COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 125

June 9, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Annual Health for Success Training Sessions

The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Comprehensive Health Education Training and Resource Center have scheduled this summers Health for Success training for July 17-20, 2006, at Longwood University. The annual Health for Success training sessions provide technical assistance to teachers, instructional specialists, administrators, nurses, counselors, social workers, and community-based educators who instruct or counsel students on sensitive issues.

 

The Board of Education guidelines state that:

 

Those individuals selected by the localities to teach the local Family Life Education program shall participate in the training program sponsored by the Department of Education. The training program shall include training in instructional elements to support the various curriculum components (Family Life Education: Board of Education Guidelines and Standards of Learning, pg. xv).

 

In addition to Family Life Education, other informative sessions to be offered include:

 

    Nutrition

    Health education

    Suicide and violence prevention training

    Chronic disease prevention

    Special education and teaching accommodations

Registration for the four days is $50, and includes accommodations (double dormitory room), all meals, and training materials. Registration forms should be submitted to Longwood University by June 19, 2006. Detailed information, including registration forms, can be found at http://www.longwood.edu/vchetrc/health_for_success.htm.

 

Questions may be directed to Caroline Fuller, comprehensive school health specialist, at (804) 225-2431 or Caroline.Fuller@doe.virginia.gov.

 

PIW/cf

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf125a.doc