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Disability Program Requirements Resources
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Regional Disability Coordinator Staff Directory
Health and Wellness
Healthy Eating and Active LifeStyles
Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities
Choosing Your HEALS Committee
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Health and Wellness Staff
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Center Mental Health Consultant and TEAP Specialist
Center Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant
Social Development Coordinator, Teacher, or Residential Advisor
Creating a Healthy Center Culture
Evaluating Your Program
Student Education Curriculum
Here are some quick tips for implementing Job Corps HEALS, whether you implement it as part of CDP, after the training day, or as a combination.
Select the HEALER or HEALERs carefully.
See the guidance in this toolkit.
Make fitness and healthy eating fun.
Fun, enjoyable programs are successful programs.
Timing of the program is important.
Obviously, you will be able to target the most students in a program that occurs during the training day. If you have voluntary components that occur after the training day, try to schedule them immediately following classes.
Once a week probably is not enough to make an impact.
Incorporate physical activity wherever you can.
Focusing on factual learning in a classroom is sometimes necessary; however, if students are bored, they are not going to reap the benefits. Try having discussions while walking or take frequent movement breaks.
Involve students in planning.
Get input from students up front about their needs and let them have a say in the process.
Be a role model.
If staff eat healthy and model physical activity they can help motivate students.