Haverhill Public Schools has collaborated with Mental Health Collaborative to bring professional development opportunities to our educators in addition an evidenced based program for our 8th grade students on Mental Health Literacy to supplement the curriculum lessons in middle schools. The training will occur in the 2022-2023 school year with implementation in 2023-2024 school year.
Thanks to funding from The Highland Street Foundation, New Balance, and others, the Sports Museum at TDBankNorth Garden is able to bring Boston vs. Bullies to schools. Through teacher and counselor training, students in Grade 5 in Haverhill Schools benefit from various methods of instruction during Health classes on bullying prevention.
The YWCA is collaborating with the Health teachers at the high school level. This will be Haverhill Public Schools first venture in hosting the Site Director and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocates from the YWCA of Haverhill at the High School and Gateway Academy. In addition, Consentino and Gateway Health classes in specific grades have the benefit of resources and lessons tailored to this age group. The YWCA of Northeastern Massachusetts is excited to be working with Haverhill Public schools to better serve the youth in our community. Their mission is to inform, spread awareness andassist the youth and will speak on developing healthy relationships, positive communication and offer community resources.
Health II classes at Haverhill High have piloted a program offered by Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST). It is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.