~~ Keeping New Hampshire Students Healthy
Each year the New Hampshire School Nurses' Association gives school districts throughout the state the opportunity to nominate their school nurse for NH School Nurse of the Year.
This award recognizes an outstanding school nurse for her contributions to the school and community.
To be eligible for this award your school nurse must meet the following criteria:
For information on the nomination process contact Cathy Forrest at email@example.com.
Click here to download more information.
Click here to download a nomination form.
New Hampshire is participating in the Step Up and Be Counted project sponsored by the National Association of School Nurses. Our State Data Champion Coordinator is NHSNA board member, Past President Nancy Wells RN, MS, NSCN. Working with her will be UNH senior nursing students as part of their Public Health Project course. Students will be contacting school nurses to collect data from all schools in New Hampshire. A message from the students to you:
"We will be reaching out to all public, private, charter, and parochial schools in the state of NH from grades k-12 beginning on October 1st. We are collecting data to determine the population of the school, the number of nurses in each school, whether the nurses are full time or part time, and the number of students in each school that has one of the following chronic conditions; asthma, diabetes type I, diabetes type II, anaphylaxis, or epilepsy. We look forward to collaborating with you as we work towards our goal or surveying every school in New Hampshire"
Questions? Contact Nancy Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org
Screening for Mental Health (SMH) would like to invite your staff to a FREE suicide prevention training in Abington, Mass. at Emerald Hall at 30 Central Street on Dec. 11. SMH created the training to support the implementation of its nationally recognized, evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. This training is provided free of charge thanks to the support of the Makayla Fund.
This is a half day training appropriate for any school staff or community members who will implement the SOS program or provide gatekeeper training. Topics include:
Warning signs, risk factors, and symptoms of depression and suicide in youth
As you may know, Massachusetts recently passed legislation that encourages school personnel to receive training on suicide prevention. Staff who attend this training will be prepared to return to their schools and deliver suicide prevention gatekeeper training to all staff.
The SOS Signs of Suicide High School Prevention Program is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. In a randomized controlled study, the SOS program showed a reduction in self-reported suicide attempts by 40%. (BMC Public Health, July 2007)
Day One: October 17th, 2015