Presentation on theme: "The Mariner Model Charting the Course for Health-Promoting School Communities Cybele Boehm WV Department of Education Office of Healthy Schools."— Presentation transcript:
The Mariner Model Charting the Course for Health-Promoting School Communities Cybele Boehm WV Department of Education Office of Healthy Schools
Readiness to Learn
School Systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students. But when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge.
School as the Convener of Societal Supports Societal supports must coalesce around children to ensure their successful futures, and schools can provide the facilitative leadership to make that happen.
Basis for The Mariner Model In order to reduce the risk behaviors of children and youth and combat the multiple factors that interfere in their academic achievement, it is essential that we restructure school communities to become protective, health- promoting environments. It is to this end that The Mariner Model was developed.
A Process Model The Mariner Model is a systems-building The Mariner Model is a systems-building process and tool by which schools, process and tool by which schools, school districts, and communities can develop capacity and create an infrastructure that supports continuous improvement in health-promoting environments for students.
Theoretical Framework Ecological Model Model for Planned Change in Schools Theories of Organizational Change
Public Policy Community Organizational Social Individual Community Policy
Structural Framework Coordinated School Health Program Model CDC Priority Risk Behaviors
Structural Framework CDC-Eight Essential Components for Health- Promoting Schools Services Health Food Counseling/Psychological & SocialEnvironment Staff Safe schoolsEducation Physical Education Health Education CDC-Six Priority Risk Behavior Areas-Death & Disability Inadequate nutrition Insufficient physical activity Sexual behaviors that result in pregnancy, STD/HIV infections Intentional and unintentional injuries Tobacco use Drug and alcohol use
1.Gaining Commitment of Stakeholders 2.Identifying Issues from a Local Perspective 3.Determining Priorities: Setting Goals and Objectives 4.Developing Action Plans: Developing Strategies, Action Steps, and Responsibility Lists 5.Facilitating Implementation 6.Conducting Evaluation for Continuous Improvement
Facilitating implementation Shared responsibility, shared power, and shared credit No fault – no one is to blame for past failures Cooperation versus competition Work with and working through WIIFM – Whats In It For Me? Diversity in Harmony Inclusiveness and Fluidity Opportunity + Skills + Incentive= Motivation to Act
Example of collaboration Failure is not an option1.wmv Failure is not an option1.wmv
WV Collaboration Model Based on Mariner Model Structure Supporting network
Community District Team School Team Student Regional Team State Agencies Support
School Wellness Nutrition Education Nutrition Guidelines Physical Activity Other School Based Activities
Coordinated School Public Health Nutrition Physical Activity Substance Abuse Injury/Violence Sexual Behaviors Mental/Social Health
Which comes first?
The chicken and the egg share the same genes… School Wellness Coordinated School Public Health Nutrition Education Nutrition Guidelines Physical Activity Other School Based Activities Health Education Physical Education Nutrition Services Health Services Counseling, Psych. & Social Services School Environment Parent Community Involvement Staff Wellness
And each one supports the future success of the other.
Bringing the two together Restructuring how the state agencies collaborate to model desired LSW collaboration Reconfiguring existing categorical resources to build a CSPH support system Revising the School Wellness planning process for 2011-12
Expectation of RSWS Participate in county School Wellness Council Meetings (at least once per quarter in each county) Hold 2 Regional Wellness Council Networking Meetings (fall and spring) Assist with School Wellness planning in each county Form a Regional Coordinated School Public Health Team Coordinate School Wellness services between the county School Wellness Councils and the Regional CSPH Team Provide professional development (must include HEAP/FitnessGram)