Health & Wellness
When viewing health and wellness as a whole, we have divided it into two areas conceptually and for practical integration into school curriculum and culture:
- Mental Health & Wellness
- Physical Health Wellness
Planting Seeds of Prevention
NEW FOR 2012-13! The ‘Planting Seeds of Prevention’ Curriculum Book was created by OPP to serve as a teaching tool and one stop shop for all your prevention needs. The prevention curriculum is organized into the 4 strands of prevention: Violence Prevention, Instructional Strategies, Health and Wellness, and Substance Abuse Prevention. Within each strand there are specialized lessons related to each area of prevention for both primary and secondary grades. Click on the cover to access the Health and Wellness lessons.
See also our related webpages on:
- Character Monthly Activities
- HIV/AIDS Education
- Positive Parenting
- Reality Avenue’s “Body Image: Are You Seeing the REAL You?”
- Reality Avenue’s “Depression and Anger: Who REALLY Controls Your Emotions?”
- Reality Avenue’s “Life as a Teenager – How Stressful is it REALLY?”
- Reality Avenue’s “Relationships: What is REAL Love?”
- Reality Avenue’s “Self Esteem: How Important is it REALLY?”
- Violence Toward Self
Resources and Links
“If it’s FREE, it’s for ME!”
Look for this downloadable PDF as you scroll down the Resource page – is is an extensive list of FREE prevention resources!
Please Note: A program or website being mentioned here does not imply endorsement by the School Board of Broward County and does not necessarily reflect its views. Please contact the program developers directly for the most current information.
BEEP Portal – Broward County Public School’s teacher resource location.
CDC School Health Guidelines to Prevent Unintentional Injuries and Violence. Students have the right to learn in a safe and protective school environment. These guidelines were designed to help education agencies and schools promote safety and make schools safe places for students to learn.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
First Call for Help, 211 Broward – “Help is Just a Phone Call Away!” A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or access the directory online.
Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT): The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) can help school districts, schools, and others conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC’s Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula. The HECAT results can help schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education. The HECAT can be customized to meet local community needs and conform to the curriculum requirements of the state or school district.
National Institute of Mental Health, 1-301-496-4000
National Resource Center for Safe Schools, The Safety Zone
Registries of Programs Effective in Reducing Youth Risk Behaviors: Various federal agencies have identified youth-related programs that they consider worthy of recommendation based on expert opinion or a review of design and research evidence. These programs focus on different health topics, risk behaviors, and settings including violence.
School Health Index: The School Health Index can help schools implement school health guidelines and related strategies. This self-assessment and planning tool enables schools to identify the strengths and weaknesses of health promotion policies and programs (including violence prevention) and assists schools in developing an action plan for improving the school environment.
Switchboard of Miami, (305) 358-HELP (4357)
Teen Space 211: an interactive website for teens looking for information, support, and resources to help cope with today’s tough teen issues. It is a confidential outlet for teens to feel free to ask anything, speak their minds, and help themselves and each other. Teens can post their questions or comments on our message boards or call our hotline anytime at 2-1-1 or 954-567-8336(TEEN).
Trauma-Informed Tool Kit: a resource for service organizations and providers to deliver services that are trauma-informed.