MCPS is hosting a mental health forum for families and students from 6:15–8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 at Seneca Valley High School.
The event will include a chance for parents to share information with MCPS staff, and to learn about mental health resources and services the school district has available to students.
There will also be a resource fair, and breakout sessions on a range of topics including signs of suicide and suicide prevention, anxiety and depression in students, restorative justice, trauma and its impact on the brain, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness and meditation.
MCPS staff, including counselors, psychologists, pupil personnel workers, social workers and ESOL transition counselors, will be on hand and available to talk with families about issues and challenges students may be experiencing.
This event is being held in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, which will also share resources available to help families. Other county organizations expected to be present include Linkages to Learning, Our Minds Matter, MCCPTA and the Jewish Social Service Agency.
Seneca Valley is located at 19401 Crystal Rock Drive in Germantown.