Curriculum for middle and high schools
Teaching students to make positive healthy choices that create a safe environment for themselves and others requires more than concepts. The CDC believes less effective curricula often overemphasize teaching scientific facts and increasing student knowledge (not behaviors). What we know now to develop healthy behavior skills, students require the tools to incorporate the appropriate skills into their daily lives. This changes how we must look shifting our paradigm for preventative education too.
The Shaken Baby Association collaborated with Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to provide educators, therapists, counselors, and school nurses a tool to teach students about self-care through healthy behavior choices. The result is a curriculum that incorporates Center for Disease Control Healthy Schools National Health Education Standards; and, meets Wisconsin Statue 253.15 requirements.
Today, the need for both virtual and in-class options is even more important. This free curriculum is available on this website or can be downloaded to Google Classroom for remote classrooms. Unit and Lesson plans and all materials can be downloaded free of charge.
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