As we honor the passing of the 16th anniversary of one of the deadliest days in the history of the United States of America, we remember the helpers. Those who gave and sacrificed their lives, their time, and their families to aid in the rescue and recovery of others. We are eternally grateful.
In tandem, we honor this week of suicide prevention week as we connect the work of The Gurian Institute to the nurturance and resources that align with the developing brain. In several states, suicide is the leading cause of death ages 10-14.
The Gurian Institute will host over 300 teachers,administrators, and community members in Arizona. 10 school districts who serve over 175,000 students in the Phoenix metro area will be represented.
An evening of learning, a community Town Hall, will showcase the principles and tenets of providing students constructs inside and outside of the classroom that allow them to flourish and grow as they develop their core self.
Dr. Max McGee of the Palo Alto Unified School District will keynote our Town Hall.
Gurian certified trainers Travis Webb, Katey McPherson, and Troy Kemp will speak on the topics of attachment and attunement, teen brain and the impact of social media, and male identity development. Specific and practical strategies for providing supports for helping both boys and girls thrive will be presented.
Kids are trained to look for the helpers. As they do, it is crucial that we provide them with proven evidence-based strategies and that teachers are trained in markers of distress.
Join us at our next Gurian Institute in January to learn more, or call us to schedule a training for your faculty.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of our youth.
Connection to care.
Programming that is ongoing and pervasive throughout the formative years.
Boots on the ground.
The time is now.
By Katey McPherson