Topic Ideas

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