Resources from Dec. 16 Parent University

Reported by on 12/22/21

Recently, District 204 held "Parent University: Mental Health - Awareness, Resources & Supports" which included a panel discussion with local mental health experts focused on providing resources for parents to help support their children. The panel, moderated by Superintendent Dr. Adrian B. Talley, included:

• Amit Thaker, CEO, ReferralGPS
• Dawn Forkner, SEL and Wellness Coordinator, District 204
• Dr. Laura Langes, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Oasis Mental Health
• Dr. Marloes Verhoeven, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Oasis Mental Health

If you were unable to attend, you can watch the video on the district's YouTube channel.

Find resources provided by our panelists at the links below.

Dr. Verhoeven & Dr. Langes, 204 Presentation: Adolescent mental health and suicide

Parent University 204 Staff Presentation – Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health Support Across District 204

Oasis Mental Health - Calming Strategies

Oasis Mental Health - Adolescent Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Guide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Surviving a Suicide Loss: Resource and Healing Guide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – After a Suicide, A Toolkit for Schools

#chatsafe – A young person’s guide for communicating safely online about suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Children, Teens and Suicide Loss

Help a Friend in Need

ReferralGPS Flyer

The Dougy Center: The National Grief Center for Children & Families – Suicide Resources

The Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children & Families - Supporting Children and Teens after a Suicide Death

The Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children & Families – Tips for Grieving Teens

The Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children & Families – Your Friends is Grieving, Tips for Supporting Them