• Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

Youth Mental Health Forum Coming Up with Navarro as Guest Speaker on CSM


Nov 21, 2023

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent of Schools Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D., is set to join Ivy and Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Zeta Omega Chapter of Waldorf for their public policy forum on Saturday, Dec. 9. The forum topic is Giving Hope: Addressing the Crisis of Suicide Amongst Black Youth.

The event is free and open to the public with registration required to attend. The forum will take place at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus in the Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 113 from 10 a.m. to noon. Check-in for the event is at 9:30 a.m., and attendees are encouraged to arrive early as seats are limited.

Navarro will present on a panel about Parental Training: Youth Mental Health First Aid during the forum, which aims to address mental health issues that impact Black youth and provide resources for parents. The forum will feature mental health experts and healthcare professionals with facilitated breakout sessions specifically designed for parents and youth in attendance.

CCPS provides an academically challenging education to over 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 across its 37 schools located in Southern Maryland. CCPS offers a technologically advanced, progressive education that builds character, equips students for leadership, and prepares them for life, careers, and higher education while maintaining nondiscriminatory policies towards all members of its community regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs or practices.

For more information or inquiries regarding this event or special accommodations required two weeks prior to the event contact Kathy Kiessling at Charles County Public Schools Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors at Charles County Public Schools Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults).

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