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Fort Bend ISD to host 3 parent workshops focusing on Student Mental Health (4/17/2018)

FORT BEND ISD (April 17, 2018) – Fort Bend ISD, in conjunction with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will be hosting three parent workshops focused on student mental wellness and suicide prevention. These workshops are open to all parents and teachers of any FBISD school.  

 

NAMI Parents and Teachers as Allies is a free, two-hour mental health education workshop for school professionals and parents in order to help them better understand the signs and symptoms of emotional and behavioral difficulties, which in turn could be early warning signs of mental illness in children and adolescents. 

 

Fort Bend ISD first hosted these workshops back in January, and is thankful to NAMI for bringing this important information to our community. Attendees will leave these workshops with a better understanding of: 

 

  • The early warning signs of mental illness 
  • The experience of parents raising a child with a mental illness 
  • The challenges children and adolescents face when emotional and behavioral disturbances are part of their school life 
  • How to communicate with your child/adolescent

 

The workshops are scheduled on three different evenings in order to allow parents and teachers the flexibility of attending one that is most convenient for them. The content of all three workshops will be the same regardless of location.

Below are the dates and times, as well as a link to register online for the workshop.  

 

April 24, 2018

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pecan Grove Elementary – Cafeteria

3330 Old South Drive

Richmond, TX 77406

Register online for this workshop.

 

April 26, 2018

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sienna Crossing Elementary – Cafeteria

10011 Steep Bank Trace

Missouri City, TX 77459

Register online for this workshop.

 

May 3, 2018

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ridgegate Elemenary

6015 West Ridgecreek Drive

Houston, TX 77053

Register online for this workshop.

 

These workshops are part of FBISD’s Counseling and Postsecondary Readiness Department’s initiative that kicked off this past fall, FBISD Speak Up. This initiative is focused on promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention by reducing the stigma and fear associated with being an upstander and reaching out for support, either for yourself, a friend or family member. For more information, go to www.fortbendisd.com/SpeakUp.

 

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