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Comprehensive school health with Dr. Angela Grace

November 16, 2022 Lisa Bush
Comprehensive school health with Dr. Angela Grace
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Stories Within Us
Comprehensive school health with Dr. Angela Grace
Nov 16, 2022
Lisa Bush

The health of our kids in schools is vital, and currently in Alberta, devastatingly precarious. This is such a timely conversation with Dr. Angela Grace on the importance of comprehensive school health.

Dr. Angela Grace discusses how body image is a social justice issue, how consent is far more complex than saying yes or no, and how our current health curriculum is failing our students.

Angela States, "School health is far beyond just kids eating and getting 20 minutes of daily physical activity. It is the entire environment. We have this amazing capacity right now to make health and wrap around health services for kids a foundation  of our school environment." 

About Dr. Angela Grace

Angela holds a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology with a specialization in the prevention and treatment of eating and body image issues, life stressors and trauma. She specializes in holistic approaches to women's health and well-being. She was an invited community stakeholder reviewer in 2017 and 2018 on the Draft curriculum and has been a ceaseless advocate for large structural changes to the Wellness curriculum that was implemented this year in Grades K-3. 

She has Fine Arts and Education degrees, and previously worked as an elementary teacher and school counsellor, which gives her an in-depth understanding of girls, families, teachers, and school communities.  Angela's training in theatre, art, dance, yoga, and play therapy enables her to work in creative ways to enhance girls’ and women’s sense of well-being.

Connect with Dr. Angla Grace:

FB: Dr.AngelaGrace 

IG: @dr.angela.grace

TikTk: @drangelagrace

Twitter: @DrAGrace_cyhtt

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCezDojLfmDVe9c1K4kTLGYw/featured

Web: https://www.heartcenteredcounselling.com 

Resources from today's episode: 

Dr. Angela Grace on Teacher Fan Club Podcast:

https://teacherfanclub.com/dr-angela-grace

Dr. Angela Grace on consent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XRUQoo-8pA

Crash course on the Draft curriculum Part II:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2cJqKiCdwg

Show Notes

The health of our kids in schools is vital, and currently in Alberta, devastatingly precarious. This is such a timely conversation with Dr. Angela Grace on the importance of comprehensive school health.

Dr. Angela Grace discusses how body image is a social justice issue, how consent is far more complex than saying yes or no, and how our current health curriculum is failing our students.

Angela States, "School health is far beyond just kids eating and getting 20 minutes of daily physical activity. It is the entire environment. We have this amazing capacity right now to make health and wrap around health services for kids a foundation  of our school environment." 

About Dr. Angela Grace

Angela holds a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology with a specialization in the prevention and treatment of eating and body image issues, life stressors and trauma. She specializes in holistic approaches to women's health and well-being. She was an invited community stakeholder reviewer in 2017 and 2018 on the Draft curriculum and has been a ceaseless advocate for large structural changes to the Wellness curriculum that was implemented this year in Grades K-3. 

She has Fine Arts and Education degrees, and previously worked as an elementary teacher and school counsellor, which gives her an in-depth understanding of girls, families, teachers, and school communities.  Angela's training in theatre, art, dance, yoga, and play therapy enables her to work in creative ways to enhance girls’ and women’s sense of well-being.

Connect with Dr. Angla Grace:

FB: Dr.AngelaGrace 

IG: @dr.angela.grace

TikTk: @drangelagrace

Twitter: @DrAGrace_cyhtt

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCezDojLfmDVe9c1K4kTLGYw/featured

Web: https://www.heartcenteredcounselling.com 

Resources from today's episode: 

Dr. Angela Grace on Teacher Fan Club Podcast:

https://teacherfanclub.com/dr-angela-grace

Dr. Angela Grace on consent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XRUQoo-8pA

Crash course on the Draft curriculum Part II:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2cJqKiCdwg