Building Bridges: A Collaborative Partnership Between Community Coalition and Schools

Building Bridges: A Collaborative Partnership Between Community Coalition and Schools

February 21 @ 10:00 am 11:15 am

Feb 21 connecting communities and schools webinar

Join the SC Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and the SC Schools Network for the 2023-24 Connecting Communities and Schools webinar series. The series aims to enhance collaboration between schools and communities using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model as a framework to support student health.

Get ready to learn about the exciting initiatives underway in our state that aim to bridge the gap between communities and schools! Join us as Rachel Fobare takes us on a journey through the implementation of Erin’s Law in our schools and shares valuable information about community resources that can support this law’s requirements. And that’s not all – we’ll also hear from Robin Cooper, who will discuss how schools and community partners can work together to improve student and community health by aligning their shared goals. This is a unique opportunity to discover how collaboration and partnerships can lead to positive outcomes for our communities, so don’t miss it!

Speakers

Rachel Fobare, MPH
Med Health Education Teacher
CERRA Teacher Cadet Instructor
Richland School District One

Robin Cooper, MPH
Regional Program Manager-Healthy Schools and Communities Program
Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Refresh & Reclaim: A Boundaries & Self-Care Workshop

Refresh & Reclaim: A Boundaries & Self-Care Workshop

January 24 @ 10:00 am 11:15 am

Connecting Communities and Schools webinar series

Join the SC Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and the SC Schools Network for the 2023-24 Connecting Communities and Schools webinar series. The series aims to enhance collaboration between schools and communities using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model as a framework to support student health.

In this interactive and introspective workshop, participants will examine the importance of the relationship between values-based healthy boundaries and a comprehensive self-care regimen. Using research-based information as a guide, participants will identify specific barriers in their personal and/or professional lives that prevent healthy boundaries and self-care, discuss how to confront those barriers and learn communication tips and maintenance strategies to use in times of challenge or opposition. By the end of the session, attendees will identify both short-term and long-term concepts and strategies that they can tailor and use to improve their mental health. A device with an internet connection is required for interactive participation.

Speaker

Judy Rauppius is the Ending the Silence Regional Program Coordinator for the Northern Region of SC. Ending the Silence is an umbrella program for teens, school staff and parents, educating about signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, stigma, healthy coping strategies and suicide. The program has reached thousands of individuals in SC. Prior to her position with NAMI SC, she worked for NAMI Piedmont Tri-County educating the community on the services NAMI provides and partnering with other agencies that provide support to individuals living with a mental health condition. She first became involved with NAMI first as a volunteer and advocate as she has a 28-year old son who lives with anxiety, depression and autism. In 2016, Judy was the NAMI South Carolina volunteer of the year and was named the Health Professional of the Year by the SC Association for the Advancement of Health Education in 2022.

The Healthy Teacher

The Healthy Teacher

January 17 @ 10:00 am 11:15 am

Connecting Communities and Schools Jan 17 webinar

Join the SC Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and the SC Schools Network for the 2023-24 Connecting Communities and Schools webinar series. The series aims to enhance collaboration between schools and communities using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model as a framework to support student health.

Teachers across the United States feel the pressure to perform their job at the highest level while managing a classroom, varying student behaviors and administrative responsibilities. Teachers need outlets to manage the stress, but where do they start? The Healthy Teacher is a unique wellness program created exclusively for the life of a teacher. During this webinar, participants will become empowered with skills, knowledge and resources to integrate into their daily lives. Learn about ways to de-stress and excel both inside and outside of the classroom.

Speakers

Raegan McCullough, CPT
Co-owner of Freedom Fitness Personal Training, LLC 
Co-founder of The Healthy Teacher

Lauren Ross, CPT
Co-owner of Freedom Fitness Personal Training, LLC 
Co-founder of The Healthy Teacher

Utilizing School-based Mental Health & Wellness Services

Utilizing School-based Mental Health & Wellness Services

Enhancing student access to mental health services is a priority for the state of South Carolina. During this webinar, you will learn about the availability of various mental health and wellness services and resources that can be accessed with the help of mental health counselors in South Carolina schools. Find out how connecting students, school counselors, and communities can improve the social and emotional climate at school and home.  

Suzanne Snyder, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years in the mental health field. At the SC Department of Education, she is the Mental Health Program Manager responsible for helping districts integrate mental health in schools and respond to the mental health needs of students and staff more effectively. 

The WSCC model is the CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools. It is a student-centered model and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. This webinar addresses two components of the WSCC model:

Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services: These prevention and intervention services support students’ mental, behavioral, social, and emotional health. Services include a broad range of assessments, counseling and consultation, and referrals to school and community support services. 

Social & Emotional Climate: conducive to effective teaching and learning. The school climate can affect student engagement in school activities; relationships with other students, staff, family, and community; health and growth; and academic performance.

You may receive a certificate of completion by watching the recording and completing the reflection survey.