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- LifeSkills Curriculum Training – Dec. 10-11, 2012
- The Role of the School Nurse in School Wellness Policies and Practices
- Answer Online Professional Development
- Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU)
- Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) Trainings




LifeSkills Curriculum Training – Dec. 10-11, 2012

LifeSkills is a proven, highly effective, substance abuse prevention program. This comprehensive program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to resist social pressures to smoke tobacco, to drink, and to use drugs.

LifeSkills Curriculum training will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Dec. 10-11, 2012 at Volunteers of America, 1309 West 51st Street, Sioux Falls, SD. Click here for additional details.

CLICK HERE to register.




The Role of the School Nurse in School Wellness Policies and Practices

The National Association of School Nurses, Action for Healthy Kids and Fuel Up to Play 60, present a one hour webinar to explore and define the role of School Nurses in creating and implementing their school's wellness policy.

Learn about the current environment, challenges school nurses face, and opportunities for participation. Hear from nurses who are using Fuel Up to Play 60 to make wellness part of their school's game plan.

Nov. 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. CT. Click here to register.




Answer Online Professional Development

Coordinated School Health will provide funding to teachers interested in on-line professional development opportunities provided by Answer. Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education in the U.S.

Answer offers a variety of online professional development opportunities designed to fit your busy schedule and your professional development needs. For more information about these in-depth six hour workshops, click here.

Contact Amy Beshara, HIV Prevention Coordinator, in the SD Department of Education at (605) 773-6898 or amy.beshara@state.sd.us for information on attaining funds to cover the cost of the online professional development opportunities.




Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU)

Developed jointly by the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and American Lung Association, TATU is a tobacco prevention program designed to help teens teach younger children about the hazards of tobacco use and the benefits of making healthy choices. Click here for training dates and a registration form.

The TATU trainings are sponsored by Black Hills Special Services Cooperative and the SD Department of Health. The remaining Fall 2012 TATU training dates include:

Western/Central Region:
Nov. 14, 2012 in Rapid City
Nov. 28, 2012 in Pierre
Dec. 12, 2012 in Chamberlain




Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) Trainings

Teachers, counselors, nurses, youth coordinators or health educators interested in helping teens stop smoking or reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke; increase their healthy lifestyle behaviors; and improve their life-management skills are encouraged to attend the Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) facilitator training. Click here for the training schedule and registration form.

N-O-T is the American Lung Association's voluntary program for teens who want to quit smoking. It is the most researched, most widely used and most successful such program in the United States. Facilitator training is being provided free‐of‐ charge (including reimbursement for travel costs and substitute teacher pay) according to the schedule listed below. Mini‐grants are also available to schools that complete the training.

The N-O-T facilitator trainings are sponsored by Black Hills Special Services Cooperative and the SD Department of Health. The remaining Fall 2012 N‐O‐T Training dates are:

Southeast/Northeast Region: Dec. 5, 2012 in Brookings.

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Nov. 2012