Recording / Building Healthier Youth through Successful Partnerships with Schools
Recorded On: 11/11/2020
Schools are considered ideal settings for advancing health and wellness initiatives for youth. Most youth attend schools, most schools have resources for health and wellness, and most schools are located in communities with park and recreation agencies. National frameworks even exist for school health and school physical activity where community engagement is identified as a key component for building healthier generations of youth. The challenge is how. How can park and recreation professionals successfully engage and partner with schools to collectively support health and wellness initiatives for youth?
- Identify 3 strategies for successfully engaging schools to collectively promote health & wellness among youth.
- Identify ways to overcome barriers for engaging schools.
- Identify new opportunities to successfully partner with schools in your community.
- Describe at least 2 case examples shared through the session.
Russ Carson, PhD
Research and Health & Wellness Advisor
Russ has over 20 years of experience as a university Professor in kinesiology and public health, applied researcher, and PlayCore scholar and author of PlayOn! Russ is a passionate speaker on topics of comprehensive health and wellness and a committed champion of research translation and application. He is currently PlayCore’s Research Advisor dedicated to helping professionals turn research into practice for community health impact. Russ lives, works, and plays in northern Colorado.
Charlene R. Burgeson
Chief Program Officer, Action for Healthy Kids; Executive Director, Active Schools
Charlene Burgeson is Chief Program Officer at Action for Healthy Kids and Executive Director of Active Schools, a national collective impact initiative that resides at Action for Healthy Kids. The Active Schools movement is working to make 60 minutes of before, during, and after school physical activity the norm in our nation’s K-12 schools.
Burgeson has provided national leadership for over 25 years. Previously she was with the CDC, National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) which is now SHAPE America, and Save the Children.
Her personal passions include being a mom, participating in many sport and recreational activities, traveling, reading, and volunteering
Inés Palacios, PhD (Moderator)
Training & Professional Development Manager
PlayCore / CORE
Inés is responsible for promoting the value of recreation for people of all ages and abilities. She provides continuing educational opportunities, professional development, and research that supports recreation and play while generating partnerships and alliances in the field. She joined the PlayCore team in August 2013 after obtaining her PhD in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from NC State University. Before joining PlayCore, she was an instructor at NC State University in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Department. In addition, she has experience in event planning, program management, research, and national presentations. Inés is based out of Raleigh, NC.
This session will offer the following credits:
|0.1 IACET CEU |
CEUs for a total of 1 Professional Development Hours (0.1 IACET CEU) will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements:
- Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event;
- Participate in activities and discussion throughout;
- Complete assessment with 80% mastery of learning outcome;
- Complete feedback/evaluation survey
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The instructors of this training webinar are employed by PlayCore and disclose an interest in attendees partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives.
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