On Saturday, Dec. 9, Superintendent of Schools Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D., will join Ivy and Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Zeta Omega Chapter of Waldorf for their public policy forum on addressing the crisis of suicide among Black youth. The forum, titled “Giving Hope: Addressing the Crisis of Suicide Amongst Black Youth,” is open to the public and will be held at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus in the Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 113 from 10 a.m. to noon. Check-in for the event is at 9:30 a.m.
Navarro will present on the panel about Parental Training: Youth Mental Health First Aid. The goal of the forum is to address the mental health of Black youth, educate about the issues that can impact youth and provide resources for parents. The event will include mental health experts and healthcare professionals with facilitated breakout sessions for parents and youth.
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) provides an academically challenging education to 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12. Located in Southern Maryland, CCPS has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education. CCPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity