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Peer Influencer Workshops

​Peer Influencer Workshops will provide foundational knowledge, build self-help skills, and encourage youth-led action to raise awareness about mental health. 

Mental Health 101 for Student Advocates                         

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 or in-person or virtual 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) 

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 can be conducted in-person or virtually and is available to Orange County public, private and charter schools at no cost.

Intended Audience: Middle and high school students 

Duration: 50 minutes 

 

Understanding and Managing Emotions Workshop

 

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 workhsop can be conducted in-person or virtually and is available to Orange County public, private and charter schools at no cost.   

Intended Audience: Elementary School Students in Grades 4-6

Duration: 50 minutes

 

To schedule a workshop, contact Stephanie Loscko at sloscko@ocde.us or 714-966-4319.