Mental, Brain and Behavioral Health & Wellness
In May 2018 the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Board of Regents permanently adopted amendments to both education law and commissioner’s regulations as they pertain to health education in grades K-12. Specifically, it now includes language that in order to qualify as a satisfactory program in health education, in all grades, it must include the several dimensions of health. Health education curriculum, for all grades, must now include mental health and the relation of physical and mental health and must be designed to enhance student understanding, attitudes and behaviors that promote health, well being and human dignity. Mental health and wellness is a compex web of interrelated skills and supports that include biological, psychological, social health and metacognition skills.