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Mental Health PD and Information


"Take Aways"


  • 3% of 13-17 year olds have an eating disorder
  • 11% of school aged youths have ADD / AHD
  • 17% of females experience depression
  • 5.1% of males experience depression
  • Overall, 11.4% experience depression 

Teens are very resilient!  RECOVERY is POSSIBLE! 

The pattern for Youth Mental Health

Well --- Becoming unwell --- Unwell --- Recovery

USE the ALGEE 5 step plan!

  • Assess for risk
  • Listen non-judgementally
  • Give reassurance & information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies


Stop the Bleed Campaign

The only thing more tragic than death from bleeding….


The “Stop the Bleed” campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff and The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build a national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters. Advances made by military medicine and research into hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public. “Stop the Bleed” is a registered service mark of the Department of Defense.

Use of the equipment and the training does not guarantee that all bleeding will be stopped or that all lives will be saved.

©2017 American College of Surgeons

Qualifications for Trainers:

  • Complete Basic “Stop the Bleed” Workshop.
  • EMT / 1st responders / Paramedics.
  • RNs & Nurse Practitioners.
  • Physician Assistants.
  • Physician / Surgeon.
  • Register qualifications on to become recognized as an approved trainer.

Professional Development Basic Training Session

  • Training workshop sessions are 1 – ½ hours with hands on practical experience with tourniquets, pressure application & packing various size & depth wounds.
  • Trainer(s) can train 8 participants per trainer / per session.
  • All necessary supplies and booklet provided for the training.
  • Certificate after successful completion of the basic workshop.
  • Trainer able to provide 3-4 session per school day.

Expected Outcomes with training session

Participants will:

  • Understand that uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of PREVENTABLE death from trauma.
  • Learn ABCs of Bleeding (alert 911, find the bleeding and apply compress - pressure)
  • Responders learn how to protect themselves from blood-borne infections.
  • Be able to identify “life threatening” bleeding emergencies.
  • Be aware of their personal safety & victim’s safety.
  • Learn how to correctly apply direct pressure, pack various size & depth wounds, correctly apply tourniquet.

For more information about scheduling a

FREE “Stop the Bleed”

professional development contact:

Nance Budde RN 

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HST Contacts

HST Leader
Nance Budde RN
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ISBE - HST Principal Consultant
Whitney Mehaffy
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IHOA President
Mary Spata RN
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Executive Director, Illinois HOSA
April Sonnefeldt
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President, Illinois HOSA Board of Directors
Karen Calligaris
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National HOSA Lieutenant on Compretitive Event Team for Health Profession Events category
Karen Aldworth RN
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Illinois HOSA website

IACTE website

Heart & Stroke Information

Some heart attacks are sudden & intense, but most of them start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort.  
Here are the signs that can mean a heart attack is happening!
  • Chest discomfort.  Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back.  It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body.  Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath.  This feeling often comes along with chest discomfort.  But it can also occur without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

If you or someone you're with has one or more of these signs,

call 911 immediately.

  Get to the hospital right away.



Stroke is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY!  Every second counts, because TIME LOST is BRAIN LOST!  Know these stroke warning signs and share them with others:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

If you or someone with you has  one or more of they signs,


Call 911 immediately so an ambulance -- ideally with advanced life support -- can come.  

Check the time so you will know when the first symptoms appeared.  It's important to take immediate action.  If given within three (3) hours of the start of symptoms, a clot-busting drug can reduce the long-term disability for the most common type of stroke. 

HST Mission

The mission of the Illinois Career and Technical Education Innovative Curriculum Resources Project headed by Illinois State University and funded by Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, is to facilitate and coordinate Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in public, secondary and post secondary schools in Illinois. 


Provide state-wide coordination of CTE programs, career awareness and development of initiatives through the creation and dissemination of on-line activities and lesson plans relating to career exploration, career decision making and career guidance. 

Assist in bridging the gap between employers and the educational field by researching strategies to improve communication and collaborative efforts within and between EFE Directors, CTE teachers, career counselors, post secondary institutions and workforce advisory boards. 

Provide innovative, research based, curricular resources through various activities and evaluative techniques.

Undertake a process to review existing CTE curriculum materials, help in the dissemination of curriculum materials, provide professional development based and develop ancillary materials to help support the curriculum materials for Illinois CTE professionals, institutions and workforce advisory boards.