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Healing Our Youth

CASTLE ROCK - Are you a parent, teacher or youth leader? Are you concerned about a child’s or teen’s mental wellness? Healing Our Youth: Get Educated! is an outreach educational event aimed at helping our parents and leaders become informed about mental health and wellness to support and heal our community’s strongest asset, our youth.

We invite you to attend our upcoming inspirational panel presentation and mental health resource fair, and get your questions answered.

Healing Our Youth: Get Educated!

WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2015 FROM 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
WHERE: Daniel C Oakes High School, 961 S Plum Creek Blvd in Castle Rock


What can I expect at the Healing Our Youth: Get Educated?

  • Learn important facts and statistics about the brain and the basic biology of mental disorders
  • Discover how to identify unhealthy adolescent behavior
  • Connect with experts and resources in the field of suicide prevention, mental health and behavioral health
  • Understand what steps to take concerning behavioral issues
  • Enjoy conversation with other parents, teachers and youth workers

What does the presentation cover?

  • A Parent’s Personal Story – As an introduction to the presentation, a parent shares her retrospective story of her son’s struggle with mental illness and the early warning signs that she wasn’t able to recognize.
  • Mental Disorders: Facts, Statistics & Biology – In a logical and digestible way, a pediatrician explains important facts and statistics about a youth’s brain and how mental disorders are based in biology.
  • Substance Abuse Disorder and Your Child – a substance abuse mental health expert explains the dangers of the substances our youth are exposed to in today’s society, plus signs and symptoms to look out for that your child may have substance abuse issues.
  • Identifying Unhealthy Adolescent Behavior – a professional counselor explains the signs of symptoms to look out for in children that may indicate there is a mental health issue. She also helps you to understand the range of professional help available alongside self-help techniques.

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September 4, 2015 | By rmbarber | Category:

District News

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

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The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.