Contract For A Healthy Life

Teens Taking Charge of Their Health

by Cathleen Hamill



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/23/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781420837216

About the Book

Teens are often taught to rely on others to improve their physical, mental, and spiritual health. If you asked them if they would like to make a change in their health, most would answer “yes”! At Last! Here is a program that teaches teens to take charge of their health. They will quickly learn the definition of health and survey their own health strengths and weaknesses. They’ll learn to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle while using the strategies and tools offered in Contract For A Healthy Life. Many students using this program have improved their grades, diet, sleep, relationships and self-esteem. This program is used in classrooms, self-advocacy programs and individually as a means for personal growth.

About the Author

Cathleen Hamill is a health educator with the Fairfield Connecticut school system. She began her career teaching physical education and coaching at the high school level. For 13 years she has been teaching middle school health to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Fairfield Woods Middle School. Cathleen lives in Connecticut with her husband and four children. She has initiated numerous creative health projects that encourage hands-on learning for students. Contract for A Healthy Life is taught as part of the middle school health program. It’s also used in various school districts to implement behavior modification for high-risk youths. Cathleen also teaches Bibliotherapy Health; a teaching style that offers stories whose characters are coping with a health issue.