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Families in our community continue to suffer in this poor economic climate. State and National unemployment is hovering at 5.3% and unemployment in Clark County is even higher at 6.8%.
Free and reduced lunch applications are at about 37%.
As we all struggle with our own stress and insecurities about the future—we need to be mindful that many of our students and their families are struggling day to day. This handout provides some helpful tips for helping students in these difficult times.
Please click here for more information on resources available for students and families in need of assistance.
Youth Suicide Prevention
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOUR STUDENT HAS MADE A SUICIDE ATTEMPT, PLEASE INFORM HIS/HER SCHOOL COUNSELOR (885.5002) SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE EXTRA SUPPORT AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS UPON HIS/HER RETURN TO SCHOOL
The Youth Suicide Prevention Program is made up of a group of students who receive training in the 1st semester and then give presentations in classrooms. Training takes place once a year with Mary Jadwisiak, the Youth Suicide Prevention Field Coordinator for our area. Only those students who are trained can participate in the classroom presentations. Students present suicide facts, perform role-playing scenarios, and go into how to access needed help for students who are at risk. Students are trained to seek help and not do any counseling if they become aware of any student who is suicidal. Students who are interested in learning more about the program or to be included in the training process should contact either Ms. Roggenkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Lee at email@example.com. You may also contact them by calling the counseling center at 360-885-5002.
If you would like more information about suicide prevention, please visit the Washington State Youth Suicide Prevention Program website.