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 November
9, 2022, Resiliency and School Climate. 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 2nd quarter meeting include the following:
of the Resiliency for All training available to districts
how trauma-invested practices, social-emotional learning, and PBIS improve
the various components of an effective school climate assessment
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 DATES & TOPICS
and School Climate
chairs, CSH coordinators, administrators, nurses, counselors, school resource
Registration: Participants must
register prior to the event.
following link to register: November
Cost: No cost
Link for Session
Documents: Presentations and resources may be found in the 2022-2023 CSH
Meeting folder online on the Coordinated School Health website.
A draft meeting agenda is
attached to this Commissioner’s Memo. Participants may register through the ESCWorks professional development
platform to receive three (3) educator professional development hours for this virtual meeting.
For questions regarding
the Arkansas Coordinated School Health program or other school health
initiatives, please contact the DESE School Health Services office at