On Saturday, December 9th, 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 the crisis of suicide among Black youth.
The event is free and open to the public with registration required to attend. The forum will take place 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 be a panelist and will present on Parental Training: Youth Mental Health First Aid during the forum. The goal of the forum is to address mental health issues among Black youth, educate attendees about the factors that can impact them, and provide resources for parents to support their children’s mental well-being. The forum will feature mental health experts and healthcare professionals who will lead facilitated breakout sessions specifically designed for parents and youth participants.
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) serves over 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12th grade with an academically challenging education that builds character, equips students for leadership, and prepares them for life, careers, and higher education. CCPS does not discriminate against anyone based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs or employment practices. For more information about CCPS or Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordination please contact Kathy Kiessling or Nikial M