D103 Parent Education:
“Recognizing When your Tween/Teen Needs Help and What You Can Do as a Parent.
While suicide is a difficult topic to discuss, statistics show it is becoming a growing epidemic that impacts our youth. This 1 Hour presentation for parents will cover:
Important risk factors and warning signs for suicide.
How parents can talk to their child about this often difficult topic, as well as where to find help when needed.
A brief overview of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program will further be provided. This prevention program will is used by DWJHS staff to educate and screen our 6th-8th grade students.
There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.
Elyssa’s Mission® provides resources to help prevent teen suicide. The community-based organization was founded in 2006 in honor of Elyssa, a bright, gifted and outgoing Chicagoland girl who bravely battled post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Elyssa’s Mission provides hands-on support to area public and private schools and community organizations in order to educate students, staff and parents on how to recognize and assist those teens most at-risk. Elyssa’s Mission fully funds and implements the evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program in over 125 middle and high schools in Illinois. Learn more about our work at www.elyssasmission.org
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Wednesday, October 18th 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Daniel Wright Junior High School Cafeteria