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.

Engaging Communities, Schools and Youth to Create Safe Spaces for Physical Activity

April 17 @ 10:00 am 11:15 am

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.

More information coming soon!

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.