8:30 – 9:00 Registration, Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:15 Lauren Holahan – School Mental Health Initiative

10:15 – 10:30 Transition to Breakout Session

10:30 – 11:30 Breakout Sessions 1:

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch Break, District Success Sharing, and Exhibitors

12:30 – 1:00 Healthy Schools Section Updates

1:00 – 1:15 Transition to Breakout Session

1:15 – 2:15 Breakout Sessions 2:

2:15 – 2:30 Transition to Breakout Sessions

2:30 – 3:30 Breakout Sessions 3:

3:30 – 3:35 Transition to General Session (Large Room)

3:35 – 4:00 Student Voices Video/Raffle/Evaluation

Breakout Session 1: 10:30-11:30

Room 103 Making IT Better
Robin Richardson, Debra Kaclik and John Concelman

As a committed stakeholder in these efforts, we are soliciting your experience, collaboration, and help in continuing a community of safe schools across NC. Understanding Policy, Programs, and Practices which engage stakeholders, enhances program implementation, and creates a conceptual framework for implementation fidelity is essential to our work. Negotiating the “red tape” can be a challenge but there are important and unique considerations for strategies to address the success for LGBTQ youth. It takes ALL OF US TOGETHER for Making IT Better.

Room 114 School Based Health Care - Where Health and Education Intersect
Cathy DeMason

The session will describe school-based health centers and how services benefit schools and communities. The different models in North Carolina will be discussed and we will differentiate between the roles of school nurses and school-based health centers. Come learn how school-based health centers can work with local SHACs to move the Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child model forward.

Room 116 School Nutrition as an Educational Intervention – Your Role
Tracey Bates and Cynthia Ervin

More than 1 in 4 North Carolina children struggle with knowing where their next meal will come from. One child hungry is one too many. Children who struggle with hunger are more likely to be tardy or absent, have difficulty concentrating, demonstrate disciplinary issues, require visits to the school nurse, and have lower test scores. Children need more than 40 different nutrients to grow, develop and learn. Learn how you can utilize nutrition strategies as tools, like textbooks and technology, to help students succeed in school.

NC Summer Nutrition Program WebsiteNC Summer Nutrition Profiles

Room 119 SHAC Basics
NC Healthy Schools Team

Wonder what your SHAC should really be doing? Come learn SHAC basics. What do you have to do according to the policy? What should you do to be efficient? What could you to make the biggest difference? Fun, creative ideas and easy to use resources will be shared to get your SHAC going and to keep your SHAC motivated. Come get inspired or simply come get some much needed help!

Breakout Session 2: 1:15-2:15
Room103 N.C. Child Trafficking Legal Update
Julia Hejazi

This presentation will focus on relevant North Carolina Human Trafficking Statutes and recent legislative updates. It will also address child trafficking presentations in schools. Additionally, we will discuss child trafficking statistics and methods.

Room114 Engaging Families and Communities to Strengthen School Wellness
Marianne Weant and Lisa Mead

Why should your SHAC care about family engagement? Because you have to, so you might as well do it well! We'll talk about the family engagement requirements of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, easy ways you can engage more families today, and how engaged families can support your policies and programs. Engaging families is one of the most important things you can do to strengthen school wellness and it's easier than ever!

Room 115 Employee Wellness: Creating a Healthy Environment in Your School
David Gardner

Employee wellness is one of the ten components of the WSCC model, but perhaps the most challenging for schools to implement. This session will provide an overview of employee wellness, helpful guidance for how employee wellness can be implemented and valuable resources available for school employee wellness in North Carolina.

Room 119 Going Deeper with Data
NC Healthy Schools Team

There never seems to be a shortage of data. Ever feel like you have too much data? What do you do with it all? Learn possible data sources and what they might be telling you. Learn how to use data to determine district priorities. This session will discuss several key data sources, how to use them to determine priorities and how best to use data to measure district goals.

Breakout Session 3: 2:30-3:30

Room 103 ASIST is For You
Kenya Procter

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

Room 114Fostering School Out-of-School Time, and Community Connections
Shauvon Simmons-Wright

Out-of-School Time programs are positioned to play an essential role in impacting the health and wellness of students. You will learn about where OST fits into the CDC’s Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community Model (WSCC), model and how it can impact collaboration with schools and communities. We will also explore national and state resources for healthy eating and physical activity and Smart Snack standards to support the foundation for schools and community collaboration to implement policies and practices aligned with national standards.

Room 115 Empowering Youth Leaders of Today in School Health
Pam Diggs and Erica Marshall

Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) is a North Carolina based, national nonprofit organization that empowers youth, in partnership with adults, to create community change. During this workshop participants will learn about the theory and application of the YES! Youth Empowerment Model; understand the continuum of youth leadership from positive youth development to youth empowerment; and assess and build capacity within their organizations to partner and foster the inclusion of youth.

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