The Whole Child Award: Apply by 10.31.21

Michigan ASCD sponsors this award program in support of ASCD Worldwide and The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Initiative in conjunction with the Michigan School Health Coordinators’ Association (MISHCA), and Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principal Association (MEMSPA). This program seeks to identify schools in Michigan that have created a school culture with programs that exemplify theContinue reading “The Whole Child Award: Apply by 10.31.21”

Register Today: MDE LGBTQ+ Students Project Trainings

LGBTQ+ students are at disproportionate risk for persistent bullying, harassment, and victimization. During the COVID pandemic, the MDE LGBTQ+ Students Project became more important than ever.  In response to request from school districts across Michigan, project staff created a suite of online trainings to build the capacity of schools to provide a safe, supportive andContinue reading “Register Today: MDE LGBTQ+ Students Project Trainings”

Introducing: TIPPS

With funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, TIPPS (Trauma-Informed Programs and Practices for Schools) is partnering with the Michigan School Health Coordinators’ Association (MiSHCA) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to develop and implement a novel and highly collaborative multi-stakeholder approach to strengthen theContinue reading “Introducing: TIPPS”

K-12 MMH and SEL Alignment

After reading our partnership resource on Integrating Whole Child into Continuous Improvement Planning: Best Practice Statement that looked at the complementary practices of Comprehensive Health Education, Physical Education, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), you may be wondering how to take the next steps in aligning your explicit instruction of social emotional skills to build aContinue reading “K-12 MMH and SEL Alignment”

Lifetime Achievement Award: Current Awardee

In 2021, Mary Lebioda received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mary Lebioda graduated from Wayne State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Caring for children led to a nursing career at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, followed by several years as a Public Health Nurse for Macomb and Oakland Counties.  The roleContinue reading “Lifetime Achievement Award: Current Awardee”

InPACTatHome Feeling Good

The InPACTatHome Family Engagement Team, which includes our very own Lisa Jo Gagliardi, Scott Martin, and Evilia Jankowski, has released the second of seven toolkits. This month’s toolkit focuses on Feeling Good and was developed by Evilia Jankowski (bio included in the toolkit). This toolkit is freely available on the InPACTatHome website at the FamilyContinue reading “InPACTatHome Feeling Good”

Introducing: InPACTatSchool

The U-M Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory, led by Dr. Rebecca Hasson is collaborating with our president-elect and Saginaw ISDs Whole Child Program Director, Amy Wassmann, in effectively implementing the InPACTatSchool program.  InPACTatSchool (Interrupting Prolonged Sitting with ACTivity at School) is a program developed by Dr. Hasson’s lab to improve students’ physical health, cognitive function, and enhance behavioral self-regulation by emphasizing children’s natural physical activity patterns through the implementation of short,Continue reading “Introducing: InPACTatSchool”

Introducing: MI-LEAP

MI-LEAP (Michigan Model for Health: Learning to Enhance and Adapt for Prevention) is a partnership with Wayne State University and MISHCA and in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of MI-LEAP is to support MMH responsiveness to the needs of high school students. We want to do this by minimizing the barriers and maximizing the effectiveness of MMH, specifically focusingContinue reading “Introducing: MI-LEAP”