How Can Districts Assess Student Well-Being?

It’s important to understand the wide variety of our student needs locally and how those needs may have been impacted over the pandemic. The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) offers an excellent opportunity to assess those current students needs and support the work of multiple district roles, initiatives, and community agencies in accurately andContinue reading “How Can Districts Assess Student Well-Being?”

MI-LEAP: Resources

MI-LEAP (Michigan Model for Health: Learning to Enhance and Adapt for Prevention) is a partnership project with Wayne State University and MISHCA and in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. This NIH-funded project focuses on improving student outcomes utilizing a tailored version of the MMH curriculum that provides trauma-informed approaches and supports for teachers.  Through designing these implementation supports, we found several existing websites focused on creating supportive and trauma-informedContinue reading “MI-LEAP: Resources”

K-5 Consent Toolkit

MOASH, in partnership with sexual violence prevention experts across the state, is excited to announce the launch of a new resource: the K-5 Consent Toolkit! This resource responds to the needs of teachers, parents, and caregivers for quality consent education for students in elementary school. The toolkit includes recommendations for specific resources – including curricula,Continue reading “K-5 Consent Toolkit”

June 2022: Call for Presenters

Submissions are due: Friday, February 4th, 2022 through the following Google Form. Our fourth MiSHCA Conference, Connecting with Kids through School Health geared towards the Whole Child (WSCC Model), will take place June 20-21, 2022 at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City. Our conference theme encompasses leadership, partnership, strategies and programming that meet the needsContinue reading “June 2022: Call for Presenters”

Join our January Virtual Health Series Session Next Week

January 19th, 2022 4:00-5:00pm EST School Health Profiles Survey in Michigan: Results, Trends, and Implications for Policies and Practices The Michigan School Health Profiles, an underutilized yet very important source of information about school health policies, practices, and programs in Michigan collected from principals and lead health education teachers. Join us as Laurie Bechhofer, HIV/STD EducationContinue reading “Join our January Virtual Health Series Session Next Week”

Resources to Support Safety After a Crisis

Violence, such as a school shooting, can impact school communities even if they are not directly impacted by the event. Need on-site support? Your Regional School Health Coordinator can connect you. Below are a few materials that may support you in re-building safety. Resources available in multiple languages are marked with a * Families TalkingContinue reading “Resources to Support Safety After a Crisis”

September TIPPS of the Month

Check out the September Edition of TIPPS of the month to explore: TIPP #4: Building Community Team Member Spotlight Resources We’ll continue to share this bi-monthly newsletter that will dive into key aspects of TIPPS work, including the 10 core pillars, provide updates on current initiatives, and highlight recent research on trauma, adversity, and resilience. AboutContinue reading “September TIPPS of the Month”

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”

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”