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Fall 2014

In this issue:
  • SPECIAL: NAIS Tackles Student Health and Well-being
  • Well-being and Flourishing at Hackley Schoolby Steve Bileca
  • Defining Health and Changing School Culture by Nancy Bird and Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D.
  • Mindfulness in Independent Schools
  • What's a "Tween"? by Deborah M. Roffman, MS
  • Ebola: Staying Updated
  • VP's Corner: Delaying the Start of the School Day by Ben Thompson
  • Health-related Updates and Resources
  • Childhood sleep duration and lifelong mortality risk
  • Peer influence on prosocial behavior in adolescence
  • ISHA @ NAIS Annual Conference 2015

Spring 2014

In this issue:
  • Introduction by Miguel G. Marshall
  • Upcoming Workshop: Charting the Future of School Health in Independent Schools (New England)
  • Looking Ahead
  • A Brief Look at ISHA's History
  • Recent Research: Adolescents and Sleep
  • Recent Research: Playground Design for Physical Activity
  • Current Resources Related to Energy Drinks, Soft Drinks, and Substance Use
  • Indoor Tanning for Minors (Society of Behavioral Medicine Position Statement)
  • Coordinated/Comprehensive School Health (Commentary)
  • Other Areas of Interest and Updates Related to Health
  • About the Interim Executive Director
  • VP's Corner: Psychological Wellness Articles by Ben Thompson
    • Taking Control of Test Anxiety
  • A Letter from the Interim Executive Director by Miguel G. Marshall
  • Historical Spotlight: Lina Rogers Struthers, "the First School Nurse"

Fall 2010

In this issue:
  • Boys, Sex and Romance: the Psychosexual Development of Boys by Dr. Michael Thompson
  • GOOD SON by Thomas Matlack
  • The Wild, Wild, Wired World: Internet Distractions 101 by Scott MacClintic
  • Surviving Exams ... and the Breaks, too!  by Bent Thompson, LICSW, BCD
  • Loomis Chaffee School's Approach to the Leadership Selection Process by Ruthanne Marchetti
  • Two Workshops for Proctor Training by Ruthanne Marchetti
    • WHEN TO WORRY, WHAT TO DO?
    • WHEN SHOULD YOU SEEK ADULT HELP?
    • PROCTOR APPLICATION--PEER EVALUATION
  • Certificate of Excellence in Health Issues

Spring 2010

In this issue:
  • Fall Conference Keynote Speaker Laura Sessions Stepp Unhooks the Audience: THE NEW CULTURE OF CASUAL SEX: WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT by Laura Sessions Stepp
  • Human Sexuality and Relationships: Milton Academy's Presentation at Fall ISHA Conference by Ellie Griffin and Rod Skinner
  • Consequences from 'Hooking Up' by Mary M. Aruda, PhD, RN, PNP-BC
  • Staying Afloat When Your Parents' Marriage is Sinking by Ben Thompson, LICSW, BCD
  • Taking Advantage of the New 8:30 Start Time: Tips for Improving Sleep by Ben Thompson, LICSW, BCD
  • Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown, M.D. with Christopher Vaughan Book Review by Amanda Howe
  • A Letter from the President by Stuart Bicknell, Ed.D.

Winter 2009

In this issue:
  • Teens and Sleep by Ben Thompson, LICSW, BCD
  • Letter from ISHA President Stuart Bicknell by R. Stuart Bicknell, EdD
  • Challenging Negative Thoughts by Laura Malloy
  • Getting into the Flow by Ben Thompson, LICSW, BCD
  • Fitness and Wellness: A Mind-Body Approach to Health Curricula by Bonnie K. Scranton
  • Laura Session Stepp's Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose Both Book Review by Amanda Howe
  • Contemporary Approaches to Wellness: Teaching and Modeling Stress Management in Our Schools by Rana Chudnofsky, MEd

Spring 2009

In this issue:
  • Generation Sleep Deprived by Sarah Patrick
  • Deerfield Academy: A School Wakes Up and Goes to Sleep by Stuart Bicknell, Ed.D.
  • John Palfrey and UrS Gasser's Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives Book Review by Amanda Howe
  • Dr. James Maas Delivers Keynote Address at Spring ISHA Conference
  • "Heart Smart": A Different Kind of Intelligence by Ben Thompson, LICSW, BCD
  • St. George's School Revises Schedule After Sleep Study
  • Concussions Impact Your Life by Liza Dorson
  • The Magic of Modeling: Top 10 Tips to Modeling Healthy Living & Success Habits to Children by Elenie Tsarhopoulos EdM, CHES
  • Reality Therapy: Getting Real About Managing Stress and Sleep in a 24/7 Community by Ruthanne Marchetti

Fall 2008

In this issue:
  • FALL CONFERENCE: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO WELLNESS: TEACHING AND MODELING STRESS MANAGEMENT IN OUR SCHOOLS by Rana Chudnofsky, MEd
  • A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT by Stuart Bicknell, Ed.D.
  • Suicide Prevention: How to Help a Friend by Kelly Cunningham
  • Giving Voice to Loss: Teens Share Their Stories and Educate Others by Colleen Shannon
  • CHA-CHA-CHA-CHANGES by Ann Marie Leary

Spring 2008

In this issue:
  • 2008 Spring Conference Keynote Speaker Rob Evans
  • A LETTER FROM THE ISHA PRESIDENT by Dr. Robin Wallace
  • AED'S IN OUR SCHOOLS: "THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH" by Matt Keene
  • PREVENTING SUDDEN DEATH IN THE ADOLESCENT by Mark Alexander, M.D.
  • PREVENTING BRAIN INJURIES IN STUDENTS by Barbara Nadeau
  • ATHLETIC CONCUSSION: CURRENT UNDERSTANDING AS OF 2007 by Robert C. Cantu, M.D.
  • HEAD GAMES: THE SPORTS CONCUSSION CRISIS by Chris Nowinski

Fall 2007

In this issue:
  • CONNECTION IS EVERYTHING: The Evolutionary Underpinnings of Adolescence and its relevance to School's Inescapable Role in Adolescent Development by Donald S. Gair, M.D.
  • A LETTER FROM THE ISHA PRESIDENT by Dr. Robin Wallace
  • "In Memory of Jenifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley and Michaela Petit"
  • "Helping Kids Helping Ourselves" by Jeff Levin, M.S.W.
  • Everybody's Different--Book Review
  • Emergency Preparedness at Home by Donna David, R.N., M.N.

Spring 2007

In this issue:
  • DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE
  • A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: WHERE ARE WE GOING? by Dr. Robin Wallace
  • SURVEY SHOWS LINKS BETWEEN BODY DISSATISFACTION AND CLIMATE OF RESPECT AT SCHOOLS by Dr. Cheryl Jenkins
  • LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND EMERGENCY PLANNING: WHAT DOES EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS REALLY MEAN? by Donna Moultrup, RN, CHO
  • COUNSELING IN CRISIS: A SENSE OF FAMILY (SHARING PROFESSIONAL SPACE WITH YOUR STUDENT CHILD) by Jeanette Epstein, Richard Solomon, and Barbara Staples
  • HUMAN INFECTION WITH AVIA INFLUENZA A (H5N1) VIRUS IN ASIA
  • PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PREPAREDNESS AND ALL HAZARDS PLANNING: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Fall 2006

In this issue:
  • A WORD ABOUT THE NEW ISHA LOGO by Donna David
  • A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: HOW DID I GET HERE? by Dr. Robin Wallace
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE: A ROAD TO GOOD HEALTH BY DONNA DAVID, R.N., M.N.
  • HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY EATING by Catherine Steiner-Adair and Lisa Sjostrom
    • Warning Signs for Eating Disorders
    • 10 Tips for Schools--Create a Culture that Supports Student Well-Being
  • STUDENT LEADERS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE by John Suby and Kathleen Murdock
  • BEING AN ADULT IN A TEENAGE WORLD by Sue Porter, Ph.D., LICSW
  • COACHES AND CAPTAINS PROGRAM: An Exercise for Devloping Leadership and Communication Skills in Athletics by George Tahan

Winter 1988-89

In this issue:
  • Changing Times, Changing Needs: Ann Welbourne-Moglia Discusses Coping with Adolescent Sexuality Today by Lin Bredenfoerder
  • Delivering Sexual Health Care in Schools by Gloria Holbrook
  • Sexual Orientation: The Heterosexual--Homosexual Continuum by Ann Welbourne-Moglia, RN, PhD and Char Davidson
  • Addressing Sexual Concerns of Adolescents: A Human Sexuality Program by Jane Howe
  • Coping with Child Abuse and Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault: Yale Produces Handbook
  • SIECUS Reports
  • A Note from ISHA President Lin Bredenfoerder
  • Sports Nutrition: Separating Fact from Myth by Bud Gouveia

Spring 1989

In this issue:
  • ISHA--The First Decade: Ten Years of Success, Change and Growth by Sprague Hazard, MD
  • ISHA's Beginnings--A Personal Perspective  by David B. Connell, MD
  • A Note from the President by Lin E. Bredenfoerder, RNC, SNP
  • Developing Effective Drug and Alcohol Programs in Independent Schools--Guidelines and Pointers  by Elizabeth Varnedoe
  • Some Dangers of Student Drug Use by Richard A Hawley
  • Jurisdiction--Addressing the On-Campus/Off-Campus Dilemma
  • A Sampling of School Counseling Groups
  • Treatment Programs for Adolescents Offer Hope and Help

Spring 1988

In this issue:
  • John Ratte on Affirming Faith by Ellie Mercer
  • Spirituality in the Curriculum: Getting Back to Basics by Len Beecher and Joe Keenan
  • Spiritual Growth in Independent Schools by Suzanne L. Casey
  • From Idea to Social Action: Developing Student Organizations by Mary Conway
  • Health Services Provided by Boarding Schools by Linda Duchene, R.N. and Jean Jewison L.P.N.
  • Athletic Trainer of the Year Award Presented by Lin Bredenfoerder
  • Reviews by Lin Bredenfoeder
  • Faculty Notebook: On-Campus Childcare by M. Rebecca Moore
  • A Note from the President
  • "Asian Society": Getting to Know You by Shirley Simmons, RN

December 1987

In this issue:
  • Spring ISHA Conference Recap
  • Dr. Richard Neuner Puts Adolescence in Perspective
  • Why is Fitness Important? by Thomas Rowland, M.D. and Lin E. Bredenfoerder
  • The Askable Nurse: Approachability and Communication Skills by Shirley Simmons, R.N. Sue Crowder, R.N., and Mary Frost
  • Peer Counseling: Three Approaches by Felicity Pool, M.S., Ruth Ann Marchetti, Char Davidson, M.S.W., and David W. Panek
  • Risks and Rewards in the Life of a Day Student by Peter Kosseff, Ph.D.
  • Staying Tuned In by Joseph T. Keenan, M. Ed. Candidate
  • Hives by Dr. Thomas M. Murphy and Dr. Edward L. Perry
  • AIDS and Hope by John Ratté
  • How's Your Circadian Rythm? by Jean M. Lengel, R.N.
  • Personal Health: Few sexually active people are properly informed about the correct use of condoms by Jane E. Brody
  • Curricula Reviews
    • AIDS: Educating for Survival by Peggy Brick, MEd

Spring 1987

In this issue:
  • ISHA Smoking Policy Survey by Blair Jenkins
  • Raising Self-Esteem: A Guide to Inner Fitness by Nan Gingher, M.Ed.
  • PIN IS Established by Mary Frost
  • REVIEWS by Joe Keenan
  • What Works: SCHOOLS WITHOUT DRUGS by Char Davidson
  • Leavy Addresses Dana Hall Conference by Joe Keenan
  • Assessing Institutional Health by Char Davidson and Mark Barlow
  • The Reluctant Athlete by John T. Gardner and Bud Gouveia
  • Living in a 24-Hour Community by Dolores L. D'Agostino and Marilyn Spencer, R.N.
  • Counseling Services in the Independent School by Ann Bliss, R.N.; M.S.W. and Suzanne Casey
  • Notes From a Wilderness Gardener by Mary E. Anderson, RN
  • SIECUS by Carol L. Cheney

Fall 1986

In this issue:
  • Promoting Self-esteem in Students by Sol Gordon, M.D. and Joe Keenan
  • The Newer Sexually Transmitted Diseases by Powel Kazanjian, M.D. and Sprague Hazard, M.D.
  • Teenage Suicide by Sol Gordon, M.D. and Blair Jenkins
  • Teaching Human Sexuality in the Middle School
    • A Model Developed at Eaglebrook School by Carole Cowles and Nancy Jo Jander
    • More Facts About AIDS by Powel Kazanjian, M.D. and Mary E. Anderson, R.N.
  • Current Issues in High-School Sports Medicine: the Athletic Trainer by Edwin Henrie, M.D., F.A.C.S., Frances Rotella, A.T.C., L.A.T., David Kroll, A.T.C., L.A.T. and Bud Gouveia
  • Shellfish Without the "R"aw by Dennis J. Rosen, M.D.
  • Institutional Food Can Be Delicious...and Nutritious by Nancy Albright
  • The Female Athlete and Nutrition by Cynthia Hoffman, P.N.
  • Dyslexia and the College-Bound Student by John E. Stafford

Spring 1986

In this issue:
  • Helping Students Deal with Ethical Issues by Barbara E. Jones, Ph.D.
  • Regarding Confidentiality by Dr. John W. Wideman and Joe Keenan
  • Is Sport Abusive? by Dr. Mimi Murray and David Anderson
  • The Health Center . . . A Sanctuary? by Bradford Hastings and Dennis Rosen, M.D.
  • The Realities of Drug and Alcohol Testing: Confrontation Drug Testing by Douglas S. James and David B. Connell
  • Panel discussion: An Institution's Response to the Issues of Pregnancy and Abortion in the Independent School Setting by Judy Bridges, Dagny St. John, and Robin Wallace, M.D.
  • Dyslexia--You can Help by Rosemary F. Bowler
  • AIDS Policy for Schools by Mary E. Anderson, R.N.
  • The First Seven Years of ISHA by David B. Connell, M.D.
  • Head Injuries: Evaluation and Management of Concussions by Dave Anderson
  • Acute Respiratory Infections in a School Population by Vina Patel, M.D.
  • Ankle Rehabilitation by L.W. Flagg, Jr., R.P.T., R.T., A.T.C.
  • Going Out the Door by Michael Eanes
  • Health Education References  by Nancy Cushman, M.S. Ed.S.

Fall 1985

In this issue:
  • An R.N.'s Response to Legal Issues by Mary E. Anderson, R.N.
  • A Counselor's Response to Legal Issues by David W. Panek, Ed.D.
  • Insurance Considerations by James P. Faughnan, Jr.
  • Role of the Nurse in Independent School Health Services by Ann Bliss, R.N., M.S.W.
  • New Trends in Health Services by George E. Ritter, M.D. and Dagny St. John
  • The Changing Role of the Nurse in the Independent School/Workshop by Ann Bliss and Jenette Cooper
  • Making Paper Work for You by Mary E. Anderson, R.N.
  • From Infirmity to Health by Lin Bredenfoerder
  • Routine Treatment for Shin Splints by L.W. Flagg, Jr. RPT, ATC
  • Health Education in the Curriculum by Nancy Cushman, M.S., Ed.S.
  • The Question of Gender by Charlotte Gifford
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) by David B. Connell, M.D.
  • Soaps by Dr. Mark W. Wolfe and Dr. Edward L. Parry
  • Safety Considerations in Athletic Programs by David Anderson
  • Safety in the Science Lab by Lynda M. Blankenship
  • ISHA at NAIS by Cari J. McCartan
  • The Health Survey--An Interim Report by Sprague W. Hazard, M.D.
  • Drug Abuse: Is communication the missing link? by Evan Eggers

Spring 1985

In this issue:
  • Sports Medicine: A Multidisciplined Approach by Mary Anderson, R.N.
  • "Foodfight" at Putney School by Susan Braude Stillman
  • Drug Education at Northfield Mount Hermon by Gretchen Thornton
  • Peer Counseling at Groton by Burch Ford
  • Our Gang by Bill Keating and Dagny St. John

Spring 1984

In this issue:
  • Counseling Skills Workshop: December 2, 1983
    • The Initial Interview, How to Help the Person Tell His Story by Ann Bliss
    • Interviewing a Student Suspected of Using Drugs by Herbert Kleber, M.D.
    • "Interviewing a Student Whose Grades Have Suddenly Dropped" by Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D.
    • Recognizing Depression in Adolescents and Assessment of Suicide Risk by Deborah Bovilsky, Ph.D.
    • Does the School Have a Plan for Coping with the Crisis of Student Pregnancy by David B. Connell, M.D.
  • How Many French Fries and Hamburgers? A History of Trying to Eat Sensibly at Emma Willard by Mary Anderson
  • Reading on Sports Medicine by Sprague W. Hazard, M.D.

Fall 1983

In this issue:
  • Building Programs in Health Education
    • Implementing Health Education Programs by Judith LaFountain
    • Sports Medicine/Athletic Training by Lewis Flagg
  • The Evolution of Connecticut Residential School Nurses Association by Theresa Malchodi, R.N.

Spring 1983

In this issue:
  • Adolescent Development: Who Is in Charge? by David Connell, M.D.

Spring 1982

In this issue:
  • "Who is Joe Gieck, and What's He Got To Do With Anything?"* by Nancy Joe Jander, Eaglebrook School
  • The President's Column by Sprague W. Hazard, M.D.
  • A Report on ISHA Workshops (Fall '81 & Spring '82)

Fall 1981

In this issue:
  • Comprehensive School Health Education by Jack Stamer
  • The President's Column by Sprague W. Hazard M.D.
  • Stress and Distress in the Residential School Environment by Claudia Molinari and David Connell

Spring 1981

In this issue:
  • ISHA: Past and Present by David Connell, M.D.
  • The President's Column by Sprague W. Hazard, M.D.
  • Health and Healing of Young Women by Alexandra Kuber-Merrill
  • Nourishing Our Students by Rosanna C. Kazanjian
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