Grant Updates, Be the First to See 2018-2019 Trainings, WI SEL Competencies Release, 
2018 Survey Results, Sleep and Mental Health, and More
May 2018 Updates
This month's newsletter is also available: www.wishschools.org/resources/newsletters.cfm
Top Safe & Healthy School Needs in WI

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual WISH Center Needs Assessment. We used the results to plan our 2018-2019 Training Events as well as the topics for the 2018 Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference being held December 6-7 at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Due May 31, 2018 

The most recent governor's budget provides funding, beginning in fiscal year 2019, to create a new mental health grant program (WI ยง115.367). The Department of Public Instruction will award grants to school districts, and operators of independent charter schools, to be used for the purpose of providing mental health services to pupils, in collaboration with community health agencies
Grant Application and Guidance is available at 

A Grant Writing Webinar and FAQs are available on the DPI's Website.
Questions can be directed to Beth Herman, beth.herman@dpi.wi.gov.
DOJ Office of School Safety Grants Due June 8, 2018

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is seeking applications for programs and projects related to school violence.  A total of $100,000,000 is available through the School Safety Initiative to local schools in Wisconsin to support projects designed to improve K-12 school safety.  Proposed expenditures should enhance or improve upon existing school or district efforts to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and/or recover from violence.  The Department will accept applications from school boards, operators of independent charter schools, governing bodies of private schools, and tribal schools.

More information and the application announcement is available on the DOJ website.
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Trauma Sensitive Schools Cohort 4 Application Deadline Extended and $2,000 Stipend

DPI is now accepting applications for schools interested in engaging in our Trauma Sensitive Schools Professional Development process. This multi-year process involves regional coaching and technical assistance to support schools as they embark on the journey of becoming more trauma sensitive. 

DPI has extended the due date for the Trauma Sensitive Schools Learning Opportunity.  Applications will be accepted until May 24th, 2018. Additionally, DPI is pleased to announce that accepted applicants will receive a stipend of $2,000 to offset the costs of the training opportunity. This opportunity is open to all schools and districts in Wisconsin, including school boards, operators of independent charter schools, governing bodies of private schools, and tribal schools. For more information, please visit: https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/trauma for more information.

Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Cook, School Psychology Consultant via email at elizabeth.cook@dpi.wi.gov .
In the News & Resources

Homework Gap (EdScoop): The Institute of Education Sciences' report shows a "huge gap" in broadband access among children, and it breaks down the data across demographic groups. Link to the full report: Student Access to Digital Learning Resources Outside of the Classroom

JUULing Resources- Public health materials to build public awareness about potential harms associated with use of JUUL are emerging, including  educational toolkit materials for teens developed by the Stanford University Department of Medicine , a  Truth Initiative fact sheet , and a  Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids fact sheet .

Using Needs Assessments to Connect Learning + Health
Needs assessments can be a valuable tool to identify, understand and address health conditions that affect academic performance. This could be a helpful tool as you conduct a needs assessment for Title IV Part A.

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, Second Edition has been updated by SAMHSA

Start the Conversation-Underage Drinking: Myths Versus Facts, specifically written for preteens and teens. This fact sheet compares common myths about alcohol use with the facts about the prevalence of alcohol use. Share this resource with our youth to start the conversation and spread the word about underage drinking and alcohol misuse.

Social and Emotional Learning Updates

Wisconsin PK-Adult Social and Emotional Learning Competencies are Coming Soon!
The Wisconsin Social and Emotional learning competencies have been finalized and will officially be launched on Monday May 21, 2018. The guidance document containing the competencies will be available, on that date, at https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/social-emotional-learning.

You are invited to attend an introduction webinar introducing the competencies and guidance, and reviewing the supports available to assist schools and districts in developing a comprehensive social and emotional learning program. Register for the Introduction to Wisconsin PK-Adult Social and Emotional Learning Competencies webinar on May 22 from 1-1:45 PM here:  https://goo.gl/forms/2YwAAMxLjzkTP74q2.

Social and Emotional Learning Conference and Mental Health Summit
June 21, 2018
Creating Safe and Supportive School Communities Summer Institute:  Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) ConferenceThe  Agenda is available and features Dorothy Espelage, presenters from CASEL, and more!

June 22, 2018
Location for Both Events: Madison Marriott West 
What is the Connection Between Sleep and Mental Health?
submitted by Jackie Schoening, Central Regional Coordinator

We spend about a third of our lives asleep. According to neuroscientist Russell Foster of the University of Oxford, "Sleep, in a single behavior, is the most important thing we do."

Foster studies circadian rhythms, the internal 24 hour clocks that govern when we sleep. He has found that abnormal circadian rhythms are likely related to mental illness. Dr. Foster and his colleagues have found that patients with a range of afflictions - from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder - show severely disrupted sleep cycles.  The work may have implications for diagnosing mental illness; certain sleep patterns may help pinpoint a disorder. The work could also eventually lead to new treatments for mental illness through tweaking sleep patterns with light therapy.   Foster's team has also found that sleep deprivation makes it more difficult to recall traumatic images, which could have therapeutic implications for people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.  Watch Dr. Foster's TED Talk .
We are still working on creating registration and flyers. 

September 2018
Event
Location
September 13-14
PREPaRE 2: Roles of Mental Health Professionals in Crisis Intervention & Recovery
CESA #11, Turtle Lake
September 24
PREPaRE 1: Comprehensive School Safety Planning
CESA #12, Ashland
September 27
PREPaRE 1: Comprehensive School Safety Planning
CESA #7, Green Bay
September 27-28
Restorative Practices
CESA #4, West Salem
October 2018
Event
Location
October 2-3
DITEP: Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals
CESA #11, Turtle Lake
October 3
Social Emotional Learning
CESA #8, Gillett
October 11-12
PREPaRE 2: Roles of Mental Health Professionals in Crisis Intervention & Recovery
CESA #9, Tomahawk
October 16
Motivational Interviewing for Educators
CESA #9, Tomahawk
October 23 & December 4
School SBIRT
CESA #6, Oshkosh
October 25
Addressing Anxiety Related Needs: A Workshop for Education Professionals
CESA #5, Portage
October 25-26
DITEP: Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals
CESA #2, Whitewater
October 26
Social Emotional Learning
CESA #10, Chippewa Falls
October 31
Social Emotional Learning
CESA #4, West Salem
November 2018
Event
Location
November 1
Addressing Anxiety Related Needs: A Workshop for Education Professionals
CESA #8, Gillett
November 1
Social Emotional Learning
CESA #6, Oshkosh
November 2
Social Emotional Learning
CESA #1, Pewaukee
November 7-8
Restorative Practices
CESA #12, Ashland
November 8
Addressing Anxiety Related Needs: A Workshop for Education Professionals
CESA #3, Fennimore
November 13
PREPaRE 1: Comprehensive School Safety Planning
CESA #10, Chippewa Falls
November 14
Social Emotional Learning
CESA #11, Turtle Lake
November 14-15
DITEP: Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals
CESA #5, Portage
November 16
Social Emotional Learning
CESA #9, Tomahawk
November 15 & December 13
School SBIRT
CESA #9, Tomahawk
November 15  & January 8
School SBIRT
Elmbrook LAUNCH Center
November 29
Social Emotional Learning
CESA #7, Green Bay
December 2018
Event
Location
December 6-7
Building the Heart of Successful Schools
Wilderness Resort, WI Dells
December 11-12
DITEP: Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals
CESA #7, Green Bay
January 2019
Event
Location
January 8-9
PREPaRE 2: Roles of Mental Health Professionals in Crisis Intervention & Recovery
CESA #10, Chippewa Falls
January 8-9
Restorative Practices
CESA #2, Whitewater
January 17
PREPaRE 1: Comprehensive School Safety Planning
CESA #5, Portage
January 17
Addressing Anxiety Related Needs: A Workshop for Education Professionals
CESA #6, Oshkosh
January 21-22
Restorative Practices
CESA #6, Oshkosh
January 22-23
Restorative Practices
CESA #8, Gillett
February 2019
Event
Location
February 12-13
PREPaRE 2: Roles of Mental Health Professionals in Crisis Intervention & Recovery
CESA #6, Oshkosh
February 19
Managing Traumatic Grief in the School System: Helping Students, Parents, and Ourselves
CESA #7, Green Bay
February 20
Managing Traumatic Grief in the School System: Helping Students, Parents, and Ourselves
CESA #9, Tomahawk
February 21
Managing Traumatic Grief in the School System: Helping Students, Parents, and Ourselves
CESA #10, Chippewa Falls
February 26
Social Emotional Learning
CESA #5, Portage
March 2019
Event
Location
March 1
DPI's Suicide Prevention
CESA #6, Oshkosh
March 6-7
Restorative Practices
CESA #1, Pewaukee
March 12
Addressing Anxiety Related Needs: A Workshop for Education Professionals
CESA #4, West Salem
March 14
PREPaRE 1: Comprehensive School Safety Planning
CESA #2, Whitewater
March 19 -20
PREPaRE 2: Roles of Mental Health Professionals in Crisis Intervention & Recovery
CESA #4, West Salem
April 2019
Event
Location
April 8
Addressing Anxiety Related Needs: A Workshop for Education Professionals
CESA #12, Ashland
June 2019
Event
Location
TBD
Book Study or Online Course
Online
June 19-20
Restorative Practices-CESA #7
CESA #7, Green Bay

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