OSPI is are offering two trainings on the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) curriculum.
July 7, Des Moines – FLASH training for elementary educators – registration deadline is June 27.
July 11, Wenatchee – FLASH training for middle school educators, using the newly revised Middle School FLASH – registration deadline is July 1.
This training is a highly interactive and research-based learning process that supports educators with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully use the FLASH program in the classroom. Educators who successfully complete the FLASH learning process walk away with knowledge and skills on:
- The foundations of sexual health and HIV instruction
- How to answer sensitive student questions
- Key concepts to use in teaching the FLASH curriculum
- Best practices in methodology for teaching key sexuality education topics such as abstinence, puberty, sexual violence prevention, LGBT issues, and more.
This full day training provides 7 free clock hours.
Middle School FLASH is newly revised (June 2016). OSPI has a limited number of free licenses for the on-line versions of both middle and high school FLASH.
for this and other Sexual health and HIV training resources, please go to OSPI.
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and most cases are preventable.
Despite efforts to address skin cancer risk factors, such as inadequate sun protection and intentional tanning behaviors, skin cancer rates, including rates of melanoma, have continued to increase in the United States and worldwide. The goal of The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer is to increase skin cancer awareness and to call for actions to reduce its risk.
For more resources and information on skin cancer, go to the CDC’s webpage on skin cancer
See here for a great infographic called “protect all the skin you’re in” to share on social media or print for posting.
American Academy of Pediatrics Supports Childhood Sleep Guidelines
CDC’s Healthy Schools program is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth e-Learning module, Parents for Healthy Schools, part of the Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Promoting Health and Academic Success (TTHS) eLearning series.http://orau.gov/dph/p4hs/page01.htmlLike the previously released TTHS eLearning modules, The Parents for Healthy Schools module provides;
- Easier and more flexible access to the Parents for Healthy Schools valuable resources
- Robust Go Further sections with additional information and resources
- Tailored learning experience through a self-directed module ranging from 1 – 1.5 hours
Communities That Care (CTC) employs a proven, community-change process for reducing youth violence, alcohol & tobacco use,
and delinquency – through tested & effective programs and policies…
CTC uses prevention science to promote healthy youth development. We guide local coalitions through a tested 5-phase process.CTC fosters young people’s well-being using a Social Development Strategy that promotes opportunities, skills, and recognition.