Bradshaw Institute
or Community Child Health & Advocacy

Creating optimal health for all children.
Bradshaw Bulletin for Educators
Week of April 20, 2020
Join Us This Week!
Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 10 AM for our Virtual Parenting Support Series.

This week's webinar is The Teen Vaping Trend - What Parents Need to Know . Click below to sign up.
Highlights from our Monthly Health Messaging Campaign
What is the Hallways to Health Messaging Campaign ?
Each month, we develop a comprehensive messaging campaign around a specific health and wellness topic and deliver it to participating schools as an easy to disseminate package of daily student announcements, social media posts, a newsletter for parents which can be shared on the schools website, and a newsletter focused on staff wellness around the topic. This month we are talking about MENTAL HEALTH.
Teaching is one of the most stressful occupations in the country. Forty-six percent of teachers report high daily stress which can compromise their health, sleep, quality of life, and teaching performance. Click the image to the right for some ways that teachers can take care of their own mental health.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has developed a short video about the causes and consequences of educator stress on teachers themselves, their students, and their schools as a whole. To access the video, click here.
Access to Healthcare
Taking Care of YOU
There is nothing selfish about self-care. Self-care is a skill that helps you focus on talking care of yourself which improves both your mental and physical health. Self-care can help you be a more engaged and effective teacher. You’re likely to be more patient and have more positive interactions with your students and others in your life when you take time invest in yourself. The word SELF can be used as an acronym to remind you how to practice SELF-care. It stands for sleep, exercise, leisure and food.
April 22: "Caring for the Education Community" Webinar
Yoga class, a spa day or a peaceful meditation—while these may be valuable self-care activities for some, they aren’t the only ways to support your well-being. 
Tune in to this live virtual training for tips to create a personal plan of action that nurtures your mind and body.
Comprehensive Self-Care for Educators:
A Live Interactive Webinar
Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 PM

Learn about "comprehensive self-care," which centers on five interconnected aspects of well-being: physical, emotional, social, community and purpose. Join Kaiser Permanente, Sanford Harmony and Healthier Generation as they explore the science of well-being and give practical tips to nurture your mind and body.  
Social-Emotional Learning: Supporting Mental Health for All
Healthy social and emotional development is critical for success in school and in life.
Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive, evidence-based, trauma-informed approach to child guidance rooted in decades of neuroscience research that blends social emotional learning, school or family culture, and discipline into one seamless process. Created over 20 years ago by internationally recognized expert in education and developmental psychology, Dr. Becky Bailey, Conscious Discipline takes the unique approach of addressing the emotional intelligence and self-regulation of the adult first, recognizing that we cannot teach skills we do not possess. Each week, we will share information about Conscious Discipline and links to resources that can help create more peaceful classrooms, schools, and homes thus supporting mental health for everyone involved.
Conscious Discipline has made many of their premium resources, normally offered through an annual subscription, available completely free of charge until June 30, 2020 in an effort to support educators, students and families during this time of global crisis. Click the image above to access a variety of resources such as:

  • A powerful 3-part webinar entitled "Understanding Trauma: Reaching and Teaching Children with Trauma" which includes a printable participant handbook
  • Video recordings of many Conscious Discipline workshops
  • Digital audio series with Dr. Bailey teaching on a variety of topics
  • Classroom structures and other printable
  • Many other resources that are always available at no charge
Shareables & Upcoming Events
In this section you will find local resources for supporting healthy child development, healthy eating, active living and upcoming events that may be beneficial for you own family and to share with your students and their families.
Upcoming Events to Share with Families
The Power of Positive Parenting: Virtual Triple P Seminar

Eventbrite - SHARE Head Start presents The Power of Positive Parenting: Virtual Triple P Seminar - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - Find event and ticket information.

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Virtual Parenting Support Series!

Are you a parent, expectant parent, grandparent or caregiver? Join the Bradshaw Institute on Wednesday's from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday's from 10:00-11:00 a.m. for our FREE virtual parenting support series. These one-hour seminars will deliver...

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