Additional on demand asynchronous professional learning opportunities are available to support health education and other health related efforts in schools. Many of these have been created and made available by public health organizations, education agencies, community-based and non-profit organizations, and other experts that share the goal of building educator capacity to support student health and address prevention efforts in schools.
Sexual Health Education (SHE) Training Program modules are developed and/or vetted by experts in the field of sexual health at the CA Department of Public Health, STD Control Branch . The required courses are free and most electives are free. California educators who successfully complete the program’s required and elective modules receive a SHE Training Program Certificate of Completion.
The Respect Online Course from the American Psychological Associaton aims to prevent health risks and promote healthy outcomes among lesbian gay bisexual transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students. The course teaches school professionals how to provide direct services and utilize school-based practices that promote sexual health and responsibility among LGBTQ students.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Division of Violence Prevention curated a list of tools and training to strengthen educators’ prevention toolkit with topics about violence prevention programs and practice, including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), healthy relationships, principles of prevention, sexual violence indicators, and more.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens when the heart unexpectedly stops beating and pumping blood.
Los Angeles County Office of Education developed five online nutrition and physical activity modules: Rethink Your Drink, Healthy Classrooms, Nutrition Integration, Physical Activity Integration, and Common Core Standards. These free learning opportunities highlight best practices for classroom teachers.
The Nutrition Primer was developed by the Dairy Council of California to support educators learning to teach nutrition. This resource provides fundamental nutrition knowledge for teachers. These nutrition basics lay a foundation for healthy living.
The Online Physical Education Network has free online professional development courses for educators to support physical education, physical activity, and social emotional learning.
This webinar from June 23, 2020 provides an overview of how COVID-19 has caused trauma for school-age children and how to identify trauma systems, as well as a review of Each Mind Matters resources and self-care tips for educators.
Panelists will share evidence-based information about social and emotional competencies that educators can use to rebuild conditions of success for students. Using a trauma-informed lens, strategies will address: creating safe and supportive school environments, promoting family and community communication and collaboration, and fostering collective care.
These teacher modules will help school staff understand the experience of the grieving student and includes information about how children understand death and express their grief, practical suggestions about how school staff can initiate the conversation and offer support to the grieving student, and practical guidance about how to coordinate resources and manage special issues.
Bereavement outside the context of a crisis is common. The vast majority of children experience the death of a close family member or friend. these deaths have a significant and often long-term impact on learning, social and emotional development, behavior, and adjustment. This presentation provides practical suggestions on how school can talk with and support grieving children in general.
This video training and curriculum is based on Trevor's in-person workshop that is listed in the SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention and is free of charge to educators and youth service providers.
Teaching Tolerance webinars offer helpful guidance and great ideas from our experienced teaching and learning specialists and from innovative educators in the Teaching tolerance community. Watch these free, on-demand webinars at your own pace. Topics include: Trauma Response Education, Value of Educator Self Care, and Why Student Mental Health Matters.
This webinar addresses the fundamentals of Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S). PFA-S helps reduce the distress that school communities can experience after a disaster or violent event. Presenters discuss the importance of working within the school structure and system; how teachers, support staff, and administrators can use PFA-S to prepare for and respond to a disaster or violent event; and how to support the school community as a whole, including working with students, staff, and families.