April 6, 2016
Ingredients that go into making the “great elixir” that can support optimal health and educational outcomes require us to consider the health and well-being of all members of the school environment – students, staff and teachers. As school health champions, it’s imperative that we work to support the entire school community, all members, as one organic whole.
February 10, 2016
“The Raising of America” is a five-part documentary series, online learning hub and public-engagement campaign that aims to reframe the way Americans look at early child health and development. The series illustrates how a strong start for children not only leads to better learning, earning, and physical and mental health, but also to a healthier, safer and more prosperous nation.
February 4, 2016
The National Council for Behavioral Health, an alliance of more than 2,500 mental health and addiction treatment organizations, has created two visual tools that can help care providers better understand the importance of trauma-informed care and how TIC can help to forge pathways from trauma and toxic stress to recovery and healing.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma-Informed Care (TIC): Critical Insights for Navigating School Health
February 2, 2016
As we consider the challenges that a child, particularly one from a disadvantaged background, has to grow up around, it’s important that schools keep Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) in the forefront of our minds.
December 1, 2015
Playworks is a trusted partner of Thriving Schools, helping to bring physical activity and build social and emotional skill-building to schools across the country. In this brief podcast, Jill Vialet, founder and CEO of Playworks, shares some of her insights about the lessons that kids and adults alike can all learn through play, with tips for how to make the most out of recess time in your school.
November 10, 2015
By the time students are in third grade, their reading levels do correlate to consequential life outcomes, such as high school graduation rates. The Ohio Department of Education found, based on 2013 graduation rates, those who were not proficiently reading in third grade were three times less likely to graduate on time than their proficiently reading peers.
October 13, 2015
To help get California students moving this year, there’s a new math equation to solve. But don’t worry, we promise you won’t need your calculator. This year the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program is challenging California students, school leaders and parents to solve for x, when x = how to keep students physically active for 60 minutes every school day, including activity before, during and after school.
July 28, 2015
Safe Routes to School National Partnership published a report titled Taking Back the Streets and Sidewalks earlier this year. The report provides a resource parents, schools and communities can use to reduce the threat of crime and violence and create safer trips to school for their children.