On Saturday, December 9th, Director of Schools Marija V. Navarro, Ed.D., will join community charities Ivy and Pearls of Southern Maryland and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Zeta Omega Chapter of Waldorf at their public policy forum on the suicide crisis among black youth. The theme of the forum is “Giving Hope: Addressing the Suicide Crisis Among Black Youth.”

The event is open to the public and free with registration. It will take place at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus in the Business and Industry (BI) Center Building, Room 113 from 10 a.m. to noon. Check-in for the event is at 9:30 am. Navarro will present on a panel discussing Parent Training: First Aid for Youth Mental Health.

The goal of the forum is to raise awareness about mental health issues that affect black youth and provide resources for parents to support their children’s wellbeing. The forum will feature mental health professionals and healthcare professionals who will lead facilitated sessions for parents and young people.

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) provides an academically challenging education to 27,598 students in grades K-12. Located in Southern Maryland, CCPS has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive, and high-quality education that builds character, equips students for leadership, and prepares them for life, career, and higher education. CCPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin

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