Health Services and Wellness

Huerfano Re-1 has a Wellness Policy in place to support and facilitate learning through good nutrition and physical activity, as well as offer support and resources for mental, social, and physical well-being. The Committee is made up of board members, administrators, the school nurse, food service management, school counselors, teachers, parents, students and community members. Below are links to websites where you can visit for more information about specific topics.

SUICIDE PREVENTION

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/categories/services-and-information/health/prevention-and-wellness/suicide-prevention

Colorado Crisis Services https://coloradocrisisservices.org/

Suicide Prevention Hotline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now

HEALTHY EATING

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 25_Healthy_Snacks_for_Kids_handout

ChooseMYPlate Cut_Back_on_Your_Kids_Sweet_Treats_handout

ChooseMyPlate Kid_Friendly_Fruits_and_Veggies_handout

Caring for Kids https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/healthy_eating_for_children

Kids Health https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/habits.html#catendocrine

HEALTHY CLASSROOM PARTY ALTERNATIVES

Action For Healthy Kids https://www.actionforhealthykids.org/activity/healthy-active-parties/

eXtension https://articles.extension.org/pages/73399/feature-series:-healthy-classroom-celebrations

CDC https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/npao/celebrations_rewards.htm

Alliance for a Healthier Generation https://www.healthiergeneration.org/take-action/schools/wellness-topics/smart-snacks/celebrations

Birthday Party Healthy Choice Birthday Menu

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION

Communities That Care https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/ctc

CDC https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/substance-use/pdf/dash-substance-use-fact-sheet.pdf

The Recovery Village https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/teen-addiction/

ADOLESCENT AND SCHOOL HEALTH

Casel https://casel.org/

CDC https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/factsheets/index.htm

BRAIN BREAKS FOR CLASSROOMS

Unicef https://www.unicefkidpower.org/brain-breaks-for-kids/

Child’s Play in Action https://www.childsplayinaction.com/18-brain-breaks-make-kids-minds-happy/

Teaching Mama https://teachingmama.org/brain-breaks-for-kids/

Minds in Bloom https://minds-in-bloom.com/20-three-minute-brain-breaks/

GoNoodle http://www.gonoodle.com

DEPRESSION

NIH https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/teen-depression/index.shtml

HHS https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-development/mental-health/how-adults-can-support-adolescent-mental-health/resources/index.html

Teen Mental Health http://teenmentalhealth.org/learn/mental-disorders/depression/

AACAP https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Depression_Resource_Center/Resources_for_Parent_Depression.aspx