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

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) 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 a public policy forum on Saturday, Dec. 9. The forum topic is Giving Hope: Addressing the Crisis of Suicide Amongst Black Youth.

The event is free and open to the public with registration required to attend. It 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 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.

CCPS provides an academically challenging education to over 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 across its 37 schools in Southern Maryland, including Waldorf’s chapter location. The school system offers technologically advanced, progressive, and high-quality education that builds character, equips students for leadership and prepares them for life, careers, and higher education while not discriminating against anyone based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation

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