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Department of Education
Peer Influencer Workshops will provide foundational knowledge, build self-help skills, and encourage youth-led action to raise awareness about mental health.
Young people can play an important role in reducing stigma related to mental illness, increasing awareness about suicide prevention, and promoting access to mental health services. This workshop will provide students with foundational knowledge of mental health concepts that will support them to become advocates for themselves and others. This workshop is available to Orange County public, private and charter schools at no cost.
Intended Audience: Middle and high school students
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Signs of Suicide (SOS), developed by MindWise Innovations, is an evidence-based prevention curriculum designed for middle school and high school-aged youth. Through videos and guided discussions, students will learn about symptoms of depression, warning signs associated with thoughts of suicide, and how to seek help for themselves or support a peer in need through the ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) method. This workshop is available to Orange County public, private and charter schools at no cost.Intended Audience: Middle and high school students Duration: 50 minutes
We all experience the ups and downs of emotions in our daily lives. Teaching students how to manage their emotions can help them cope with the challenging feelings, such as anger, sadness, frustration, and anxiety. The goals of this workshop are to help students build skills in recognizing and responding to emotions in a safe and health manner and to provide them with strategies for seeking support when needed. This workshop is available to Orange County public, private and charter schools at no cost.
Intended Audience: Elementary School Students in Grades 4-6Duration: 50 minutes
To schedule a workshop, contact Stephanie Loscko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-966-4319.