Brevard Public Schools Rolls Out K-12 Health Education Curriculum with Focus on Mental Health

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BPS has created a series of videos that serve as valuable resources for teachers and students

Brevard Public Schools has begun the implementation of a new health education curriculum in all of its K-12 schools to meet state requirements. BPS’ mental health curriculum aligns with the state’s recent ruling and teaches students how to identify signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge by walking them through how to get help for themselves and their peers. (BPS image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools has begun the implementation of a new health education curriculum in all of its K-12 schools to meet state requirements.

The Florida State Board of Education recently adopted three rules requiring instruction for all students in the areas of:

  • Mental and Emotional Education,
  • Child Trafficking Prevention, and
  • Substance Use and Abuse Education.

BPS’ mental health curriculum aligns with the state’s recent ruling and teaches students how to identify signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge by walking them through how to get help for themselves and their peers.

BPS has created a series of supporting videos that serve as valuable resources for teachers and their students.

The videos include scripted lessons developed by BPS teachers, as well as developmentally appropriate teacher facilitated activities for mandatory instruction.

Lessons are developed by licensed mental health professionals and district staff certified in health education, physical education, school psychology, school counseling, and school social work, and consist of basic instruction aligned with Florida’s Health Education Standards.

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