May Whole Child Newsletter
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Special Whole Child: Community & School Partnership Meeting
SCECHS are available for this meeting.
If you are interested in attending, please email Micki Fuhrman (email@example.com) 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:
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.
New Info-graphic from Barry-Eaton District Health Department on Reducing Risk from Covid
Building Resilience during Covid
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 www.headspace.com/MI 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.
Resources for Parents
Videos for parents on raising kids during COVID from Charisse Tuell, our parenting consultant: