BG Schools offers meeting for parents on suicide prevention

Performing Arts Center

Following is a letter sent to parents by BG Superintendent Francis Scruci:

Dear parents and guardians,

The health and well-being of each and every student is the highest priority of the Bowling Green City Schools. As you know, we had a difficult week last week with the unexpected passing of one of our Senior High students.

During these times, there are more questions than there are answers and events like this leave us feeling concerned moving forward. We are committed to partnering with you and sharing information that parents can use with their children to identify signs, how to have the important conversations, and resources available.

As part of our on-going partnership with you, on Monday, April 29, in the Performing Arts Center beginning at 6 p.m., we will be hosting a very important meeting. Mental Health/Suicide Prevention specialists Noelle Duvall and Ann Huss will give a presentation on helping parents identify the signs of depression and suicide, conversation starters with your children, resources available and an opportunity to ask questions.

The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes with time for questions at the end. Please consider joining us for this important meeting.

Throughout the school year we have provided opportunities and resources for students, staff, parents, and guardians and will continue to do so in the future. We encourage parents to attend future opportunities as we are eager to partner and help keep our students safe.

Some of the events held this year that you will continue to see in the future include: Mental Health Awareness Night; Signs of Suicide for all 9th graders; Mental Health Awareness for all 7th graders; School-based Mental Health Therapist through CRC; Alcohol, Drug, and Other Counselor through the ESC; Instruction in coping strategies, bullying, and conflict resolution in K-5; K-12 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

In addition to offering these for parents and students, we also require that all faculty are trained on depression, suicide awareness, and child abuse. It is my sincere hope to see on Monday, April 29. Together we can make a difference.

Sincerely,

Superintendent Francis Scruci

print