Students can benefit from the medical, dental, and behavioral health services offered in full service school based health centers. This issue features the Tooth Fairies of the Hartford Public Schools, and the policy work needed to keep oral health at the forefront of health discussions. Schools are now required to display posters with resources to help youth access the DCF Careline for abuse and neglect. Read about the problems teens face when they stay up late, and why schools should measure chronic absenteeism rates.
School based health centers are on the front-lines of children's health, and as we approach the start of the legislative session CASBHC will be advocating with you and for you. Save the Date for 2 events: SBHC Advocacy Day at the State Capitol on April 26th and the CASBHC Statewide SBHC Conference at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury on May 5th.