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DW: Important Parent Ed Night, 10/18/17
Posted 10/10/2017 02:59PM

Parents and Guardians, please plan to join us for this very important Parent Education program on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. RSVP through EVENTBRITE at https://tinyurl.com/elyssa1018:

“Recognizing When Your Tween/Teen Needs Help & What You Can Do as a Parent”

The program facilitator will be Jodie Segal, MSW, Director of Education at Elyssa’s Mission®. She has extensive experience in suicide prevention education, and she will share what parents can do to both recognize signs of depression and begin discussions on this difficult topic. This 1-hour presentation for parents will cover:

  • Important risk factors and warning signs for suicide.
  • How parents can talk to their child about depression and suicide, as well as where to find help when needed.
  • A brief overview of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program will be further provided. This prevention program will be used by DWJHS staff to educate and screen our 6th-8th grade students.
  • There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

While suicide is a difficult topic to discuss, statistics show it is becoming a growing epidemic that impacts our youth.

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 years old.
  • Middle school students are dying more by suicide than automobile accidents.
  • As parents, being able to identify the signs of depression & suicide is an important skill in helping our children and their peers.

Questions about this event? Please contact members of the District 103 PTO Parent Education Committee: Rilina Ghosh (ghosh.rilina@gmail.com) or Michelle Kowalski (kowmichelle@gmail.com).

Additional notes:

  • Our Mission:
  • To provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world.
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM MON-FRI
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