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May 27, 2015

Suicide and Mental Health: New Resources Inform Teachers About Warning Signs

New online training materials will help teachers recognize warning signs of suicide and mental health issues in students so that they know when to ask for help, a coalition of groups said.

December 31, 2014

School Climate and Child Wellness: Rules for Engagement's Most-Read Posts of 2014

Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.

September 30, 2014

Communities Sign On to 'My Brother's Keeper' Efforts

About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.

September 22, 2014

Teaching Teenagers That People Change May Help Prevent Depression

Teaching high school students that personality traits are changeable may help counteract a risk of depression, a new study finds.

August 27, 2014

Physical Fitness, Lower Depression Rates Linked for Middle School Girls

For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.

August 12, 2014

Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.

August 10, 2014

Those Self-Esteem Efforts Really Might Have Made Students More Narcissistic

A researcher in narcissism argues self-esteem boosting efforts in schools may have increased tolerance but reduced empathy in students.

July 24, 2014

Nebraska Agency to Track Effects of 'Whole Child' Factors on Achievement

The effort fits into a larger national picture of schools taking a closer look at how student wellness affects academic success.

July 10, 2014

New School Health Model Incorporates 'Whole Child' Principles

The new model, supported by the CDC, builds on the traditional coordinated school health approach.

June 17, 2014

Expanding Community Schools Focus of New York City Initiative

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $52 million effort to turn 40 struggling schools into community hubs that provide health and social services to students and their families.

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