Health & Wellness Resources
Resources and support for educational leaders on student, staff and community health and wellness and self-care.
November 13, 2023Youth Mental WellnessType:
ReportTopics: Health & WellnessResults from four school district site visits to assess students' risky behavior uptake, mental wellness and resilience
November 01, 2023One Life-Changing StepType:
ArticleTopics: Health & WellnessIn a quest for balance in her professional and personal worlds, a veteran superintendent took a recent six-month sabbatical from her duties.
November 01, 2023The Superintendent Sabbatical: Uncommon But Not SingularType:
ArticleTopics: Health & WellnessMaria Libby’s six-month sabbatical in 2022 from her superintendent duties in Camden, Maine, may strike some as unique, yet a handful of other superintendents have been granted ex-tended time off in the past few years.
October 13, 2023Talking to Children and Teens About the Israel-Gaza WarType:
Discussion GuideGuidance for supporting children in a constructive and helpful way.
October 03, 2023Safe Learning Environments: Nurturing Student and Staff Well-being Through Thoughtful Safety StrategiesType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Health & Wellness, School Safety & CybersecurityJoin us for a webinar on the importance of safety in educational settings and its impact on student and staff well-being.
September 01, 2023Mental Health Support Beyond Digital CitizenshipType:
ArticleTopics: Health & Wellness, Technology & AIA school district employs a social media mental health specialist to better understand the scope of the problem and mitigate negative effects.
July 24, 2023Case Study: South Fayette Township School District (Pa.)Type:
Case StudyHow one AASA Learning 2025 Demonstration System is taking a future-driven approach with its rapidly growing student population.
June 20, 2023Getting Kindergarten Vaccination Back on TrackType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Health & WellnessWhat Schools Can Do to Promote Childhood Routine Vaccination Catch-Up and Why It Matters
May 18, 2023School Safety and Crisis Planning ToolkitType:
ToolkitTopics: Communications & Public Relations, Health & Wellness, School Safety & CybersecurityAASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to present its revised School Safety and Crisis Planning toolkit, comprised of online resources to assist school district leaders during these very challenging times. Originally launched in 2018, added features include information addressing the critical issues of mental health, cybersecurity and physical safety, while our 24-hour hotline service is still available for the benefit of AASA members.
May 02, 2023Preventing Teen Dating ViolenceType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Health & WellnessLearn about teen dating violence and how superintendents can address it in their districts
March 31, 2023Does Football Have a Future in High School?Type:
ArticleTopics: Health & WellnessParticipation declines and parental concerns over repetitive head trauma raise existential questions about the future of tackle football, especially among 11-player teams.
March 31, 2023Nurturing Students Wherever They AreType:
ArticleTopics: Health & WellnessInterscholastic athletics and other extracurriculars bring students together and benefit the whole child.
March 23, 2023Mental Health PPE – Lessons Learned and the Next NormalType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: District & School Operations, Health & WellnessThis webinar discusses virtual mental health services topics for superintendents and school districts.
March 15, 2023CALL TO ACTION: Submit comments on the proposed updates to the school nutrition standards.Type:
Sample/TemplateTopics: Advocacy & Policy, Health & WellnessOn February 3, USDA released a proposal to update the school nutrition standards to align with the 2020 Dietary Guidelines. It is critical that USDA hears the superintendent perspective on how these standards will impact their districts.
March 01, 2023Multidisciplinary Teams Tackle School SafetyType:
ArticleTopics: Health & Wellness, School Safety & CybersecurityThe co-founder of a national advocacy group in Newtown, Conn., on a holistic approach that incorporates staff at various levels to create a safe environment.
March 01, 2023Schools as Mental Health ProvidersType:
ArticleTopics: Health & WellnessDespite a widespread shortage of specialists, resource help and partnerships are available to frontline educators through a new AASA cohort.
March 01, 2023It’s About ‘the Why’ Behind the ProblemType:
ArticleTopics: Health & WellnessDigging deeper into the reasons we need mental health supports in schools.
March 01, 2023Addressing Student Mental Health With an Eye on What’s AheadType:
ArticleTopics: Health & WellnessHow you deploy the staff you have can make a big difference in the delivery of much-needed services.
February 22, 2023Knowing and Responding to Your Community Through Resonant LeadershipType:
ReportTopics: Health & Wellness, Leadership DevelopmentKey competencies of resonant leadership and the importance of resonant leadership for superintendent wellbeing and school culture.
February 01, 2023A Perspective on Work When Life’s on the LineType:
ArticleTopics: Health & WellnessA superintendent on regaining his passion after experiencing a harrowing medical diagnosis.
Feb152024 AASA National Conference on EducationType:
ConferenceTopics: Curriculum & Assessment, District & School Operations, Finance & Budgets, Health & Wellness, Leadership DevelopmentThe premier professional development event for school superintendents, administrators and other educational leaders. Hear from education thought leaders who are championing our nation’s school systems and take home new ideas and approaches to invigorate your own district.
Apr17Mental Health and Social and Emotional Learning SummitType:
SummitAttendees will explore SEL, mental health and wellness strategies and learn more about how the San Ramon Valley Unified School District is supporting the whole learner.
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