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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 30 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.
Much like our in-person trainings, the Healthy and Ready to Learn online trainings focused
on our core areas of Health Barriers to Learning, Trauma, and Attendance. These self-paced
online workshops provide introductory information on each topic and include strategies that
can be implemented in schools. You can learn more about each session and access the online
trainings by using the links below.
For educators in New York State, all of our trainings are Continuing Teacher and Leader
Education (CTLE) eligible.
This professional development training introduces the effects of trauma on students and
school-wide strategies that can be implemented. Building a trauma-sensitive environment helps
children feel safe and supported. Providing a warm and positive environment can make make it
easier for children to achieve and grow. Our most popular training, it has been delivered to
over 800 trainees and has been tailored to connect with the lens of various roles in schools,
while ensuring that all learning objectives of the training are met.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
Click here to enroll in Trauma-Sensitivity: What Works for Kids?
This workshop provides a comprehensive toolkit for school staff to utilize in referring
families to health services available in the community via methods that increase referral
follow-through. This interactive workshop allows participants to explore resource lists
available online and through local health departments, begin mapping resources in their
community, and practice referring families to local health services.
Click here to enroll in Connecting Families to Health Resources in Your Community
Educators play a critical role in creating a culture of positive attendance at school.
Too many absences can make learning hard and cause students to fall behind. Chronic
absence - missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month - can
ead to lower grades and test scores. It is also related to lower reading and math
skills, and high school graduation rates.
Click here to enroll in Addressing Attendance: Every School Day Counts!