How to Build First Aid Skills for Students and Vaccine Confidence Among Parents

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.

Find out how schools and communities can work together to increase awareness of chronic disease and prevention while laying the foundation for good health and success in the future. During this webinar, you will learn how to build first aid skills for high school students through partnerships with community organizations that provide nationally certified CPR and AED training. Ronald Rouse’s Law ensures that each school district provides high school students instruction in CPR and awareness of the use of AEDs at least once during the entire four years of grades nine through twelve.

You’ll also gain valuable knowledge on how to create strong confidence in vaccines within communities using the SCDHEC Back-to-School Immunization Toolkit. Most people in the United States are vaccinated against widespread illnesses; however, some people do not trust the safety and effectiveness of vaccines because of personal experience or lack of information. When parents don’t vaccinate their children, it can lead to absenteeism and low classroom performance.

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 one component of the WSCC model:

Health Services: Health services connect school staff, students, families, community and healthcare providers to promote the health care of students and a healthy and safe school environment. School health services actively collaborate with school and community support services to increase the ability of students and families to adapt to health and social stressors, such as chronic health conditions or social and economic barriers to health, and to be able to manage these stressors and advocate for their own health and learning needs.

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