NEWS AND RESOURCES

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON WV CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

Our friends at the WV ACEs Coalition recently published an issue brief on the impact Covid-19 has had on WV's education system. Check it out below!

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GRANT PARTNER SPOTLIGHT-CRITTENTON SERVICES, INC.

TIES is an early education assessment and intervention program designed to create trauma-informed schools. The program focuses on early elementary grades pre-k through first. 

Kids living in chaotic home environments or experiencing trauma, as known as chronic stress, have a higher chance to struggle at school, with developmental impairments, poor academic performance, and behavior issues. TIES works with teachers, students, and parents to help little kids be ready to learn.

TIES Liaisons providing assessment and intervention for children; support for families; and training for teachers and schools staff. Teachers and TIES staff meet regularly to address the needs of children and to find ways to build resilience in students. 

Currently, the TIES program partners with Ohio County and Hancock County elementary schools. Since 2015, TIES has served hundreds of students in 16 elementary schools. 

TIES has been studied by researchers at the WVU School of Social Work, with positive outcome results. Read more here.

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GRANT OPPORTUNITY--HIGHMARK FOUNDATION--DUE APRIL 1ST

The Highmark Foundation is currently accepting applications for their 2022-2023 School Grant and Awards Program.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2022. For more information, use the link below.

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GRANT OPPORTUNITY--SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH MINI-GRANTS-DUE APRIL 29

The SSJHWF partners with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) annually to offer WV school-based health centers the opportunity to apply for mini-grants of up to $2,000. School-based health centers (SBHC) are defined as primary care clinics based on primary or secondary school campuses.
Grants may be requested for training and competency building, broadening of public awareness, advisory or consultancy services, improvements to facilities or equipment, or for response to COVID 19. Details on applying can be found in the link below.