Safety, Injury, and Violence Prevention

Bullying and Harassment is a problem with multiple dimensions that needs to be addressed through school policy, school climate, curriculum, counseling and referral services, intervention through the school nurse’s office and a variety of other approaches. CHL offers training in bullying, harassment and interpersonal skills and works with school staff to identify an action plan to promote pro-social behavior. CHL uses a comprehensive model for creating environments at schools that are safe and healthy for all students.

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Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School encourages students to walk, ride bicycles, or use other forms of active transportation to and from school. Active transportation improves health, increases the livability of a community, and helps to protect the environment. The Safe Routes to School Policy Workbook is designed to help school board members, administrators, families of students, and community members create and implement policies that support active transportation and Safe Routes to School. You can download the workbook here.

WalkSmart-BikeSmart Vermont! Curriculum

This curriculum contains essential concepts and skills related to pedestrian and bicycle safety.  Its goal is to promote healthy habits, prevent injuries and increase the number of children walking and biking safely.

The curriculum is divided into two sections: a pedestrian safety program for K-2 students and a bicycle safety program for students in grades 2-6.  The lessons are designed to keep children actively engaged, utilize their own experience and encourage safe and healthy choices.

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Promoting Personal Health and Safety Through the Prevention of Injury and Violence

The Center for Health and Learning offers an online course on the topic of “Promoting Personal Health and Safety Through the Prevention of Injury and Violence”.  This online course is offered as one of a series of courses by the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative toward health education endorsement.  Students taking the course for credit and successfully completing the course will receive graduate credits through Castleton University.

Course Description  

This course is designed to address concepts, knowledge and skills related to promoting personal health and safety through injury and violence prevention.

 It is widely recognized that problems related to injury and violence are prevalent across all ages and in all cultures, impact physical, mental, social, environmental and spiritual health and wage significant costs to society. This course will be looking at these issues through the lens of American society and will consider personal change processes and environmental change strategies that are promising for promoting lifestyles that reduce the likelihood of injury and are free of violence.  School, community and legislative policies that promote healthy and safe environments will be identified. Participants will apply the course teachings in on-line discussions, reflection papers and student units of study.

Instructional methods include a virtual meeting at the beginning of the course, online readings, discussions, and assignments, and telephone and email communications with the instructor/s as needed. Students are required to complete weekly assignments and Learning Tasks, and a final paper at the end of the course.

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