Founders Day 2022

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Founders Day 2022

Founders Day 2022 Celebration welcomes all New Jersey Chapters of Sigma members and their guests

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The Rutgers Club 85 Avenue East Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

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After 2 years of virtual Founders Day, NJ Consortium of SIGMA Chapters is so excited to host you in person at the Rutgers Club for our Founders Day 2022 celebration!!

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Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Beth Jameson (Gamma Nu Chapter)

Keynote Address: "Exploring On-site Physical and Mental Health Screenings in U.S. School Districts: Challenges, Gaps and Opportunities"

U.S. school districts’ policies on mental health screenings also serve as an indicator of whether a school district has policies to provide comprehensive physical health screenings and off-campus mental health services to students and their families. Mental health conditions often begin in childhood, and when un- or under-treated, are closely linked with long-term academic challenges, employment issues, and suicide. Mental health screening in schools is considered a best practice recommended by organizations, including the World Health Organization. In addition, mental health screenings support a foundation for providing holistic care and support to students, families, and communities. However, according to the 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study [SHPPS], less than 13% of U.S. school districts have a policy whereby mental health screening is provided. A review of potential barriers and rational of why some school districts may not provide or provide limited mental health screenings. Finally, discussion of recommendations for next steps, including evidence-based research, surrounding school health-centered policies on physical and mental health screenings.


1. Describe how mental and physical health screening policies fit within the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice.

2. Identify the extent to which U.S. school districts have policies on physical health and mental health screenings.

3. List the extent to which U.S. school districts coordinate with social service agencies to provide off-campus mental health services.

4. Explain how the role of the school nurses supports mental and physical health screenings as a priority for academic success.

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Honoring Dr. Avril Keldo-2022 Mary Anne Rooney Essence of Nursing Award Recipient (Alpha Tau Chapter)