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School Health & Wellness Education

School Health & Wellness Education


The School Health and Wellness Educator Team provides education and training to intermediate and high school youth within South Bend Community School Corporation, many of whom are at-risk. They prepare children for a world of complex relationships, promoting healthy decision making through neuroscience education, digital training, and sexual health curriculum.

Draw the Line! Respect the Line

Objective: To help students develop personal sexual limits and practice the skills needed to maintain those limits when challenged.

6th, 7th and 8th grades

This curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills critical to making good decisions. The program utilizes strategies to manage complex situations around relationships, personal health, effective communication, abstinence, and prevention of teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections & HIV.

QPR Training

QPR is offered to high school students, and stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, students trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to refer someone for help. Teenagers are also taught the importance of getting adults involved when there is a suicide crisis.

Navigating the Health Care System

This curriculum gives teens the tools they need to be able to take charge of their own health care. This class teaches the principles of self-advocacy and how to apply those principles to navigating patient care. For high school students.

This is (Not) About Drugs

This curriculum raises awareness of the risks of misusing prescription opioids and the connection between misus and addiction, heroin use, and overdose. Students are taught some of the many ways to ask for help with drugs and addiction, and presented with healthy alternatives to deal with teenage issues.

MindUP! ResilienceCurriculum

MindUP is offered to students K-12. This curriculum allows them to learn about the braina nd how it functions, gaining insight into their own minds and behaviors. The curriculum promotes the development of mindful attention to oneself and others, tolerance of differences, and growth as a human being and learner.

Adolescent Depression Awareness

The Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) increases awareness of depression and bipolar disorder while decreasing the stigma associated with mood disorders. The program’s core message is that depression and bipolar disorder are treatable illnesses, and help is available.

Digital Learning Opportunities

Offered to students, parents, and teachers, Digital Learning is a collection of short videos, quizzes, and even full courses about important health topics affecting youth today.

Digital Citizenship

Offered to 5th and 6th grade students, this program empowers students to responsibly use the everyday digital tools that allow for creation and communication. Students are challenged to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world.

Too often youth as well as adults misuse and abuse technology, unsure how best to respond to social stimuli in a digital world. Anything and everything is available at the click of a button, and thoughtless behavior can lead to dangerous situations. This curriculum helps students understand their duty to be digitally ethical, and encourages them to engage in positive, thoughtful social media use.