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Safe and Healthy Schools Center

DIRECTOR: Tracy Herlitzke
Phone: 608-786-4838

NORTH (CESAs #5, #9, #12)
Coordinator: Lynn Verage
Phone: 715-453-2141

WEST (CESAs #4, #10, #11)
Coordinator: Carol Zabel
Phone: 715-720-2145

CENTRAL (CESAs #2, #3, #6)
Coordinator: Jackie Schoening
Phone: 920-236-0515

EAST (CESAs #1, #7, #8)
Coordinator: Christine Kleiman
Phone: 920-465-2139
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Have a Safe & Healthy Summer!

This is the last newsletter for the 2012-2013 school year.  I sincerely thank you for participating in Center events, trainings, and resources.  It has been our "rookie" year and we have learned a lot.  I am looking forward to serving you again next  year.


Tracy Herlitzke, Director
WI Safe & Healthy Schools Center
Coming in 2013-2014
  • AODA Basics Online Learning Module
  • Bullying Prevention: Empowering Bystanders
  • More Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Professional Development
  • PREPARE-Crisis Planning Events
  • Behavior Interventions
  • More Online Learning Courses
May 2013

Safe and Healthy Updates
We Want to Hear From YOU!


Please take 5 minutes to tell us what professional development you need.  Click here to take the survey:

Parents Who Host Lose the Most

Submitted by Tracy Herlitzke, Director


Many Wisconsin communities implement the Parents Who Host Lose the Most media campaign.  Partnered with increased law enforcement it can be effective at reducing underage drinking.


Developed and researched by the Drug Free Action Alliance https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/parents-who-host, the program encourages parents and the ENTIRE community to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable.  As I drive through the state this time of year I enjoy seeing the yard signs, billboards, and banners displayed.  Click here for downloadable tip sheets for parents. 

Getting a Glance at Preventing Suicide:

A High School Toolkit 

Submitted by Christine Kleiman, Eastern Regional Coordinator


The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has developed and made available for free a suicide prevention tool kit to help high schools, school districts, and their partners design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health among their students.

The information in this tool kit will help schools:

  • Assess their ability to prevent suicide students and respond to suicides that may occur
  • Understand strategies that can help students who are at risk for suicide
  • Identify suicide prevention programs and activities that are effective
  • Integrate suicide prevention into activities that fulfill other aspects of the school's mission

It is important to remember that no one-not the principal, not the counselor or most involved parent-can establish effective suicide prevention strategies alone. Suicide prevention is everyone's business. Read more on our website.


To purchase your copy of Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools go to: www.samhsa.gov
Tribes Summer Summit
Braiding the Tribes TLC® Process into Common Core, RtI, PBIS, 21st Century Learning, and PLC's. Really!
Submitted by Christine Kleiman, Eastern Regional Coordinator


For the past 20 years Wisconsin Educators have been training in the Tribes TLC ® Process. Tribes Learning Communities is a research-based process that creates a culture that maximizes learning and human development.

Beyond lesson plans, bully proofing, conflict management, discipline and academic achievement, Tribes TLC offers collaborative skills, community agreements, meaningful participation, strategies for integrating curriculum, and professional development in elementary, middle and high school, leadership, afterschool youth development programs and administration.

Jeanne Gibbs, Creator of Tribes says this "Thousands of schools, who have been re-culturing their school environments with the caring community process known as "Tribes," indicate outcomes that support using this character education approach showing that; respect for social and cultural diversity increases, discipline problems decrease, students demonstrate greater participation, cooperation and kindness. A recent report from a Wisconsin district also highlights improvement in academic achievement over time. In addition, this year the Tribes Learning Community process was recognized by The President's Initiative on Race, One America in the 21st Century, as "a promising practice" to build a more just and more united American community, offering opportunity and fairness for all Americans."

In the past several years education has gone in a number of directions that seems to have left the caring community behind. Without the caring community in education there will be nothing left but data. Wisconsin, it is time to revitalize the caring community the Tribes TLC® Process brings us. Please join us for the Tribes Summer Summit August 9th at Bay Port High School in Green Bay.
Registration and more information is available at https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13727&H=1&I=1308872

 DPI Updates
 Provided by Brenda Jennings, DPI Educational Consultant
1.  AODA grants are currently under review at DPI, with hopes to report back to schools by June, 2013 on funding status.
2.  DPI received 45 requests for Wisconsin School Health Awards. Announcements will be made in May with an awards ceremony in the fall of 2013.


3.  There are ongoing task force meetings for Academic and Career Plans. The task force is charged with advising DPI on the development of a process guide, professional development plan and other key resources to support statewide implementation of Academic and Career Plans.  ACP is in the governor's budget for 14-15 @ $1million.


4.  A Dropout Early Warning Systems pilot will begin the week of April 8th in about 25 schools with 7th graders. The goal is to be on-line in the 2013-14 school year.


5.  DPI wrote for federal funding on teen parents' dropout prevention. This would provide grants to schools, training and TA.


6.  Best Practices in Physical Education and Health 2013 hold the date for July 24-25th with a preconference on July 23rd.  More information go to www.uwsp.edu/conted/confwrkshp/pages/


7.  School Nurse Summer Institute: "Get Your School-House in Order" August 8, 9AM registration-3:30PM, Cost $30 (includes lunch)  Register now: http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1218035 


8.  New School Nurse Orientation Scheduled for October 9-10, 2013, in Madison.  More details to come... 

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