Parents and caregivers want their children to be happy, healthy, and productive. A focus on health and safety is important for all children as they grow up. Healthy children start to learn skills when they are born. These skills will help them in school and when they are adults.
Teachers can’t do it all! But, sometimes common problems in the classroom and hallways usually extend beyond “bad behavior” and could be indicators of certain health issues. Resolving health issues in school can have a positive impact on attendance and focus during the school day.
Health staff play a pivotal role in a growing child’s life. Doctors, nurses, health educators, and medical support staff all communicate important information to children and families related to physical and mental health and well-being.
Policies and laws help shape school health in practice. As research continues to show how health affects education and vice versa, programs to promote school health are growing. Anyone can be an advocate - students, families, educators, and community members.
The Healthy and Ready to Learn Resource and Training Center provides free trainings to equip all adults in the lives of children with the knowledge and skills to promote strong attendance, community health, and training sensitivity.
For 36 years Children's Health Fund has provided high quality clinical services to children in some of the most underserved communities in the country. The Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative is the next step.
As we all continue to take stock of surfacing needs of both families and school staff,
it has become increasingly clear that supporting mental wellbeing is critical in both COVID-19
response and recovery.
By the end of this week, participants will be able to:
Considering a healing-centered approach is essential where trauma is compounded,
particularly in communities of color. This series will look to create a space for
attendees to learn more about strategies and best practices around wellness and healing,
for both our communities and ourselves.
This week's event will focus on defining a healing-centered approach, for individuals
and communities, that we must consider in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
In this week's community conversation, we will discuss strategies for talking as a family about the difficulties we are experiencing together at this time and helping children feel safe and secure.