Parents are invited to participate in two parent workshops in May that focus on recognizing the signs of and helping youth in crisis.
The first workshop, Coping with Adolescent Stress & Depression, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Prairie High School, 11311 NE 119th Street in Vancouver. At the workshop, Mary Jadwisiak from the Youth Suicide Prevention Program will present how to model coping skills and recognize risk factors and warning signs of depression and suicide. A PDF file with details about the workshop is attached to this email. No RSVP is needed.
The second workshop, Building Resiliency, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Washington State University-Vancouver. Registration is required for this workshop, which teaches adults how to build resilience and connection with children. Presenter and family physician Dr. Jody McVittie will demonstrate how children think and react when experiencing stress or trauma.
Social-emotional learning is an essential part of the Battle Ground Public Schools district's mission. One of our strategic goals is to support and promote the physical, emotional, and social well-being of students. Battle Ground received a $2.5 million Project AWARE grant to support student mental health and wellness over five years. As part of this focus on students' social-emotional learning, the district has launched several whole child initiatives and programs that meet the social and emotional needs of students, including
More information about suicide prevention resources is on the district website. If you have questions, please call (360) 885-5470.