School Health Index Training Manual
The School Health Index Training Manual is a packaged set of materials for conducting trainings or presentations on the School Health Index (SHI): A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide. This manual provides detailed materials and resources on how to implement the SHI in schools. Users can select the most appropriate sections of the training manual and customize those components to best suit their needs.
Steps for Conducting a SHI Training
1. Read Background Information
Carefully read through the SHI and this SHI Training Manual.
2. Select Your Agenda
The SHI training can be offered in a variety of settings. Select one of the three agendas below that is most appropriate for your audience and situation.
- 30-Minute Pitch: This agenda will allow you to provide your audience with a short orientation to the SHI to help them gain a preliminary understanding of your intent. This agenda might be used, for example, by a parent or school staff member who wants to introduce the SHI at a school board meeting.
- Half-Day Workshop: A longer agenda that can be used for a more comprehensive training on how to implement the SHI, such as for a training of school nurses conducted by a health educator from a state or local health department or education agency.
- Full-Day Workshop: The most comprehensive overview, useful for those who have more time and want to provide the most in-depth training on using the SHI.
|SHI TRAINING MANUAL|
|Purpose & Overview||X||X|
|Test Your Knowledge||X|
|Planning for Improvement||X||X|
|Tools for Schools||X|
|Role of SHI Coordinator||X|
|Trainer's Resource Bank||X||X||X|
3. Pull Out the Relevant Training Manual Sections
Once you have identified the agenda that is most appropriate for your situation, pull out those sections of the training manual to conduct your presentation/training. If you will be using several PowerPoint presentations, you may want to merge the slides into one slide show for ease of presentation.
4. Localize the Information
Spend some time reviewing the materials. Then think about any local stories, policies, or issues that you may want to include to localize your presentation/training. Consider incorporating local or regional data on adolescent health risk behaviors (perhaps findings from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey). This manual was created to provide guidance to people using the SHI all over the country and in a variety of settings. It is important to remember that you know your audience and community best: feel free to adapt components of this manual to suit your particular situation.
Training Manual Sections
- Activity Plan: Purpose & Overview [pdf 133K]
- Slides: Why Use the School Health Index? [ppt 128K] [pdf 468K]
- Activity Plan: Test Your Knowledge [pdf 99K]
- Handout: Test Your Knowledge [pdf 90K]
- Answer Sheet: Test Your Knowledge[pdf 116K]
- Activity Plan: Practice Module [pdf 131K]
- Slides: Practice Module [ppt 334K] [pdf 861K]
- Activity: Labels of Team Roles [pdf 51K]
- Handout: Selected Module 1 Questions [pdf 274K]
- Activity Plan: Planning for Improvement [pdf 130K]
- Slides: Planning for Improvement [ppt 440K] [pdf 547K]
- Handout: Practice Overall Scorecard [pdf 131K]
- Handout: Practice School Health Improvement Plan [pdf 186K]
- Activity Plan: Role of SHI Coordinator [pdf 80K]
- Slides: Role of SHI Coordinator [ppt 130K] [pdf 912K]
- Activity: Making the Case [pdf 76K]
- Why Use the School Health Index? [pdf 72K]
- SHI Stories from the Field [pdf 1.7M]
- Letter of Support [pdf 45K]
- Presentation Tips [pdf 86K]
- Trainer's Checklist [pdf 69K]
- Frequently Asked Questions [pdf 129K]
- Forming a School Health Team [pdf 106K]
- Sample Training Agenda [pdf 84K]
- Life with the Wright Family [pdf 97K]