critical to ensuring students can learn, […]

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Categories: Child Nutrition, Wellness

Resource Tags: Funding, Health, LCAP, LCFF, Nutrition, School Climate

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