Special Recognition Award: Current Awardee

As Director of the Michigan Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory, Dr. Rebecca Hasson enjoys using her expertise in pediatric physical activity, implementation science, and health equity research to improve the health and well-being of children and their families across the state of Michigan. For the past eight years, Dr. Hasson’s research has focused on the developmentContinue reading “Special Recognition Award: Current Awardee”

2022-2023 Building Healthy Communities Program Apply Today

Step Up for School Wellness Grant Who: All public, charter, or private non-profit schools in Michigan, serving any grade level K-12, can apply eachyearBy When: June 30, 2022RFA and More Information: https://buildinghealthycommunities.arewehealthy.com/ On behalf of the Building Healthy Communities partners, we would like to announce the release of the 2022-2023 Step Up for School WellnessContinue reading “2022-2023 Building Healthy Communities Program Apply Today”

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”

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”

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”

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”