School-aged youth are a vulnerable population. They are in a period of their lives that is crucial for their mental health development. Children spend more concurrent time in school than anywhere else outside the home. Schools are often challenged to deal with youth mental health, but are seriously under equipped and inadequately supported to handle such an overwhelming responsibility. Health education is a required academic subject for students in all grades. When Better Urban Health is responsible for in-school health classes, students learn mental health self-care, how to care for their bodies, and how to develop and maintain healthy relationships with others. They learn the concepts and skills needed to live healthy lives, including but not limited to:
When students participate in Better Urban Health in-school health classes, they receive lessons on:
The Better Urban Health classroom Health Education curriculum strictly follows both NY State and NY City standards. Inclusive within our curriculum are components that help students will:
If you are a district superintendent, deputy superintendent, superintendent, principal or assistant principal of a K-12 school and need of an excellent in-school health teacher with a curriculum that complies with both NYS and NYC regulations, while additionally making healthcare interesting, cool and fun, contact us today. We can help.