Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinated School Health Quarterly Meeting Announcement

Memo Information

Memo Number
LS-21-061
Memo Date
4/15/2021
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Learning Services
Regulatory Authority
None
Response Required
NO
Attention
Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Teachers; School Counselors; District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators

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Memo Text

ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THE WHOLE CHILD TO PROMOTE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is pleased to announce the Coordinated School Health (CSH) 4th Quarter meeting, to be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021. This CSH meeting will focus on human trafficking.

DESE, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), provides professional development and resources to assist school personnel with addressing the needs of the whole child in the school setting. The Coordinated School Health program and activities are supported with funding provided to DESE through grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)This program is designed to develop the capacity of school personnel in utilizing a team approach to address today’s most relevant public health issues that impact academic achievement.

Objectives for the CSH 4th Quarter meeting include:

  • Foundational understanding of human trafficking
  • Recognizing the warning signs that a child is a victim of human trafficking
  • Reporting a suspicion that a child is a victim of human trafficking

Participants may expect to gain information and resources from content experts. Each meeting will include hands-on activities to assess and plan for implementing the strategies learned. The CSH meetings are open to all Arkansas public school district personnel. District wellness committee chairs are strongly encouraged to attend.

QUARTERLY MEETING LOGISTICS

Meeting Date

Location

Topic

Who should Attend

May 5, 2021

Virtual via ZOOM Session ID: 443237

Human Trafficking

school resource officer, wellness chair/coordinator, district or building administrator, counselor, school nurse, health and physical education teachers, and family and community engagement coordinator

 

Meeting Time:  8:50am-12:10pm

Registration: Participants will register for the May meeting online through the ESC Works Professional Development Portal.  The ESC session ID for May 5, 2021 is 443237.

Cost: No cost

A draft meeting agenda is attached to this commissioner’s memo. Participants will receive 3 hours of professional development for attending this meeting.

For questions regarding the Arkansas Coordinated School Health program or other school health strategies, please contact DESE's School Health Services Office at 501-683-3604.

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