Teacher Resources

Hult Center for Healthy Living offers a variety of programs and trainings for teachers and staff. The types of programs and trainings that we offer along with a brief description of what each entails is provided to you below.

To inquire about a training opportunity, please call (309) 692-6650 or contact us.

Mental Health & Social-Emotional Wellness Programs:

Hult Center’s Health Education Specialists as well as our Licensed Clinic Professional Counselor (LCPC) are subject matter experts and trained in being able to provide programs/trainings related to mental health & SEL that are grounded in evidence, medically accurate, and comprehensive.

This evidence-based suicide prevention training will train individuals to identify suicidal behaviors and save lives through innovative, practical, and proven strategies for recognizing the signs of crisis.

This program is provided In-House as well as in the community (Outreach) upon request.

This program will help train individuals on suicide prevention best practices and local and national resources. Individuals will learn to identify suicidal behaviors and save lives through innovative, practical, and proven strategies for recognizing the signs of crisis.

This program is provided In-House as well as in the community (Outreach) upon request.

Administrators and support staff for middle and high schools, as well as higher learning institutions. This one-on-one consultation will walk participants through suicide prevention and postvention best practices with a particular focus on preventing suicides and copycat suicides.

Hult staff will help participants identify strategies to reduce the risk of suicide among their population, resources within the school setting and outside of the school setting, and ensure best practices are considered in the event of a suicide. The consultation typically lasts for one hour.

This program is provided In-House as well as in the community (Outreach) upon request.

An interactive training designed to teach adults how to help youth experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge, or what to do if the school-aged child is in crisis.

Topics covered include: anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders. Training is 8 hours, and can be conducted for 10-30 individuals. Pricing varies depending on training date, location, and number of participants.

This program is provided In-House as well as in the community (Outreach) upon request.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs:

Hult’s Health Education Specialists have been trained and certified to provide teachers and school staff with the programs listed below to ensure school’s are fostering an inclusive, safe, and affirming environment.

Training programs are medically informed, relevant to our communities reproductive health priorities, and provide teachers and school staff with the tools/skills to navigate crucial conversations with students will maintaining objectivity and respecting family values.

This interactive training will equip staff with the tools and knowledge needed to answer questions in a safe and supportive way, while maintaining comprehensive standards of a best-practice sexual health education intervention.

This program demonstrates how to answer different types of questions that arise during sex education programs, including personal questions and value-based questions. The training is most beneficial to any staff looking to expand support for sexual health, working within school or institution that provides sexual health education. Typically a one hour session.

This program is provided In-House as well as in the community (Outreach) upon request.

This program uses guided-principals from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Adolescent Health Safe and Supportive Environments.

The goal of the training is to develop skills that will support adults is fostering environments where teens can gain fundamental health knowledge and skills, establish healthy behaviors for a lifetime, and connect to health services. A positive social and emotional school climate promotes health, growth, and development. Typically a one hour session.

This program is provided In-House as well as in the community (Outreach) upon request.

This program can be adapted to fit the needs of staff. Safe Zone trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.

The goal of the training is to develop more aware staff and welcoming, supportive spaces for all individuals within your school or institution. Typically a two/three-hour session.

his program is provided In-House as well as in the community (Outreach) upon request.

Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs:


This evidence-based program is proven to prevent childhood obesity through the Coordinated School Health model and the CDC Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model in which health education, school environment, and family/community involvement work together to support youth in a healthy lifestyle.

This model addresses the fact that health is complex, and improving child health means support from a variety of partners. CATCH training allows your school to action plan the changes needed to create a healthy environment, and create a system of sustainable support for students and staff! This ongoing program may involve multiple trainings.

This is solely an Outreach program.

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Resources to Support Teacher’s Wellness

Hult’s Health Education Specialists are Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) certified trainers and are up to date on medical research related to type 2 diabetes prevention strategies.

This nationally recognized, evidence-based program is proven to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes. T2 is a year-long lifestyle change program that supports individuals in modest lifestyle changes to help reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half.

There are 16 group sessions held weekly during Phase One.  Monthly sessions are held during Phase Two for the remainder of the calendar year. Contact Hult Center to start or join a cohort today!

Primarily In-house, but can be adapted to Outreach.

Professional Organizations to Stay Connect With

These are great resources for teachers and school staff to reference over various health related topics, but they can also provide additional training opportunities that may be relevant or of interest to you.

The American School Health Association was founded as the American Association of School Physicians in 1927, by physicians of the American Public Health Association.

The mission of the American School Health Association is to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives. Resources, advocacy, conferences and more can be found through ASHA.

With a strong focus towards supporting physical activity, SHAPE America provides “programs, resources and advocacy that supports an inclusive, active, kinder, and healthier school culture and champion health and physical educators at every level.”

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