Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinated School Health 3rd Quarterly Meeting

Memo Information

Memo Number
LS-22-044
Memo Date
1/24/2022
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Learning Services
Regulatory Authority
Response Required
NO
Attention
Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; School Counselors; District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster)

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Memo Text

ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THE WHOLE CHILD TO PROMOTE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announces the Coordinated School Health (CSH) quarterly meeting date for February 2, 2022, Resiliency in Education.

The 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 the DESE through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention RFA-DP18-1801 Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Management of Chronic Disease grant funding. This program is designed to develop the capacity for school personnel to utilize a team approach to address today’s most relevant public health issues inhibiting academic achievement.

Objectives for the CSH 3nd quarter meeting include: 

  • Arkansas AWARE podcast discussion
  • Integrating trauma sensitive schools and social emotional learning
  • Secondary traumatic stress 

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.

FEBRUARY MEETING DATE & TOPICS

Meeting Date

Location

Topics

Who should Attend

Feb. 2, 2022

 

Virtual via ZOOM

Resiliency in Education

Wellness chairs, CSH coordinators, administrators, health teachers/coaches, nurses, counselors, school resource officers

 

QUARTERLY MEETING LOGISTICS

Meeting Times: Virtual meetings will be held 8:30am-12:00pm.

Registration: Participants must register prior to the event. Please click here to register. 

Cost: No cost

Link for Session Documents: Presentations and resources may be found online at https://bit.ly/ARCSH-main. Meeting presentations and resources will be posted in the 2021-2022 CSH Meetings folder. 

A draft meeting agenda is attached to this Commissioner’s Memo. Participants will receive 3 hours of professional development for virtual meetings and 6 hours for in-person meetings through the ESCWorks professional development platform. 

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

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