ERIC Number: ED421480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Stress Management: The Role of Comprehensive School Health Programs. ERIC Digest.
Massey, Marilyn S.
This Digest examines how Comprehensive School Health Programs (CSHPs) may promote stress management in children and adolescents. CSHPs contain four key elements. The first element, community participation and focus, can be achieved through school health newsletters, health fairs, local newspaper, radio, and television promotions, and guest speakers. The second element, school environment, encompasses the physical setting, policy and administrative environment, psychosocial environment, and health promotion for staff. The third element, education, comprises school-based life skills programs that focus on such strategies as relaxation, problem solving, and positive perspectives. The final element, school services, provides counseling, psychological and social services, nutrition and food services, comprehensive family services, and needed medical treatments. Curricular areas that offer opportunities for curriculum infusion include health education, physical education, language arts, social studies, science, art, and music. (Contains 14 references) (LL)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.