ERIC Number: ED334155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Health Education and Human Services. Draft Program Standards.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy.
Massachusetts law enables the Board of Education to award grants to school committees for school-based comprehensive health education and human services programs, including the following components: comprehensive health education curriculum, school counseling and psychological services, school health services, coordination of school and community resources, and school climate/environment. These standards provide a means by which programs funded by the state can be judged for efficiency and effectiveness. They provide the basic framework around which communities can design their programs, meeting the unique needs of the students and families they serve and maximizing local resources. These standards include a mission statement and 12 chapters concerning: community support; comprehensive health education curriculum (PK-12); school counseling and psychological services; school health services; school climate and environment; coordination of in-school services; coordination of community and school resources; family involvement; staffing qualifications; staff development; administration; and evaluation. Each section includes a goal and several suggestions for reaching the goal. (AMH)
Descriptors: Community Support, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Health Education, Program Administration, School Community Relationship, School Health Services, Staff Development, State Curriculum Guides, State School District Relationship, State Standards
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy.