Promoting Health and Academic Success is a valuable resource for advocacy, planning, implementation, and evaluation related to the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child approach.
Author: Birch, David
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Promoting Health and Academic Success is a valuable resource for advocacy, planning, implementation, and evaluation related to the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child approach. It’s also ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses that address a coordinated approach to school health.
We believe that our district can improve a child's health and academic success by adopting and integrating the Whole School, Whole Community, ...
Author: David A. Birch
Publisher: Human Kinetics
There is increasing evidence that health and academic success go hand in hand. Now educators and health professionals have a new model—the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach—to use in promoting health and learning in the schools. This new approach, developed by leaders in education and health, is a transition from the coordinated school health (CSH) model that was introduced in 1987. Promoting Health and Academic Success is a new resource for the transition from CSH to WSCC. Written by national leaders in education and school health, some of whom were involved in the development of WSCC, this book provides direction for education and school health professionals interested in promoting student health. It is valuable for individuals and groups interested in advocating for WSCC and for those engaged in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of this new approach. The book also is a resource for both undergraduate and graduate students in courses that address a coordinated approach to school health. Each chapter includes application activities that engage students in translating their learning in the context of WSCC simulations. In addition, the School Health in Action feature provides case studies that demonstrate the impact school health programs are having in schools across the United States. Applicable to both students and professionals, Promoting Health and Academic Success includes an appendix that presents a thorough guide to using school health assessment tools created by organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the National Association of State Boards of Education. Following is a partial listing of the tools: • The School Health Index helps schools improve health and safety policies. • The State Schools Health Policy Database facilitates sharing of policies across states. • The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool encourages children to adopt and maintain health-enhancing behaviors. • The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool assists schools in analyzing their curricula and comparing it to national physical education standards. • A Parent Engagement tool shares strategies for involving parents in school health. The book is presented in five parts. Part I unveils the new WSCC model, explains its components, and provides a historical overview of coordinated school health. Part II offers insights into the Whole Child initiative and examines the evidence linking health and academic success. Part III explores the crucial role of school administration in ensuring success, ways to meet the diverse needs of students and their families, and methods for getting the community involved. Part IV delves into planning, implementation, and evaluation aspects of WSCC. Part V looks to the future for WSCC and provides perspectives from the field. The appendix supplies the assessment instruments and tools.
In a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding, the volume includes illustrative vignettes and 25 reproducible worksheets and other practical tools.
Author: Barbara A. Gueldner
Publisher: Guilford Publications
"This trusted resource--now in a thoroughly updated second edition reflecting the tremendous growth of the field--provides a best-practice guide to planning and implementing social and emotional learning (SEL) in K-12 classrooms and schools. The authors present a roadmap to help practitioners choose exemplary programs and strategies, integrate SEL with academics and mental health interventions, create culturally affirming programming for diverse students, use assessment to guide data-based decision making, and support educator SEL. In a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding, the volume includes illustrative vignettes and 25 reproducible worksheets and other practical tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. Subject Areas/Key Words: social-emotional learning, teaching empathy, competence, school psychology, SEL programs, strong kids, behavioral problems, bullying, skills, prevention, interventions, school-based, wellness, MTSS, PBIS, curriculums, implementation, resources, elementary, secondary, students, teachers, school psychologists, children, adolescents, assessments, professional development, manuals, curricula, initiatives, prosocial behaviors, antisocial, classroom management, mindfulness, relationships, self-control, conflict resolution, aggression Audience: School psychologists, counselors, and social workers working with children ages 6-17 (grades K-12); school administrators; general and special education teachers"--
The Florida Environrmental Public Health Tracking Program (EPHT) at the Florida Department of Health issued a call for recipes using heart-healthy seafood from the best choices and lowest mercury categories on the "Fish for Your Health" ...
The Florida Environrmental Public Health Tracking Program (EPHT) at the Florida Department of Health issued a call for recipes using heart-healthy seafood from the best choices and lowest mercury categories on the "Fish for Your Health" wallet card. These recipes, along with recipes from Fresh From Florida, a part of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, were compiled to form this cookbook.
To promote lasting change, local-level involvement and flexibility are necessary. ... Denise M. Seabert See also Academic Achievement and Behavioral Health; ...
Author: David C. Wiley
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
Children spend more time at school than anywhere else except home; thus, schools can have a major effect on children's health by providing a healthy physical environment, serving meals and snacks built around sound nutritional guidelines, and teaching about health, as well as modeling and promoting healthy behaviors. School health services programs involve not only school nurses and focus not only on nursing practice, standards, and performance issues; they also include services and classes to teach students the information and skills they need to become health-literate, to maintain and improve their health, to prevent disease, and to reduce risky behaviors impacting health. School nurses, teachers, administrators, health coordinators, guidance counselors and social workers all join with parents in safeguarding and promoting the health and well-being of school-aged children as a basic foundation for academic success. The Encyclopedia of School Health offers quick access to health and wellness information most relevant to children in America's K-12 school setting. You'll find valuable guidance on developmental stages, acute and chronic illnesses, special education, nutrition, crisis response, prevention, and more.
Author: Blandina Bernal-MoralesPublish On: 2018-09-19
Decreased scholastic achievement in overweight middle school students. ... The Guide to Community Preventive Services: What Works to Promote Health?
Author: Blandina Bernal-Morales
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Emotional, physical and social well-being describe human health from birth. Good health goes hand in hand with the ability to handle stress for the future. However, biological factors such as diet, life experiences such as drug abuse, bullying, burnout and social factors such as family and community support at the school stage tend to mold health problems, affecting academic achievements. This book is a compilation of current scientific information about the challenges that students, families and teachers face regarding health and academic achievements. Contributions also relate to how physical activity, psychosocial support and other interventions can be made to understand resilience and vulnerability to school desertion. This book will be of interest to readers from broad professional fields, non-specialist readers, and those involved in education policy.
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Author: Carl I. Fertman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Comprehensive coverage, real-world issues, and a focus on the practical aspects of health promotion Health Promotion Programs combines theory and practice to deliver a comprehensive introduction to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs. Presenting an overview of best practices from schools, health care organizations, workplaces, and communities, this book offers clear, practical guidance with an emphasis on hands-on learning. This new second edition has been updated to include discussion on today's important issues, including health equity, the Affordable Care Act, big data, E-health, funding, legislation, financing, and more. New coverage includes programs for underserved priority populations at a geographically-diverse variety of sites, and new practice and discussion questions promote engagement on highly-relevant topics. Public health is a critical aspect of any society, and health promotion programs play an important role. This book provides clear instruction, practical guidance, and multiple avenues to deeper investigation. Plan health promotion programs from the basis of health theory Gain in-depth insight on new issues and challenges in the field Apply what you're learning with hands-on activities Access digital learning aids and helpful templates, models, and suggestions Designed to promote engagement and emphasize action, this book stresses the importance of doing as a vital part of learning—yet each step of the process is directly traceable to health theory, which provides a firm foundation to support a robust health promotion program. Health Promotion Programs is the essential introductory text for practical, real-world understanding.
This text will be valuable to school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and administrators; also of interest to general and special education teachers.
Author: Kenneth W. Merrell
Publisher: Guilford Press
This highly engaging, eminently practical book provides essential resources for implementing social and emotional learning (SEL) in any K-12 setting. Numerous vivid examples illustrate the nuts and bolts of this increasingly influential approach to supporting students' mental health, behavior, and academic performance. Helpful reproducibles are included. The authors offer clear-cut guidance on how to: Choose the right SEL program for a particular school Teach SEL concepts to students, teachers, and administrators Weave SEL into the classroom curriculum to boost academic success Adapt interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse students and those with special needs Monitor outcomes and maximize the quality of interventions. This text will be valuable to school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and administrators; also of interest to general and special education teachers. It will also serve as a text in graduate-level courses such as Methods of School-Based Intervention.
There is a statistically significant relationship between health and academic achievement.
Author: Thomas Matingwina
There is a statistically significant relationship between health and academic achievement. Research evidence shows that children who are healthy are at a low risk for school problems than students who are unhealthy. Students with good health tend to perform better in school than those with poor health. Problems that emanate from poor health include a higher probability of school failure, poor levels of concentration, grade retention and dropout. However, health is a complex and elusive concept and its definition is often shrouded by assumptions and limitations. Therefore, the relationship between health and student achievement is often complex. The concept of health has been evolving over time, cutting across multiple disciplines. Of late, there has been a focus on achieving not only health but total well-being. Schools have been challenged to promote student health by providing favourable environments, policies, support services and information-based interventions. Schools should develop integrated health interventions because of their proven effectiveness in promoting healthy lifestyles among students. This chapter critically examines the concept of health and establishes the connection between health and achievement. The chapter also proposes health interventions that are effective in influencing academic achievement.
Author: Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)Publish On: 2010-03-18
Health and academic achievement are inextricably intertwined. Academic achievement is related to both a reduction in health disparities and a reduction in ...
Author: Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Health Promotion Programs introduces the theory of health promotion and presents an overview of current best practices from a wide variety of settings that include schools, health care organizations, workplace, and community. The 43 contributors to Health Promotion Programs focus on students and professionals interested in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote health equity. In addition to the focus on best practices, each chapter contains information on: Identifying health promotion programs Eliminating health disparities Defining and applying health promotion theories and models Assessing the needs of program participants Creating and supporting evidence-based programs Implementing health promotion programs: Tools, program staff, and budgets Advocacy Communicating health information effectively Developing and increasing program funding Evaluating, improving, and sustaining health promotion programs Health promotion challenges and opportunities Health promotion resources and career links "The authors have clearly connected the dots among planning, theory, evaluation, health disparity, and advocacy, and have created a user-friendly toolbox for health promotion empowerment."—Ronald L. Braithwaite, PhD, professor, Morehouse School of Medicine, Departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry "The most comprehensive program planning text to date, this book examines all facets of planning and implementation across four key work environments where health educators function."—Mal Goldsmith, PhD, CHES, professor and coordinator of Health Education, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville "Health Promotion Programs . . . . explores the thinking of some of our field's leaders and confirms its well-deserved place in the field and in our personal collections."—Susan M. Radius, PhD, CHES, professor and program director, Health Science Department, Towson University
Providing supports that foster a data-driven culture within the school. 4. 5. ... standard protocol typically dictates that a health care provider, ...
Author: Craig A. Albers
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Educators and school psychologists throughout the country are working with growing numbers of English language learners (ELLs), but often feel unprepared to help these students excel. This highly informative book presents evidence-based strategies for promoting proficiency in academic English and improving outcomes in a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework. Illustrated with a detailed case example, the book describes best practices for working with K-5 ELLs in all stages of RTI: universal screening, progress monitoring, data collection, decision making, and intensifying instruction. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes more than two dozen reproducible worksheets. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.
Inaugurate school - based health programs . Because most legitimate absences
are the result of illness or injury , schools with comprehensive student health
programs tend to have higher rates of attendance . Schools should promote healthy ...
Author: Thomas C. Lovitt
Category: High school attendance
"It is not purposefully designed for for children who have been given any of the dubious labels, such as dyslexic, slow learners, or at risk. This is a collection of techniques for youngsters--however they may be labeled or referred to--who need help learning important behaviors, skills, and attributes. Indeed, the majority of 'normal' students would profit from the offerings in this book."--Preface.
Uses effective group dynamics and strategies to enhance team performance. ... “School nurses promote healthy behaviors; they improve the health status of ...
Author: Janice Selekman
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Produced in cooperation with the National Association of School Nurses, this text includes comprehensive coverage of the multiple facets of school nursing—from the foundations of practice and the roles and functions of a school nurse through episodic and chronic illness and behavioral issues, to legal issues and leading and managing within school settings. Written and edited by school nurses and pediatric experts, it features real-world-tested, best practices based on evidence and experience. There’s content here that you won’t find in other books, such as health assessments, individualized health plan development, mental health conditions including adolescent depression, contemporary legal issues, and current policy statements essential to school nursing.
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To further their common goal of promoting student success, increased collaboration and communication is needed between these two institutional divisions.
Author: M. Dolores Cimini
Promoting Behavioral Health and Reducing Risk Among College Students synthesizes the large body of research on college students’ behavioral health and offers guidance on applying evidence-based prevention and early intervention strategies using a comprehensive public health framework. Chapters authored by leading researchers and practitioners address a broad spectrum of important behavioral health issues, interventions, and challenges. Moving beyond a theoretical discussion to strategies for implementation, this book addresses the special issues and potential barriers faced by practitioners as they translate research to practice, such as resource limitations, organizational resistance, challenges to program sustainability, and the unique needs of special populations. This cutting-edge compendium will appeal to both practitioners and researchers involved in providing prevention, early intervention, and treatment services for college students.
... No Child Left Behind Act. Despite evidence linking empirically supported mental health promotion to academic achievement and school success (28, 54–58), ...
Author: Howard H. Goldman
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
This compendium of 17 articles addresses the goals set forth by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in its 2003 report, Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America. The report represents the first time since the Carter Administration that such a high-level group evaluated U.S. mental health care. The report painted a dismal picture of the nation's mental health system, saying the system was so broken that it was "beyond simple repair." The Commission said that current services focused on "managing disabilities" rather than helping patients achieve a meaningful life in their communities. It also stated that mental health service providers ignored the preferences of consumers and their families. The articles in Transforming Mental Health Services: Implementing the Federal Agenda for Change, originally published between 2006 and 2009 in Psychiatric Services (journal of the American Psychiatric Association), offer recommendations to assist adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. They include a series of reforms in which the emphasis is on recovery as an achievable goal, and the need for a person-centered orientation in service delivery. There is also discussion of the reasons many service providers resist using a recovery orientation and how this can be remedied. Transforming Mental Health Services: Implementing the Federal Agenda for Change consists of updates of papers written by the Commission's subcommittees addressing issues fundamental to those living with mental illness. It is organized into four sections: The first focuses on the interface between mental health and general health, and on employment, housing, and Medicaid financing. The second continues addressing financing and Medicaid as well as issues related to school mental health, recovery, transformation of data systems, and acceleration of research. The third includes reports from four states with transformation initiatives designed to ensure that consumers have a strong voice in the development of recovery-oriented services. The final section describes progress five years after the President's Commission Report and concludes with a proposal by the current director of the Center for Mental Health Services for a public health model of mental health care for the 21st century. This compilation of well-researched and well-written articles offers an excellent resource for frontline care providers, facility administrators and advocates. It serves as an equally valuable resource for state policy makers who wish to present a convincing case that change is happening and that the recommendations can be translated into effective policies. Although consumers and their families will receive support for their perception that service providers ignore their needs, they will also be encouraged that change for the better is coming to the U.S. mental health care system.