School Health Updates

Health education news from Oakland Schools

October 16, 2015

Change in SCECH Procedure

Everyone who wants SCECHs from here on out will be required by the state to provide their PIC Number. Every teacher, administrator, Psychologist, Counselor and Occupational Educator will have one issued by the MDE.

For those unfamiliar with a PIC number, the attachment will explain what it is and where to find it so you can come to workshops prepared to provide it at sign in.

Without your PIC number, credits will not be able to be uploaded to the Secure Central Registry.

Webinars and Events

EPA Webinar: Managing Head Lice in Schools

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada)

Head lice, according to CDC, are most common among pre-school and elementary school children in the U.S. Nearly every school has faced an outbreak at one time or another because of students' close contact. Back-to-school is when lice are most common. To prevent rampant outbreaks, schools must work in conjunction with families at the first signs of an infestation. Join us to round out your knowledge of head lice by reviewing their epidemiology, public health significance, diagnostics, treatments, and control. An emphasis will be placed on control strategies that are consistent with the smart, sensible, and sustainable practices of a School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.

Our distinguished presenters will include:

• Richard Pollack, Ph.D., Senior Environmental Health Officer, Harvard University

• Nichole Bobo, Director of Nursing Education, National Association of School Nurses

• Deborah Pontius, Health Services Coordinator, Pershing County (Nevada) School District

To register now, please visit the following link:

To know more about the event, please visit our website:

Traumatic Brain Injury Webinar

The Impact of Concussion on Youth in Return to Play and Return to Learn
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Time: 3-4 PM EST

  • Stacy J. Suskauer, M.D., Research Scientist, Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • CDC Representative

  • And other invited speakers!

Participation details coming soon! For more information, please email: or call 410-767-8102


When: Wednesday, October 28th
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 6777 West Maple Road, In the Demonstration Kitchen

Please join us for a FREE program featuring a panel of experts, who will discuss key areas, including signs and symptoms, how to seek treatment and assistance, and share personal stories of coping with mental illness.

The Guest Panel will feature:
  • Dr. Melissa Hendriks, MD, Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist-Behavioral Health Physician in Charge-Henry Ford Health System
  • Nikki Sulaica, MA, LLP, Therapist from Henry Ford Pediatric Behavioral Health
  • Sommer Yono, Social Worker from The West Bloomfield School District
  • Lisa Kaplan, LMSW, CAADC, ACSW from Maplegrove Community Education
  • A parent and a young adult who have been impacted by mental health issues.

For more information, please contact the Greater W. B. Community Coalition at 248-928-4942. Visit or

Life on the Spectrum: What you didn’t know that you didn’t know about LGBTQ+ teens

Presented by Dakota High School: Family Night Out
When: Monday, November 9, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Dakota High School Atrium, 21051 21 Mile Road (Enter through North Doors)

  • Look at the current terminology for gender identity
  • Explore how gender roles affect youth
  • Explore gender as a vast spectrum of identities
  • Suicide and drug prevention for youth who do not identify with their assigned birth gender How to support people anywhere on the gender spectrum
  • Meet the Genderbread Person

RSVP to or 586-723-2872 by November 6, 2015


Grant Opportunities

2015/2016 MI HEARTSafe School Application

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and American Heart Association (AHA) in conjunction with the Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (MAP-SCDY) have developed an initiative to award Michigan schools with a MI HEARTSafe School designation. The MI HEARTSafe School program encourages schools to prepare and protect students, staff, and visitors in the event of a cardiac emergency.

Application must be received by May 15, 2016 for consideration for the 2015/2016 school year. More information available online:

Come Learn with Us!

HIV Certification Grades 4-12

8:30am- 3:30pm

Cost: $25 all day; $15 HIV Update only

Sub-reimbursement available

This training is for teachers of grades 4-12 who are responsible for instruction of students reproductive health, sexuality education and HIV/AIDS education. The training fulfills the mandated HIV Certification. State law mandates that every public school district provides HIV prevention education at every building level (elementary, middle and high school).

This compressed training provides participants with the law, overview of HIV prevention, transmission and treatment, effective curriculum for HIV and Sex Ed, the role of the Sex Ed Advisory Boards and answering students’ sensitive questions. Participants will understand the law as it pertains to Sex Ed and HIV Prevention in the school setting, comprehend basic HIV facts, understand what makes an effective curriculum and feel comfortable talking about this topic with students.

To gain maximum benefit from this course, teachers should know what sex education curricula and/or HIV/AIDS curriculum has been approved by their local School Board.

Need an HIV Certificate update only? Register for the half-day training and join us at noon.

December 8, 2015; Registration:

January 13, 2016; Registration:

February 4, 2016; Registration:

Michigan Model for Health Trainings

The Michigan Model for Health is an evidence-based sequential K-12 curriculum that addresses essential health skills and covers Social and Emotional Skills; Nutrition and Physical Activity; Safety; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs; and Personal Health and Wellness. Content aligns with the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations for Health (GLCEs), Michigan Merit guidelines for Health, and the National Health Education Standards.

The Michigan Model for Health Curriculum is recognized by Collaborative for Academic, Socials and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices Research studies show students that receive this curriculum have stronger communication skills, better skills in managing their feelings and actions, improved attitudes about taking actions to stay safe, and stronger drug and tobacco refusal skills.

Participants will leave their grade level course with all the necessary materials and prepared to teach these skill-based lessons, which will lead to meaningful behavior changes in the classroom and beyond. For mental health professionals interested in supporting this Tier 1 curriculum, there is an afternoon breakout session provided to discuss ways to collaborate with teachers, creative effective Tier II interventions, and use for special education assessment and/or intervention.

Sub-reimbursement available up to $100/day.

High School

November 5, 2015
8:30am - 3:00pm
Cost: $40

Optional planning and technology integration day: November 12, 2015

Elementary (K-6)
March 15, 2016
8:30am - 3:00pm
Cost: $25

Middle School (7-8)

April 19, 2016
8:30am - 3:00pm
Cost: $25

SHAPE America’s Physical Activity Leader Training

January 11, 2016
8:30am- 4:00pm
Cost: $15

The Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System is a cutting-edge, all-inclusive professional development resource within the Let’s Move! Active Schools framework. Adaptable to individual school environments, the 12-month PAL Learning System develops and supports individuals who will champion an effort to ensure 60 minutes a day of physical activity for all school-age youth. The dynamic, action-focused PAL

Learning System begins with a one-day in person skill building and leadership workshop.

Participants leave with:

  • The formula and tools for making sustainable change and shifting the culture
  • Data to make the case for Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP)
  • Leadership skills to engage colleagues and the community to support CSPAP
  • A personalized action plan to implement CSPAP tailored to site-specific needs
  • Knowledge to serve as a local champion for ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the new norm in schools
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