1 in 5 youth are experiencing mental health challenges...
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Don't miss February's
Date: February 17, 2021
Time: 8:30 am
Topic: LGBTQ+ 101
Register: Email for zoom link access to the meeting.
Persad Center, Inc. is the nation’s second oldest licensed mental health center specifically created to serve the LGBTQ+ community.
Founded in 1972, Persad was created in response to the demand for specialized, nondiscriminatory services expressed by LGBTQ+ individuals through an underground Pittsburgh gay hotline. Started by a group of gay activists in Allegheny County, the hotline was originally established to provide LGBTQ+ people with information regarding safe places to meet one another, and as a communication network to make LGBTQ+ people aware of happenings in the community. In an effort to meet the community’s requests for safe, non-judgmental mental health services, our founders, Dr. James Huggins and Randal Forrester, along with their friends, sketched out the plans for Persad while traveling on a bus headed to DC to protest the Vietnam War.
Looking for support during this time of crisis?
Parents and Families...
The WIU7 TaC Team in partnership with state and local experts, brings you these FREE Webinars "F.A.C.E Together." These brief webinars offer help in supporting students' emotional health while navigating barriers the COVID crisis presents.
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Check out these sites for mental health support for LGBT Youth and Families
Thanks to all who joined us for our virtual
1st annual awareness walk on 6/20/20!
Click the link below to watch the recording of the event.
The presentations below offer many resources to help navigate instructional and wellness activities for students while they are away from school.
Mental Wellness/Self-Care for Educators and Therapists
"COVID-19 At Home Resources"
Parent Help to Create Structure and Calm at Home During COVID-19
Supporting Homeless Youth
and Those in Foster Care
Pregnancy & Postpartum Peer to Peer
support during COVID-19
Way to lessen emotional distress in children during crisis/emergencies...
Consider limiting the amount of media exposure
Encourage children to ask questions and use age appropriate explanations
Review safety procedures and preventative measures
Make and keep a schedule while at home and away from regular activities. Keep meals, bedtime and other routines as close to typical as possible
Take time to have FUN and enjoy time together