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The Byrnes Health Education Center, like GIANT Food Stores is committed to building a healthy community in York and throughout Central Pennsylvania. We’ve enjoyed a fantastic partnership in recent years to advance both of our organizations’ goals of educating people of all ages to make healthy choices.

Chris Brand

Public and Community Relations Manager

Giant Food Stores, LLC Operators of Giant Food Stores & Martin’s Food Markets

Educator Professional Development Programs

Educator Professional Development Programs

The Byrnes Health Education Center Educator Professional Development Programs are designed for teachers, aides, nurses, administrators, and the education community.

To learn more about scheduling an Educator Professional Development Program, contact Jamie Reisinger.

Breaking the Silence – Adult- (Mental Health)
120 Min.
This program is designed to increase awareness of student mental health issues among school personnel.  Through factual information, interactive activities and discussion of classroom initiatives, participants will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness and adopt a proactive approach to caring for students with mental health issues.

Drugs 101: What Teachers Need to Know (Drug Awareness)
60 Min. or 120 Min.
This adult-only program provides school personnel with current and factual information regarding teenage drug abuse with a mock locker scene. The information in this program assists in identifying signs of drug abuse and empowers discussion on the dangers of drugs with students. This program will focus on the signs, symptoms, and current trends in the abuse of tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, and then your choice of three of the following: cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, medicine abuse, methamphetamines, and/or synthetic drugs.

True Colors: Working Together (Team Building)
60 Min. or 120 Min.
The focal point of this program is understanding basic concepts related to personality differences. Participants are engaged by “coloring” themselves according to the different personality types. Determining one’s own personality traits and understanding the traits of others lays the foundation for learning how to incorporate teamwork.  Knowing how each student learns best, by recognizing their basic traits, will assist teachers in having a more dynamic and cohesive classroom.