• Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

Youth Mental Health Forum with Navarro as Keynote Speaker to be Hosted by CSM


Nov 21, 2023

On Saturday, December 9th, the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata campus will host a public policy forum on addressing the crisis of suicide among Black youth. The event is free and open to the public with registration required to attend. 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 this important discussion.

The forum will feature mental health experts and healthcare professionals who will lead facilitated breakout sessions for parents and youth. Navarro is set to 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.

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) provides an academically challenging education to 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12. Located in Southern Maryland, CCPS offers 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, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices.

For more information or to register for this event please contact Kathy Kiessling at Charles County Public Schools at [301-932-6610](ntouch://call/301-932-6610 “Call 301-932-6610 using Sorenson VRS”) or Nikial M. Majors at [301-870-3814](ntouch://call/301-870-3814 “Call 301-870-3814 using Sorenson VRS”). For special accommodations call 301-934

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