250894 Show Me How

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 3:40 PM

Michelle Bechard , Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, & Special Populations, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services SAMHSA/CMHS, Rockville, MD
In 1999, the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice embarked on a unique and unprecedented collaboration, creating the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative in response to rising concerns about youth violence and school safety. Success stories abound in communities of every size and from every region of the country. Collectively, Safe Schools/Healthy Students grantees are making an enormous impact on the quality of life for the children, families, and communities they serve.

Show Me How is a 90-second “commercial” for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative. Using cutting-edge techniques taken from music videos and original music performed by 11- to 13-year-old young people, Show me How depicts the challenges facing youth in our communities and the successful solutions provided by this unique Federal–local partnership.

Learning Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify real-life hardships kids face in school environments 2. Demonstrate impact of hardships on students' learning and development 3. Identify community partners involved in Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative

Keywords: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Community-Based Partnership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to represent the content of this video because I am the Lead Public Health Advisor that assists in providing oversight and direction of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.