Safety Related Resources
SHAPE America Appropriate Practices
- 1.3.1 Activities are selected carefully and modified to ensure a safe learning environment for students. Emergency action plans are posted and practiced.
- 1.3.2 Activities are selected carefully to ensure that they match students’ ability levels and are safe for all students, regardless of ability level.
- 1.3.3 Physical educators maintain up-to-date first aid, CPR and AED certifications.
- 1.3.4. Facilities and equipment are maintained and inspected regularly for safety hazards.
- 1.3.6 Teachers ensure student safety by monitoring class closely.
- 1.6.3 Physical educators provide appropriate experiences for students with temporary medical limitations (e.g., a student with a broken arm can ride an exercise bike).
Concussions Also Happen Off the Field (2018): "It's not a direct contusion on the brain that's a problem. Actually, what happens is because your brain shakes inside your skull, the neurons all stretch. It's really a more diffuse injury."
- 2021 Mental Health Week Toolkit (Canadian Mental Health Association)
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Be There Certificate
- Cure Stigma.org
- Doctor Mike Youtube Channel
- Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide (TeenMentalHealth)
- Mental Health Homepage (Edutopia)
- Mental Health Screening Tools (Mental Health America)
- Mind Health (NBA Cares)
- National Eating Disorders Association
- Stop Wondering, Start Knowing: A Mental Health Video Resource
- Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (free PD)
- Suicide Prevention (Kid's Health)
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2015 (CDC): These fact sheets present information about the percentages of high school students who engage in certain risk behaviors, along with the status of school health policies and programs designed to address those behaviors.
- 10 Things About Childhood Trauma Every Teacher Needs to Know
- Addressing Trauma in Children Through Physical Activity
- Developing Evidence-Informed Principles for Trauma-Aware Pedagogies in Physical Education
- Helping Students Who Have Experienced Trauma
- How a Supportive School Environment Can Help Counter the Effects of Trauma
- Resources for Responding to Trauma and Tragedy
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
- Teacher Support for Children Undergoing Medical Treatment
- Supporting Students After a Significant Event or Stressor
- CATCH My Breath Youth E-cigarette Prevention Program
- Know Your Drinking Score
- Right Decisions, Right Now: Be Tobacco Free Program
- National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
- Project Alert
- Smoking for Teens (KidsHealth)
- Tobacco Prevention Kit (Standford Medicine)
- Tobacco Use by Youth (CDC)
- Vaping Prevention Resources