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.

Healthy Fundraisers and Physical Activity for Students of All Abilities

Healthy Fundraisers and Physical Activity for Students of All Abilities

May 15 @ 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.

SCAHPERD Executive Director will share information about their healthy fundraiser for schools, SC FitMe. State physical education and physical activity experts will share information about Unified Physical Education– an opportunity for students of all abilities to come together through ongoing education and physical activities, using the power of Special Olympics.

Connecting communities and Schools webinar flyer with speakers

Speakers

Kym Kirby
Executive Director
SC Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAHPERD)

Chris Payne, MS in Education, MS in Adapted PE
Physical Education Teacher Satchel Ford Elementary
Elementary P.E. District Lead Teacher
Richland School District One
SCAPES Adapted P.E. Chairperson
A.C. Flora Baseball

Kelsey Miller, MEd
Director of Youth Initiatives with Special Olympics South Carolina

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

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.

Flyer of the April 17th presenters Brandie and Jamaius

The physical environment is a key tool for living a healthy lifestyle!  Learn from Brandie Freeman, Wholespire Marketing and Communications Manager, and Jamaius White, The HYPE Project Program Manager, as they discuss community and school projects that shape the physical environment.  This webinar will explore advocacy efforts surrounding schools, the Healthy Young People Empowerment Project (HYPE!), and funding opportunities for PSE change!

Speakers

Brandie Freeman
Wholespire
Marketing & Communications Manager

Jamaius White
Wholespire
Manager, The HYPE Project

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.