Tell Us What You Need for Training, Call for Presenters, AODA Grants, Upcoming Conferences
March 2017 Updates
This month's newsletter is also available:
Tell  Us What you Need for Training!
We are conducting our annual Safe & Healthy Schools Professional Development Survey. 

Please take 5 minutes to tell us what you need for safe & healthy schools training:
All responses are needed by March 31, 2017. Thanks!  
DPI AODA Grants Due April 21
For more information on AODA Grants:
A grantwriting webinar is available:  
Applications are due to DPI by April 21, 2017.

Let your Regional Coordinator know if you would like any assistance with your application.
All Call for Sectional Presenters for BHSS Conference

P lease consider presenting your effective practices at our program sharing conference. All proposals are due by April 3, 2017 at 4PM.
Link to submit proposal: 

The DPI and the Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools Center are inviting Wisconsin school districts, colleges, community-based organizations, and other partners to submit proposals to present at the Building the Heart of the Successful Schools Conference at the Radisson Paper Valley in Appleton on December 7-8, 2017.

Topics typically addressed at the conference are: Preventing ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs), Mental Health, Creating a Positive School Climate, Health, School Safety and Violence Prevention.

Overview of Sectional Requirements:
* Conference sectionals are 75 minutes in length.
* Presentation methods should be interactive. Consider using one or more of the following techniques: group exercises, demonstration, discussion, or case study.
* Presentations can be either done individually or as part of a panel.
* Presentations that represent a diversity of methods, materials, and audience are encouraged.
* Proposals will be reviewed by the conference planning committee.
* Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by May 1, 2017.
* All presenters will have their conference registration fee waived. The fee for up to two presenters will be waived for a single presentation, one for a panelist. Presenters are responsible for travel and lodging expenses.

Contact your Regional Coordinator if you have questions.
Prevent Suicide Wisconsin Conference Registration Available

April 18 Pre-Conference
April 19 Conference:
Communities in Action to Prevent Suicide
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells
Read More  about conference details and registration .
Best Practices in Health and Physical Education July 18-20

Mark your calendar for July 18-20 in Stevens Point.  Read more here .
New Report: Wisconsin Success Stories- Physical Activity and Nutrition

Schools continue to be the place where children spend a majority of their waking hours. Although the primary responsibility of schools is education, more studies on both cognition and health point to the benefits of physical activity, educating young people on forming healthy habits, and nutritious meals as ways to positively impact academics and attendance. 

Oftentimes, schools know that putting health-promoting practices in place for students, families, and staff will lead to a myriad of better outcomes, but they do not know where to begin. This issue highlights schools and districts that have taken the first step, and in some cases have gone beyond those first steps and have had longer lasting impacts on student health and related policies across the district.

Find more resources on the DPI Physical Education and Activity webpage:
WISH Center Workshops

Prefer a Calendar View--See our  Training Calender

PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning (Open to all school and community partners)

Workshop 1: Focus on Crisis Planning
Workshop 2: Focus on Crisis Intervention/Recovery*
Honest, Open, Proud Facilitator Training (Mental Health)
Just In Time: Strategies to Support Resiliency and Address Trauma Among Youth
 School-Based Suicide Prevention (New Curriculum)
*Graduate Credit Available for a fee through Viterbo University

All events are contingent on a minimum of participants. Please forward to a friend.
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