Thursday, April 25, 2019

Take the Road to Resiliency

Who: Pasco County Schools student services team members and community mental health partners

What: Pasco County Schools 2nd annual Mental Health Symposium

When: 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 26

Where: District Office Complex, Building 2, Oak Room
             7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes

Why: Student mental health has received increased attention since the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last year.  This symposium will provide student services staff members, who are the front line in addressing student mental health needs, with professional development through prevention and recovery-oriented education.

How: This year’s theme is The Road to Resiliency.  The keynote speaker is Joshua Wayne, MA, a motivational speaker specializing in teen behavior.  He will challenge participants to think critically about mental health, resiliency, and supporting our teens, leaving the audience energized and optimistic about helping students to be happy, healthy, and successful.
More than 20 local agencies have partnered to provide professional development and collaboration opportunities between community mental health professionals and school nurses, psychologists, and social workers. The symposium will help Student Services members better facilitate engagement with students, families, and school staff, directly impacting student overall well-being and success. Community sponsors have donated their time and talents to assist with building this great event. The Mental Health Symposium is sponsored by Walmart, ASAP, Target, Publix, Dollar General, Capital Tacos, Bonefish Grill, and many more.