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  • Every student needs and deserves a safe, challenging, and supportive learning environment- especially students who have special health needs, learning needs, cultural or language differences, or who live in poverty. School health professionals need current, accurate, research-based information, and resources to support students in successfully navigating today’s complex world effectively. NYSCSH is ready to assist!

  • Please Join Us To: 

    • Learn how to identify and to respond to students at risk of human trafficking and suicide. 
    • Review updates on immunization requirements for schools.
    • Obtain current information about NYS requirements for school health care and health education. 
    • Learn about the resources currently available to help you enhance what you now do. 
    • Discover evidence-based models, programs, and strategies for teaching health and wellness. 
    • Discuss how COVID-19 has impacted your practice.
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  •  Session Overviews:

    • Human Trafficking and CSEC Awareness for School Staff 
      Each year, as many as 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. This training and the resources provided will increase your awareness and understanding of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and help you to recognize warning signs of youth who may be victims of CSEC and trafficking. Information regarding the increased risks of substance use disorder and sexually transmitted diseases for trafficked youth will also be shared. You will leave with knowledge and resources you can use to help protect and prevent at-risk youth and youth from becoming victims of sex trafficking, and respond when a student is an apparent victim as well as provide a forum for discussion of current policies, practices and education programs in your school.  

    • Suicide Safety Training for School Staff (SST) Educators and school health professionals 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.  In meeting a school’s mission to create a safe learning environment, we are also challenged to look beyond the moment of crisis to understand how to help students be more resilient to risk.  This session will include information on the importance of youth suicide prevention efforts in school, characteristics of at-risk students, templates for a response, the importance of having clear and supportive building referral procedures, and identifying school, community, and NYSCSH resources for youth suicide prevention. SST is one of a series of school-based suicide prevention offerings provided by 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). 

    • NYSED Guidance 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 a review of NYSED requirements for immunization, medications, health exams and screening, notification and documentation, and management of communicable diseases and emergencies, along with sample resources available to school nurses and medical directors to implement them. You don’t know what you don’t know- but you will after this presentation. 

    • NYSED Guidance 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), Healthy Relationships for Youth, Hands-Only CPR, Organ Donation, Ticks and Tick-borne Disease Prevention, and E-Cigarettes and Vaping.  We will review mental health education and the 2019 NYSED HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Guidance document. You will leave the presentation with knowledge and strategies to help you update your health education program and the resources to make it happen. 
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