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Catawba County Public Health School Nurse Research Team

Back Row L-R : Brandy Forbes, Krystal Morgan, Rachel Knighton

Front Row L-R : Kim Spaulding, Melanie Reese, LaDonna Hodge, Holly Bennett

RECIPIENTS of spring 2018 grant INITIATIVE

The objective of this project is to arm school nurses in their role as both first line mental health providers, as well as promote a school environment that improves mental health resources for student and staff in accordance with the North Carolina Department of Instruction Mental Health Initiative and the Catawba County Public Health School Nurse Mental Health Outcome.

The project will “arm” school nurses with a “calm-down” kit at each school. Each kit will include:

*Bubbles *coloring sheets for mindfulness and colored pencils

*Stress Ball *pipe cleaners and beads

*Pinwheel *Flower bouquet with essential oils

*Glitter jar *Rubik’s cube or fidget spinner