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 the 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
Focus on the caregiver is an essential component of a healing-centered model, especially
as we consider the compounded impact vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue can have on
our school staff. For this Coffee Break, we were joined by MedStar Georgetown Center for
Wellbeing in School Environments (WISE) and a Healthy and Ready to Learn Site Manager
to consider the importance of staff wellness in COVID-19 response and recovery plans.
This open forum discussion gives parents the opportunity to ask speak directly to the experts
about their concerns. Pediatric physician Dr. Kamillah Wood and mental health clinician Yeira
Tejada will joined us to answer your questions about supporting your family through this time.