ERIC Number: ED394737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Laying a Foundation in Health and Wellness. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Bowman (James) Associates, San Francisco, CA.
This training guide is designed to aid Head Start staff in exploring personal understandings of health and wellness and to further their contribution to the health of coworkers, children, and families. It explains the importance of health to Head Start's mission--to encourage social competence; promote the development of personal definitions of health; and present a vision of health services that begins with basic health needs and expands to the promotion of positive health behaviors. Each training module consists of the following segments: expected outcomes, key concepts, background information, questions for discussion/reflection, outlines of learning activities, handouts, points to consider, and ideas to extend practice. The three modules are: (1) "Health and Wellness--What Do They Mean?," aimed at developing individual definitions of health, increasing communication about health issues, and increasing effectiveness as resource persons; (2) "Linking Health and Social Competence," focusing on identifying health issues in children and designing an action plan; and (3) "Planning for a Healthier Tomorrow," helping individuals and teams develop strategies that incorporate health promotion into interactions with Head Start staff, children, and families. The conclusion suggests actions for continuing professional development. Contains 14 references. (BGC)
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Child Health, Early Childhood Education, Family Health, Health, Health Needs, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Health Services, Learning Activities, On the Job Training, Personnel, Skill Development, Staff Development, Staff Role, Training, Training Objectives, Wellness
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Bowman (James) Associates, San Francisco, CA.