Encyclopedia of School Health by David Wiley and Amy Cory (Eds)Children spend more time at school than anywhere else except home; thus, schools can have a major effect on children's health by providing a healthy physical environment, serving meals and snacks built around sound nutritional guidelines, and teaching about health, as well as modeling and promoting healthy behaviors. School health services programs involve not only school nurses and focus not only on nursing practice, standards, and performance issues; they also include services and classes to teach students the information and skills they need to become health-literate, to maintain and improve their health, to prevent disease, and to reduce risky behaviors impacting health. School nurses, teachers, administrators, health coordinators, guidance counselors and social workers all join with parents in safeguarding and promoting the health and well-being of school-aged children as a basic foundation for academic success. The Encyclopedia of School Health offers quick access to health and wellness information most relevant to children in America's K-12 school setting. You'll find valuable guidance on developmental stages, acute and chronic illnesses, special education, nutrition, crisis response, prevention, and more.
School Health: Policy and Practice by American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health; Rani S. Gereige (Editor); Elisa A. Zenni (Editor)Significantly revised and updated, the 7th edition provides the latest guidelines for developing health programs, including nutrition services, medication administration, physical activity and sports, and the school environment. New in the 7th edition: New content on school health in medical education, family and community involvement, staff wellness, global school health, emergency and disaster preparedness in schools, and more. Updates on the role of the school physician, school nurse, and guidance on school-based screening, serving populations with unique needs such as allergies and asthma, mental health and social services, and program assessment and evaluation.
Publication Date: 2016
Whole School Health Through Psychosocial Emotional Learning by Jared ScherzDesigned for everyone involved in the educational system--including district administrators, teachers, students, parents, and the business community--this book provides a practical plan with steps to harmonize whole-school health, including sustainable growth in student character development, improvement of organizational health, and reduction of violence and other threats to education. A blueprint of applicable resources is provided, including: · 15 easy-to-follow guidelines for successfully implementing social-emotional learning practices · A spotlight on issues such as empathy, identity formation, self-control, and conflict resolution · Dozens of real-world stories from educators · Anecdotal and data-driven results from successful implementation