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  • Well-Being in Difficult Times” was presented on November 18th by Heather Hartman-Hall, PhD. Dr. Hartman-Hall is a psychologist and Director of Residency Well Being for MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.
    The entire presentation can be viewed here. These are stressful times especially for those in health care. This presentation defines levels of stress and provides very useful tools to manage stress
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  • “Human Trafficking Identification and Response: Supporting Youth in School-Based Health Care Settings”  was presented on Wednesday, October 28th  by Sophie Aron, MSW and Ellie Lewis Park, from the University of Maryland SAFE Center.
    Sophie and Aron provided an overview of the elements and prevalence of human trafficking, the indicators of human trafficking in vulnerable populations and outlined reporting protocols and referral pathways to address victim service needs.                                The entire presentation can now be viewed online!
  • “COVID-19 Clinical Update-Considerations for School Based Health Centers.”  MASBHC was pleased to offer this very timely and informative presentation by Dr. Sohail M Qarni, Medical Director, Maryland Department of Health, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration. Dr. Qarni provided an update on COVID-19 with a focus on current testing modalities and interpretation, lessons learned and mitigation strategies, and ambulatory care considerations. Possible COVID-19 vaccines were discussed. The entire presentation can now be viewed online! A video on COVID testing is available here.
  • 2/26/2020 MASBHC Webinar: Strategies and Resources to Build a Multi-tiered Approach to Trauma-Informed Schools — How can practitioners and school systems build trauma-informed schools for their students? On Feb. 26, 2020, MASBHC was pleased to present an informative webinar on this topic from Sharon Hoover, Ph.D., co-director of the National Center for School Mental Health. This webinar included both Dr. Hoover’s expert guidance and a number of freely available resources, and the entire presentation can now be viewed online!
  • 4/29/2020 MASBHC Webinar: Neisseria meningitidis Disease State Overview — MASBHC was pleased to present an informative presentation on neisseria meningitidis, commonly known as meningococcal disease. Pilar B. Snowden, Ph.D. provided attendees with an overview of the disease, including transmission, risk factors, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies. This webinar was not recorded, but slides from the presentation are available upon request to
  • 5/14/2020 MASBHC Annual Conference — Our 2020 Technical Assistance Day, Pathways to Resilient Students, has been postponed and will not be held on the previously-announced date of May 14, 2020. Please stay tuned for more information and additional virtual technical assistance opportunities.

Online Professional Development Opportunities

  • Medicaid Billing: A Review for Maryland School Based Health Centers Training Successful submission of medical claims to Managed Care Organizations for services delivered in school based health centers remains an ongoing challenge.  This webinar, sponsored by Maryland Medicaid Provider Services, covers the basics of Medicaid and billing procedures for school based health centers. The webinar covers:
    • Medicaid need-to-know terms and acronyms
    • Medicaid 101 refresher
    • Medicaid and SBHCs
    • Medicaid Enrollment and Billing
    • Additional Resources
    • To view this training, click here
  • School-Based Substance Use Identification and Intervention Training: Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration funds free, online training for school-based substance use identification/intervention (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment = SBIRT). This training is available for all Maryland school support staff (e.g., school psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, SBHC staff, community-partnered school mental health clinicians), and is a highly-interactive, skill-based training that takes 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information or to access the training, view the program flier (Adobe Acrobat required).


  • 10/29-10/31/2020 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health: Equitable and Effective School Mental Health — Join the National Center for School Mental Health for its 25th annual conference, Oct. 29-31 in Baltimore! For more details and to register, visit the conference website.

Kirwan Commission Webinar

On August 12, 2019, MASBHC participated in a webinar outlining the numerous recommendations for school health services and school-based health centers made by the the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (Kirwan Commission). We are pleased to present here the slides from that webinar. Many thanks to our partners in this endeavor, including the Maryland Dental Action Coalition (MDAC), the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA), and Public Policy Partners (PPP).

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