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March 12, 2024 – March 16, 2024
Cleveland, OH

Join CATCH for the following 4 sessions:

What’s in that vape?

March 12th 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. EST
Over 2 million youth in America are vaping today. Administrators, teachers, families, and our youth may be unaware of what is in their vape and the harmful health and social consequences associated with use. Learn how CATCH My Breath, a no-cost, evidence-based youth prevention program consisting of four core health education lessons for students, uses supportive resources and youth empowerment in a holistic approach to prevention.

CONNECT-ENGAGE-SUSTAIN: A Framework for Family & Community Engagement

March 13th 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EST
Compelling family engagement requires thoughtful planning with inclusion and accessibility in mind. In this session, participants will analyze a variety of effective strategies for communicating with parents and caregivers to provide them with vital health information that meets them where they are. Additionally, participants will consider diverse ways they can provide families with opportunities to engage in health-promoting activities and leave with a personal action plan to improve their current family and community engagement practices.

CATCH Healthy Smiles: Activity-Based Oral Health Lessons

March 14th 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
Tooth decay is the most prominent chronic health condition among young children in the United States, impacting 50% of children. Children who have poor oral health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children who don’t. This session will introduce physical education teachers to fun, active, easy to implement lessons to reinforce oral health knowledge, skills, and healthy dental habits for Pre-K – 2nd grade students. All program materials presented are available for free.

Seamless Recess: Positive and Purposeful Play for All

March 15th 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. EST
Recess is one of the few non-instructional periods during the school day. That doesn’t mean students are not learning! They’re practicing physical literacy skills and SEL competencies. Recess gets branded as out-of-school time and can therefore be neglected, however it’s a necessary and impactful part of the school day. This interactive session will introduce recess best practices and organizational tools to make recess a positive and productive part of the school day for all.

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