The “whole child” is a unique learner comprised of interacting dimensions, such as cognitive, physical, behavioral, social and emotional. The whole child lives within multiple and interconnected environments including home, school, and community.
Click on the graphic to view a one page WSCC resource for further understanding of the whole child.
The Whole Child model combines two successful national models; ASCD's Whole Child Initiative and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’ Coordinated School Health Model. Please click on the icon for a short video explaining the WSCC Model rationale for combining Learning with Health.
What story is your data trying to tell you?
Are you assessing your Whole Child Needs?
The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) is an online student health survey offered by the Michigan Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to support local and regional needs assessment. The MiPHY provides student results on health risk behaviors including substance use, violence, physical activity, nutrition, sexual behavior, and emotional health in grades 7, 9, and 11. The survey also measures risk and protective factors most predictive of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and violence. MiPHY results, along with other school-reported data, will help schools make data-driven decisions to improve prevention and health promotion programming.
The HSAT provides tools for both school and district level teams to assess the health of their school environments and take action to improve those environments. The school-level tools include:
• School Core Assessment & Feedback Report
• 7 Topic Area Assessment & Feedback Reports
o Healthy Eating
o Physical Education & Physical Activity
o Health Education
o Staff Wellness
o Social & Emotional Health
o Safe School Environment
o Tobacco/Nicotine-Free Lifestyles
Contact Your Regional Whole Child Coordinator for Support!
Click on the graphic to contact your Regional Health Coordinator.