Explores health content areas, defined by the New York State Health Education Department, that affect the physical and emotional health of children, ages 5-13. Issues that follow are addressed from a teacher's perspective: communication skills, family life, keeping kids active, safety education, death, substance use and abuse, school violence, childhood stress, nutrition, mental health and environmental factors. This course will include certification in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse/maltreatment, and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Legislation. Three class hours.
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Spring Semester 2014