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March 2020 Healthy Schools Resources

Tuesday, March 3, 2020  
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Online Book Studies. Join Wellness Training Specialists for two online book studies: Design Thinking for School Leaders: Five Roles and Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change and Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning. Participants get a certificate for 30 hours of continuing ed. Click here for details.


March 2020: CO Charter Schools Annual Conference: Presented by the CO League of Charter Schools, this event brings together school leaders, board members, operations staff, teachers, technology & support staff and advocates to learn, inspire and engage. Click here for details and to register!




CO Department of Education: The School Counselor Corps Grant for districts, BOCES and charter schools is to increase availability and implementation of effective school-based counseling. The anticipated level of funding available for 2020-21 school year is $500,000 (approx 15 grant awards; funding contingent upon pending legislative appropriations). Priority consideration will be given to schools not previously funded. Click here for details. Applications due March 13, 2020.


CO Department of Education: Funding is available for the School Health Professional Grant, which provides funds to eligible education providers to enhance the presence of school health professionals in elementary and secondary schools. Click here for more info. Applications due March 24, 2020.


CO Department of Education: The purpose of the Expelled and At-Risk Student Services Grant is to provide educational services and supportive intervention services to students who are expelled, at risk or expulsion and truant. Approximately $1.9 million is available for funding, where awardees will be granted for four years. Eligible applicants include school districts, alternative schools and charter schools. Click here for more info. Applications due March 12, 2020.


CO Department of Public Health and Environment: The Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education opportunity has been released! The purpose of this grant is to support schools and districts to implement comprehensive human sexuality education content that is medically accurate, culturally sensitive, inclusive of a positive youth development approach, and aligned with content requirements indicated in the Comprehensive Human Sexuality. Check out the webpage for all the details. Applications due March 30, 2020; 5:00pm.


CO Health Foundation: The Responsive Grants Program, including Children Move More, Healthy Schools, and Youth and Young Adult Resiliency, was released on February 15, 2020. This provides a possible funding channel for school health and wellness work. For more information, or to look for the June 15th offerings, check out the webpage or reach out to Dara Hessee directly with questions or to discuss ideas .


Healthy Schools Hub: Join the Healthy Schools Hub to stay up to date on events, funding, trainings, and resources to support your healthy school initiatives.





Alliance For A Healthier Generation and Kohl’s: The Eating Healthy at Home Guide helps families take small steps to make the healthy choice the easy choice.


CO Department of Education, Grant Writing Virtual Training: This 50-minute training covers highlights of the all-day in-person training, including the competitive funding process, tips for planning and writing a competitive application, and resources for funding opportunities. Click here for presentation slides or here for recorded webinar.


CO Education Initiative: The Students Mentoring Students (SMS) Curriculum includes lessons that are researched, practiced, taught, debriefed, and continually improved as the bulk of a credit-bearing class within the regular curriculum.


CO School Safety Resource Center: The Resources for Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention - A Guide for Schools provides a list of prevention programs for staff and students on the topic of suicide prevention and intervention including information about crisis lines, guidelines and protocols, screening tools, and other resources.


Mental Health Colorado: The School Mental Health Toolkit is a blueprint for school mental health services and will guide community members, schools, local leaders, and districts through 10 best practices, including strategies for implementing, funding, and sustaining mental health services in schools.