Life Skills Curriculum (2002-Present)
Trainees: Allan Taylor, Omar Ahmed, Hay Cheam, Kevin Hamann and Allison Wong (Pediatric Residents)
CHPT Site: Tahoe/Colonial Collaborative
Synopsis: Together with community members, educators, parents and students, TCC and its pediatric residents identified more than thirty topic areas from anger management to dental care and nutrition to self-esteem. Of these topic areas, fourteen were identified as “priority,” based on the health-related issues faced most heavily by the community. Each resident chooses three to five topic areas and develops curriculum around their topic, for a specific age group, throughout their involvement in the program. Completed curriculum lessons are added to the Life Skills Curriculum binder, which will be kept at the Tahoe/Colonial Community & Family Resource Center, as a resource for educators and community members.
Residents work with TCC’s elementary school nurse and with curriculum already developed as part of the Life Skills Curriculum project, to teach elementary school students how to care for their growing bodies. With the continued accumulation of Life Skills Curriculum lessons, TCC and the residents will expand the Life Skills Lessons to local mentoring programs and summer camps, as well.
Life Skills Curricula & Lessons created to date include:
- Bike, Rollerblade & Skateboard Safety by Omar Ahmed
- Lice, lice, lice! by Hay Cheam
- Nutrition by Hay Cheam
- Nutrition & Marketing Messages by Allison Wong
- Sex Education for 7th Grade Boys & their Fathers by Kevin Hamann
- Sun Safety by Omar Ahmed
- School Health: Residents Teaching Students about their Bodies by Ryan Caltagirone
Keywords: healthy children, mentoring, health education