Every student needs and deserves a safe, challenging, and supportive learning environment and school health professionals need current, accurate, research-based information, and resources to make that happen. The amount of information coming at everyone (including Center staff) is overwhelming. It is almost impossible to read and retain it all.
- To help you obtain what you need when you need it we are offering you MORE learning options with LESS time commitment required.
- We will breaking up the full-day content we typically present into smaller, timely "chunks" of what you need to know and how to find the most current resources.
- A tentative schedule is below. This may change based on evolving needs and requests from the NYS Education Department.
NYSCSH Virtual Seminars
Information regarding school health services is evolving rapidly. The Center will continue to research, obtain, and aggregate the most current information on our website as well as share updates via our email system, Facebook as new content becomes available.
- Virtual learning sessions will be offered as either pre-recorded or virtual live event Zoom sessions. Pre-registration is required for live event Zoom Sessions.
- All sessions will be available on our website.
- Each session will be between 15-30 minutes in length.
- Sessions with PD/CTLE will be identified. The certificate will be provided upon completion of the post-session evaluation.
- Session dates and content below may change to address current issues facing school health professionals.
Virtual Seminar Presentation: NYSCSH Updates for School Nurses and School Health Professionals - What You Need to Know and Where to Find It
This session will provide school nurses (and medical directors) with information on questions the Center is receiving regarding. Content includes information on Asthma Management, Hand Sanitizers, Health Exams and Screening, Immunizations, Information Management, Isolation Rooms/Areas, and Masks.
(NYSCSH 9/3/20, 15 minutes)
Resource: What You Need To Know and Where To Find It
This resource provides links to the resources shown in the NYSCSH presentation above "Updates for School Nurses and School Health Professionals What You Need to Know and Where to Find It". We encourage you to download it to your computer and print it for easy reference. (NYSCSH 9/3/20)
NYSCSH Updates for School Health Education Professionals
This session will provide school health educators with information and resources you can immediately use related to safety for you and your students, remote teaching and learning, and what is required vs mandated content topics in alignment with NYS Education requirements.
NYSCSH Updates What You Need To Know and Where to Find It Part II
Updates for School Health Services Professionals
This session will provide school nurses and medical directors with information critical to providing effective health care in schools that meet NYS regulatory and legislative requirements as well as best practice in the fields of nursing and medicine. Content will include notification and documentation, and management of communicable diseases and emergencies, along with sample resource.
Updates for School Health Education Professionals
This session will provide school health educators with information and resources you can immediately use to address NYS regulatory and legislative requirements, information and resources on Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV/AIDS, Supporting LGBT Youth, Trauma-Sensitive Schools and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events), Organ Donation, Ticks and Tick-borne Disease Prevention, and E-Cigarettes and Vaping.
Presentation available 10/19-10/26
This seminar will be be provided in two parts. A recorded presentation providing background information on the topic will be followed with a Zoom discussion where participants can ask follow-up questions on how to implement what you've learned, find out how to request on-site or virtual training for your school and ask relevant questions of our expert presenter.
Part 1 Suicide Prevention Awareness for School Staff Recorded Presentation
This recorded presentation affirms that school staff are often the first to recognize that a student may be struggling. As members of a school community, we are all challenged to recognize and respond when suicide risk may be a part of what is going on for a student. This session will include information on the importance of youth suicide prevention efforts in school, characteristics of at-risk students, the importance of having clear and supportive building referral procedures, and identifying school, community, and NYSCSH resources for youth suicide prevention.
This presentation was created in collaboration with the Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY), operated by the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene with funding from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH).
Part 2 Zoom Discussion with Pat Breux, RN
Pat Breux, RN is the Director of School and Youth Initiatives at the Suicide Prevention Center of New York. In her role, she supports schools across our state with professional development and guidance on best practices in suicide prevention and intervention, and after loss by suicide.
Questions that will be addressed:
- What has been the impact of COVID on youth suicide?
- Which students should we be most concerned about?
- How do we recognize and support a student who is learning remotely that may be at risk for suicide?
- What should I do if I don’t know how to find my school’s referral procedures?
Want to get a head start? Check out the Suicide Prevention Center of NYS resources for schools!
NYSED Guidelines- How To Use Them To Care and Teach
Medication Administration in NYS Schools For School Nurses School Medical Directors
The NYSED Guidelines for Medication Administration in Schools were updated in 2017. It is 50 pages long and answers about 90% of the questions the Center receives related school medication management. This session will help you use them to plan, care, and respond to questions from school staff, administrators and families with confidence.
HIV/AIDS Prevention Education for School Health Educators and Those That Oversee School Health Education
The NYSED HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Guidelines were released in September 2019. It is 57 pages long and answers about 90% of the questions the Center receives related to HIV/AIDS Prevention Education. This session will help you use them to plan, find, and create curriculum and lesson plans and respond to questions from school staff, administrators and families with confidence.
Why Should I Care About the YRBS? -What It Means for NYS School Health Professionals and Students
Every other year the Center administers the CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey to approximately 1,500 students in NYS public and vocational high schools. Students complete a questionnaire on six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. The health behaviors include unintentional injuries and violence, sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors. You see the impact of these behaviors in your health offices and classrooms and have the opportunity to impact change. This session will provide an opportunity to learn how you can help reduce these behaviors — improving the future of NYS youth.
Human Trafficking and CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) Awareness for School Staff
Each year, 100,000–300,000 children are at risk of being trafficked for commercial sex in the U.S. The average age for entry into the commercial sex trade is 12–14 years old for girls and 11–13 years old for boys. For many, the reality of trafficking in their community is difficult to comprehend, let alone confront.
School personnel are uniquely positioned to identify and report suspected abuse and connect students to services—actions that can prevent
trafficking and even save lives. Information regarding the increased risks of substance use disorder and sexually transmitted diseases for trafficked youth will also be shared.
and NYSCSH Staff