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.
The Healthy and Ready to Learn Resource and Training Center is virtual! We've decided to
take our trainings and materials and create an interactive and virtual platform for us to
share best practices and knowledge for working with our students. This week, we'll focus
our deep-dive on Trauma-Sensitivity. By the end of this week, we hope you can:
Stressful events can be triggers for students who have experienced trauma. Changes in
routines and uncertainty about returning to "normal" can make it even harder for students
to manage their behaviors. Use our virtual book and content to learn more about trauma and
strategies you can use while virtually teaching or at home.
In partnership with Counseling in Schools, the Healthy and Ready to Learn Resource
and Training Center hosted a virtual session, focused on Trauma-Sensitive Strategies
to use with students at home. Watch this interactive session to learn more about the
topic as student's transition to remote learning.
In partnership with Counseling in Schools, the HRL team hosted a virtual parent workshop focused
on sharing strategies to help families create new routines and manage through the uncertainty
of this unprecendented change to daily life. Watch this interactive session to learn more about
the strategies discussed.