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Pregnancy Outreach:
Assisting both prenatal & postpartum mothers through referrals to improve the health & well-being of mothers, infants, children and youth by providing resources offered in Shawano County.

Shawano Area Early Childhood Partnership (SAECP):
The mission of the SAECP is to empower and support families and communities to give children what they need to be safe, healthy and ready to learn.

The vision is for all cihldren in the Shawano County area to get the start they need to learn, grow and reach their full potential.

Trauma Sensitive Communities:
Adverse Childhood Experience or “ACEs” Study - The ACE Study confirms, with scientific evidence that adversity during development increases the risk of physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life. The ACE Study considers the effects of childhood adversity on population health and wellbeing.

From this study an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Questionnaire was developed. This is a 10-item self-reported questionnaire to identify childhood experiences of abuse and neglect. ACEs are stressful events that occur in childhood (0-17 years) such as experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect; other areas may be a child who witnessed violence in the home or having a family member attempt or die by suicide. ACEs have been linked to future:
  • Risky Health Behaviors
  • Chronic Health Conditions
  • Low Life Potential
  • Even Early Death.Trauma
Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department (SMCHD) partners with other community groups to provide this evidence based training through the Saint A Wisconsin ACE Interface Project, 2014-2020.
Training raises awareness of the impact of childhood trauma, working together, we can help create neighborhoods, communities, and a world in which every child can thrive.

For more information please call SMCHD.

Resources:
https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/preventingACES-508.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/acestudy/aboutace.html
https://sainta.org/trauma-informed-care/wisconsin-ace-interface-project/

Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR)
Our Mission
To save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and evidence based suicide prevention training. Quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, these are 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

We cannot overemphasize the need for early recognition of suicide warning signs.
A well-executed, strong and positive response to the early warning signs of a pending suicide event may render subsequent links in the Chain of Survival unnecessary. Most people thinking about suicide are suffering from an undiagnosed and/or untreated mental illness or substance abuse disorder for which excellent treatments exist.

The prompt recognition of the scream of a smoke detector can eliminate the need to suppress a raging fire. In just that way, by recognizing early the warning signs of suicide, opening a supporting dialogue with a suicidal person and securing consultation a professional may prevent the need for an emergency room visit or psychiatric hospitalization.

Resources:
https://qprinstitute.com/

School Nursing:
Schools contract with Shawano and Menominee Counites Health Department (SMCHD) to provide school health services. The goal of the SMCHD health program is to enhance the educational process for students by the modificaiton or removal of health related barriers to learning and by the promotion of an optimal level of wellness. Health promotion and health prevention services provided to youth help insure their ability to learn, grown, and become productive memebrs of society.

The current services provided are:
  • Regular School Visits
  • First Aide Training to School Staff & Inventory Control
  • Emergency Nursing Services
  • Individual Health Plans
  • Emergency Medication Training
  • Medication Administration Training
  • New Staff Training regarding medical/health related issues
  • Immunization Compliance
  • Consultation with Students & Parents concerning health problems
  • Conduct Vision/Hearing screenings and referrals
  • Shaken Baby Training
  • Puberty Talk
  • Education/Training concerning various health/nuisancs such as:
    • Diabetes
    • Allergies
    • Seizures
    • Lice
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