Healthy students are better learners. Not only must schools contribute to student health through policy and daily practice, but health promoting schools are safer, calmer and host students demonstrating higher academic engagement and success than schools that are not health promoting." — J Schultz
The Tower School health curriculum provides age-appropriate information which is based on American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines. We aim, above all, to provide accurate information that will help keep children safe. We teach students to be respectful of all people and specifically to respect diversity of values and beliefs that are represented in our community. Through role-playing and inquiry based education we help children, develop interpersonal skills in their relationships and become advocates for themselves and those around them. We understand that children need factual information about healthcare in order to make continually careful and thoughtful complex decisions. Children especially need support from trusted adults and to understand their own families’ values so they can understand and be respectful of the values of others around them. To help you in this process, below are a few links that we at Tower School thought you would find invaluable as you navigate the challenges of raising your children. If you are looking for specific information that you can’t find in the links please contact Russ Wells for further assistance
The Partnership for a Drug Free America: Information on drugs and drug use with tips on talking to your kids
Think b4 You Speak: Information on bullying and the use of homophobic and discriminating remarks
Common Sense Media: Information on the internet, social media and communications technology
PBS Parents: General parent advice
Kids Health: General parent advice with pages for kids too
Advocates for Youth: General information and advice for promoting responsible decisions around reproductive and sexual health.
Talk Soon. Talk Often: A guide broken down by age for parents to talk to their children about sex.
Parents Speak Up National Campaign: Tips and advice for talking to youth about reproductive and sexual health.
The Teen Years Explained: A guide that describes normal physical, cognitive, emotional, social, sexual, identity formation and spiritual changes that happen during adolescence and how adults can promote healthy development.