Mental Health Support in Schools Gets $3.4 Million Boost

first_imgFacebook256Tweet0Pin0Submitted by North Thurston Public SchoolsToday students need a variety of supports to address growing mental health challenges, and schools increasingly recognize that they can’t do it alone — it takes an integrated model connecting schools, families, and community resources to give kids the best chance.Addressing mental health needs through a systematic approach so students, staff, and teachers can thrive is at the heart of the $3.4 million in grants Kaiser Permanente in Washington recently awarded 6 school districts.Highline Public Schools and Northwest Educational Service District (supporting Sedro Wooley and Mount Vernon school districts with these funds) are building out multi-tiered systems of supports, referred to as MTSS, for mental health in schools with the help of 2 $1.5 million, 3-year grants. Bellingham, Kent, Tenino, and North Thurston districts are establishing the framework for this model, thanks to another $400,000 in grants from the Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools program.MTSS is a service delivery framework that focuses on prevention and problem-solving through academic and nonacademic interventions, supports, and services available in schools and communities to eliminate barriers to learning and teaching. (See graphic below.)“Connecting with children and adolescents in safe spaces, like schools, enables earlier detection, intervention, and support in addressing mental health issues,” said Ashok Shimoji-Krishnan, MD, Kaiser Permanente child psychiatrist. “This approach also creates awareness and decreases stigma around getting help for mental health concerns.”Early detection is only as powerful as the support that’s available when concerns are identified. “Establishing a clear process for varying levels of support that connect students, families, teachers, and staff with community resources will be powerful,” said Clint Carlton, director, Special Programs and Services, for the Mount Vernon School District.Photo courtesy: North Thurston Public SchoolThe tiers of support in MTSS increase in intensity from one level to the next. For example, some kids receiving small-group interventions may need to move up to one-on-one help. The goal is to be responsive to changing needs and keep students in school as they work through issues.“There is a lot of great work happening in our schools to support student mental health. This grant will allow us to bring it all together so we can serve students even better,” said Doug Judge, director of social-emotional learning at Highline Public Schools. “It will also support the emotional health and well-being of our staff.”Jill Patnode, Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools program manager, said, “A recent environmental scan of schools across the region clearly identified mental health needs as a top priority and deep interest in this model.” Shared during the MTSS Fest hosted by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the scan served as the basis for the design of these grants.last_img read more

Hilarious meme emerges trolling Ryan Giggs after Gareth Bale poses with ‘Wales, Golf, Madrid’…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement epNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8kha0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ee9ff( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) x9puWould you ever consider trying this?😱qti1Can your students do this? 🌚9t4Roller skating! Powered by Firework ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order’ is the caption that has landed Real Madrid and Welsh natioanl team star Gareth Bale in troubling situations. Qualifying for Euro 2020 but a target for the Spanish media and club supporters, the 30 year old is on a rollercoaster ride. Meanwhile, the internet hasn’t stopped, and the head coach Ryan Giggs is the target regarding his career and scandal with his brother’s wife.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPAn edited picture of the veteran United midfielder has gone viral, where Giggs is seen holding the national flag of Wales, with the caption: ‘Man Utd, Brother’s Wife, Wales. In that order.’Check out the meme below-Advertisement The meme indicates the 45 year old’s undying loyalty for the club, even more so than his time with the national side, and in between the famous misconduct regarding his brother Rhodri Giggs’s wife Natasha Lever.Advertisement The two were seperated in 2013 after a 10 year long affair with the former United captain.Giggs, who spent his whole senior career at Old Trafford, has earned 64 caps for the Welsh national team, and also played for the England under-16 and the Great Britain Olympic football team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.However, Giggs and his team now have secured their entry into Euro 2020 after last night’s 2-0 win over Hungarym, thanks to a brace from Juventus star Aaron Ramsey. Advertisementlast_img read more

Rohit Sharma knocks out Sachin Tendulkar’s record in 2nd ODI against Australia

first_imgAdvertisement 1qyx7uNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5vpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eq4zgv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7rzhWould you ever consider trying this?😱297i5Can your students do this? 🌚2rpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yet another feather on the ‘Hit-Man’s cap; on Friday Rohit Sharma became the fastest batsman to reach 7,000 ODI runs as an opener. In the second ODI against Australia at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, going past Sachin Tendulkar who took 160 innings to achieve this feat. Rohit meanwhile, took just 23 innings fewer to reach this milestone. South African legend Hashim Amla, sits on the second spot, taking 147 innings to reach this record. Advertisement Photo Credit: Cricket CountrySharma who was rested for the quick three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, had a poor comeback game in the first fixture at Mumbai scoring 10 runs from 15 deliveries. Today though, he looked in fine touch before leggie Adam Zampa trapped him at 42 off 44 balls.But during his short-lived innings, the 32-year-old broke a couple of records, the other being, the fourth Indian opener to complete 7,000 ODI runs. Only Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag are the three other batsmen to reach this milestone. The Mumbaikar could’ve completed another record today, as he was dismissed four runs short of reaching 9,000 runs in ODIs.Advertisement One of India’s finest batsman ever, Rohit Sharma started his ODI career as a middle-order batsman before skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni promoted him to the top-order during the 2013 Champions Trophy in England.With a century on the first day in his new role, there was no looking back for Rohit since and he himself has voiced his gratitude saying, “I believe the decision to open in ODIs changed my career and it was a decision taken by Dhoni. I became a better batsman after that. In fact it helped me understand my game better, react better according to situations.”Advertisement “He (Dhoni) just came up to me and said ‘I want you to open the innings as I am confident that you will do well. Since you can play both cut and pull shot well, you have the qualities to succeed as an opener’.”You may also like:Australia created history by smashing India in the 1st ODI. Find out how!Rohit Sharma reveals the mantra to his successful batting Advertisementlast_img read more

Leipzig has not received offers or contacts by Timo Werner

first_imgAmong the possible destinations of Werner is Liverpool English, who would have intensified his claim to sign him. To the forward, on the other hand, he would be attracted to the possibility of playing in the Premier League and being under the command of his compatriot Jürgen Klopp.Krösche also announced that Leipzig wants to extend the contract with the German international Lukas Klostermann, which extends until 2021, preferably before the celebration of the next Eurocup.“That is our goal. This is not an ultimatum, the player has to decide for himself “, he warned, adding that there was a good exchange with the player’s representative and that they hoped to find an agreement. Leipzig sports director Markus Krösche confirmed that they have not received any offers or consult officially by his star player, the German striker Timo Werner.“Nothing at all, but It is normal for Timo to be in the spotlight of other clubs. The boy is playing a very, very good season and he scores very, very often, “Krösche said in statements published Wednesday by the newspaper ‘Bild’.Nevertheless, He admitted that in the club they are prepared in the event that someone contacted the 23-year-old intern, whose contract extends until 2023, although it includes the option of being able to sign for another club in the next market. Your termination clause, according to the information, It would be around 60 million euros.last_img read more

LaLiga postpones the first concentration of teams

first_imgThe LaLiga Govt Committee has determined to postpone the concentrations of the teams deliberate for subsequent week, though the forecast to carry them in the week previous to the begin of the Championship is maintained, Part 4, for which there’s nonetheless no official date though Javier Tebas sees Friday June 12 as the day he would really like soccer to return.Javier Tebas superior on Sunday evening in Movistar’s “El Partizado” that “we’re going to delay the concentrations deliberate for subsequent week, which ought to have began on Monday 18 as a result of the exams have given excellent outcomes. These concentrations will not be obligatory, however non-compulsory, “the LaLiga president requested questions from Juanma Castaño. After assembly as we speak with its managers, LaLiga has made the choice agency. The LaLiga Govt Committee is made up of six First-tier golf equipment: Actual Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Betis, Levante, Valencia and Villarreal. Along with the First-tier golf equipment, in the LaLiga Delegate Committee, there are six different Second Division: Deportivo, Cádiz, Las Palmas, Alcorcón, Lugo and Almería. The working group can be made up of the CEO of Atlético, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, and Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga.last_img read more

Perfect Neighbour romps PM Stakes

first_img SMOOTH SAILING The 2013 derby and St Leger winner, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, made amends for his near miss a year ago with an emphatic victory in the 52nd running of the Prime Minister’s Stakes grade-one feature over 2000 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. Installed a 6-5 favourite with title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen riding for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, toting topweight of 57.0kg, won by five lengths from his highly fancied stable-companion, ALL CORRECT (9-5), with Paul ‘Country’ Francis in a field of six, erasing the memory of last year’s race when he was beaten a short head by COMMANDING CHIEF, with champion jockey Dane Nelson at his brilliant best. Yesterday, there was no such intrigue. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, drawn at post position one, raced prominently in third as MILITARY MOVE (11-1) led comfortably from ALL CORRECT turning into the backstretch. ALL CORRECT shot past MILITARY MOVE at the half mile, but PERFECT NEIGHBOUR soon went in chase on the outside and assumed the lead entering the straight. Thereafter, it was smooth sailing as the classy five-year-old horse by Natural Selection out of Desperatehousewives moved away from ALL CORRECT to win in the fairly good time of 2:06.3. This marked his first win from five starts this season, but according to DaCosta, he has had to be running him over sprint and middle distances due to a lack of suitable distance races for grade-one horses on the calendar. “Since winning the Harry Jackson Memorial Cup over a mile and a half last Boxing Day, I was forced to run him in the Lady Geeta Trophy and Lotto Sprint Trophy just to keep him race fit. He ran over a more suitable trip at nine furlongs in the Viceroy Trophy on June 27, and although running well for second to stable companion Hover Craft, had to wait too long for a suitable race. “He will now have to wait for another two and a half months for the Governor General’s Stakes in mid-October (Heroes Day) before embarking on his major objective – the Superstakes – a month later,” explained the Hall of Fame trainer. “I was very encouraged by this performance, as he not only won in a good time, but carried the weight well,” said DaCosta, who is on course to win a record 15 trainers’ championship this year, which would surpass the legendary Philip Feanny with 14 titles. PERFECTNEIGHBOUR is owned by Alfred Lee and Jeffrey Mordecai.last_img read more

Fruits vendor slapped with robbery charge

first_imgA fruit vendor of Bourda Market was on Tuesday slapped with three charges ranging from robbery to resisting Police arrest and disorderly behaviour when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Fitzroy Gibson denied all three of the charges when they were read to him. The Police stated that on August 23, 2018, while in the vicinity of Robb and Bourda Streets, Georgetown, Gibson stole $15,000 from Sabrina Pilgrim.The Police also contend that on the same day and time, and in the same vicinity, Gibson resisted Police arrest and behaved in a disorderly manner towards the lawmen.The prosecution is contending that on the day in question, the defendant and her husband were walking in the vicinity of Robb and Bourda Streets when the accused pushed his hands into the woman’s purse and took out the money.After realising she was being robbed, the woman screamed for assistance and alerted a plainclothes Police rank. He attempted to arrest Gibson, but Gibson resisted arrest, resulting in the rank calling for back-up. Gibson was eventually arrested and charged.Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan fined the man $10,000 for disorderly behaviour, and $5,000 for court costs. He was also ordered to compensate the virtual complainant.last_img read more

Fort St. John Fighters compete at World MMA Championships

first_imgTwo Fort St. John Athletes are in Las Vegas for the World Championships of Amateur MMA  this week.Dylan Lielke won his first fight on Tuesday beating his competitor from South Africa in the third round by a TKO.  Unfortunately in his second fight of the tournament Lielke lost to a competitor from Italy knocking him out of the event.Jamie Herrington won her first fight against a competitor from Sweden in the third round with a arm bar move.  Jamie will now move onto the semi-finals in her division. Her next fight will be Friday against a competitor from Germany.- Advertisement -Overall only seven amateur Canadian fighters will be attending, and two of which being Lielke, and Herrington.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, November 5

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Manchester United are still debating whether to turn Colombia striker Radamel Falcao’s loan move into a permanent deal. The Red Devils could sign the 28-year-old, who has scored one goal in five matches since arriving from Monaco, for £46m in the summer. (The Sun)Meanwhile, the Old Trafford club are ready to pay midfielder Anderson £1.4m to terminate his contract if they are unable to find a new club for the 26-year-old Brazilian in January. (Daily Telegraph) Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal wants to sign Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar, 29, in January to help solve his defensive problems. (Daily Mirror) Southampton must pay more than their club-record £15m fee – spent on Italy striker Pablo Osvaldo in 2013 – if they want to sign Palermo’s 20-year-old forward Paulo Dybala. (Daily Star) West Ham fear defender Winston Reid, 26, may leave despite them preparing to offer him a new £23m contract. (The Sun)Unsettled Toronto striker Jermain Defoe, 32, will join Queens Park Rangers in January as Harry Redknapp moves to sign the former Tottenham striker for the third time. (Daily Mail) And here are the latest transfer tales… Exclusive – Balotelli has improved since Real Madrid horror show, claims McAteerExclusive – Returning defender will solve Man United’s defensive woes, vows YorkeExclusive – Sanchez and Welbeck forming ‘formidable’ partnership, claims former Arsenal hitmanExclusive – Major decisions are going against Crystal Palace, blasts boss Warnock Exclusive – O’Shea: Fletcher’s goals can keep Sunderland in the Premier LeagueMan City readying stunning contract offer to lure Dortmund aceXavi to snub Man City and United and see out career in Japan?Van Ginkel update: Agent confirms Chelsea may cancel loan deallast_img read more

Clinton says rivals `throwing mud’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The three-way confrontation at the beginning of a lengthy debate reduced the other Democratic presidential hopefuls on the debate stage to the uncomfortable role of spectator, yet it perfectly captured the race for the party’s nomination. Clinton leads in the nationwide polls, but recent surveys in Iowa show she is in a virtual dead heat with Obama and Edwards. For Richardson, Sens. Joseph Biden of Delaware and Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, the opening moments were frustrating – and they repeatedly tried to break in. “Oh, no, don’t make me speak,” Biden said in mock horror when moderator Wolf Blitzer called on him roughly 15 minutes into the proceedings. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who has campaigned in Nevada more than any other presidential hopeful, took verbal shots at Clinton and her two closest pursuers in the polls. “Let’s stop the mudslinging,” he said. LAS VEGAS – Under pressure in a feisty debate, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton accused her closest rivals Thursday night of slinging mud “right out of the Republican playbook” and leveled her sharpest criticism of the campaign at their records. “What the American people are looking for right now is straight answers to tough questions, and that is not what we have seen from Senator Clinton on a host of issues,” said Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in the opening moments of a debate seven weeks before the first contest of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. “There’s nothing personal about this,” said former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, who joined Obama in bluntly accusing Clinton of forever switching positions on Social Security, driver licenses for illegal immigrants and other issues. “The American people know where I stand,” said Clinton, turning aside the suggestion that she was seeking to hide her positions. Long an advocate of universal health care, she said Obama’s current proposal leaves millions uncovered and that Edwards did not support health care for all when he first ran for president in 2004. Yet Richardson, who has campaigned in Nevada more than any other presidential hopeful, took verbal shots at Clinton and her two closest pursuers in the polls. He said Edwards is engaging in class warfare, Obama was trying to start a generational war and Clinton, “with all due respect with her plan on Iraq doesn’t end the war. All I want to do is give peace a chance.” Richardson was in the minority when the candidates were asked whether human rights could ever trump national security. He said it could; Clinton said it could not, and Dodd said “obviously national security.” Obama challenged the question, saying “the concepts are not contradictory.” Clinton, her standing as the front-runner at risk, seemed intent on redeeming what even she conceded was a sub-par performance at the previous debate, turning aside criticism from her rivals and answering questions with practiced ease. Asked whether she was guilty of playing the “gender card” in her drive to become the first female president, she said she had not. “They’re not attacking me because I’m a woman. They’re attacking me because I’m ahead,” she said to loud applause. Obama was the first to challenge Clinton, saying it took two weeks to “get a clear answer” on whether she supports or opposes issuing driver licenses for illegal immigrants. “The same is true on Social Security,” he said. For the first time in a debate since the campaign began, Clinton swiftly answered in kind. “When it came time to step up and decide whether or not he would support universal health care coverage he chose not to do that,” she said of Obama. She added his plan would leave 15 million people without coverage – the population of Iowa and three other early voting states in the nominating campaign. Edwards was next to accuse Clinton of trying to have it both ways – with the war in Iraq, Social Security and defining the scope of President George W. Bush’s power to use military force against Iran. “She says she will bring change to Washington while she continues to defend a system that does not work, that is broken, that is rigged, that is corrupt,” added the former North Carolina senator. “I’ve just been personally attacked again,” Clinton broke in. “I don’t mind taking hits on my record on issues, but when somebody starts throwing mud at least we can hope it’s accurate and not right out of the Republican playbook.” The debate unfolded on a stage at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The focus on Clinton from the debate’s opening moments was hardly surprising. The senator herself has conceded she turned in a sub-par performance at the last debate, when she stumbled on a question about driver licenses for illegal immigrants.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more