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Hoyle, Tena B.; Samek, Beverly B.; Valois, Robert F. – Journal of School Health, 2008
Background: There has been much educational verbosity over the past decade related to building capacity for effective schools. However, there seems to be a scarcity of clarification about what is meant by school capacity building or how to accomplish and sustain this process. This article describes the preexisting conditions and ongoing processes…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Leadership Effectiveness, School Districts, Educational Change
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Hoover, Sharon A. – State Education Standard, 2019
Recognizing the effects of trauma besetting many of their students, many states, districts, and schools are revamping approaches to making schools physically and psychologically safer. Many of the steps to establish safer, more supportive schools are aligned with those needed to create trauma-responsive schools. State boards of education are…
Descriptors: Coping, School Safety, Trauma, Mental Health
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Petosa, R. L.; Smith, Laureen H. – American Journal of Health Education, 2014
Background: Peer mentoring can be a powerful complement to health instruction. Mentoring has been used to change health behaviors and promote sustainable lifestyle patterns in adults and, more recently, among adolescents. Purpose: This article reviews the use of peer mentoring to promote health practices and describes how this approach can be used…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Health Behavior, Behavior Change
Webber, Jane M., Ed.; Mascari, J. Barry, Ed. – American Counseling Association, 2018
This timely book provides current research and skill-building information on Disaster Mental Health Counseling for counselors, educators, students, and mental health responders in agencies, schools, universities, and private practice. Recognized experts in the field detail effective clinical interventions with survivors in the immediate,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Counseling, Violence, Trauma
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Murimi, Mary W.; Chrisman, Matthew S.; Hughes, Kelly; Taylor, Chris; Kim, Yeonsoo; McAllister, Tiffany L. – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: Rural areas may suffer from a lack of access to health care and programmes to promote behaviours such as healthy eating and physical activity. Point-of-testing counselling is a method of promoting a healthy lifestyle during an individual's most "teachable moment". Design/Setting: This longitudinal study examined the effects of…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Health Education, Nutrition Instruction, Dietetics
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Killian, Chad M.; Kern, Ben D.; Ellison, Douglas W.; Graber, Kim C.; Woods, Amelia Mays – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: School wellness legislation has potential to impact the health of children and alter the obesity crisis in the United Sates. Little is known about how state lawmakers perceive child wellness legislation effectiveness relative to obesity prevention. Our purpose was to understand state lawmakers' perceptions of childhood obesity and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Wellness, Public Officials
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Saunders, Ruth P.; Pfeiffer, Karin; Brown, William H.; Howie, Erin K.; Dowda, Marsha; O'Neill, Jennifer R.; McIver, Kerry; Pate, Russell R. – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
This study investigated the utility of the Study of Health and Activity in Preschool Environments (SHAPES) conceptual model, which targeted physical activity (PA) behavior in preschool children, by examining the relationship between implementation monitoring data and child PA during the school day. We monitored implementation completeness and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Physical Activity Level, Preschool Children, Correlation
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Shepherd, Jonathan; Pickett, Karen; Dewhirst, Sue; Byrne, Jenny; Speller, Viv; Grace, Marcus; Almond, Palo; Roderick, Paul – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objectives: To conduct a systematic review of effectiveness, and barriers and facilitators, of initial teacher training to promote health and well-being in schools. Design: Systematic review of the literature. Method: A total of 20 bibliographic databases were searched, including MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Social Science Citation Index. Studies were…
Descriptors: Well Being, Barriers, Preservice Teacher Education, Health Promotion
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O'Mara, Linda; Lind, Candace – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2013
There are numerous studies of school mental health promotion and primary prevention and many reviews of these studies; however, no clear consensus statement has emerged regarding school mental health promotion other than that child mental health is an important area that should be addressed in schools. This integrative review seeks to address this…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Health Promotion, Children, Youth Programs
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Walton, Mat; Waiti, Jordan; Signal, Louise; Thomson, George – Health Education Journal, 2010
Background: Schools are often identified as a site for intervention to improve the diets of students, and help prevent excess weight gain and obesity. Rates of overweight and obesity amongst school children have risen in much of the world, including New Zealand, with unequal distribution by ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Objective: To…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nutrition, Foreign Countries, Eating Habits
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Flecha, Ainhoa; Garcia, Rocio; Rudd, Rima – European Journal of Education, 2011
Health literacy has firmly established the links between literacy skills and health outcomes and is subsequently considered a key strategy for improving the health of disadvantaged populations and addressing social inequality. However, current research findings for improving health literacy have primarily focused on adults and actions within…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Family Involvement, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Boyle-Holmes, Trina; Grost, Lisa; Russell, Lisa; Laris, B. A.; Robin, Leah; Haller, Elizabeth; Potter, Susan; Lee, Sarah – Health Education & Behavior, 2010
Using a quasiexperimental design, the authors examine whether fourth- and fifth-grade students exposed to a developmental physical education (PE) curriculum, Michigan's Exemplary Physical Education Curriculum (EPEC), demonstrated stronger motor skill--specific self-efficacy and perceptions of physical activity competence, physical activity levels,…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Self Efficacy
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Zhou, Zheng; Siu, Candice R.; Xin, Tao – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Asian Americans are commonly perceived as the diligent and high-achieving "model minority." This positive stereotype has negative consequences for this ethnic minority group because it trivializes their social and mental health problems. This image of success has made many overlook the true nature of the struggles many Asian American families have…
Descriptors: Health Services, Emotional Problems, Mental Health Programs, Cultural Awareness
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Wyatt, Tammy Jordan; Peterson, Fred L. – Health Educator, 2008
The ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health represents an essential skill for a health literate individual. By providing opportunities to successfully engage in health advocacy and service learning activities, students may be motivated to become life-long advocates for health and continue to actively advocate and participate…
Descriptors: Public Health, Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Health Promotion
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Wang, Shu Mei; Zou, Jin Liang; Gifford, Mervyn; Dalal, Koustuv – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: This study investigated how young urban students conceptualize health and fitness and tried to identify their sources of information about health-related issues. The findings are intended to help make suggestions for policy makers to design and develop effective health-education strategies. Methods: Focus group discussions (FGDs) of 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Physical Fitness, Health Education
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