May Whole Child Newsletter

News for you and to share

We would like to call your attention to the information that follows. The resources address many of the 10 components of the Whole Child Model and are both for you to share with teachers and other school personnel, but also with families in your community.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at

Stay safe and healthy!

Special Whole Child: Community & School Partnership Meeting

Due to the cancellation of our Whole Child: Community & School Partnership Meeting scheduled for May 7th, we have a new Zoom meeting scheduled for June 18th from 9-11 am.

SCECHS are available for this meeting.

If you are interested in attending, please email Micki Fuhrman ( for information.

Eaton RESA WSCC & Comprehensive Health Education Professional Development "Save the Date"

We have developed our Whole Child & Comprehensive Health Professional Development & Training Schedule, and at this time, it is in a "Save the Date" format for you to use in planning and preparation. It is also, at this time, planned as face-to-face.

None of us know for certain what the fall will bring regarding school openings or professional development opportunities for staff. Currently, we don't know if we will have face-to-face professional development or if it will be all virtual.

We will be sure to update you with further information as we receive it, regarding professional development.

Professional Development offerings include:

Michigan Model for Health, K-12 (Skills for Health and Life, grades 9-12, Michigan Model for K-6 (Includes Social-Emotional), Michigan Model grades 7/8, including SEL)

Whole Child: Community & School Partnership Meetings

SHIFT Grant Learning Collaboratives

A Silent Crisis-Creating Safe and Supportive Schools for LGBTQ Students

Growing Up and Staying Healthy: HIV and STI Prevention, grades 7/8

Healthy & Responsible Relationships: HIV, STI, Pregnancy Prevention, grades 9-12

Sex Education Preparation

HIV Certification for K-12

Middle School PAL Basic Training

For specific dates and times, click on the link below:

2020-2021 WSCC & Comprehensive Health Education Professional Development & Training Schedule.

E. O. from the Governor's Office on HIV and Sex Education

There is a new E.O. 65 from the Governor’s office which extends and clarifies Executive Order 2020-35. Below are excerpts from E.O. 65 pertaining to HIV and sex education (11) and CPR instruction requirements (13).

“11. Strict compliance with rules and procedures under sections 1169, 1506 and 1507(6) of the School Code, MCL 380.1169, 380.1506, and 380.1507(6), and section 166a(1) of the School Aid Act, MCL 388.1766a(1), is temporarily suspended for the 2019–2020 school year so as to waive instruction requirements unmet by a district prior to March 11, 2020, except as described in the district’s approved CoL Plan.”

“13. Strict compliance with rules and procedures under section 1170a(1) of the School Code, MCL 380.1170a(1), is temporarily suspended for the 2019–2020 school year so as to waive psychomotor skills instruction requirements, except as described in the district’s approved CoL Plan.”

Note that the E.O. waives some of these requirements that were in the Michigan School Code for the remainder of the school year, but it will still be local district decision regarding what content and skills to implement during the remainder of the school year.

Listing of resources

Our friends at ECSAAG developed a listing of resources that includes helpful information.

New Info-graphic from Barry-Eaton District Health Department on Reducing Risk from Covid

Big picture

Building Resilience during Covid

Big picture

Educator's Guide to Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Students

See this resource is a comprehensive guide from MDE on supporting SEL needs

This resource is a brief guide from MDE on MDE Covid Social-Emotional Learning Resources

Governor launches Stay Home Stay Mindful website

Michiganders across the state can access a specially curated collection of science-backed, evidence-based guided meditations, along with at-home workouts that guide people through mindful exercises, sleep and kids content to help address rising stress and anxiety.

Available at an internet connection is the only thing that is needed to access these tools while you stay home and stay safe.


With the sudden closure of school, many districts were not able to administer the MiPHY survey this school year. MDE has stated that they will open up the survey for a short time in Fall 2020 for those who were unable to complete it this year.

This will be a new survey, not a continuation of the 2019-2020 survey, and is meant to be a tool for districts who did not do the survey in 2019-2020.

The expectation is that schools would take the survey again during the 2021-22 school year to get back on the regular 2-year cycle.

Mental Health Resources: Warmline

The Warmline will operate seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is launching a statewide warmline for Michiganders living with persistent mental health conditions. The warmline will connect individuals with certified peer support specialists who have lived experiences of behavioral health issues, trauma, or personal crises and are trained to support and empower the callers.

The warmline will operate seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. at 888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753). It is intended to serve individuals living with persistent mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, and trauma. Individuals in crisis, including those considering suicide, are urged to contact the Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7 at 800-985-5990 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 800-273-8255.

The warmline will provide particular support to underserved Medicaid beneficiaries, who often lack social connectedness and may now have increased anxiety and feelings of severe isolation during this critical time. It is available to all Michiganders, regardless of insurance status.

The latest information is available at and

Resources for Parents

Big picture
Big picture

Medicaid Information.

Many families have inadequate health insurance, and sharing this important in formation is one way to be helpful to them. Medicaid access

This newsletter is brought to you by Eaton Regional Education Service Agency-Prevention Program Services.

To share this newsletter: