Topic Ideas

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The main audience at Head to Toe is school health workers, counselors, nurses and social workers. We welcome all topics, but are especially interested in the following for 2015:
  • Staff wellness and implementation
  • Physical Activity and implementation
  • Nutrition
 The following topics are additional suggestions for sessions:

For Nurses and School-Based Health Providers and Coordinators

  • “How to” sessions for nurses
  • Peer-to-Peer health education approaches and models
  • Clinical skills including: assessment of injuries, chronic disease management in schools and school-based health centers (i.e. diabetes, asthma, trauma)
  • Emergency and disaster planning and implementation
  • Supporting the medically fragile student
  • Confidentiality and ethics related to HIPPA and FERPA
  • Care of the overweight child
  • Best practices for school health
  • Oral health and strategies to bring sealant programs and education to schools
  • Assessment and referral approaches and models for student health issues and emergencies (i.e. substance abuse, trauma, suicide/depression, etc.)
  • Teen pregnancy prevention and intervention approaches and models for schools
  • Best practices for health promotion and education for schools
  • Coordinating and facilitating school health advisory committees
  • School health systems development focused on coordination models between school-based health centers, school nursing and school administration
  • Billing and coding
  • Medicaid outreach and enrollment
  • Productivity
  • Business Planning
  • Evaluation – Data Collection and Reporting
  • Partnerships for sustainability/Organizational Development
  • Reporting to your community
  • Nurse practitioner specific sessions on assessment or their relationship to school nursing
  • Telehealth
  • Youth Engagement

   Behavioral Health

  • The changing role of the school counselor
  • Trauma-informed service
  • Suicide prevention and intervention models and approaches for schools and communities
  • Screening and early identification models and approaches
  • Identification and intervention approaches for school behavioral health personnel on adolescent behavioral health issues, such as eating disorders, self-mutilation, GLBTQ, bullying/relational aggression, oppositional behaviors
  • Teen dating violence awareness programs and interventions
  • Substance abuse prevention and intervention models of schools
  • Dropout and truancy models and approaches for schools and communities
  • Systems of care development focused on mobilizing partnerships and collaboration between schools and community mental health organizations
  • Community school approaches and models (i.e. before and after school programs, mentoring, tutoring and other community partnerships to support youth development.)
  • Positive behavior supports and strengths-based resiliency models and approaches
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Underage drinking
  • Student transitions (elementary to middle to high to beyond)
  • Child abuse (April is child abuse awareness month)

  Staff and Community Wellness and Integration

  • Positive youth leadership development approaches and models
  • Service learning models and approaches that foster youth and community engagement
  • Nutrition and physical education models and approaches for schools and community
  • Community and school collaboration – strategies to developing and facilitating school health advisory committees
  • School wellness policy and implementation
  • Creative school and community wellness projects to promote health, nutrition and physical activity.
  • Program and systems development, with specific emphasis on program sustainability, evaluation and funding diversity.
  • Public policy and program development focused specifically on Adolescent Health
  • Immigration