On Saturday, December 9, Superintendent of Schools Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D., will be joining forces with Ivy and Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Zeta Omega Chapter of Waldorf for a public policy forum on addressing the crisis of suicide among Black youth. The event is open to the public and will take place at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus in the Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 113 from 10 a.m. to noon. Check-in is at 9:30 a.m., and registration is required to attend the event.
The forum aims to shed light on mental health issues affecting Black youth and provide resources for parents to better support their children’s mental health. Navarro will be presenting on the panel discussing Parental Training: Youth Mental Health First Aid. The forum will also feature mental health experts and healthcare professionals who will facilitate breakout sessions for parents and youth alike.
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) provides an academically challenging education to over 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12. Located in Southern Maryland, CCPS operates 37 schools that offer technologically advanced, progressive, and high-quality education that builds character, equips students for leadership, and prepares them for life, careers, and higher education. CCPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs or employment practices.
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