It’s that time of the year when children begin returning to school. However, this year comes with uncertainty as schools reopen for in-person learning, remote learning, and hybrid models. As such, the NNED is sharing articles, resources, funding opportunities, and upcoming events to support educators, students, and their families during this time.
- Cigna – Healthier Kids for Our Future Mental Health Grant: The goal of this grant is to supplement existing mental health programming and help close gaps both within and outside the school environment to address loneliness, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention. Applications are due September 30, 2020.
- Administration for Children and Families – American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion: The purpose of the grant is to expand access to high-quality, comprehensive early learning services for newly-enrolled, income-eligible American Indian/Alaska Native pregnant women, and children from birth to compulsory school age. Applications are due October 21, 2020.
- Health Resources and Services Administration – Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program: The purpose of this program is to support innovative, community-based initiatives to improve the health status of infants, children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to preventive care and services. Applications are due December 5, 2020.
- Sept 4 – Student Mental Health During COVID-19: How To Prepare as Schools Reopen
- Sept 10 – Tribal Schools Reopen Amidst COVID-19
- Sept 10 – Trauma and Trauma-Informed Strategies To Support Migrant Students
Articles and Other Resources:
- School Discipline is Racially Biased and Increases Misbehavior – A new study, published in American Psychologist, examines the impact of official infractions given for minor misconduct, or minor infractions, on students in the American school system. Read more…
- Mental Health America 2020 Back to School Toolkit – Many who remain at home will feel even lonelier and more isolated as they see members of their peer group out and about. Loneliness can translate to poor sleep, high blood pressure, greater risk of suicidal ideation, and even alcohol and drug use. Depression, anxiety, and fear can also increase. Download now…
This page will be updated regularly.