Health & Wellness
 
Healthy students are able to learn more effectively and receive the full benefit of the school experience. Bexley High School is served by the Cassingham Complex Health Clinic, staffed by a Registered Nurse, that provides screenings, first aid and medical care to students throughout the school day.  Find more information about the full health clinic program, as well as immunization information and other resources, here

Overall Wellness
Bexley Schools maintains a focus on overall wellness, making sure that students thrive emotionally, psychologically and physically, as well as in academics. The District-Wide School Climate Committee, led by the Director of Student and Community Engagement, works to identify and mitigate non-academic barriers to success, such as drug and alcohol use, unhealthy school climate, poverty, mental health issues and a lack of supportive relationships with adults.  For more information about these programs, visit the School Climate and Community page.
 
Mental Health
A team of Nationwide Children’s Hospital mental health professionals is available to help Bexley students K - 12, as supported by a grant from ADAMH (Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County). Two clinicians are based at the Cassingham Complex during regular school hours, handling workshops, drug and alcohol prevention education and other counseling duties.  For more information about this support or to seek a referral, see a school counselor or health clinic or office staff member.  

Bexley High School collaborates with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide training for tenth graders based on the Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program (SOS), a school-based suicide prevention program supported by SAMHSA. The goal of the curriculum is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior by expanding the safety net for students experiencing mental and emotional distress. SOS is a nationally-known suicide prevention program that parents and schools have found to be a very positive experience. It reduces the stigma of depression and lets students and adults know that they are capable of helping students in need of support. There is clear evidence that using a prevention program like SOS lowers the risk of a child making a suicide attempt and does not put the idea in a child’s mind.  View the Parent Night presentation here.
 
Bexley Schools, supported by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, presents "Time to Act" in tenth grade students' science classrooms on December 1, 2 or 3.  This is the only evidence-based, school suicide prevention program listed by SAMHSA that addresses suicide risk and depression, while reducing suicide attempts.

Goals for this program are:

  • Help students understand that depression is a treatable illness.
  • Explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression.
  • Provide students training and resources in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in themselves or a friend.
  • Help students identify who in the school they can turn to for help when they need it.

 During the classroom lesson, students will:

  • Watch a video that teaches them how to recognizing signs of depression and suicidality in themselves and others and what steps to take if they encounter a situation that requires help from a trusted adult.
  • Complete a paper-and-pencil screening tool to assess for signs of depression.
  • Learn about the acronym, ACT® (Acknowledge, Care, Tell).

STEAM Careers:  Career Exploration

Twice each school year professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) related vocations will be invited to speak to students and describe their career and the educational requirements that are prerequisite in obtaining that career.

Healthy Relationships: Love w/o Hurt

The mission of Love Without Hurt is to provide teen dating abuse education, awareness, and prevention in our schools and communities, while creating teen leaders to advocate and impact the lives of their peers.

The objectives of this program are:

  • Increase student awareness of dating violence (Compliance with HB 19, Tina’s Law)
  • Increase student knowledge base of healthy dating relationships in order to prevent and reduce incidence of teen dating abuse.
  • Identify student leaders/ambassadors
  • Provide community/students/school personnel with screening questions and tools to assist in identifying students experiencing dating violence.
  • Promote respect among all students.

More information is forthcoming.

Wellness

BHS students take part in all-school gatherings to address social and emotional health.  Programs scheduled for this school year are:                                  

DATE

TOPIC

LOCATION

TIME

August 31, 2016

Parent Meeting Signs of Suicide

Schottenstein Theater  

6:00-6:45

September 13, 2016

Healthy Relationships—Tim Conrad:  Social Media/Sexting

Schottenstein Theater  

11:00-11:45

October 11, 2016 (Late Day)

Wellness:  Tyler’s Light:  Opioid Problems

Schottenstein Theater

10:45-11:45

October 18, 2016

SOS Training Grade 10

Homerooms

7:54-8:50

October 18, 2016

YTBD Grades 9, 11, and 12

Schottenstein Theater

8:00-9:00

October 19, 2016

SOS Training Grade 10

Homerooms

12:45-1:45

October 19, 2016

Sexting  and the Law  Grades 9, 11, and 12

Schottenstein Theater

12:45-1:45

November 15, 2016

Healthy Relationships-Freshman Female/Male Tng

Community Room

8:30-11:30/  11:45-3:15

November 16, 2016

Healthy Relationships-Freshman Female/Male Tng

Community Room

8:30-11:30/  11:45-3:15

November 17, 2016

Healthy Relationships-Freshman Female/Male Tng

Community Room

8:30-11:30/  11:45-3:15

December 13, 2016 (Late Day)

STEAM Talk: Medical/Science

Schottenstein Theater

11:00-11:45

January 10, 2017 (Late Day)

Social Justice Club:

Schottenstein Theater

11:00-11:45

February 13, 2017

Healthy Relationships:  Healthy Dating Practices

Schottenstein Theater

11:00-11:45

February 14, 2017

Black History Month

Schottenstein Theater

10:23-11:23

March 14, 2017

STEAM Talk: Business/Finance

Schottenstein Theater

11:00-11:45

April 11, 2017

Healthy Relationships:

Schottenstein Theater

11:00-11:45

May 16, 2017

YTBD

Schottenstein Theater

11:00-11:45

May 17, 2017

Healthy Relationships-Leadership Team Tng.

Community Room

All day

May 15, 2017

Healthy Relationships-Senior Male/Female Tng

Community Room

8:30-11:30/  11:45-3:15

May 16, 2017

Healthy Relationships-Senior Male/Female Tng

Community Room

8:30-11:30/  11:45-3:15

May 17, 2017

Healthy Relationships-Senior Male/Female Tng

Community Room

8:30-11:30/  11:45-3:15

 

 
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