Parent Education Events
Creating a Stronger Community to Prevent Youth Suicide
Thursday, November 30, 7:00-8:30 p.m., UPrep Library, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m
What every parent needs to know. Please join UPrep parents Andrea Durbin and Manisha Dudley for our third annual suicide prevention training. This training is offered as part of our work with Forefront. Suicide prevention specialist and Forefront liaison Elaine Walsh will attend, as will UPrep's school counselors. Everyone who attends will receive an overview of warning signs for youth suicide, as well as practical tips for reaching out to someone who may be struggling. There will be interactive opportunities for parents to practice their new skills in a supportive environment.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in Washington State, and 16-20% of teens have seriously considered suicide in the past year. The good news is that suicide is quite preventable with widespread education and outreach. We realize that this topic is emotionally challenging, but also consider it vitally important and urge all parents to attend. For those who have heard the presentation in previous years, we encourage you to return and sharpen your skills. We welcome all attendees to bring a friend from UPrep or from the larger community.
Identity, Inclusion and Allyship with Rosetta Lee
Wednesday, January 31, 7:00-8:30 p.m., UPrep Library, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m