Coordinated School Health Programs Family & Community Involvement Physical Education School Health Services Nutrition Services Counseling, Psychological & Social Services Comprehensive School Health Education School-site Health Promotion for Staff Healthy School Environment
The Comprehensive Approach to School Health Education Michigan Model for Health ®
Comprehensive Curriculum A planned, sequential, age-appropriate curriculum, developed by qualified professionals to promote the development of knowledge, health-related skills, and positive attitudes toward health and well-being for students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Skill-based Instruction - explains the skill, - models the skill, - guides practice, and, - personalizes the use of the skills.
factors are included in a health education program:
● Knowledge ● Self-efficacy ● Skills ● Environmental Support The Michigan Model for Health ® is based on building knowledge and skills so that students feel confident and have the self efficacy to act in a safe and healthy way.
The Ultimate Goal of the Michigan Model for Health ® is that young people adopt healthy lifestyles.
Three means of meeting this goal include: 1) Meet Health Education Standards 2) Increase and Maintain Positive Health Behaviors 3) Extend Learning & Reinforcement of Health Behaviors Beyond the Classroom
Implemented state-wide to 1.5 million students (even though it is a recommended, not required, curriculum)
Delivered and supported by a network of 25 Health Coordinators at ISDs, RESAs, RESDs and major school districts, all of whom are members of a state Comprehensive School Health Coordinators’ Association (CSHCA)
Oversight at state level by State Steering Committee
Published and supported by the Educational Materials Center (EMC) at Central Michigan University
Longitudinal data reported improvements realized in terms of student’s knowledge, peer susceptibility, alcohol and marijuana use with the implementation of the Michigan Model ® (Addiction Research Institute, Wayne State University/Skillman 1999)
Michigan Model ® designated a “Promising Program” by the U.S. Department of Education (2001)
Pilot study documents positive changes in nutrition knowledge and behaviors among middle school children who received Michigan Model nutrition module (Fahlman, Journal of School Health, April 2008)
Introductory sections - Why Teach Health Education - Overview of the Michigan Model for Health ® - How to Use the Manual
Social and Emotional Health
Nutrition and Physical Activity
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
HIV and Reproductive Health (supplements)
Lesson Number Lesson Title Learning Objectives Health Standard Lesson Synopsis Time Requirement Materials Needed
Column Headings: Consistent throughout all Lesson Procedure sections Bridging Statement Outline format: Easy reference for experienced teachers Suggestion: Tips to help teachers Scripted: Help for new teachers or new to the subject matter Introduction Section
Slide Masters: Offered in black and white (for overhead transparency) as well as PowerPoints Assessments: Student self assessments & assessment tools for teachers
Michigan Model for Health ® : Strategies to Prevent Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse
States a clear “no use” message for children
Informs children about the physical, social, emotional, and legal consequences
Builds skills for refusing situations involving ATOD use
Avoids media portraying underage use of drugs and utilizes media portraying youth demonstrating a “no use” stand
Addresses current information and trends in developmentally appropriate manner
You are walking across the playground during recess looking for something to do. Two students approach you: Taylor and Maria. They are people you really like. Taylor says, “We have some cigarettes. Do you want to go smoke with us behind the school? How will you say no?