In light of the current war in Ukraine and our ongoing commitment to the Student Well-Being and Mental Health goals outlined in the Director’s Action Plan (DAP), the York Region District School Board School Psychology and Social Work staff have collaborated with CRES Partner, COSTI Immigrant Services to offer three supportive mental health gatherings for parents/caregivers, students grades 6-8, and students grades 9-12.
The Series: YRDSB in Collaboration with COSTI : Mental Health Event for Families and Youth in Light of the War in Ukraine : An evening to “Acknowledge – Bridge- and Connect” During Global Conflicts
The events are open to all parents, caregivers, and families acknowledging that we all may have different experiences in relation to the war in Ukraine. For some it may be very personal, and for others with similar lived experiences, it may also be emotionally impactful. At the events, families will hear about common reactions to stress and trauma as well as potential ways to cope and support their mental health and their child using the ABCs (i.e., Acknowledge, Bridge, Connection) of Mental Health. Youth will hear about common reactions to stress and trauma as well as potential ways to cope and support their mental health using the ABCs of Mental Health. Each event will end with a brief panel discussion responding to pre-submitted participant questions found in the registration form.
For more information about the After School and Evening Mental Health Supports in Light of War In Ukraine please contact:
Patricia Marra-Stapleton, Mental Health Lead, firstname.lastname@example.org.
After School and Evening Event Dates and Times:
Students Grades 6-8 Virtual session: May 24, 2022, 4:00-5:00 pm
Students Grades 9-12 Virtual session: May 30, 2022, 4:00-5:00 pm
Parent/Caregiver Virtual Session: June, 1, 2022, 6:30-7:30 pm