Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinated School Health 4th Quarterly Meeting

Memo Information

Memo Number
LS-22-069
Memo Date
4/25/2022
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Learning Services
Regulatory Authority
No
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 May 4, 2022, Teen Dating Violence. 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 4th quarter meeting include: 

  • Updated statistics of teen dating violence
  • Instructional resources for schools to address teen dating violence and relationships
  • Community resources for students and schools

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.

MAY MEETING DATE & TOPICS

Meeting Date

Location

Topics

Who should Attend

May 4, 2022

 

Virtual ZOOM

Teen Dating: Prevalence, Prevention, and Community Resources

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 in the 2021-2022 CSH Meeting folder online at https://bit.ly/ARCSH-main or on the Coordinated School Health website.    

A draft meeting agenda is attached to this Commissioner’s Memo. Participants will receive 3 hours of professional development for virtual 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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