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Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic, Session 3: High School Age

Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic Sessions

(Apr 16, 2021)

Here you can find all three sessions of our Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic discussions that have aired so far. We plan on a final session on May 19th for College Students and Young Adults. To RSVP to that final session, click here . Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic: Pre K - 2nd Grade Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic, Session 2: 3rd - 7th grades Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic, Session 3: High School Age Thank you to our panelists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Chester County Intermediate Unit, Communities That Care of Greater Downingtown, and the West Chester Area School District for providing the following COVID-19 Resources for families: Chester County Community Resources Family activities and discussion prompts Tips for nurturing and supporting children at home Building Resilience Helping children cope with changes resulting from COVID-19 WCASD Counseling Resources Library Chester County Community Resources Sesame Street COVID-19 Resources for Young Children and Children with Autism PA Department of Education COVID-19 Resources for Families Pediatric Sleep Council pandemic-related sleep advice for parents of young children Family resources from Info About Kids and Child Trends Fun daytime activities from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Bedtime relaxation techniques for children ages 6-12 Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about the different Read more

 

American Mushroom Institute Awarded $40,000 in State Grant Funding

(Apr 16, 2021)

An important program to promote the nutritional, culinary, and health benefits of Pennsylvania-grown mushrooms will receive $40,000 in state grant funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, state Senator Carolyn Comitta and state Representative Christina Sappey announced today. The American Mushroom Institute (AMI), the leading national trade association representing the growers, processors, and marketers of cultivated mushrooms in the United States, will receive the matching funds for the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania’s “Eating Better to Build Back Better” program. This program focuses on mushroom culinary properties and health benefits, including naturally occurring vitamin D. It will also promote contributions to soil health and carbon sequestration. “Local farms are an important part of our economy and locally grown agricultural products, like fresh mushrooms, can be the best part of any meal,” Comitta, who serves on the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, said. “As we continue to work to advance our economic recovery, these funds will support efforts to promote the value of local farming and homegrown crops.” “The mushroom industry is one of Pennsylvania’s largest, with an economic impact of about $1.1 billion,” said Sappey, who serves on the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. “We want to highlight these family-owned and operated farms and all of the Read more

 

Sappey announces over $499K to expand STEM and computer science programs at West Chester University

(Apr 15, 2021)

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced that West Chester University will be the recipient of $499,860 in PAsmart Advancing Grants to expand access to computer science and STEM education for Pennsylvania learners. West Chester University South Campus resides within her district. “Programs like these will allow students from all backgrounds to have the tools they need to enter an evolving workforce,” said Sappey. “I am proud that West Chester University is continuing to apply innovative education programing with civic engagement and experiences to advance STEM careers.” West Chester University of Pennsylvania will be the recipient of $499,860 to build on the National Science Foundation-funded Education for Sustainability Philly Teacher Leadership program. The goal is to expand student access and engagement in sustainable or “green” STEM through teacher development, and engage students in creating a sustainable Philadelphia. The program links classroom learning to civic action and green STEM careers. Projects funded by the PAsmart Advancing Grants include Computer Science, or CS, and STEM after-school programs in robotics and artificial intelligence; the establishment of innovative STEM partnerships between school districts and higher education partners to provide college credits and industry credentials in STEM and CS; support for diversity and inclusion on esports teams in high-need areas; Read more

 

Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic, Session 3: High School Age

(Apr 15, 2021)

Please join Rep. Christina Sappey and Rep. Danielle Friel Otten for a virtual series on Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic. We will discuss how the pandemic has affected the mental health of children and young adults in different age groups, what resources are available to help them, and how parents can access available resources. We’ll hear from counselors and health care providers, and we’ll reserve plenty of time for Q&A. Read more

 

Join live @6PM THURS. 3/25/21: Institutional Disadvantage, a Law Enforcement Perspective

(Mar 25, 2021)

Email your questions for the event to RepSappey@pahouse.net. Read more

 

Institutional Disadvantage, a Law Enforcement Perspective

(Mar 25, 2021)

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, invites residents of the 158th Legislative District to attend her virtual panel discussion, “Institutionalized Disadvantage, a Law Enforcement Perspective,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25. This panel discussion is the fourth in a series of discussions started last year. Read more

 

Sappey to host virtual panel discussion on ‘Institutional Disadvantage, a Law Enforcement Perspective’

(Mar 19, 2021)

KENNETT SQUARE, March 19 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, invites residents of the 158th Legislative District to attend her virtual panel discussion, “Institutionalized Disadvantage, a Law Enforcement Perspective,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25. This panel discussion is the fourth in a series of discussions started last year. “We’re looking to continue these hard discussions and build on the insights we received from all of our participants last year,” Sappey said. “It is only when we decide to listen and make informed decisions that true action can occur. We want to create communities where everyone feels they are treated with respect and given a fair chance to succeed and thrive.” Panelists for this discussion include: Rev. Annalie Korengel, pastor of Unionville Presbyterian Church and police chaplain for Kennett Township. Scott Bohn, executive director of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. Sheriff Fredda Maddox of Chester County. Greg Rowe, executive director of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. Chief Gerald Simpson of the Chester County Regional Police Department. Residents interested in receiving a link to attend will need to RSVP on Sappey’s website , by contacting her District Office at 484-200-8264, or by emailing repsappey@pahouse.net . Questions for the representative and presenters Read more

 

Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic, Session 2: 3rd - 7th grades

(Mar 17, 2021)

Please join Rep. Christina Sappey and Rep. Danielle Friel Otten for a virtual series on Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic. We will discuss how the pandemic has affected the mental health of children and young adults in different age groups, what resources are available to help them, and how parents can access available resources. We’ll hear from counselors and health care providers, and we’ll reserve plenty of time for Q&A. Read more

 

Virtual Panel on Stormwater Management, the Environment, Infrastructure, and Property Damage

(Mar 11, 2021)

Panelists for this discussion include: Michael Callahan, stormwater program manager of Derry Township Municipal Authority. Molly Deger, engineer of Chester County Conservation District. John Krafcyzk, assistant district executive for maintenance of PennDOT Engineering District 6. Ramsey Reiner, township manager of New Garden Township. Read more

 

Sappey to host virtual discussion on stormwater management and the environment, infrastructure and property damage

(Mar 05, 2021)

KENNETT SQUARE, March 5 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, invites residents of the 158th Legislative District to attend her virtual panel discussion on Stormwater Management, the Environment, Infrastructure, and Property Damage at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 11. “Across Pennsylvania, more frequent strong storms have had significant impact on our environment and infrastructure. Local governments and property owners alike are dealing with damage to personal property and shared infrastructure,” Sappey said. “I hope people will join us to learn about how we can better prepare for these worsening storms and work to reduce the damage they cause.” Panelists for this discussion include: Michael Callahan, stormwater program manager of Derry Township Municipal Authority. Molly Deger, engineer of Chester County Conservation District. John Krafcyzk, assistant district executive for maintenance of PennDOT Engineering District 6. Ramsey Reiner, township manager of New Garden Township. Residents interested in receiving a link to attend will need to RSVP on Sappey’s website , by contacting her District Office at 484-200-8264, or by emailing repsappey@pahouse.net . Questions for the representative and presenters can be submitted before or during the event at repsappey@pahouse.net . For more information, residents may contact Sappey’s office at Read more

 

Chester County Delegation Unemployment Compensation Letter

(Mar 05, 2021)

Dear Senator Casey adn Senator Toomey, Thank you for your continued support of the citizens of Pennsylvania during this time of uncertainty and deep struggle. Read more

 

Redistricting Update

(Mar 03, 2021)

Join live at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 for an interactive virtual discussion on redistricting. Read more

 

Sappey to host virtual discussion on redistricting

(Feb 26, 2021)

Kennett Square, Feb. 26 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, invites residents of the 158th Legislative District to attend her virtual Redistricting Update event with Carol Kuniholm of Fair Districts PA at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3. “Pennsylvania continues to be affected by the unfair practice of drawing legislative districts to favor one party,” said Sappey, D-Chester. “This event is an opportunity for residents to learn about the process, ask questions and get an update on current legislation that would address gerrymandering.” Residents interested in receiving a link to attend will need to RSVP on Sappey’s website ( https://bit.ly/3sBFWG5 ), by contacting her District Office at 484-200-8264, or by emailing repsappey@pahouse.net . Questions for the representative and presenter can be submitted prior to or during the event at repsappey@pahouse.net . For more information, residents may contact Sappey’s office at 484-200-8264. Read more

 

Sappey to host virtual discussion on trauma informed systems

(Feb 24, 2021)

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, invites residents of the 158th Legislative District to attend her virtual discussion on Trauma Informed Systems on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. “This event will explore the impact of adverse childhood experiences and research showing how a trauma informed approach leads to increased positive outcomes in our major institutions such as education and health care,” Sappey said. Those interested in receiving a link to attend will need to RSVP here , by contacting Sappey’s District Office at 484-200-8264 or by emailing repsappey@pahouse.net . Questions for the representative and panelists can be submitted prior to or during the event at repsappey@pahouse.net . For more information, residents may contact Sappey’s office at 484-200-8264. ### Read more

 

Watch here: Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic: Pre-K to 2nd Grade

(Feb 18, 2021)

A panel on youth mental health and the pandemic focusing on the Pre-K to 2nd Grade years. Read more

 

Chester County Delegation Vaccine Letter

(Feb 12, 2021)

Chester County Delegation Vaccine Letter Read more

 

Join a live virtual chat about RGGI here at 6 p.m. Feb. 11

(Feb 11, 2021)

Click here Read more

 

Join a live discussion on phorid flies at 6 p.m. Jan. 28

(Jan 28, 2021)

Send your questions for the event to RepSappey@PAHouse.net. Read more

 

PUA Claims Update

(Jan 27, 2021)

How to reopen/reactivate a PUA claim : Log in to your dashboard Select “File for Weekly Benefits” Then select “File Your Weekly Certification to Continue Your Claim” You will see the message “You currently have a claim established however it is inactive.” Click on “here.” It will seem as if you are opening a new claim. The system knows you are only attempting to reopen the claim you already have established. Click Next. You will see the Welcome to Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Unemployment Portal Page. Click next. The next eight pages are pre-populated based on your initial claim information. You will click next after verifying the information is correct on each page. If it is not correct, you should make updates at this time. Note: This includes things such as your email, address, date of birth, education information and employment status. You will also be asked the COVID questions. PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE MAJOR DISASTER INFORMATION QUESTION YOU SHOULD SELECT COVID -19 NOT COVID 19 -2 If you reported that you are self-employed, the system will ask for you 2020 wages. This is an error. You should enter all 0s for those wages. You will also need to answer if you have worked since you last filed for weeks. If you have worked, you must click the “I have worked since my last filing” and enter your employment information. Read more

 

Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic Sessions
Apr 16, 2021

American Mushroom Institute Awarded $40,000 in State Grant Funding
Apr 16, 2021

Sappey announces over $499K to expand STEM and computer science programs at West Chester University
Apr 15, 2021

Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic, Session 3: High School Age
Apr 15, 2021

Join live @6PM THURS. 3/25/21: Institutional Disadvantage, a Law Enforcement Perspective
Mar 25, 2021

Institutional Disadvantage, a Law Enforcement Perspective
Mar 25, 2021

Sappey to host virtual panel discussion on ‘Institutional Disadvantage, a Law Enforcement Perspective’
Mar 19, 2021

Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic, Session 2: 3rd - 7th grades
Mar 17, 2021

Virtual Panel on Stormwater Management, the Environment, Infrastructure, and Property Damage
Mar 11, 2021

Sappey to host virtual discussion on stormwater management and the environment, infrastructure and property damage
Mar 05, 2021

Chester County Delegation Unemployment Compensation Letter
Mar 05, 2021

Redistricting Update
Mar 03, 2021

Sappey to host virtual discussion on redistricting
Feb 26, 2021

Join in: Trauma Informed Systems Discussion @ 6 p.m. Feb. 25
Feb 25, 2021

Sappey to host virtual discussion on trauma informed systems
Feb 24, 2021

Watch here: Youth Mental Health and the Pandemic: Pre-K to 2nd Grade
Feb 18, 2021

Chester County Delegation Vaccine Letter
Feb 12, 2021

Join a live virtual chat about RGGI here at 6 p.m. Feb. 11
Feb 11, 2021

Join a live discussion on phorid flies at 6 p.m. Jan. 28
Jan 28, 2021

PUA Claims Update
Jan 27, 2021