Safe and Healthy Schools
About Safe and Healthy Schools
Safe and Healthy Schools support districts throughout Wayne County to explore, adopt, and implement best-practice strategies to meet the physical, social, and emotional health needs of all students. Consultation, professional learning, and networking is available to all schools, and for schools without access to a school nurse, a cost-sharing program for School Nurse Consulting Services is available. Working collaboratively with schools and community partners, data-driven decision-making is encouraged and supported. For more information, please contact us.
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model
According to the ASCD (2018), the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model provides a new way of looking at the connection between health and learning. This new model combines the components of the traditional Coordinated School Health approach with the ASCDs whole child framework by:
- Responding to the call for greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between education and health to improve each child's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.
- Incorporating the components of a coordinated school health program around the tenets of a whole child approach to education.
- Providing a framework to address the symbiotic relationship between learning and health.
Health and education affect individuals, society, and the economy and, as such, must work together whenever possible. Schools are a perfect setting for this collaboration.