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D15 parent education night to address suicide prevention

Parents of seventh- and eighth-grade students will receive information on suicide prevention during the District’s next Parent Education Night, which will be held Wednesday, October 24.

Parents of seventh- and eighth-grade students will receive information on suicide prevention during the District’s next Parent Education Night, which will be held Wednesday, October 24, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Walter R. Sundling Junior High, 1100 N. Smith Street, Palatine.

Titled “Keeping Your Teen Safe: The Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program,” the evening’s presentation will offer parents practical advice from the SOS program. SOS is a school-based suicide prevention program listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices that addresses suicide risk and depression while reducing suicide attempts.

District’s 15’s Social Work Services and its Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (B-PAC), as well as staff members from area mental health agencies, will deliver this presentation, which will be translated into Spanish.

Refreshments will be served, supervision will be provided for children age 3 and older, and transportation to this meeting will be offered from the following locations:

  • Edgebrook Community Center (also known as la escuelita in Green Lane apartments), 1926 Green Lane North, Palatine
  • Police Neighborhood Resource Center, 2272 Algonquin Parkway, Rolling Meadows
  • Palatine Opportunity Center, 1585 N. Rand Road, Palatine

Buses will load at 6:30 p.m., leave promptly at 6:45 p.m., and return at 8:30 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P. to Lady Gil, second language facilitator, at 847-963-3129 or gill@ccsd15.net if you plan to attend and need childcare.

For more information, contact Paul Budin, District 15’s coordinator of social workers, at budinp@ccsd15.net or 847-963-3159.

-Story Submitted by Community Consolidated School District 15

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CD Bloom October 08, 2012 at 03:37 PM
THANK GOODNESS and CCSD15!!! Talking about this subject before a child (or adult) you know or love considers this option is so much easier than wishing you had done so if, or when, they choose this option! Suicide is not a word that should be whispered!!!! PREVENT IT- reach out, care, talk. Don't Judge! Sorry..... I got a little bit passionate because this is so important. Even if you think your child would never be at risk, PLEASE attend this meeting. Her BFF might be, your nephew might be. You might not realize what you don't even know about the subject of depression and how insidious it can be.
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