Perhaps Spring is on the way after all…with Summer fast approaching! Don’t forget to plan some professional development for yourself as the school year winds down….here are just a few quick announcements and notices of upcoming events for school health personnel, including SHIELD’s Racial Equity in School Health: A Groundwater Approach on May 15th at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. All members of your school health team are welcome! Register on SHIELD at: http://bucme.org/activity/5253 Also attached is Save-the-Date for SHIELD’s Summer Conference! This program will not only provide you with ANCC approved continuing education credits for nurses, but SHIELD is now a DESE approved provider of professional development for Professional Development Points (PDPs).
Thank you for all you do!
Mary Ann and Janet
“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” — Jane Goodall, primatologist and anthropologist
SCHOOL NURSES IN THE NEWS!
Congratulation to School Nurses Sophia Lapsley and Margaret Duffy from Brockton Public Schools. They collected items for a yard sale held at the Raymond School during parent teachers conferences and raised $635 which will be used to purchase school uniforms for families that cannot afford them. Thank you nurses!
SCHOOLS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WORKING TOGETHER TO PROMOTE THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH
See the attached flyer for more information on next week’s (May 9th) School Health Conference sponsored by the MA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics at the MA Medical Society (MMS) in Waltham. Hope to see you AND YOUR School Physician there!
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTHCARE NEEDS:
Please see the website from the Greater Massachusetts Special-Needs for resources related to events, workshops including professional development programs related to children and teens with special health care needs: http://www.spedchildmass.com/ Check it out!
IN THIS TOGETHER: NURSES AND PATIENTS FACING ADDICTION:
This event is intended for generalist (non-addiction) nurses interested in learning about the disease of addiction and how to improve outcomes for patients with substance use disorders. This program is being sponsored by the Massachusetts Chapter of IntNSA and the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS). Please see the attached flyer for more information. https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?id=66
YOUTH SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION SERIES: CERTIFICATE IN EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMMING:FREE TRAINING AND MATERIALS FOR MASSACHUSETTS PARTICIPANTS!
The MA BSAS is providing funding to offer the above classes to people working in Massachusetts on a first come, first served basis. Limited space is available in these courses, so register early!
To register for either of these free trainings:
- Visit http://www.neias.org.
- Under the “Summer School” menu tab at the top, select “2018 Registration”.
- On your registration form:
o If you are taking the PAX Good Behavior Game Training, on the Tuesday Course List, select the course “552.T PAX Good Behavior Game Training: Social and Emotional Learning for 1st and 2nd Grade Students” from the list.
o If you are taking the LifeSkills Training, on the Wednesday Course List, select the course “652.W LifeSkills Training Program – Level 1”
- In the “Checkout” section of the registration, check the “Bill Me” box.
- In the billing contact information, note: MA BSAS Youth EBP.
- IGNOREthe automatic invoice that the system will automatically send you.
- The AdCare Educational Institute of New England office will then apply the BSAS funding directly to your registration after it is received. Final directions and other details will be emailed to you one week before the program.
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*552.T PAX Good Behavior Game Training: Social and Emotional Learning for 1st and 2nd Grade Students
* 652.W Exploring Evidence-Based Programming – LifeSkills Training Program – Level 1