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- Building Business Support
for School Health Programs: An Action Guide
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
developed this guide to help state and local coalitions communicate effectively with the
public about the nature and benefits of coordinated school health programs (CSHPs). It
describes how to build support among the business community and guides readers through
such steps as assembling communications teams and strategies, working with business
leaders and employees, reaching out to the media, and handling difficult or controversial
This manual, prepared by the Academy
for Educational Development (AED) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), is designed to assist those responsible for developing coordinated school health
infrastructure at state and local levels. It is a planning tool for developing
organizational supports to build a coordinated school health program and an implementation
tool for institutionalizing those supports at the state and local levels.
- Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn
This guide from the National
Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is designed to help state and local
decision-makers establish effective policies to foster academic achievement and lifelong
healthy habits among students. It provides guidance on developing an overall school
healthy policy framework and specific policies to promote physical activity and healthy
eating and discourage the use of tobacco.
- School Health Starter Kit
This kit, sponsored by the Council
of Chief State School Officers and the Association of State and Territorial Health
Officials with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is designed to
help schools and communities build support for coordinated school health by describing it
to the general public. The materials include (1) an overview of the benefits of
coordinated school health, (2) clear, jargon-free messages that resonate with target
audiences (e.g., parents and school personnel), and (3) tools to enable action, including
a CD-ROM that users can customize for their own marketing activities.
- Step by Step
to Health Promoting Schools: A Guide to Implementing Coordinated School Health Programs in
Local Schools and Districts
Developed by Education, Training and Research Associates
(ETR Associates), this book is a guide to assist schools and their collaborating partners
as they implement a coordinated school health program. This book helps administrators,
teachers, nurses, counselors, social workers, other school staff, parents/guardians, and
health-related agencies within an individual school, at the district level, or both,
assess their school needs and resources and create coalitions for change.
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This is the fourth annual report
prepared by the Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics on the condition of
children in the United States. Included are eight contextual measures that describe the
changing population, family characteristics, and context in which children are living and
23 indicators of well-being in the areas of economic security, health, behavior and social
environment, and education.
This is the third annual report from
the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice describing the nature and extent of crime
and violence on school property, as well as the measures that some schools have taken to
prevent and address school violence.
The Encyclopedia of ED Stats brings
together data from several National Center for Education Statistics sources, including: The
Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of
Education Statistics, and Youth Indicators.
Youth Funding Database (HY-FUND)
Formerly known as the Adolescent and School Health Funding
Database, this resource contains information on federal, foundation, and state-specific
funding sources for school health programs.
This report, the third in a series
of annual reports on school crime and safety from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the
National Center for Education Statistics, presents the latest available data on school
crime and student safety. It synthesizes information from a variety of independent data
sources from federal departments and agencies including the Bureau of Justice Statistics,
the National Center for Education Statistics, and the Centers for Disease Control and
This report presents an overview of
the key findings from the 2000 Monitoring the Future survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade
students, which is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It emphasizes recent
trends in the use of various licit and illicit drugs covered by the study and shows trends
in the levels of perceived risk and perceived disapproval associated with each drug.
This is the fourth edition of an
annual report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on trends in the
well-being of our nations children and youth. The report presents recent and
reliable estimates on more than 90 indicators of well-being. It is intended to provide the
policy community, the media, and all interested citizens with an accessible overview of
data describing the condition of children in the United States.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance
System (YRBSS) from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control monitors six categories
of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults behaviors that
contribute to unintentional and intentional injuries; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug
use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted
diseases (STDs) (including human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] infection); unhealthy
dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity. This report summarizes results from the
national survey, 33 state surveys, and 16 local surveys conducted among high school
students during February--May 1999. The YRBSS website also offers YOUTH99,
a free CD-ROM, to access six years of data from YRBSS.
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practices in risk prevention and health promotion
This evidence-based guide from the
Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is designed
to help States plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce
tobacco use. It identifies and describes the key elements for effective state tobacco
control programs, including programs designed for communities, schools, and the entire
The National Center for Injury
Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed this
sourcebook, which examines the effectiveness of specific violence prevention practices in
four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution
skills; and mentoring and documents the science behind each best practice. It also
provides a comprehensive directory of resources for more information about programs that
have used these practices.
A joint project of the U.S.
Departments of Education and Justice, this guide for educators, juvenile justice
practitioners, and others in youth-serving organizations provides background information
on conflict resolution education; an overview of four widely used, promising, and
effective approaches; and guidance on how to implement conflict resolution education
programs in various settings.
Early Warning, Timely Response,
co-authored by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, describes research-based
practices designed to assist schools and communities in identifying warning signs and
developing prevention, intervention, and crisis response plans. Safeguarding Our
Children is a follow-up guide that emphasizes early intervention and prevention and
the importance of teamwork among educators, mental health professionals, parents, and
The first bulletin in the Office of
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Preventions (OJJDP) Family Strengthening Series,
this document will inform you of the latest research detailing the crucial role played by
the family in delinquency prevention and will describe OJJDPs Strengthening
Americas Families Initiative.
Mental Health: A Report of the
Surgeon General provides an up-to-date review of scientific advances in the study of
mental health and of mental illnesses that affect at least one in five Americans. The National
Action Agenda represents an outgrowth of this report and introduces a blueprint for
addressing children's mental health needs in the United States.
This guide from the National
Institute on Drug Abuse was written in a question-and-answer format to provide important
research-based concepts and information and further efforts to develop and implement
effective drug abuse prevention programs. Specific questions were solicited from State and
local drug abuse prevention practitioners and key leaders in national prevention
organizations. The answers were developed in consultation with prevention scientists.
This report from the Secretary of
Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education, released by the White House,
November 29, 2000, outlines ten strategies to promote health through lifelong
participation in enjoyable and safe physical activity and sports. Includes a bibliography
and appendices of helpful materials.
This report introduces a blueprint
for addressing suicideAwareness, Intervention, and Methodology, or AIM. The action
steps presented in this document were prioritized from among a variety of recommendations
developed through a public-private collaboration of non-governmental organizations,
federal and state governmental agencies, corporations and foundations, and public health,
health, mental health experts.
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- Programs That Work
(Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDivision of Adolescent and School Health)
Other Major Reviews
Tools for Selecting Programs
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