ERIC Number: ED407142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Health in the Head Start Workplace. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Bowman (James) Associates, San Francisco, CA.
This training guide is intended to increase the understanding and skills of Head Start managers and directors to: (1) identify the ways in which employee health affects the organization's effectiveness; (2) design training programs that encourage employees to improve their own health; (3) understand how the organization contributes to the overall health of its employees; and (4) implement policies that allow employees to enjoy the best health possible. Each of the guide's five modules details module outcomes, key concepts, background information, questions for discussion, learning activities, points to consider, and ideas to extend practices. Handouts are included for each module. Module 1 addresses the question, "why care about health in the workplace?" and focuses on the concerns that many managers and Head Start Policy Council members have about working on employee health issues. Module 2 addresses the question, "what does wellness mean for our staff members?" recasting worksite health promotion on a personal level. Module 3 addresses the issue of making changes in behavior for better health and applies the latest research and practice on self-change to the health needs of Head Start staff. Module 4 addresses creating a healthy organizational climate, and includes the work environment's effect on employee health. The final module takes these four broad principles and applies them to the significant staff health issue of being overweight. Contains 11 print and 3 organizational resources. (SD)
Descriptors: Employee Assistance Programs, Employees, Health Behavior, Health Education, Health Needs, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Obesity, Physical Health, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Smoking, Staff Development, Stress Management, Training Methods, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Bowman (James) Associates, San Francisco, CA.