Caryn Puskarich, Specialist (RSWS)
Regional School Wellness Specialist
Regional Education Service Agency VI
30 G.C. & P. Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304 243-0440 800 234-RESA Fax: 304 243-0443
To contact us:
The Regional School Wellness Specialist (RSWS) in RESA 6 works to develop a Coordinated School-Public Health Partnership. This partnership will build collaboration among community, schools, and county school systems to assist students and staff in achieving healthy lifestyles. The Coordinated School Public Health Program (CSPHP) addresses 8 components of wellness such as: staff support and wellness promotion; a healthy and safe school environment; family, business, and community involvement; guidance/counseling, psychological, and social services; nutrition services; physical education and health education. The CSPHS is a collaborative effort supported by the Bureau of Public Health anf the West Virginia Department of Education's Office of Child Nutrition and Healthy Schools.
Objectives for the CSPHP:
*Participating in network of county wellness teams.
*Coordinating the expansion of the CSPHP model by bridging the gap between resources and needs.
*Planning and providing professional development regarding school wellness topics.
*Coordinating policy awareness, accountability, and compliance.
RSWS can provide the following trainings:
Electronic Health Data
Let's Move! WV
Provide guest speaker information and resources for various topics.
Make connections between needed services and available resources for schools and couties.
Office of Healthy Schools - http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/
Office of Child Nutrition - http://wvde.state.wv.us/nutrtiton/
CDC - Coordinated School Health - http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/cshp/