Bozeman Public Schools Wellness Advisory Committee...Promoting safety and wellness for students and parents to support responsible, healthy choices.
Partnering with Health Teacher
We all know the score. Kids across America have poor health habits and health education is an under-funded mandate across the board. Our youth face a number of challenges ranging from childhood obesity to tobacco, alcohol and other drug use. Hospitals are natural partners for schools in responding to this threat. True to their missions of improving the health of the communities they serve, many hospitals are finding creative ways to support consistent nutrition and health education in schools.
- Learn more: Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
The Bozeman School District has adopted the internationally recognized Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. This program has four basic rules:
- We will not bully others;
- We will try to help students who are bullied;
- We will try to include students who are left out; and
- If we know that someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
"A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself." (Dr Dan Olweus, Bullying at School)
We encourage parents and students to report bullying to an adult at their school so that it can be addressed.
Buckle Up Greater Gallatin County
Buckle Up Greater Gallatin County is dedicated to preventing injury and death caused by traffic crashes, specifically those caused by lack of appropriate occupant protection.
- Lead Agency: Child Care Connections
Warning Signs of Children Using Drugs or Alcohol
If you notice a sudden change in your child's behavior, you may be concerned that he is using drugs or alcohol. It can be difficult to distinguish between the normal ups and downs of the teenage years and substance abuse. Reviewing common signs of drug and alcohol use can help you determine if your child may have a substance abuse problem.
Read more: The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Alcohol and Drug Services of Gallatin County
- Provides prevention, education, addiction and mental health treatment services. Resource Guide for Parents & Families.
Family Promise of Gallatin Valley
- Family Promise provides temporary assistance, hospitality and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.
Gallatin County Love INC
- Love INC mobilizes partner churches and their volunteers to find effective ways to serve individuals and families who find themselves in difficult circumstances and who need a helping hand.
Greater Gallatin United Way
- Greater Gallatin United Way is a community-driven non-profit that brings people and resources together to serve Gallatin, Madison, Meagher, and Park Counties. As YOUR United Way, we work for you – listening, assessing and identifying needs, leading community conversations, creating programs and initiatives, and convening collaborative efforts.
- HAVEN operates a 24 hour Crisis Line number to intervene in emergencies and provide support for victims of domestic violence. Their Crisis Line is staffed with advocates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. A call to their Crisis Line can be the first step in seeking help for domestic violence.
- The Help Center operates a 24 hour Crisis Hotline to assist individuals and families in sorting out problems, dealing with feelings and making decisions. In addition, they provide Rape and Suicide Outreach as well as follow up counseling and referral.
Human Resource Development Council (HRDC)
- HRDC is a non-profit community action agency dedicated to strengthening the community through innovation and leadership in the areas of: Housing, Food & Nutrition, Child & Youth Development, Senior Empowerment, Community Transportation, Home Heating - Energy - Safety, and Community Development.
- Thrive provides parent education and support to children and families to ensure positive outcomes for children.
Bozeman Public School District's commitment to wellness is demonstrated by maintaining a Wellness Advisory Committee made up of a variety of stakeholders representing the key components to supporting a comprehensive school health model.