The workshops were well received, and about 80 parents expressed interest in participating in the informative sessions that took place earlier this fall.
“We hope these meetings strengthen families by giving them practical tools they can apply and utilize as they are balancing multiple roles at work and within the home,” said Maloney. “We encourage parents to have conversations with their children often and make daily check-ins part of their normal routine, just like brushing your teeth at night. We hope to expand parents’ knowledge of mental health and the importance of social connectedness, which is crucial for children on a regular basis, especially in times when they are not surrounded by their peers and friends.”
If you missed the workshops and are interested in learning more, prevention services are offered at no cost to families through the ADAMH Board of Franklin County. If parents are looking for additional support for their student, they can reach out to their school counselor to see if Prevention Services might be a good fit.
During winer break, our GJPS Mental Health team in collaboration with Concord Counseling will be offering OPEN OFFICE HOURS. These services are available to all families and students free of charge. Please reach out if you believe your child is struggling or if your family needs mental health assistance.
OPEN OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Friday8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(with the exception of Dec. 25 & Jan. 1)