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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend and need childcare.
For more information, contact Paul Budin, District 15's coordinator of social workers, at email@example.com or 847-963-3159.
-Story Submitted by Community Consolidated School District 15