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 Meeting Families' Needs. By the end of this week, we hope you can:
We know that the virus is impacting families across the world, and the impact is not
limited to physical health. For communities that experiance racism, poverty, and limited
access to housing, the effects of COVID-19 are compounded and will likely require a longer
"recovery period". Use our virtual book and content to learn more about about how
under-resourced communities are being impacted and ways communities can collaborate to
In partnership with NYS-TEACHS at Advocates for Children, the Healthy and Ready to Learn
Resource and Training Center hosted a virtual session, focused on Meeting Families' Needs.
This interactive session included discussions on current community resources available and
strategies to collaborate with school teams and community organizations to support families
virtually. Supports for Students in Temporary Housing was also discussed.
In partnership with Counseling in Schools, the HRL team hosted a virtual parent workshop
focused on different resources available in NYC during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes
resources related to technology, food access, and medical support, to name a few! Watch the
recording here and access our resource sheets at www.healthyandreadytolearn.org.