Using the WSCC Model to Integrate SEL in Schools

This resource introduces schools to social and emotional learning (SEL), including the benefits of SEL for students, teachers, and parents, as well as SEL tools for managing transition, stress, and trauma. This 10-page publication also illustrates how your school can use strategies from the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child… Read More

Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Promotional Video

Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) and Colorado Healthy Schools Smart Source (Smart Source), are Colorado’s widely-administered surveys on the health and well-being of young people and school health policies and practices that support youth health. Data from HKCS and Smart Source are complementary and can be used together to provide… Read More

Dolores, Colorado Resource List

This directory of Dolores, Colorado resources provides information related to: Interpersonal violence programs Food assistance programs Housing and utility assistance programs Transportation programs If you don’t see a resource that is right for you or would like to talk about additional needs that you may have, please contact Western Colorado… Read More

Montezuma County Resources

This directory of Montezuma County, Colorado resources provides information related to: Interpersonal violence programs Food assistance programs Housing and utility assistance programs Transportation programs If you don’t see a resource that is right for you or would like to talk about additional needs that you may have, please contact Western… Read More

Montezuma Inspire Coalition

Our vision is for youth of all ages and backgrounds in Montezuma County to respect, care for, and enjoy themselves, their communities, and the natural world. By encouraging them to share these values with their families, friends, and across generations, we seek to build an inclusive, strong, healthy, and resilient… Read More

Inside Out LGBTQIA Youth Resources

Resources for youth that identify as LGBTQIA. Read More

Uniting for Young People’s Success

School-based health care is a powerful investment in the health and academic potential of children and adolescents. This model delivers convenient, accessible, and wide-ranging primary and mental health care services to students where they already spend most of their time: in school. At the heart of the model is the… Read More

Student Health Advisory Council Mural T-Shirt Campaign

One of our previous SHAC youth, now a freshman at CSU, and the artist of the mural mentioned below, developed this video and t-shirt campaign. The t-shirt campaign was 21 days in October 2020 and sold over 70 shirts and raised over $600! Follow us on Instagram @d6shac for mural… Read More

Assessing Readiness & Building Resilience in the Clinical Workforce: A Foundation for ACE Screening Integration

This webinar provides strategies, promising practices, and resources to support health care providers and clinical leadership as they assess their own organizational readiness and build workforce resilience to successfully integrate Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) screening into clinical practice. Read More

Coronavirus: Mental Health and Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health and Wellness during COVID-19… Read More

Meeting Recording – September Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative

This recording include the final hour of the September 16, 2020 meeting. The content presented includes: CDE’s COVID-19 Updates New resources from The Hub Updates on the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey and Smart Source… Read More

September Meeting Presentations – Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative (CHSC)

This PDF includes all presentation slides from the September 16, 2020 Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative Meeting, including: Session Overview Slides Do Something Extraordinary Keynote Session CDE’s COVID-19 Updates Overviews from The Hub and HKCS/Smart Source… Read More

Back to School Toolkit

Hand-picked resources from our school health experts to help families start the school year feeling confident and connected. Read More

Engaging Father Figures in School Health Initiatives

Strategies from schools and experts identify how to include father figures in family engagement efforts. Read More

Tips for Engaging Families in Health

Use these evidence-based strategies for engaging families in healthy behaviors, both at home and at school. Read More

Student Vision Board

Encourage students to creatively fill out and share their vision boards at home and school to help the adults in their lives learn more about them. Read More

5 Ways to Foster Social-Emotional Skills

Try these simple ways to develop social-emotional skills in your children and teens. Read More

Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative September Agenda

Agenda for September CHSC Meeting. Learn more about the meeting here. Read More

Delta County School District: Caring, Challenging, Learning…Every Student, Every Day!

Delta County School District is located in the Gunnison River Valley in west central Colorado and serves 5,000 students across five diverse communities. Delta County School District believes it is their role to model and actively promote healthy choices, physical activity, and balanced nutrition. Read this success story to learn… Read More

Weld RE-1 School District: Row as One to a Healthy Horizon

Weld RE-1 is a rural school district in Northern Colorado and serves nearly 2,000 students across the towns of Gilcrest, LaSalle, and Platteville. Although students and staff are separated by many miles, the district has successfully implemented a comprehensive program to support the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of… Read More

Cross-Sector Collaboration to Address Substance Use in Jeffco Public Schools

By leveraging multiple funding sources, Jeffco Public Schools, RMC Health, and Jeffco Public Health collaborated to create a district-wide system of support for school-based nurses responsible for substance use prevention in Jeffco high schools. As a result, 100% of nurses in Jeffco high schools implemented evidence-based practices and provided prevention… Read More

School Health Programs and Best Practices – AFHK Archived Webinars

View archived webinars from Action for Healthy Kids on school health best practices and family engagement: Mobile Meals and More: School Re-Opening and Planning for School Nutrition (July 2020) The Power of Parents: Health at Home (May 2020) Caring for the Education Community: How Schools Can Partner with Families during… Read More

Whole Child Health – AFHK Archived Webinars

View archived webinars from Action for Healthy Kids on Whole Child Health topics: Mobile Meals and More: School Re-Opening and Planning for School Nutrition (July 2020) The Power of Parents: Health at Home (May 2020) Your Child’s Brain: What’s Going On in There? El Cerebro de su hijo: ¿Qué está… Read More

Practice Makes Perfect! Developing Health Mastery Using the Health Skill Models

We’ve all heard the idiom “two birds, one stone.” Wouldn’t it be great to address both 21st Century skills and Health Education skills using consistent skill models in nearly all subject areas in all grade levels? This training will introduce newly developed skill models for goal setting, decision-making, and accessing… Read More

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model is the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s (ASCD) Whole Child approach, but takes a more specific health and wellbeing focus. The WSCC Model highlights the School Health Components which every school should have to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing… Read More

SHAPE America- Reentry Resource Toolkits

Thanks to Clay Ellis, SHAPE AMERICA Central Region Leadership team member, for sharing these resources with the community! You can find a guide for PE/Health, a Teaching Strategy Workbook, and an At Home Survey for students. Read More

Substance Use Issue Brief

Substance use refers to the consumption of alcohol or other drugs such as nicotine, marijuana, and prescription drugs. Students who use substances may either misuse and/or abuse them. In this Issue Brief, an overview of what substance use is and its effects, signs that a student may be involved in… Read More

School Climate Issue Brief

School Climate is a comprehensive term that refers to the quality of school life for everyone in the school community. School climate encompasses the social, physical, and academic aspects of a school. In this Issue Brief, an overview of what school climate is as well as the benefits of a… Read More

Video and Tip Sheet-Talking to Youth About Vaping

This video identifies steps to engage in conversation with youth about the dangers related to vaping. There are also many additional great resources on that can assist schools and families while negotiating conversations around tobacco and vaping. Read More

SHAPE America’s 2020-2021 School Reentry Considerations: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, and Physical Activity

SHAPE America’s 2020-2021 School Reentry Considerations: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, and Physical Activity provides schools with recommendations and school reentry considerations based on the guidance for schools provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as national recommendations for physical education, health education, recess, and… Read More

Action for Healthy Kids: Game On Activity Library

The website, Action for Healthy Kids, has put together many resources for families to be active at home. This link will take you to the Action for Healthy Kids website where these resources are available. Read More

Ideas 4 School Health Website – Informational Flyer

This flyer provides a short summary of information about the contents and highlights of the IDEAS for Health Website. Read More

Carlos’ Colorful Salsa (2nd Grade Nutrition Education Lesson)

This hands-on nutrition education lesson encourages students to eat a variety of vegetables every day. Students learn about farming, plants, and the cultural aspects of the Espanola Valley, and they make and eat a colorful salsa together with their classmates and teacher. Read More

Messaging for Multilingual Families-Health Education

When it came to notifying our parents and guardians that schools were about to begin Comprehensive Health units, we ran into logistical issues with distribution of letters and connections with home. We were finding that our translated letters did not always make it into the hands of parents, and in… Read More

Moving More at Home

Help families move more with our free tools, resources, games, activities, and more designed to make physical activity easy and fun for all!… Read More

Family Activity Planning Guide

When families are physically active together, they can have fun while encouraging healthy choices. Hang this chart on a wall or refrigerator and track your family activity goals each month!… Read More

All Weather Family Activities

Kids need 60 minutes of physical activity every day! Both youth and adults can spread out their physical activity by engaging in short bouts of movement throughout the day. To help you get started, here are some simple, inexpensive, all-weather activities that the whole family can enjoy together!… Read More

Nature-Based BINGO

Celebrate the natural world around us using this handy BINGO card filled with nature-friendly activities. Read More

Active At-Home Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are fun activities that can support curiosity, learning, and physical activity. Whether indoors or outside, there are plenty of things around us to explore. For a fun, simple activity that can get the whole family moving while at home, hunt for the following items and add your own… Read More

10 Tips for Taking Screen Breaks

These tips from experts and parents can help balance screen time, physical activity, and family connection. Read More

Choose Your Own Family Adventure

Answer 3 simple questions to choose your family’s own custom adventure – a fun activity that will get everyone up and moving this summer, together!… Read More

Time-Saving Physical Activities for Busy Families

Time-saving strategies for getting the whole family active while accomplishing routine tasks. Read More

School Meals Marketing Social Media Toolkit

Partners of the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger have developed a free set of social media graphics and content to help with marketing school meals to a broader set of parents. The resources are free. Read More

Uncharted- Podcast #2 By Two Colorado Educators

In this episode, I interview Aqua Stovall about her experiences of leading in education through post-Katrina recovery in New Orleans and the parallels we can all draw to the current COVID-19 pandemic. -Leading Schools/Kids Out of The Storm…… Read More

The Dual Capacity Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

n 2014, researcher and family engagement expert Karen Mapp released a pioneering framework for how schools can productively and equitably engage parents in their children’s learning experiences. The framework, designed with the U.S. Department of Education and the Southwest Educational Development Lab, gave districts, states, schools, and community organizations new… Read More

Video Stress Reducing Tips By Student Leaders

The Asset Education website provide a short video series about created by student leaders about stress reduction: ANXIETY IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH. People across the world need to be equipped with tools to help them cope now. There is an urgent need to add student voices to the… Read More

Food Day Curriculum To Use in Schools During October (or anytime)

These lessons are designed to be taught as part of Food Day events in your community, but they can be used at any time. Teaching these lessons, we believe, will be a rewarding experience for you and your students. Your students will be motivated to follow the Food… Read More

Teaching Science Through Cooking With Kids

With patience and creativity, children can learn more about the science behind food and nutrition by experimenting in the kitchen. Explore answers to questions such as, “what is baking soda and why is it important?” “how do our taste buds work?” and “how can we make simple recipes even healthier… Read More

Using Common Household Items to Foster Play with Kids

Enjoy some fun and games with common household items using this resource provided by Colorado Action for Healthy Kids. This resources shows how to utilize some imagination to bump up the fun and activity level of kids using what you already have at home. Read More

Farm to School Curriculum

From the Colorado Farm to School Task Force, this excel spreadsheet is compilation of all the best FTS curriculum available in an easily searchable format. Need to identify school garden science curriculum for middle schoolers? Easy! Just click on the grade level and academic subject to automatically sort the resources… Read More

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