Female Genital Mutilation & Cutting: Strategies for Education and Prevention Webinar

Female Genital Mutilation & Cutting: Strategies for Education and Prevention | ASHA

A rapidly growing number of girls in the United States, ages 0-15, are at risk of being subjected to Female Genital Mutilation & Cutting (FGM/C), especially in certain metropolitan areas. The Center for Disease Control estimates that over ½ million girls in the U.S. are at risk of being cut – a number that has more tripled in 25 years. This webinar will provide school health professionals and health educators with the essential information needed to understand this practice and the risk to girls and families. The webinar will also give guidance on how to talk to girls and families in a culturally-sensitive way and how to alert authorities of imminent risk. Register today! – See more at: http://www.ashaweb.org/news-events/webinars/female-genital-mutilation-cutting-strategies-for-education-and-prevention/#sthash.7FadivFH.dpuf
 

It’s Time to Reframe How We Think About Education and Health

It’s Time to Reframe How We Think About Education and Health

May 17, 2016, 10:03 AM, Posted by Kristin Schubert

 

Kids spend more time at school than anywhere outside their homes, making schools where we have the greatest chance of improving kids’ health trajectory through physical, social and emotional development.

Read the article from the Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health blog:

Lead Testing in School Drinking Water Webinar

Lead Testing in School Drinking Water

Join us for a webinar on May 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM PDT.

Register now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1053075228260815875

School administrators, local health officials, and others are invited to a webinar from the Washington State Department of Health to learn more about testing drinking water for possible lead contamination, health effects of lead, the Governor’s Directive for Drinking Water, the State Board of Health School Rule, and resources available. The webinar will be recorded and posted for future viewing.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award!

Call for Nominations for the 2016 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award!

Deadline, June 17, 2016
The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award! The Award recognizes significant efforts by individuals or groups to improve children’s vision and eye health at the state or national level. Learn more.

 

Heroin and Prescription Opiate Taskforce Community Meeting

Heroin and Prescription Opiate Taskforce Community Meeting: 

A free community conversation on heroin and prescription opiate overdose and addiction on May 31st in Renton, sponsored by the King County Heroin & Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force (formerly MHCADSD). This is a public event and your voice is needed!

Register

community mtg

CDC Report: Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999-2014

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Responds to New CDC Report

Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999-2014
According to a joint statement prepared by partners of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, data in the new CDC report underscores why suicide prevention must remain a national public health priority. Read the statement for more from the Action Alliance

“Adolescent-Friendly Services: Key Criteria and Assessment Tool

A webinar intended for clinical staff in schools and providers in the community who either provide or refer youth to sexual health services. Presented by Jessica Serrano, MD, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children’s Hospital, it is sponsored by OSPI’s Adolescent Health/School-based Prevention project to promote exemplary sexual health education (ESHE).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8893600286708022019

 

NATIONAL TEEN PREGNANCY MONTH

Today is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and May is National Teen Pregnancy Month – a downloadable Supporter Kit includes 12 ideas for getting involved. Other offerings include:

May 11, 11 am – Digital Town Hall Webinar on teen pregnancy prevention from OAH.

May 19, 10 am – “Reducing Disparities in Teen Birth Rates” webinar from the CDC.

May 19, 11 am – Twitter Chat, #Youth360: Moving Beyond Prevention to Holistic Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health.

Other resources for the May campaign are available from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

OSPI Webinar: New Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards

Don’t Miss It – New Washington State OSPI Standards Orientation Webinar

Learn about the new Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards by joining OSPI on May 25th: 10-11 am

Registration https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5612882988864324097

This presentation will orient participants to the new 2016 Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards, adopted by Superintendent Dorn in March 2016. As a result of this webinar, participants will:

1.) Understand the benefits to the new standards.
2.) Know what is required to teach and when.
3.) Consider how current instruction already aligns.
4.) Determine potential gaps that exist between current practices and the new outcomes.
5.) Identify what is needed to start implementing the new standards.

For questions about this webinar or the newly adopted standards, please contact [email protected]

Healthy Students Achieve!